About the Blog
DrJohnM is a medical blog that I began in 2009, for no apparent reason. It commenced on a whim without any grand plan. Then, one thing led to another, and I was hooked.
I love being a learner. For me, learning stuff is cool, not just because of the facts or figures that make you feel smarter, but mostly because the journey of discovery feels as rewarding as a great mountain bike ride on a new trail. Discovering something new makes me think, “Man, I can’t wait to tell my buds about that.”
I write about electrophysiology, cardiology, health, doctoring and endurance sports.
We all know that the internet overflows with information on topics that I write about, like AF for instance. My goal, therefore, is not to replicate an encyclopedia, but to provide an inside-the-ropes look at things that I know and live.
The goals of DrJohnM:
- To educate on the science of heart rhythm and general cardiac matters.
- To emphasize the importance of healthy living choices for preventing heart disease—the most preventable disease.
- To share a raft with you down the roaring river that is the world of doctoring.
- To mesh the world of cycling (endurance sports) and medicine.
- Patient information is sufficiently changed and kept generic enough to protect the privacy of patients.
- My writings should not be construed as medical advice. Discuss your treatment strategies with your doctor.
- My opinions are my own, and are based on personal experiences. I will reference sources when applicable. Please do not confuse a blog post with a scientific paper or multi-referenced review article. I don’t have an army of foundation-supported researchers. It’s just me trying to help.
- If I am wrong about something, by all means point out my mistake. Bike-racing cardiologists have thick skin. Conversation makes a blog much better.
- I’m not a professional writer; obviously you have seen this. I promise to keep trying to improve at the craft. I wished that I paid more attention to the rules of writing as a younger.
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Enjoy. Interact. School me.