Autonomic Neuropathy: More Dangerous than You Think

Autonomic Neuropathy: More Dangerous than You Think If you read our articles often, you know that we usually talk about peripheral neuropathy in terms of the pain and inconvenience it can cause for your patients.  We usually write about quality of life, but it’s also important to know about a much more serious element that…

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Do You Engage in Dabbling or Mastery?

Very often when I look at a practice and its owners that are really making things happen a very simple fact emerges. Out of every conversation and analysis one simple fact emerges. When I look at productivity and results in all areas of life and practice, it is clear that those who are the happiest,…

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Pull Back or Leap Forward in 2012?

Pull Back or Leap Forward in 2012? A timely perspective on building a phenomenal practice that delivers a lifetime of patient value and permanent income. Looking back, about 4 years now after first writing about Commanders of Change™ as a progressive new breed of private practice owners, little did I realize how prophetic it would…

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Designing Treatments for Lupus Patients

  As physicians, we’re accustomed to a certain amount of variety in treating different patients with the same illness. After all, we’re treating individuals. But when you take on lupus patients, you’re taking the concept of variety in symptoms and outcomes to a whole new level. Granted, there are specific symptoms to the various types…

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Treating Patients with Hypoglycemia and Autonomic Neuropathy

If you’re treating patients with diabetes, chances are very good that you’ve also got patients with hypoglycemia. Many patients with diabetes are so accustomed to their symptoms that they don’t pay attention to the subtle changes that can present with hypoglycemia.  Often, they won’t have the very dramatic symptoms like loss of consciousness or diabetic…

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Helping Patients with Acute Kidney Failure

Most people think that acute kidney failure would present with symptoms too obvious to ignore. They expect to be bedridden…deathly ill…in and out of the hospital… What they don’t realize is that acute kidney failure often doesn’t cause noticeable symptoms.  Many times it’s detected when the patient is already in the hospital for something else…

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Caring for Patients With Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Peripheral Neuropathy

The peripheral neuropathy patient population is growing. That’s understandable when you look at the increase in •      Diabetes •      Cancer •      Autoimmune diseases like lupus, Guillain-Barre’ Syndrome But there is another fast growing peripheral neuropathy patient population that often goes unnoticed. Patients with sexually transmitted diseases or STD’s[1] such as: •     HIV/AIDS •     Genital Herpes…

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Good Foot Care – Keeping Your Diabetic Neuropathy Patients Healthy

  Diabetes is one of the fastest growing illnesses in America. That means that if you don’t currently have patients with diabetes (unlikely, but possible), you will soon. And that means you’re going to be treating patients with diabetic neuropathy, particularly in their feet.  According to the American Diabetes Association, one in five diabetes patients…

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