Peter A. Lipson, MD is a practicing internist and teaching physician in Southeast Michigan. After graduating from Rush Medical College in Chicago, he completed his Internal Medicine residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
He currently maintains a private practice, and serves as a teaching physician at a large community hospital He also maintains appointments as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine and at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, the first being a large, established medical school, the latter being a newly-formed medical school which has just enrolled its first class of students. He blogs at White Coat Underground.
A primary goal of his writing is to illuminate the differences between science-based medicine and everything else. His perspective as a primary care physician and his daily interaction with real patients gives him what he hopes is special insight into the current “De-lightenment” in medicine. As new media evolve, pseudo-scientific, deceptive, and immoral health practices become more and more available to patients, making his job all that much more difficult—and all that much more interesting.
Disclaimer: The views in all of of Dr. Lipson’s writing are his alone. They do not represent in any way his practice, hospital, employers, or anyone else.
Any medical information is general and should not be applied to specific personal medical decisions. Any medical questions should be directed to your personal physician. Dr. Lipson will not answer any specific medical questions, and any emails and comments should be assumed public.
Dr. Lipson receives no compensation for his writing. He does from time to time receive free books from publishers.
Dr. Lipson’s posts for Science-Based Medicine are archived here.