Coronavirus Will Collapse — and Transform — Our Health Care System

Coronavirus Will Collapse -- and Transform -- our Health Care System. There's a wonderful blog I'm hooked on called "Postcards From the Fringe."   It's written by a man named Tom Dyson who got divorced from his wife, disconnected from his kids, and went into severe depression.  When his ex-wife decides to [...]

Medicine on Call

Medicine on Call. I had taken a hiatus at the beginning of the year.  It's given me a chance to get more engaged in our parents' health, reflect on where I want my own practice to go, and plant some seeds together with some really special people who are committed to [...]

Tenet 6.1: Health 3.0 is Antifragile — The Problem of Too Big to Fail

Tenet 6.1: Health 3.0 is Antifragile — The Problem of Too Big to Fail. I volunteer some time teaching gastroenterology trainees at my alma mater. The senior ones seeking a job will ask me what group I’m with. I tell them the group of me, myself, and I. They have a look of “does [...]

By |2017-07-16T09:34:51-05:00June 6th, 2017|Categories: Concepts|Tags: , , , , , |3 Comments

Tenet 6: Health 3.0 is Antifragile — an Introduction to Antifragility

Tenet 6: Health 3.0 is Antifragile — an Introduction to Antifragility. Two years ago I hid away in every crevice of a Princess Cruises ship to Alaska doing something that would make life never be the same again. No, it wasn’t illegal or scandalous. I was rereading Nassim Taleb’s latest book Antifragile: Things That [...]

By |2017-07-16T09:48:41-05:00June 4th, 2017|Categories: Concepts|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Tenet 5: Health 3.0 is Conscious Medicine

Tenet 5: Health 3.0 is Conscious Medicine. In many circles capitalism has taken a beating. The ideological war in America over the fate of its health care system is largely about whether capitalism works in health care. This piece won’t be a detailed reckoning on capitalism. But John Mackey, cofounder of Whole [...]

By |2017-07-24T07:35:55-05:00May 31st, 2017|Categories: Concepts|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Tenet 4: Health 3.0 Balances Part and Whole

Tenet 4: Health 3.0 Balances Part and Whole. All things are parts of a whole. We find this understanding everywhere from the perennial philosophy of the world’s religious traditions, and the secular Stoicism of Marcus Aurelius, to the transpersonal teachings of Ken Wilber. In the world of biology, for example, atoms are [...]

By |2017-07-17T20:10:49-05:00December 11th, 2016|Categories: Concepts|Tags: , , , , , |5 Comments

Tenet 3: Health 3.0 is about Both Exteriors AND Interiors

Tenet 3: Health 3.0 is about Both Exteriors AND Interiors. It’s the holiday season. And the Thanksgiving holiday is upon us. What is Thanksgiving to you? You might respond by describing the home where you and your family get together every year. The turkey and many sides you consume. The charitable work [...]

By |2017-07-17T19:18:24-05:00November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Concepts|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

The Sacred Ordinary in Health Care

The Sacred Ordinary in Health Care. Dear Caregivers, This piece isn’t dainty. Because health care is never dainty. In early 2016, my mother was hospitalized for the sudden rupture of an aneurysm in her brain. You can read about an aspect of that experience here. Last week, she came home. Just two days [...]

By |2017-07-23T20:34:43-05:00July 6th, 2016|Categories: Intention|Tags: , , , |11 Comments

Welcome to Conscious Medicine

We've launched Conscious Medicine to actualize a movement...a movement to radically evolve the way we care for our health. We're front line community physicians who have had enough of the unconscious ways we practice medicine.  We're frustrated also by our patients' unconscious attitudes toward health.  Our modern healthcare system is broken and unsustainable.  And we [...]

By |2013-03-02T20:50:49-06:00March 2nd, 2013|Categories: Introduction|Tags: , |0 Comments