I'm a west coast family physician who likes to write about whatever comes to my mind, and I like this site as a vehicle for creativity.

Fiber and Weight Loss

Most of the time when people think about losing weight they focus primarily on how many calories they ingest and how many calories they burn off.  This is a great starting point for any weight loss program. The facts though are that most people... read more »


Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Tacoma Dome

  Last night I went to the Tacoma Dome to see Archbishop Desmond Tutu in one of hi s last U.S. appearances.  I had no idea what to expect, but had high hopes for an inspirational and motivational experience.  The Archbishop was sensational. ... read more »


Clean Your Hamster Cage!

Current research disclosed the dangers for children residing in precisely the same bedroom as a pet that has a filthy caged environment. The build-up of fecal material that can take place any time a pet owner won’t clean just after their... read more »


West Coast Rock Shorebirds Sweep

Last weekend on a trip with my birding class I was lucky enough to have a complete sweep of all five possible species of the shorebirds commonly called rock birds.  These are species that are almost exclusively found on rocky shorelines near... read more »


Homologous and Anagous Reproductive Structures

Most readers likely know that there are analogous structures in the male and female reproductive systems. Some of these are homologous, meaning they come from embryologically related cells. Some are just analogous in that they serve related... read more »


Hamster Cage

There isn’t any lack of assortment when it comes to your own gerbil’s housing. An individual can certainly create a beautiful habitat meant for the rodent equipped with different a combination of cages, tubes, channels, penthouse... read more »


Do Shape Ups Work?

During the last Superbowl, on February 6,, the most controversial commercial was for Shape Ups. The most scandalous Superbowl advertisement was over none less than the famous and foxy, Kim Kardashian. Kim K was modeling and promoting... read more »


How Statistics Alter Perception of Medical Treatments

In the last 50 years there has been a clear trend toward screening for asymptomatic diseases in the effort to diagnose health concerns early prior to the time when they lead to symptoms.  The theory behind this is that early diagnosis and intervention... read more »



Anemia is one of the more common problems seen in any primary care doctor’s office. Anemia is defined as an abnormally low concentration of hemoglobin in the blood. Hemoblobin is the protein in the red blood cells that binds to and carries... read more »


Pet Hamster

The most popular fashion trend lately has been using a pet as an accessory. Just like someone may wear a flashy belt, jewelry, or a hat, having a pet on your arm is thought be very fashionable these days. While having a small dog such as a... read more »


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