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The Brewing Crisis in Health Care, Part II-Nurses!

The Brewing Crisis in  Health Care, Part II-Nurses!

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – August, 2016 (*Erica MacMillan contributed to this column.) Writing from the perspective of a practicing medical doctor, I have had 21 years with the MD…

In the News: Zika Virus

In the News: Zika Virus

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – June, 2016 It seems like each year brings a new infectious disease worry, last year it was Ebola virus, this year it is Zika virus.…

The Chain of Survival ~ KNOW YOUR BODY with DR. FRANK MACMILLAN

The Chain of Survival ~ KNOW YOUR BODY with DR. FRANK MACMILLAN

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – May, 2016 I’m like many of you. I never liked to do my homework as a kid. When my mother asked my elementary school teacher…

North Andover Sr. Center Discussion on Colon Cancer Awareness and Aging

North Andover Sr. Center Discussion on Colon Cancer Awareness and Aging

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – April, 2016 Las month on March 28th, I was invited by my good friend and fellow North Andover Board of Health member, Mr. Joseph McCarthy, to…

Do Heartburn Drugs Cause Dementia? ~ The Doctor is IN!

Do Heartburn Drugs Cause Dementia? ~ The Doctor is IN!

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – March, 2016 Acid or proton-pump inhibitor drugs (PPI) are among the most widely prescribed medicines in the world. They include brand names such as Nexium,…

New Year’s Resolutions for Good Health and Happiness

New Year’s Resolutions for Good Health and Happiness

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – Jan. 2016 Years end is a good opportunity for us to look back and take stock in what is good and what is not so…

The Genie is Out of the Bottle on Prescription Drug Prices ~ THE DR. IS IN!

The Genie is Out of the Bottle on Prescription Drug Prices ~ THE DR. IS IN!

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – December, 2015 As a college student in the mid 1980s, I studied and received my bachelor degree in economics prior to attending medical school. Also…

Something Needs to Change… – THE DOCTOR IS IN!

Something Needs to Change… – THE DOCTOR IS IN!

My favorite lesson from high school physics was learning the second law of thermodynamics, that matter cannot be created nor destroyed under ordinary chemical means. It is a really useful…

Don’t Shoot the Messenger ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

Don’t Shoot the Messenger ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – October, 2015 One of the most difficult jobs I have has been the honor of being tasked with giving bad news. It is both dreadful…

THE DOCTOR IS IN! ~ Preventing Medical Errors

THE DOCTOR IS IN!  ~ Preventing Medical Errors

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – Sept, 2015 I may be a medical doctor, but I am also somebody’s son, brother, husband, father, and friend to many non-medically educated people who…

The Kool Aid world of Obamacare ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

The Kool Aid world of Obamacare ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – July, 2015 The US Supreme Court recently ruled in King v. Burwell that the health insurance subsidies written into the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare)…

THE DOCTOR IS IN! – Thoughts on Addiction

THE DOCTOR IS IN! – Thoughts on Addiction

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan, MD June, 2015 Human beings are hardwired towards addiction. Modern society has evolved a mind-boggling number of traps that ensnare members of the human family in…

Insights into Healthfulness – THE DOCTOR IS IN

Insights into Healthfulness – THE DOCTOR IS IN

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – May, 2015 This month, twenty years ago, I had conferred upon me a Doctor of Medicine degree. It has been both an honor and a…

Generic Drugs and Government Policy Favors Monopoly Pricing ~ The Doctor is IN

Generic Drugs and Government Policy Favors Monopoly Pricing ~ The Doctor is IN

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – April, 2015 For more than thirty years, health plans, consumer groups and government have made a concerted push to keep the price of health care…

Vaccination and the Politics of Fear – THE DOCTOR IS IN!

Vaccination and the  Politics of Fear – THE DOCTOR IS IN!

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – March, 2015 Something as important as the health of the nation should be based on good science and not influenced by manufactured fear or be…

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