Tag Archives: mental illness

Memories of a Mentor

The cardiologist with a big heart, John M. Stang, MD by Alan B. Sanderson, MD Lately I have been thinking about John Stang, MD, one of my teachers and mentors during medical school. I am proud to call him my … Continue reading

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Where Is the Pavilion?

A story of family faith and tragedy. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD My grandfather wrote in his autobiography: “Sometimes a storm seems to blow up out of nowhere, a tiny cloud on the horizon which brings rain, hail, and winds … 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 Mortal Doctor

Medical doctors have a unique perspective on mortality, but we are just as mortal as our patients are. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD I will always remember the first time I saw someone die. I was a medical student working … 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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General Conference Roundup – October 2013

Church leaders spoke about mental illness and the human body at the most recent General Conference. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD Every six months a General Conference of the Church is held in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is broadcast … Continue reading

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