Tag Archives: faith

Liberty and Tolerance

You cannot claim freedom of conscience for yourself without also allowing it to others. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD I can remember a time during my medical training when I was singled out in a negative way because of my … Continue reading

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Burning Out and Back Again

Learning to endure for 30 Hours, 30 Days, 30 Years, and Forever by Alan B. Sanderson, MD During my medical training I learned that I can do anything for 30 hours, or 30 days. No matter how insanely busy my … Continue reading

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Addiction

“[We] came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” –(The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, step 2) by Alan Sanderson, MD This week I received a letter from Dr. Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, who … Continue reading

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The Works of God Made Manifest

Disease can be one of God’s most powerful refining tools. by Alan Sanderson, MD. Adapted from remarks given at the funeral of Stewart C. Sanderson, 30 July 2016. Some of my favorite stories about Uncle Stewart involve Mount Timpanogos. The … Continue reading

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Faith to be Healed

When it comes to healing broken bodies and souls, God is a lot more powerful than any medical doctor. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD Many years ago I did something stupid. I climbed Mount Timpanogos (11,752 feet, 3,582 meters) a … Continue reading

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Weakness and Strength

A personal story about discovering my own weakness and turning to the Lord for strength. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD The Lord has given me a “thorn in the flesh” which has been with me more or less for as … Continue reading

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In Everything Give Thanks

Gratitude is our powerful ally in the struggles of life. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD This week in clinic I saw one of my favorite patients. She has a rare genetic form of motor neuron disease and has been on … Continue reading

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Mormon Doctoring

A few thoughts about how my religion influences my work as a doctor. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD Recently I had an interesting experience in the middle of a busy clinic day. I had fallen behind on my appointment schedule … Continue reading

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