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So, What Would You Do? Drop Kicked

I don’t get many traditional weekends, but this last Saturday and Sunday were pretty fantastic.  My wife and I got to spend time with friends we haven’t seen in a long time, and we even got some rock climbing in too!   1,590 more words

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Midwest MedWAR 2017

A few weeks back, myself and two other residents from my emergency medicine program competed in the Midwest MedWAR (Medical Wilderness Adventure Race). I didn’t take many pictures, so this will be a short post. 86 more words

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"What Would You Do?" Wednesday - Drop Kicked

It’s that time of the week again, where I test your medical imagination.  Last week, we talked about a patient who fell approximately 100 feet while rappelling into a canyon.   219 more words

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So, What Would You Do? That Didn't Go Well...

Hey folks, happy Saturday!  It’s the weekend, you made it!  If you’re off today, now is a great time to settle down with a nice cup of coffee (or tea, if that’s more your flavor) and think a bit about wilderness medicine. 2,440 more words

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Hypothermic, with a Core Body Temp of 56.7F...But Survived!

We’re getting into mid-October.  The leaves are turning bright colors.  We had tropical storm Nate come through last week, which brought a blast of unseasonable warm and muggy weather to the southeast, but we’re finally getting back to chilly nights and crisp mornings.   549 more words

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"What Would You Do?" Wednesday-That didn't go well...

As you may be aware, my posting has taken a bit of a hiatus over the past several months.  I’ve been working a lot, as well as managing a friend’s company.   166 more words

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Solo Practice At The Edge Of The World. Author, physician and explorer: Dr. Gavin Francis.

Name: Gavin Francis, MD

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Specialty: General Practitioner, Emergency Medicine

Dr. Gavin Francis is a general practitioner based in Edinburgh Scotland. He’s also a prolific traveler and an incredibly talented writer. 292 more words