Dr. Keith's Blogs and Thoughts ...
September 2017 Blog
I can’t emphasize the use of sunscreens enough! When I was a teenager I used baby oil and iodine to get a tan. I hate to admit it but one time I put Crisco on, and laid out on the tin roof of our chicken coop! I can still hear my Mother fussing at me! I’m sure many of you can relate to this. However, now we are paying the price to lighten the brown spots and erase the wrinkles caused by years of sun damage. We also are at increased risk for skin cancer because of years of tanning. Use a sunscreen with a SFP of 30-50 on areas exposed to the sun in the summer, and use a SPF of 50 on your face all year. SkinCeuticals has a great sunscreen and can be purchased at both of our office locations.
August 2017 Blog
My heart is saddened and heavy today as I said goodbye to a colleague,friend and my Doctor for 33 years! Pat Mooney Smith MD is retiring next year. It was not unusual for me to wait 2 hours to see her as a patient for my wellness exam but when she walked in the room and closed the door I felt like the most important person in the world to her. I have tried to emulate that in my own Family Practice office. She has had a great impact on our medical profession and for that we are all blessed and truly grateful. Her many thousands of patients will feel a void as she backs out of the medical arena but with hats off and heads bowed we will feel blessed to have known this great lady and wish her the best as she travels and reads her history books. She has been a faithful servant to God and made a huge difference in a lot of people’s lives. What more could we want.