pediatric housecalls Robert R. Jarrett M.D. M.B.A. FAAP
Hello, and welcome to Pediatric House Calls. I am… A Physician board certified in Pediatric medicine with Clinical experience including caring for infants, children and teens – well these days mostly children and teens up to twenty-one; An Administrator experienced in top medical management for several national health insurance companies; An Author of health care manuals, newspaper columns and even children's stories; A Business Medical Consultant for drug companies, insurance companies and
physician practices; A Veteran of the US Navy in the Vietnam era;
And… I make House-Calls.
Dr. James Parkinson was born on World Parkinson’s Disease Day, April 11th 1755, in London, England. Of course he didn’t know it at the time. Come to think of it, neither did his parents; nor the fact that he would become one of the 50 most influential doctors of all time.
Affecting an estimated 1% of people over 60 years of age, what has come to be known as “Parkinson’s Disease” is one of the most common neurologic disorders known today. Read more →
What is a concussion? Probably not what you think it is. In this TED talk, David Camarillo (former football player now bioengineer) gives a lot of great information about concussions and how/why what we are doing to prevent them is letting us down. It’s apparent that our safety standards bodies are also inadequate and are actually preventing new protective innovations. Watch with interest, then I’ll explain the one weakness of his talk I’m disappointed in.
In fact there’s a lot of things you can’t MAKE a kid do—well you could, but not without damaging something. Things like eating, sleeping and going potty are the “trifecta” of parenting problems a pediatrician is sought out for to provide counseling and hopefully an answer.
A pediatrician on the east coast calls himself “A Musing Pediatrician” – get it? Well, one of us seems to have been channeling the other for years though we’ve never met. Because I outrank him in years by a decade or more (judging by his photo) I’m going to believe it is he who is channeling me; but, in a lot of parenting things we seem to have the same mind and similar style. You just gotta’ read this!
Summer is upon us up here in the northern Hemisphere so getting outside in the air is going to be a bit easier. We’ve had a whole winter reading and writing about illness so at least I’m ready to think about wellness for a while. This video called: “23 ½ Hours” is worth watching and thinking about.