[Editor’s Note: Below is a teaser to Dr. Thomas’ new health column to be published bimonthly on www.timegoesby.net. Thanks to Ronni Bennett for inviting Bill to become the TGB Geriatrician.]
I am excited about guest blogging here with Ronni Bennett. TGB is a terrific blog and if I can add something of value to this community, I will be happy.
I am a physician and my background is in Family Medicine and Geriatrics.
My approach to medical issues tends to focus more on the big questions of emphasis and interpretation and less on specific remedies. (Although I do get into that from time to time.) In medical school we used to joke that certain professors seemed to have favorite molecules that they studied exhaustively. That’s never really been my thing.
What do I mean by big ideas? Well, how about this: I believe that older people are the healthiest people on the planet.
Aren’t old people sick most of the time? What about all of the billions of dollars we spend on Medicare? What about the statistics that show older people using the most health care resources per capita of any age group?
Those objections are valid, but they miss the deeper reality.
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