In my thirty-two years of practicing medicine I have only taken care of one celebrity who ninety-nine percent of the population has never heard of. But Cleveland Williams was a celebrity to me, because I was a savant when it came to boxing. It started in fourth grade when I squared off with the playground bully, Chuckie Thurman on the four-square court. Chuckie was built like a house with wide shoulders, a thick neck, and biceps that he could flex. He had coke bottle eyeglasses and small, sneering eyes. After running through our four-square court multiple times and grabbing the ball and disrupting the game I demanded he stop.
The article below outlines a real story with a positive outcome and is a reminder that a simple colonoscopy serves as early detection for a preventable disease.
ReachMD Podcast - An 11 minute interview I recently had with Andrew Wilner, MD, FAAN, FACP. Together we provide insight into the role of hospitalists: doctors who take care of sick patients admitted to a hospital.