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11 Things Good Doctors Do That Can Anger Patients

It’s always controversial to write a post that admits doctors upset patients, but after 15 years in practice, I’ve found it’s important to explain why some things happen with a doctor that drive patients batty. I’m not immune to this either. As a father, husband, patient, and doctor, I’ve been on both sides of these…

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YouTube is Amazing for Medical Information

Base of Tongue Reduction is a video of Dr. Thrasher performing a base of tongue reduction on 2 patients for their severe obstructive sleep apnea. It was put together by Dr. Christopher Chang who has become a good friend of Dr. Thrasher’s and has one of the most visited ENT sites on the web. While…

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  • Posted on: Feb 27 2012
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Tinnitus: Top 12 Topics I Teach

Tinnitus. It’s a subject I discuss at least 2-3x every time I hold a clinic. There’s a lot of misinformation out there. I’m going to break it down the way that I describe it for my patients in the clinic. There is far more information out there that I’m not going to go into, but…

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  • Posted on: Feb 17 2012
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Allergy Treatment in Allen & McKinney

So you have allergies in the dead of winter? You’re not alone say patients all over the country in this article from MSNBC.com. In a mild winter, there are more allergens to which you can be exposed. If you live in Texas, you’re unfortunate enough to live in one of the only places in the…

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  • Posted on: Feb 13 2012
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Scar Care

As far as I’ve been able to assess, there’s really only 2 ways patients can know that their surgeon did a good job: 1 – avoiding avoidable complications 2 – minimizing scars For the first, some complications simply cannot be avoided, even if they can be predicted. For example, 3% of people who get their…

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  • Posted on: Feb 12 2012
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MRSA drainage from the Ears–We Can Handle It

MRSA Drainage From the Ears Is Not A Scary Problem A new study recently published in one of the more prominent ENT medical journals discusses how MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) drainage following the placement of tubes does not lead to more serious complications or surgery compared to kids who have non-MRSA drainage. Let me first…

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  • Posted on: Feb 11 2012
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