Sunday, June 26, 2011

Kaneland Allergy & Asthma Center Opening July 2011!

I am thrilled to announce that in July, 2011, Kaneland Allergy & Asthma Center will open its doors!

The decision to open my own medical practice did not come easily. The combination of the changing healthcare environment and new economic realities in our nation has caused many to question the viability of private practice medicine altogether. So naturally, I am filled with butterflies at the prospect of starting from scratch....

However, my heart tells me that I am doing the right thing. I believe there is a great need for independent physicians in our nation- physicians who are not answerable to bureaucrats or administrators or insurance companies, but are answerable only to their patients and their own consciences. I believe that patients long for a return to the time when conversation and education created the cornerstone of medical care, rather than pills and procedures. I believe that medicine is still a noble profession- we only need to start believing in it again.

With this in mind, I prepare myself for an incredible adventure ahead. I thank my family in advance for tolerating what will surely be a test of our ingenuity and sheer power of will. I thank my future patients for the trust they will place in my abilities and compassion. Most of all, I thank God for the many blessings continually showered upon me.

Ready... Set... Let's Go!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Free 504/IEP Strategic Advocacy Training

For families in the Illinois Kane-Kendall counties with school-aged children with potentially life-threatening allergies, the following FREE seminar will be of interest. Many children with severe allergies may benefit from having a 504 Plan in place- led by an attorney specializing in special education law, this seminar will aid parents in advocating for their child's right to a safe and healthy learning environment. Please note- as seating is limited, advance registration is required. See the flyer below for details (it will enlarge upon clicking):

Friday, June 3, 2011

Reverse Psychology at Work

Son #1 was in a funk this morning on the way to his last day of school. As Son #2 excitedly chattered on about an upcoming family "baycayshun", my eldest child's normally mild temper was flaring.

Son #1:  "Stop talking about it! I don't ever want to go on vacation again! I just want to stay at Summer Camp!"

Me: "Okay, if that's the way you feel, I guess you can stay home and we'll just take your little brother to Disney without you."

Pensive Pause. (even Son #2 stopped jabbering to hear this response)

Son #1: "Fine. This is the last vacation I'm going on. But then, I'm never going on vacation again!"

Gotta love reverse psychology.