Tag Archives: public health

Understanding Why Public Health and Precision Medicine Are Critical for a Healthy Community

There is an ongoing debate surrounding the value of public health in this country. We have seen this play out during the COVID pandemic. During this time, a great deal of focus has concentrated on the science and the speed to which new therapies evolved and the rapid development of a new vaccine, honestly nothing short of miraculous.… Read More »

How Do We Handle Physicians Who Threaten Public Health?

Good science requires constant questioning, hypothesis generation, and a scientific approach. And an understanding that clinicians will not always agree with an accepted direction or a given policy. However, our oversight methods have failed despite our practices of monitoring physicians with practices like peer review, using licensing bodies, and ultimately the judicial system.  As a result, many circumstances,… Read More »

Taking a Look at How Clinical Care and Public Health Intersect

Undeniably, individual rights are foundational to our civil liberties. However, we are also socially minded, meaning thinking beyond individual needs, and therefore, we must bridge this polarity. From a care perspective, these dualities remain in two different verticals,1. medical care/treatment, and 2. public health. For example, when I discuss a condition and treatment options with a patient, the… Read More »