NYC COVID Tour of Duty: From LAX to NYC

NYC Covid Tour of Duty

New York to me isn’t a stage, not a spectacle for all to see and be seen, but it is absolute an arena.  A chance to be a part of something truly greater.  Service is the word.  Dr. Larry Burchett – NYC Covid Tour of Duty, April 24th, 2020 Day 0. I write you from seat 31A on United Flight …

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 …

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. …