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Jay Parkinson + MD + MPH = a doctor in NYC (I just finished reading Bonk by Mary Roach.  The...)
"I spent 4 years in medical school and 5 years in residency. I went to Penn State for medical school and St. Vincents in the West Village for Pediatrics and Hopkins for Preventive Medicine. I never once received lectures on sex and sexuality. It’s sad to think that doctors must teach themselves something so important to us all. Speaking of that, here are the other topics that were either skipped over entirely or given a blurb in a lecture throughout my nine years of medical training:

• Behavior change
• Diet and nutrition
• Exercise
• Death and dying
• Communication skills
• The business of healthcare in America (aka, how to run a practice)

These are just off the top of my head. What are the others?"
jayparkinson  medicine  education  medicalschool  lifeskills  behavior  diet  nutrition  exercise  death  dying  communication  business  health  healthcare  comments  preventitivemedicine  prevention  sex  sexuality 
july 2011 by robertogreco
Jay Parkinson + MD + MPH = a doctor in NYC (“A human being at rest runs on 90 watts,” he says....)
“A human being at rest runs on 90 watts,” he says. “That’s how much power you need just to lie down. And if you’re a hunter-gatherer and you live in the Amazon, you’ll need about 250 watts. That’s how much energy it takes to run about and find food. So how much energy does our lifestyle [in America] require? Well, when you add up all our calories and then you add up the energy needed to run the computer and the air-conditioner, you get an incredibly large number, somewhere around 11,000 watts. Now you can ask yourself: What kind of animal requires 11,000 watts to live? And what you find is that we have created a lifestyle where we need more watts than a blue whale. We require more energy than the biggest animal that has ever existed. That is why our lifestyle is unsustainable. We can’t have seven billion blue whales on this planet. It’s not even clear that we can afford to have 300 million blue whales.”
energy  environment  sustainability  food  animals  nature  humans  us  civilization  jayparkinson 
april 2011 by robertogreco
Most health solutions aren’t medical, they’re social.
"This is a significant paradigm shift. The companies that realize the future of health is about life and happiness rather than sickness, death, and medical solutions are the ones that will lead in the next decade. More importantly, the companies that can find a business model around social solutions for the neediest, most costly patients, are the ones who will not only make a killing, but change the face of healthcare in the world."
social  health  healthcare  habits  networks  socialsolutions  us  policy  business  atulgawande  jayparkinson  via:kottke  2011  medicine  well-being  life  happiness  sickness  money  society 
february 2011 by robertogreco
Bringing back the housecall (kottke.org)
"Dr. Jay Parkinson M.D. emailed in to tell me about his new medical practice in Williamsburg. He's got no office (housecalls only), takes appointment requests via SMS, email, or IM, handles some follow-ups over video chat, and specializes in the 18-40 age"
future  health  insurance  medical  medicine  nyc  people  alternative  business  technology  web  healthcare  jayparkinson 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Health Blog : IM UR NYC MD 24/7 4 HELP
"The good doctor and scarily accomplished photographer (see his work as a shutterbug here and here) has an offer to take care of you for $500 a year. And most of the time, you’ll be meeting online. Parkinson, 31 and freshly licensed, has got no office…"
future  health  insurance  medical  medicine  nyc  people  alternative  business  technology  web  healthcare  jayparkinson 
september 2007 by robertogreco

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