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CUTV News Radio Spotlights Author and Internist Dr. James Abshire

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Sacramento CA - Dr. Abshire is a first-rate internal medicine doctor practicing at Mercy Medical group for over 25 years and the author of the thought provoking book “Live, Love, and Let Go: A Doctor’s Insightful Approach to Living and Dying.”

Dr. Abshire’s own harrowing life experience all inspired him to write this book.  Both his parents were hospice patients so he experienced first- hand the tragedy of loss.  In 2004, a propane explosion set his arms, face, and head on fire and knocked out a disc in his neck causing excruciating and debilitating pain. Then in 2010, he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and underwent chemotherapy where he’s now currently in remission and doing well.

“This book is a proactive approach to end of life issues and the underlying theme prevalent in my book is attitude, focus, and perspective,”, says Dr. Abshire.  “Keeping a positive attitude, focusing on your faith, and viewing problems with a more positive perspective will help tremendously on how you deal with all life issues.”

Dr. Abshire’s book is faith based because it’s essential to have some sort of higher belief system.   It’s certainly challenging to make sense of anything and he steadfastly believes you have to use your faith to survive tough times.

“God exists and Heaven and eternity is a long time,” explains Dr. Abshire.  “So whatever time we are suffering here on earth from this eternal perspective is trivial compared to the eternity and magnificence of being in Heaven.”

Dr. Abshire strongly suggests if you fear the afterlife then strengthen your faith and this will brighten your outlook and fully diminish your anxiety.