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Mustering Positive Energy

Mustering Positive Energy

I am writing this entry on the Monday morning after New Year’s weekend.  The holidays are over and although the trees and lights are still on, we do not have the celebrations to look forward to.  What is in front of us: many weeks of darkness, cold, Covid...

Need Vs. Want Vs. Deserve

Need Vs. Want Vs. Deserve

Last week, one of our wonderful patients, Ms. P. came in for her appointment and she expressed the concept that she needed to separate what she “wants” vs. what she “needs”.   Further explaining this thought process, she stated that she truly “needs” to lose the...

“Thank You” To “You” and My Team

“Thank You” To “You” and My Team

First, I want to wish all of you a very happy and healthy New Year.  I have just completed my 33rd year of practicing medicine at our Burke office and we now have a second location in Williamsburg.  I consider myself the luckiest doctor in the world because...

What Is Your Usage Of Food Delivery Services?

What Is Your Usage Of Food Delivery Services?

Let’s turn the clock back to 60 years ago.  In 1960, the Monaghan brothers bought a pizza restaurant called “DomeNicks” for $500 and started delivering pizzas.   One of the brothers, James, did not want to quit his full time job as a postal worker so he sold...

What Is Your Use of “Mystery Meat”?

What Is Your Use of “Mystery Meat”?

Remember the days of eating cafeteria food in schools or camps?  Jokingly, we referred to the main dishes being served as “Mystery Meats” because we could not exactly pinpoint the source of the “meat” being served. “Mystery Meat” is a disparaging term for meat...

Preparing For More Home Time

Preparing For More Home Time

Even before the pandemic, we all probably spend more “home time” during the darker/colder months of winter than we do in those warmer, longer days of spring and summer.  Well, here we are again: dark and cold.  However, there is another factor that will play...

Are You Better Off Now Than When You Were 4 Years Ago?

Are You Better Off Now Than When You Were 4 Years Ago?

In the final week of the 1980 presidential campaign between Democratic President Jimmy Carter and Republican nominee Ronald Reagan, the two candidates held their only debate. Going into the Oct. 28 event, Carter had managed to turn a dismal summer into a close race...

What Is The Licensing Effect?

What Is The Licensing Effect?

I was working out on the elliptical this morning and saw a news segment about a study that showed that people that exercise more tend to drink more wine than those people that do not exercise.  Hmmm…this seems to be a contradiction as alcohol consumption tends to...

Hang Out With Your “Good Friends”

Hang Out With Your “Good Friends”

Here is a trivia question for you movie buffs out there:  What was Bill Murray’s (of Ghostbusters fame) first feature film?  The answer: “Meatballs”.  This comedy, written by Harold Ramus (also of Ghostbusters fame), was about a summer camp in Canada...