Advice for the New Year from Dr. Patten

Here we are again, in the season on the almighty 'resolution' to change our lives.   I won't go into statistics to show you that most don't work, I won't tell you to eat nothing but grape leaves for the year and I won't tell you that drastic change always works.   You already know that. This is … Continue reading

How to have happy thoughts…

"How do I feel happy?" some patients ask.  The psychology of pain and the psychology of 'feelings' is amazingly intertwined.  Is it purely chemical, as some doctors believe?  Is it a problem with low 'serum prozac'?  Lack or abundance of spiritual needs?  Perhaps a problem with persistent … Continue reading