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About blindcaduceus

Dr. Parish is a full-time physician in Addiction Medicine and Family Medicine in Naples Florida. He is a Kentucky native and alumnus of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. His thirty years of experience has varied from non-profit and for-profit medical groups in addition to private practice. He is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, Thoreau Society, and life member of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society.

Hey, doc! When are you going concierge?

I’ve been asked this question many times in my twenty-three years of practicing medicine, although mostly in the last five years. Concierge medicine, in a nutshell, is when a doctor asks for an annual pre-paid fee to give his/her enrollees more … Continue reading

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Live Oak and Moss

At the end of a busy day at the office the drive home is often routine. It’s easy to focus on the traffic and news on the radio. Sometimes a diversion will literally fly across the road in front of the car in the form … Continue reading

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YJHM: Samuel K. Parish, “All Saints House”

YJHM: Samuel K. Parish, “All Saints House”. This essay was published in the Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine. It is one chapter from my novel pending publication, The Blind Caduceus.

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Reading — Keep Calm and Carry On

The photos of people reading in London after WWII bombing blitz. Making the best of a bad situation. I wonder what books they are reading?

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To Read is to Fly: Reading, Around the World

Reading– the key that unlocks the door to the rest of the world.

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Literary Influences: The Citadel

Some books pass through your mind like wind through a desert with no effect. Other books, The Citadel included, enter the mind and heart and stay with permanent effects.

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