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Dr. Smith Update – January

This week I am finishing 20 months of serving the Fort Gibson, OK area. I have mixed feelings about leaving. The people have been great! I love the pioneer/native American/rural stock — very different that the big city people I took care of for 40 years! What’s next? I will enjoy being retired for a season. I will update readers monthly about changes occurring in my life. Meanwhile, let’s learn more about the skin!

Diagnostics vs. Therapeutics

Some doctors focus on the Diagnostic side of patient care. This includes trying to get the exact Right diagnosis. These doctors, however, often falter on Therapeutics—finding the Right (best) therapy for a given patient. (See a tension between Rationalism and Empiricism.) I feel that both of the above are important, but I lean toward favoring Therapeutics. I will try to get the patient better faster, even before the final diagnosis is nailed down. If I guess right, and the patient gets better quickly, both time and money are saved. Generally, the patient will also endure less suffering in this senario.

WHAT ARE MY FAVORITE THERAPIES?

I shared in a recent blog about Lamisil tablets for toenail fungus. Now I will share about Renewal Calming Cream by EPIONCE for all types of dry skin problems, including eczemas and dermatitis and generic dry cracking skin problems.

I favor this as THE BEST cream for dry cracking hands and dry itchy, often red, patches on the body. It has natural agents that calm and relieve symptoms. More importantly it also has natural ingredients that restore the barrier function of the skin. The outer barrier layer is broken and deficient, and needs restoration in order to reverse and really heal the condition.

Once this occurs I recommend switching to Medical Barrier Cream by EPIONCE in order to maintain the susceptible areas—especially during the remainder of cold weather season. Medical Barrier Cream is also ideal for dry skin problems on the face. THE EASIEST AND CHEAPEST WAY TO BUY EPIONCE IS TO CALL 1-866-374-6623 and tell them that Dr. Smith sent you to get FREE SHIPPING! (You can also get free shipping by using Dr. Smith’s code 20030213 on epionce.com)

 

ALL HIS BENEFITS!
Psalms 103
Steven A. Smith MD, Dermatology

DR SMITH DERMATOLOGY APPOINTMENTS NOW AVAILABLE: CALL NOW!!

After four months of retirement I will again be seeing patients at the clinic below:

Fort Gibson Medical Clinic
104 Lone Oak Circle
Ft Gibson, OK 74434
918-478-2101

This will be my new medical home. I really like the people and the organization, Northeastern Health System, based out of Talequah. The culture is warm, friendly and accommodating. This is the door God opened for me, and I am grateful for it! I look forward to seeing many of you once again for your dermatology concerns. Thank you for your confidence and trust in me.

Here is a brief rundown of where I have been since January 1. Fasten your seat belts!

1. Fly to Brazil. Tour Rio.
2. Board the Crown Princess.
3. Port in Argentina. Tour Buenous Aires.
4. Port in Uruguay.
5. Around the Cape Horn of South America–80mph winds, 20 ft swells (one day in bed)
6. Port in Puenta Aurenas, the major outfitters for trips to Antartica.
7. Disembark in Valparaiso, Chile and tour.
8. Tour and fly out of Santigo, Chile.
9. Fly to Ohaua, HI to rest up from The cruise!
10. Road trip to Texas for family and friends: Waco, Austin, LaMarque, Texas City.
11. Road trip to Indiana and Wisconsin for family and friends: Spencer, Indianapolis, Marion, Ft Wayne, Green Bay, Eagle River.

My wife and I experienced blazing summer in Rio and frigid winter in Eagle River. We made some wonderful memories with family and friends. I hope you enjoyed the pose with Sasquatch, alias Big Foot, above! We searched the North Woods diligently for him/her and saw beautiful wildlife, but alas no primates!

I am looking forward to seeing you and renewing our relationship.

Steven A. Smith, MD, Dermatology
Psalms 103
All His Benefits

Skin For Skin

This title sounds like a type of skin grafting, but it is a quote from the Adversary (Iyov 4:2), better known to Christians as Satan or the devil (Job 4:2).  Of course this famous story pits the righteous man Job against the fallen archangel Lucifer.  For sins of pride and other shortcomings God allows Job to fall prey to this evil antagonist who promptly kills his children, steals his very successful businesses and afflicts his skin with very painful sores that would not heal from the crown of his head to the soles of his feet.

This story clearly demonstrates that our exterior wrapper, the skin, is fragile and susceptible to many of life’s testings, trials and tribulations.  Hence, DERMATOLOGY was born to aid, assist and comfort the suffering, to help us pass through “the valley of the shadow of death” and most importantly to help restore health, hope and life itself.  See Job 42:10-17 and Psalms 103:1-6.  So, there you have it—a brief summary from this ancient text of the birth of DERMATOLOGY.

THIS HISTORY LESSON WILL SERVE TO NOTIFY MY PATIENTS THAT GOD IS NOT THROUGH WITH DR SMITH!  I am making a COMEBACK.  After a brief retirement from 32 years of fulltime DERMATOLOGY practice, I AM BACK.  I will soon restart my career practicing in Ft Gibson, OK with Northeastern Health System.  My new clinics will begin some time after Mothers Day.  PLEASE WAIT UNTIL THE FIRST WEEK OF APRIL TO CALL AND MAKE AN APPOINTMENT!  I will email and /or post on my website, www.smithderm.com, the new practice telephone and address in March or April.  STAY TUNED!!

Thank you reader for your loyalty and patience during this transition.  I am very excited about my new affiliation with Northeastern Health System.  These caring, compassionate and well organized people will make it a joy for my patients to be seen– and worth the 45 minute drive from Broken Arrow.

All the BEST and many healing BLESSINGS!!!
Steven A. Smith, MD, Dermatology
Psalms 103: 1-6

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