8940 miles, 20 states, 5 planes, 3 rental cars, Niagra Falls, Biltmore, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Broadway, civil war battle fields and much much more on my 18 day road trip. Exposing a 15 and 17 year old to the wonders of our country had its moments. They loved the friendly people, the mountains, sudden rain storms and the Southern food. Glad to be home.

This is National Nurses week and yesterday was National Nurses Day. Thank you for everything you do.

Iv'e had two calls this week regarding college kids looking for summer work. Seems like those kids were just heading off for their first year of college. Time is flying by. If you have need in your office this summer for bright, polite kids who are computer savvy drop me an email. I know a few.

Last Monday at 4 am I was up and on my way to the hospital for my total knee replacement. IV's were in, leg was shaved and the nurse noticed a small spot on the knee that was to be replaced. It was a very small abrasion, however the surgeon cancelled surgery as it increased my risk of infection. Thanks to all who have inquired to my progress and recovery status. I have spent the week relaxing at home and trying to adjust emotionally to having the surgery cancelled. I am scheduling the surgery for this fall. I appreciate all the support and good wishes.

Just venting today folks. Yesterday another employee had their car hit in the parking garage. This brings our total to 7 accidents in the garage. What make this even more frustrating is that more often than not the perpetrators do not leave their information. Thanks for listening.

Scores of Parisians gathered on the banks of the Seine Tuesday to survey the damage to their beloved Cathedral. For over 800 years Notre Dame has stood as a symbol of Paris and France and housed some of the worlds most iconic treasures. The people of the world are responding by pledging monies to help the French rebuild. President Emmanuel Macron vowed to swiftly restore the structure. I thought that Notre Dame was one of the most beautiful monuments to faith and beauty and defined Paris for me. The French are unified in their determination to rebuild and the world stands with them.

I am having a surgical procedure next week and I looked up some information on the internet and I am struck by how the internet differs from other types of media. The internet makes it possible for all users to publish any kind of content they wish. It is very difficult to control the content of information broadcast on the internet.

Most people understand that the internet is not all accurate and it is up to you the consumer to determine if what you are reading is accurate. It is amazing that we have this vast amount of information but it is also disturbing to understand how much of it is not true.

Hopefully, we are all good consumers of this information.

Mr. William Singer was from Folsom, Ca, a suburb of Sacramento. Parents paid Singer approximately $25 million dollars to bribe coaches and administrators to facilitate their children admissions to top universities. Mr. Singer allegedly led the scheme to bribe college athletic coaches and to hire ringers to take entrance exams. He has pleaded guilty to the charges.

I'm blogging about this as I have a high school junior who is about to take the SAT exams and no doubt it is stressful. Bottom line - the road you take to get you to your goal is yours. I can encourage you and nag you and cajole you but at the end of the day if you don't do it you don't own it. I really do understand the parents angst. What I don't get is how Mr. Singer c...

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Hard to believe but it has been one year since MRK started to use programs to prepare documents and review PDF files. It has been very exciting and challenging to learn new systems, implement new procedures and overall improve our product. We no longer have to depend on mail delivery services to have our records sent which means that we are faster in turning around our files. Last year when we talked about the Cloud in meetings we had staff that pointed to the sky! During our transition our office manager oversaw the installation of new servers and new computers, and trained staff from different disciplines on how to use the software. We are moving next year to a building with better parking and we will be looking at a smaller space...

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For many years I trained at a trauma center and as a surgeon I saw daily how fragile our lives are. Every day families worlds were upended by accidents and life events. At a certain point I left trauma and started doing scheduled orthopedic procedures, surgeries that people planned for and life was very different from the world of trauma. I thought possibly a way to control what goes on in my world. In the 90's I started doing Independent Medical Exams and again I am witness to patients whose lives are greatly impacted by accidents and life events. Today, as I listen to the KCRA news with reports of several tragic accidents in the Sacramento area I am reminded by how fragile our lives are. No point to this today other than I a...

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