Semi-retired physician living in Bristol, Ct.;  I enjoy the science of Medicine a great deal and still find myself calling on my experience to help explain things to friends and relatives.  A friend suggested incorporating the more common topics and ideas into a blog site for useful reference by anyone interested.  My traditional areas of specialty are pulmonary diseases (asthma/emphysema),  respiratory infections, gastroesophageal reflux-related illness and smoking cessation. I had facilitated a Smoke Stoppers program for 16 years and had counseled my patients for 35 years.
My areas of interest include Health, Fitness, and Personal Safety. I have also had first-hand experience with some alternative or complementary medicine  options.
I look forward to sharing my experiences with you!
In May 2011  I had the opportunity to take a Refuse To Be A Victim course. This is a personal safety course that provides a multitude of ideas on how to make yourself a less desirable target to a criminal.  So impressed was I with all aspects of the program that I took the Facilitators  Training Course and became Certified to teach it. In May 2013 I was invited to take the Regional Counselors Course which allows me to train other facilitators. Most recently in July 2014 I became certified to teach the Basic Pistol Shooting/Permit Course. It is my pleasure to say that, by and large, the majority of students I meet are very responsible individuals who are seeking  a reasonable degree of safety for themselves, their families and their communities. I salute these souls who assume this responsibility of being what Lt. Col. David Grossman calls “sheepdogs” for their towns. They’re working to recognize crime proactively, prevent it if possible, and  deal with it as necessary.
I invite you to review the presentations on how to improve your safety and self-confidence at home, when driving, when exercising or shopping, when traveling, with your computer and some ideas for medical safety. Better yet, I invite you to attend one of my Refuse To Be A Victim seminars! You’ll be glad you did!

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