Damaged children/damaged grownups

When I was first starting my practice, I spent a lot of time at the Saginaw County Juvenile Detention Center, where I was tasked with taking care of the young inmates’ medical needs, but where I could not help but notice that these individuals, many of whom were...

The Good Structure

The good life we currently enjoy, professionally and personally, did not come about by chance; it is the result of a series of efforts by our forebears, both medical leaders as well as community business leaders; and is in danger of slipping away from us.  Long-term...

The secret sauce

Why is it that we often overstate the disadvantages of the place where we live and understate the advantages of the places we visit?  The grass is always greener.  We stand in awe of Silicon Valley, the “Sunshine State,” the “Great Southwest.”  Wouldn’t it be great to...

The Big Picture

When Ben Franklin, during the heady atmosphere of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776 warned those present that “We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately,” he was reminding everyone that the...