Medicine Made Ridiculously SIMPLE


By now, some of you have had an opportunity to view our introductory Online TV show: Take Charge of Your Health.

We want to prepare you for our future shows in order that you may be able to understand where we are coming from with regards to “Making Medicine Plain” for everyone to understand.

When I was a student, there was a popular series of books to assist students with learning known as “Made Ridiculously Simple.”  While it is not our intention to insult anyone’s intelligence or  to educate anyone to become physicians or health care practitioners, we believe that by assisting patients with fundamental appreciation for the medical evaluation process requires a discussion of basic processes, and improves on patient-physician partnership roles.

There is an idiom that is commonly expressed: “Can’t see the wood for the trees.”  This statement means not being able to understand what is important in a situation because one is given too much attention to details. So, having stated this fact, we want to make our approach to the “Medical Information Highway,”simple enough for our most youthful on the one hand, to our most senior or elderly on the other hand to understand.

Let’s put it this way by using a paraphrase from the above idiom, Can’t see the CELL for Human Organic Systems in Disease or Illness.” With this notion, we would like to emphasize the importance of the cell as we promote laboratory medicine’s contribution to diagnosis, treatment and management. You see, sometimes minutia may be important to understand the OVERALL Human Disease/Illness Process. AND, we will take it to the biochemistry and/or molecular biology level, i.e. getting into the minutia at the advancement of our shows.  We will eventually show how biochemistry and molecular biology are important as we discuss specific disease processes and correlate those disease processes with the concept of treatment, pharmacology and overall management of the patient’s health.  We will guide you along the way.

Biochemistry is the branch of science that deals with chemical reaction in living organisms at the cellular level. Molecular Biology is that branch of biology that deals with structural and functions of proteins and nucleic acid (DNA/RNA) for example, as it relates to cellular processes.  So, it becomes important to understand these two components of knowledge as we describe how diseases and illnesses come into REALITY.

So, early on in our shows we plan to approach ALL BASIC CONCEPTS, as with a PRACTICAL, COMMON SENSE approach, as we believe that ALL knowledge come by way of: 1) Listening; 2) Observing; 3) Investigating; 4) Analyzing; and, 5) Drawing Deductive and Inductive Reasoning and/or Conclusion.

Schemata for Solving The Unknown

Again, we suggest you prepare your questions, buckle your seat belt and enjoy the ride.

Thanks for joining us in this regard.

MDC-Atlanta remains committed to informing our patients for better quality and safe medical care.

Written By: Dr. Jackson Gates

Dr. Jackson L. Gates, MD serves as our Founder & President of Medical Diagnostic Choices. He has personally diagnosed, treated, and reviewed well over 100,000 combined, clinical and laboratory medicine cases over his community-based medical practice career.

January 30, 2014

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