Tag Archives: Upstate Medical Center

Recovery, Chronic Fatigue and Depression (Part III)


I had learned that the cause of depression is the perception of powerlessness; once I got my power back then I would be all right. Um, well, not exactly. Around 2009 I moved to another HUD-subsidized apartment building in Syracuse.  … Continue reading

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So What’s New?


The biggest news is that I finally have a home health aide. She is five feet tall, top-heavy, and 58 years old. She has eight children, 24 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, and there’s no nonsense about her. She knows what … Continue reading

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Dr. W.C. Elliott: The Idiot du jour


So I am sitting in a treatment room in the Nephrology Clinic at Upstate Medical Center when Dr. W. Clayton Elliott walks in and introduces himself. He is a late-middle-aged man who used to be known as Dr. William C. … Continue reading

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From Dr. Eastwood, Sorta


Today, July 2, I received a letter from Upstate University Hospital dated June 26. Herewith an exact facsimile: Dear Ms. Woodlen: Please have this serve as notification that we are in receipt of your correspondence to Dr. Gregory Eastwood [https://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/to-dr-eastwood-interim-president-upstate/ … Continue reading

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To Dr. Eastwood, Interim President, Upstate (Part II)


This year I went to the Joslin Diabetes Center, a new patient presenting with a glucose level of 570. I was seen by a Fellow, then the attending, Dr. Kelly. I had googled “CFIDS + glucose” and found several recent … Continue reading

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To Dr. Eastwood, Interim President, Upstate


Dear Dr. Eastwood, I apologize for the fury with which I attacked you this afternoon. The top issue was that the sidewalks on Adams Street are blocked on both sides—one side because of Upstate’s building project and now, this week, … Continue reading

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No Veal on the Menu


Okay, I am now officially pissed off. Upstate Medical Center has just moved my nephrology new-patient appointment from July to August! I have an indwelling catheter that is the cause of my outrageously bad urinary tract infection. I went to … Continue reading

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Board Certified and Brain Dead


So I went to the Adult Medicine Clinic at Upstate Medical Center, or whatever it’s being called this year. Periodically Upstate tweaks its name—and all its letterhead and signage, which costs about a million dollars—but who really cares and what … Continue reading

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If I Can Find It, Why Can’t You?


Maureen Miller, Administrator Joslin Diabetes Center 3229 East Genesee Street Syracuse, NY 13214 Dear Ms Miller, I am writing to file a specific complaint against Tulsi Sharma and a general complaint about the Joselin process. Who is Tulsi Sharma? I … Continue reading

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The Night After Christmas


So back in Upstate Medical Center’s emergency room, after the attending psychiatrist leaves, I lay around waiting for Godot or Santa Claus or heaven knows what. I get no insulin, which I’m expecting, and no antibiotics. When I was admitted … Continue reading

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