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Dr Synonymous

The Dr Synonymous Show


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A Holistic Family Physician reviews and discusses blogs, tweets and current Family Medicine literature. Interviews will focus on human concerns of patients, friends and family physicians.

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Dr Jonas, your host for the Dr Synonymous Show, will reflect on how much fun he has as a Family Physician. He'll lament about some of the intrusions on the fun and note how Direct Primary Care and Volunteer (Free) Clinics counter the... more

Whither the Family Medical History? As a family fanatic in a "Families Only" practice, I love the FMH and use it daily- over and over again. It's rich and useful and ever changing. A JAMA Viewpoint will be the stimulus for my comments.... more

Dr Jonas discusses Mary Ann Stone, RN and Faith Community Nurse whose God given vision, passion and drive led to the development of Open Arms Health Clinic (OAHC). OAHC is a free clinic in Bellbrook, OH. Hospitals are funding football... more

Dr Jonas will look at some blogs and tweets with an eye toward Fear. Why do we fear? Do we fear too much? Not enough?In medicine, physicians are crawling into a corner opposite to responsibility. We're aligned with entities that... more

Dr Jonas reflects on Ohio State Medical Association Annual Meeting very interesting this year. He wonders why hospitals will spend millions of dollars to serve an ageing public by building a cancer hospital and not spend anything to... more

Dr Synonymous interiews Therese Zink, MD, MPH, Chair of Family Medicine at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine about her first year at WSU.

Dr. Jonas will review a fascinating Advanced Care Planning Symposium he attended at UD last weekend which included an introduction to a new proposed DNR form for Ohio (MOLST form). Grief and loss is the topic of Dr Synonymous... more

Weight problems and management will be the gist of our discussion tonight. Blog and Tweet review will follow. Comments about medical student match for specialties will be included. Tune in as Dr Jonas josts the Dr Synonymous Show.

Spring update by Dr Synonymous. Cholesterol guidelines have been balanced by coronary calcium scoring. March Madness abounds. Opiate deaths are up in 45-64 year-olds. Blog, Tweet and Literature review by Dr Jonas, your host, will... more

Mark Clasen, MD, PhD is the Retired Chair of Family Medicine, Wright State University. Dr Jonas will interview him about his career and his reflections on his years as Department Chair. Dr Clasen has been in Academic Medicine... more