Why have a blog? Why not — everyone else has one! In 2011, blogging is part of the “standard of care” for expressing one’s thoughts to others. For a physician, a blog can expand the role of individual communication to reach many people with important information regarding health issues. Given the pace of medical change and reporting of medical topics in the media, a blog can offer a “rapid-fire” response method for commenting on the vast flow of medical information that washes over us, as well as disseminating a distinct viewpoint amid a crowded sea of opinions.
My goal is to further the guiding philosophy of my practice. I want all of my patients to live active, productive and happy lives for as long as possible. I strongly believe that maintaining the ability to keep moving and exercising remains a key ingredient in this quest. The blog will prominently feature some of my areas of interest that relate to this objective including sleep and its role in maintaining health, pain relief techniques including acupuncture, as well as novel techniques for keeping the blood vessels healthy to reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack and death.
As we begin this journey together, I welcome feedback, comments and suggestions for blog topics. Be forewarned, I cannot practice medicine over the internet. I will not describe patient cases, nor can I give medical advice to specific individuals. This is a forum for general education, not a substitute for private physician-patient communication. That stated, let’s begin and see what happens…
October 9, 2010
This year Dr. Rotman became a sponsor for the Diablo Regional Arts Association. On October 9th, 2010 Dr. Rotman attended the annual gala On Broadway, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Lesher Center for the Arts held at the Lesher Center. The DRAA hosts this event each year-their largest fundraiser which benefits the artistic, community outreach, and educational programming at the Center. Learn more at http://www.draa.org
October 3, 2010
Dr. Rotman rode in the Mount Diablo Challenge, an 11.2 mile timed bike ride, starting at Athenian School in Danville and climbing up Southgate Road 3,249 feet to the summit of Mount Diablo. All proceeds benefit Save Mount Diablo’s land conservation efforts. Dr. Rotman is a donor and sponsor for Save Mt. Diablo, attending and donating to their annual fundraiser Moonlight on the Mountain on August 28, 2010. Learn more at www.savemountdiablo.org.
September 25, 2010
Each year Dr. Rotman participates in the Waves to Wine Ride, a two-day bicycling trek through the wine country and along the coast to raise funds for the Northern California Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Dr. Rotman’s team, The Mitzvah Milers, raised $44,776 this year! Learn more at www.bikecan.nationalmssociety.org.