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As a family doctor with twenty years in the belly of the beast and now officially non-licensed and “retired”, these blogs reflect my conventional medical knowledge, interlaced with the spicier stuff of the last few post-doc years.

Healing Artist, and Artist, HEALING

Gloria Steinem, in “My Life on the Road” described herself as “an itinerant community organizer”. I thinking that is a great phrase that describes so much of what I have done since I left medical practice. But you might want … Continue reading

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As Houston Drowns

Going Rogue… But not at all certain that I actually got SOUND with this video… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SAgvK_Lp8w Fear not; the action is enough… And the poem under the description comes from my SpiritFire tribe on the East Coast: http://spiritfirefestival.org/ “to ALIGN … Continue reading

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About BREASTFEEDING

It’s World Breastfeeing Week, August 1 through 7. http://worldbreastfeedingweek.org/ As I said on my facebook page, you may want to start here, with this 6 minutes from NPR: http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/06/26/534021439/secrets-of-breast-feeding-from-global-moms-in-the-know This issue– when I first heard about it, made me so … Continue reading

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Reporting out, on WELLNESS

Last blog was angry and tense. I warned folks, ahead of the read… This time, I am feeling very optimistic about my life and my world. I always promise to fulfill my intention to GO THROUGH my emotions, to the … Continue reading

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Becoming a BABY ELDER

There is nothing quite like thinking you have nothing left to live for, to re-set priorities. I have spoken quite bit about the trauma and drama of April into May of 2017. I find myself unexpectedly looking a life that … Continue reading

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Mid-Life MIDWIFE? Heal Thyself

In the language of the metaphor that I have chosen for this exciting phase of my life as a healing artist, I have just survived a major crisis. Crisis as dangerous opportunity. Three times now, I Have been gifted with … Continue reading

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NO FOOL, This April First

“Here we stand at the edge, the chasm yawning, Dare we look past our fear to light beyond? Heart to heart we can feel it dawning, Hand to hand we connect, and travel on. As we leap, the abyss, so … Continue reading

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Pissed Off, HURT, (and healing?)

Day fifty six of The Apocalypse. I claim mythopoetic space right now…I have held archetypal energies as a model for many artists …and some of those “bigger than LIFE” feelings are not what the doctor told you they were. So … Continue reading

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Day 27? Definitely DOESN’T Feel Like Heaven

Here’s a great website where you can follow The Apocalypse unfolding, day by day: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2017/jan/20/donald-trump-first-100-days-president-daily-updates I just returned from 16 days AWAY FROM HERE, in Canada. In British Columbia, on Vancouver Island, to be exact. I am at “phase four” of … Continue reading

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Because DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES can sit, side by side…

I try to take my daily news in increments that I can digest and integrate. But the Huffington Post’s “12 Reasons this is the Most Depressing Election Ever” just really got to me: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/12-reasons-most-depressing-election-ever_us_56e2c64ce4b065e2e3d58e9b?isyycik9 I need to upchuck that crap. … Continue reading

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What do I mean, “HEALING ARTIST”?

  I’m Opeyemi Parham, a retired physician –(20+ years in “cradle to grave” family medicine). I now do my work AT THE EDGES of what conventional   medicine offers patients. Hire me for: –One time, hour long consultations in critical health … Continue reading

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Things You Might Want to KNOW, About the History of Breast Cancer Treatment

What do YOU KNOW, about the man who decided that breast cancer was best treated with a surgical procedure called a RADICAL MASTECTOMY? William Steward Halsted 1852-1922 http://halstedthedocumentary.org/ A pillar of modern surgery…inventor of the residency training model…Johns Hopkins professor…cocaine … Continue reading

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