Dr. Carolyn Dean MD ND – The Doctor of the Future

Complex Metabolic Patients 

July 14, 2019

A Medscape Continuing Medical Education Case Study introduced the topic of Complex Metabolic Patients. What does allopathic medicine recommend to deal with metabolic complexity where patients suffer a dangerous combination of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, and heart disease? Their solution is to educate doctors to “improve statin management in patients with complex metabolic […]

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Cardiologists Recognize Diabetes Risk

July 7, 2019

In a Medscape article titled “Cardiologists Must ‘Get Up To Speed’ on Treating Diabetes”, the doctors interviewed gave their drug company disclosures. Dr. Fonarow is a consultant for Abbott, Amgen, Bayer, Janssen, Medtronic, and Novartis. Dr. Ferdinand is a consultant for Amgen, Sanofi, Novartis, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Quantum Genomics. And Dr. Mancini disclosed relationships with […]

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Drug Side Effects Inevitable

June 30, 2019

A Medscape quiz about drug side effects assured the reader that “All drugs are associated with adverse effects…and…some require discontinuation of the medication, dosage modification, or other treatment.  In a nutshell that is the downside of modern medicine. Drugs and devices are the only options that doctors are taught and even though ALL drugs have […]

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Misdiagnosing Schizophrenia

June 23, 2019

Check out this study done at Johns Hopkins where they found that “Half Of Schizophrenia Cases Misdiagnosed, Most Just Have Anxiety.” Along with a diagnosis of schizophrenia comes the stigma and the powerful antipsychotic drugs. How cruel is that! What is happening to medicine when a doctor can’t even diagnose anxiety? And how many people […]

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What, No Definitive AFib Ablation Study?

June 16, 2019

My “new best-friend” Dr. John Mandrola write the following Medscape commentary “We Still Need a Sham-Controlled Trial for AF Ablation.” Mandrola has been beating this drum for several years. In 2016 he said that AF ablation has a strong placebo effect. I even wrote a blog about it called “Could Ablation for AFib be an […]

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Hospitalists Get No Respect

June 9, 2019

Do we even know what a Hospitalist is? It wasn’t a specialty in all my years in medicine. An Internist used to be in charge of hospitalized patients, now there are a dozen different specialties and they needed someone to look at the whole person. That’s why we have to have Hospitalists. A family doctor […]

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Living Longer with Healthcare – NOT!

June 2, 2019

Just today a journalist asked me the following questions for an Internet article.  What’s the future of healthcare?  What trends are shaping healthcare in 2019?  What technology will have the biggest impact on the healthcare industry and why does the industry need it? I am well aware that most journalists are simply in the business […]

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Drug Guide to Treating Insomnia

May 26, 2019

This Medscape article is “A Drug-by-Drug Guide to Treating Insomnia” but I was excited to see tryptophan, melatonin, and valerian listed among the 14 drugs and supplements for the treatment of insomnia.  Looking a little closer I saw three prescription categories heading the list. Sleep Onset                 Sleep Maintenance                 Not Recommended  Of course, tryptophan, melatonin, […]

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No Long-Term Research on Osteoporosis Drugs

May 19, 2019

“Research Needed on Long-Term Osteoporosis Drug Therapies” is the conclusion of an NIH Osteoporosis Workshop. OK, let me get this straight; did someone forget to do proper long-term studies on these osteoporosis drugs! The ones that are so strong that you are not allowed to lie down after taking them so they won’t burn your […]

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Sugar = Diabetes

May 12, 2019

I’m finally finishing Death by Sugar that I began writing in 1990. That book got me where I am today. When I talked about writing the book on a Canadian national TV show I set off a firestorm in the sugar industry. I guess it was because I spooned out 10 tsp of sugar into a dish […]

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