The “boring” legal stuff
This website and the blog content within is meant purely for educational discussion of publically available medical concepts and cases. It contains only general information about medical matters. It is not medical advice, and should not be treated as such.
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What does that mean, in English?
This is a blog, a personal blog written by Adrian Pavone. It is meant purely for educational discussion and exploration of the medical journey and profession. It contains only general information, is not legal or medical advice, and should not be treated as such. Any similarities to actual cases are either from publically available cases, completely de-identified with fictitious details inserted, or coincidental.
While being a medical student, and attempting to ensure that all claims and information provided are true to the best of my knowledge, it is not a peer-reviewed journal, a final archive of my writing, a sponsored publication, or the product of gatekeeping and editing. Furthermore, I am not (yet) a medical professional, and so if you have anything that may be a concern for you, or you have medical conditions that you need to discuss or expand on, your first step in every instance should be speaking to your primary care physician.
Even if I had graduated and was a practicing medical professional, anything written on this blog is general and is not specific to your condition. I would also not be able to fairly evaluate and discuss your condition with you electronically, as many times the very physical nature of medicine is important. So, please see this blog as informative at best but it is not a diagnostic service, and as already stated, see your primary care physician over any concerns you may have.
As always, if you are ever in a medical emergency, contact your emergency services number in your country (such as 000 in Australia, 911 in the USA, 999 in the UK, or dial 112 in most countries to be connected or forwarded to the relevant number).
Adrian Pavone’s character
At times, despite the time and care that I attempt to put into my posts, I will make errors, even egregious ones. I am still only human, despite my best attempts to cure myself of that condition. Many of these posts spend long times gestating in my mind, but that does not mean the writing process does: often it is frantic, spontaneous, and not even proof-read before being posted. As such, edits may be made over time if I become aware of issues, and where these are minor will not be mentioned. Major edits, ones that grossly affect the content, will get a mention towards the start or end of the post.
It would be distinctly unwise – not to mention uncharitable – to play connect-the-dots with my physical life and work and my “life of the mind,” as scanty as either might be. My attitude at work and school, my reaction to ideas, your grade (good or bad), the length and tone of my discussion at the coffee pot, the intensity and duration of my lovemaking, the time it took for me to return your letter or email, and the quality and quantity of my response to you in any medium are probably not tied to anything you read here… at least not in a way that you will be able to confidently assume without sharing years of psychotherapy and the bills that come with it.