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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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In this show Dr. Jonas, your host, will review a couple JAMA perspectives on Medical Marijuana and Recreational Marijuana and ED Drugs that may stimulate malignant melanoma. Tweet and blog reviews follow, with the Dr Synonymous... more

How might we look at genomics in office practice in Family Medicine? Dr. Jonas, your host for the Dr. Synonymous Show, will dream a bit about what we are doing now and what might be. Responding to patients with painful situations is... more

The blogosphere is heating up for the next part of practice transformation. Tweets are providing insightful connections. The world of medical care is in a state of flux. Can the Cleveland Caveliers win with limited players? Can physicians win with... more

How did we get here in healthcare? Through a series of small decisions, inadvertently leading to a disaster. Patients no longer matter: metrics do. Value is about metrics. Payment is about value. Value is about "metricable" value, not... more

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.