I love the reference to Star Trek. I have been a little too busy lately so I haven't had time to post much. I haven't seen the show for years, so this quote will be a little off: Kirk says, pleadingly to the ship's doctor: "Come on Bones, you've got to more." Bones replies in a curt and frustrated manner: " I am doing the best I can! What do expect Jim, I'm just a simple country doctor!"
Such is the position I find myself in. Abandoned by the ivory tower experts. All alone in the end zone as they say. Suddenly I have had to become an expert in: bacteriology, immunology, neurology, imaging technologies-including nuclear medicine, antibiotics, antibiotic cocktails, drug interactions and anti-malarial drugs just to name a few. I am still treating hypertension, diabetes, performing minor office surgery and the other standards of family practice medicine.
We are not in Kansas anymore Toto. I am outside the box. Way outside the box. To quote or paraphrase Joe Biden: "First you have to make sure your feet are firmly planted, then stand steadfast." I can't afford to be wrong. I've got to be right 100% of the time. I ignore this reality otherwise it would be hard to function. "Thanks for your support. Thanks for all the fish." (A Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy).
Yes, Flagyl works well by mouth. It is not clear that macrolides or tetracyclines work better intravenously than by mouth. Bicillin, long acting injectable penicillin may be a good alternative to Rocephin. It has been used to treat syphilis for eons. It is hard to know why different drugs work better for different patients. Nonetheless, that is the clinical reality.
Congressional luncheon September 24, sponsored by Turn the Corner Foundation with director of "under Our Skin" and author of "Cure Unknown". The host will be the National Capital Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Association. For kicks look up website: DrGregoryBach.com. Check out the picture and the caption.
As has been oft said: History would be a great thing if only it were true. The sad thing is that the same thing can be said of things which are happening now. History in the making?
It's Friday. I've lost it. Give me a break: Last quote, the X-files: "The truth is out there somewhere."