The Tyranny of Flow Chart Medicine

crop doctor with stethoscope in hospital

When I started my career as a pharmacist many years ago, one of my mentors warned me that pharmacists were expendable. We would soon be replaced by vending machines. Indeed, I witnessed the first of these being installed in hospitals to dispense commonly used drugs on the floors. Medical practitioners are equally expendable. With FDA … Read more

Symptoms of Progesterone Deficiency

woman holding her head

Ignored by many practitioners, progesterone is meant to be abundant.  Much confusion can be attributed to this common portrayal of the menstrual cycle: While the rise and fall of hormones is depicted correctly, this graphic implies that the only significant level of progesterone occurs in the 2nd half of the cycle during the luteal phase.  … Read more