Do The Work

Written by Dr. Larry Just a simple truth I’ve been reflecting on a lot recently, and also on this Sunday. Coming to appreciate this more and more. So simple. So true. In order to get just about anything we want in life requires we put in the time and energy to make it happen. Want a better body? Do the …

An ER Doctor Reveals how Patients Suffered during PG&E’s Planned Power Outage

Written by Dr. Larry On Tuesday, October 8, PG&E, the electrical provider for the San Francisco Bay Area, announced a wide spread power outage, affecting hundreds of thousands of people. I was the doctor in an ER that did not have power during that outage. While I understand the intent to prevent fires especially given the 2017 fires in Santa …

Coaching Men to Their Optimal Health with Dr. Myles Spar

Watch this episode on Apple Podcasts (Opens New Window): There aren’t a lot of people focusing on men’s health beyond general fitness. The number of messages out in the wild can be very confusing for the average guy. [3:15] Doctors are trained to focus specifically on one chief complaint of their patient, and that’s the recipe that Dr. Myle’s followed …

An ER Doctor’s Explanation of Bernie’s Heart Attack

Written by Dr. Larry Bernie had a heart attack. I went on KTVU San Francisco’s Fox news as their medical expert on Wednesday, Oct 2, to discuss the blockage in his heart, that we were later told was in fact a heart attack. As an ER doctor over 10 years having attended countless patients with heart attacks who have gotten …

When A Young Woman Got A Staple Penetrating Her Eye, This Is How We Treated Her

Written by Dr. Larry Don’t worry. This story has a happy ending. I met this young lady back in Feb 2019, and she requested that I post about her gnarly eye injury. Yes, that’s a staple poked in her eye (penetrating globe injury, we call it). She was sawing a piece of wood (without protective glasses ahem) that had a …

What Severe Anemia Is, And How You Can Identify It By Looking At Your Hands

Written by Dr. Larry Which hand isn’t like the other, and what’s the diagnosis? (I’ll give you a hint: which hand is anemic? Two of them have normal blood counts, and 1 has severe anemia.) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Dr. Larry Burchett (@drlarryburchett) on Aug 8, 2019 at 9:20am PDT A post shared by Dr. …