Dr. Val interviews the Surgeon General

Revolution Health LogoDr. Val is showing the power of blogs (well, the power of professionally done blogs) by getting a one on one interview with the Surgeon General.  Read her post for the interview, but here’s the part that I enjoyed the most:

(Dr. Carmona):….The American public wants the best of everything, they want it yesterday, and they don’t want to pay for it. That pretty much characterizes the problem that we have. We see health as a right, we want somebody to give us a card, and if we want to smoke, that’s our right too. There’s this attitude that if we want to drink excessively, that’s our right, and if we want to ride a motorcycle without a helmet, that’s our right (“you can’t tell us what to do”). However, when I crash my motorcycle and I have a head injury and I’m disabled for life, I also expect society to pay for that.

Heh.  I believe I’ve said something like that myself.


  1. That about sums it up.

  2. Wow! Great! Talking points for patients to their doctors… but when do the doctors get paid for the time to listen to the talking points. Doctors aren’t lawyers that can bill by the hour, recall.

  3. Yes, the Surgeon General agrees with YOU GruntDoc. Thanks so much for the link, and calling attention to the post. Next up… the Surgeon General on “alternative medicine”… :)

  4. TheNewGuy says:

    Rich Carmona is a pretty straightforward guy, and well-known to many of us in the tactical medical community. I for one was very pleased to see him chosen as AG.