Dr. Tommy

Concierge Medicine Tampa Bay


A Heart Scan Could Save Your Life

People die unexpectedly from heart attacks that could have been avoided with a heart scan.

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Low T - Men and Women: Check Your Testosterone

Testosterone is a very important hormone for both men and women to check.

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Does Keto Really Work?

Does the Keto Diet Really Work? Read More...

I Heard You Paint Houses

The Irishman is scheduled to hit theaters in 2019. Read More...

Man Cold - Coping with a Cruel Disease

What lasts for seven days, is immune to antibiotics, and is the leading cause of morbidity in males this holiday season? Read More...

Roller Coasters Improve Patient Satisfaction

In Aurora, Idaho the local physicans group is putting it’s money where it’s mouth is. Read More...

The Myth of Government Competence

One of the biggest dangers we face today is the belief in the competency of the United States Federal Government. Read More...

Heart Attack Prevention: What is Your Cholesterol Goal

Are you at risk for heart attack? A good place to start is your cholesterol level. Read More...

You Made Uncle Sam and His Buddies Rich

The top four richest counties in the United States are in the communities surrounding Washington DC. To round out the top 10 there are a few in places like California and Colorado and one more around DC. Read More...

Welcome to the Medical Show

Welcome to the Medical Show! Where the prices are make-believe and costs are real! Read More...

RIP Tom Petty

Tom Petty died today October 2nd, 2017. He was 66. Read More...

RIP Frank Vincent

Frank Vincent, famous for playing mobsters Billy Batts and Phil Leotardo, died on Sept. 13, 2017 at age 80. Read More...

Across the Mind's Eye

A day’s trip across the mind with the music of Pink Floyd. Read More...

Professional Cuddlers Amongst Us

Professional cuddlers - help for a world gone mad. Read More...

Family Doctor Promotes Use of Pot, in 1867


Hemp recommendations from the 1867 Edition of the Kings New American Family Physician, a ‘Domestic Guide to Health.’ Read More...

Clickapocolypse Now!

One of the most burdensome inventions ever made was the government mandated EMR. Read More...

GOP: Preserve Big Government Healthcare

Our friends at Concierge Medicine Today shared a story today from the Times Free Press about the ongoing struggle in the Senate to pass healthcare reform legislation. Read More...

ESPN: The Dying Sports Network

In a world of cord-cutting, the ESPN broadcast business is dying. Read More...

The Doctor's Wife

I made this with an iPhone and iMovie. Then the boss lady made me start doing charts. Read More...

Guitar Players Who Sing - Brian May

Best known as the co-founder and guitarist for Queen, Brian May is an underappreciated singer in his own right. Read More...

Music Giant Brian Wilson

Co-founder of The Beach Boys Brian Wilson is on the short list of great American songwriters. Read More...

James Comey Cover-Up Exposed

There has been been a shocking media cover-up regarding former FBI director James Comey. Read More...

RIP Gregg Allman

Gregg Allman, vocalist, organist, and co-founder of the Allman Brothers Band, died on May 27, 2017 at age 69. Read More...

RIP Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell died Wednesday May 17, 2017 after a concert in Detroit. The singer who is best known as vocalist, founder, and songwriter for Soundgarden and later, Audioslave, apparently took his own life by hanging. He was 52. Read More...

RIP Powers Boothe

Well known character actor Powers Boothe died on Sunday May 13, 2017. According to reports he died of natural causes in his sleep, he was 68. Read More...

Amazing Ants - Dr. Tommy Nature Series

“I am so tired. Do you know why I am so tired?”

“I am so tired. Do you know why I am so tired?”
This is a common question I get asked by patients as well as friends. Fatigue is normal during certain situations such as physical activity and during or after stressful periods. But sometimes we can’t seem to find a reason why we are so tired. There is no way to say why someone is tired without getting a full examination and having some tests run. Read More...

Meaningful Use?

How Measurement Fails Doctors and Teachers (http://nyti.ms/1NdiQIV) reveals to the general public what many doctors and teachers have believed all along. That is, government mandated measurements don’d add up to a hill of beans. In fact, just recently the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that the whole ‘Meaningful Use’ shenanigan has been a dismal failure and will soon be deep-sixed (http://news.doximity.com/entries/2574594).
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5 Primary Care Myths Exploded By Direct Care

5. There is a shortage of primary care doctors, that's why the long wait for an appointment.
The long wait is a function of the patient volume through the office. Some primary care doctors see more than 40 patients per day if you can believe that. Some 'only' see 25-30 per day. Direct care/concierge medicine docs have lower overhead costs and lower volume practices; hence the absence of waits. Read More...

Concierge Medicine & Direct Care = Medicine Without Networks

Direct Care + High Deductible Insurance = Optimal Coverage

If you own or manage a business that provides health insurance coverage to employees, you might want to take a look at Direct Care. You can improve health care services while saving money. A win-win situation.
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ECHELON-HEALTH: WE TRY HARDER

One of my favorite commercials is this one by Avis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0N5ZQ7teeg
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RED YEAST RICE

How I went from skeptic to believer. Read More...

DRUG COSTS TOO HIGH?

Save money on prescriptions with a free app, GoodRx. Read More...

FIT CLUB

A little cross-fit, a little boot camp, all fun. Read More...

A SECOND OPINION

Rediscovering the lost art of the medical consult. Read More...

BENEFITS OF STRETCHING

How stretching can benefits your body and mental wellness. Read More...

END BORING WORKOUTS

Bodyweight training may be what you're looking for. Read More...

IT BAND SYNDROME

A brief summary of IT Band Syndrome and how to avoid it! Read More...

CORTISONE

What is a cortisone shot? Read More...

VITAMINS

Are vitamins necessary? Read More...

WHAT IS A HEALTHY CHOLESTEROL LEVEL?

Is there such a thing as a 'healthy cholesterol level'? Read More...

WHO NEEDS A PHYSICAL?

Is a annual physical a good idea and when should I start getting one? Read More...