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My wife has pancreatic cancer diagnosed Mar. 3, 2012. By January 15, 2013 it had spread to her lungs and she is on heavy chemotherapy now. I have cut back to the point that I am in the office only three hours a day. Barry Mennen MD, my able student, is renting space in the office to see patients when I'm not here. In a pinch, he could cover me. He knows what I know and uses my methods.
In December I will turn 65 years old. I will look into Social Security & other assets and decide whether to retire. After 8 years of science, 30 years of practice and 18 years of bariatric study, I have reached perfection. I never fail with my target group--overweight or modestly obese motivated smart people. I do better with women than with men. But I am as baffled as any of you with the majority of the population, people who aren't smart or motivated, and the super-obese.
I'd like a new challenge. I want to teach journal club at a medical school, teaching students that doctors must study scientific literature even if they don't get paid for it. The practice of medicine is an art, a profession, NOT a mere business. Most practicing American doctors are pampered, lazy, greedy, illiterate men (mostly men) who deserve no respect. Their mental lethargy holds our country back, making medicine expensive and ineffective. I said so on television, and I can back up the assertion. Read my book on Amazon & Kindle "Medical Myths Doctors Believe".
I can't make an impact on doctors in practice because they are out of touch, but maybe I can influence young minds before they are corrupted. Albert Einstein said, "Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think."
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On Apr 02, 2013 at 8:27 am ybeam wrote:
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So sorry to hear about your wife. Best wishes to your family as your wife faces this challenge. I have been reading here for quite some time. I think your future plans sound perfect. We need more rational, caring doctors like you.
On Apr 30, 2013 at 7:24 pm Rima2g wrote:
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I am keeping you, your wife and your family in my prayers. As a client over many years, you have helped me a lot. I first met you when I was in high school, saw you once again after I graduated college and married, then again after I had my second child. Throughout my weight management journey, you have been there for me and I checked into your website once again as my second baby prepares for kindergarten in the fall because I know your method works. While I am saddened to learn about your wife's prognosis, I know that this is just the beginning of a new adventure for you and your family. I wish you only the best.
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