March 01, 2015

GP Mentor: Beyond Immortality: Basic Choices in American Health Care

Elio F. Martinez Jr.

I am immortal. That is what I told my doctor when he asked why I waited 20 years after graduating law school before scheduling my first checkup. The fallacy of my self-diagnosis was evidenced by the test results—while I was in reasonably good health, better diet, more exercise, and cholesterol control would become part of my everyday life.

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