WITH GRATITUDE TO CERVANTES FROM HIS MISSING PARTNER
Ironically among the issues that prevented me from continuing was a new HIT= Health Information Technology System that I was instructed to implement in my medical practice. I was told that I must type in the patient encounter information during my interaction with my patients. (I never liked the word "encounter" in medicine)
Being a doctor who actually enjoys and values listening to patients including maintaining eye contact I found this HIT requirement to be just one example as to why Cervantes and I named our blog Critical Condition
Needless to say some personal medical issues cropped up with me which seem to be resolving
My main reason for posting tonight is -
- to apologize to both Cervantes and the readers and contributors to this blog for not communicating sooner- That was wrong on my part
- to thank Cervantes for his posts of 20 July, 14 August and most recently 9 October and his efforts and plans to keep Critical Condition blog viable. And thanks to also those who posted comments over the summer. A few readers thought I had died! Not quite yet!
With Cervantes permission I would like to continue to only occasionally post as a guest and I will reply whenever possible to posts in the comments section of this blog.
If and when I obtain a professional position that allows me to write more I would consider hosting a blog again
I greatly admire bloggers who have the time/ stamina/ creativity to write sometimes daily. I discovered I don't.
And I greatly admire the blogger movement which undoubtedly has changed in a very fundamental and democratic way the capacity to be heard by many without joining the mainstream media. It's quite a remarkable phenomenum.
Yet-As I have said in the past the most creative bloggers out there among which is our own Cervantes will become the mainstream media within 5 years
I was down but now "semi-back". Please keep in touch - Important work in US HealthCare reform is just beginning! We are still in "Critical Condition" and need and appreciate your help.
Dr. Rick Lippin