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The Voice of Reason | Rebuild Your Back

22 Jun 2007 03:19 pm

The Voice of Reason

So okay, it’s time to tell you about another great medical blog.

(Oh, goody.)
(What?)
(Nothing.)
(No, I wanna know. What’s your problem?)
(It’s nothing. Really. I’m thrilled.)
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(Just sit there.)
(Fine.)

This one is called Dr. Val and the Voice of Reason. And yes, you’ve heard me mention her before. Dr. Val graciously hosted “Grand Rounds” last week, which is how I found her.

(That her picture?)
(Yes.)
(She’s cute.)
(This is really not the…)
(Kinda looks like Courtney Thorne Smith.)
(Yes.)
(I like Courtney Thorne Smith.)
(Everyone likes…)
(They could be sister’s.)
(I wouldn’t know about that.)
(I’m just saying.)
(Do you mind?)
(Sorry.)

It’s also one of the reasons it took me a while to get through last weeks’ submissions. I got distracted reading her blog.

(Not to mention, you’re a slow reader.)
(Yes, there’s that.)
(So, what’s so great about this one.)
(If you’ll shut-up, I’ll tell everyone.)
(Fine… proceed.)

What’s great about Dr. Val’s blog is that her posts cover a broad range of good general health topics. She’s smart, engaging and knows how to communicate to a diverse audience. In other words, most of her posts are written with the average consumer in mind. She doesn’t use a lot of technical jargon or talk over your head. And hey… she even draws her own cartoons.

(Is that one of hers.)
(Yes.)
(That’s funny.)
(Yes, it is.)
(The mouse is playing dead.)
(Yeah, I get it.)
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(Is there more?)
(Yes.)
(Well… we’re listening.)
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(You promise to just sit there?)
(Fine.)
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Dr. Val is a licensed practitioner of Rehabilitation Medicine (a topic near and dear to my heart) and Senior Medical Director of the brand new Revolution Health web site… and that’s only the beginning of her long and eclectic resume.

(Do tell.)
(I will.)

Turns out she’s been a protestant minister, NYC bartender, bank spy, food critic,

(Wait a minute… did you say “Bank spy?”)
(Yes?)
(What’s a bank spy?)
(I have no idea.)
(Did she spy on banks, or…)
(I don’t know, it doesn’t say.)
(Okay… Sorry.)
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(Can I continue?)
(Sure.)
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… doctor, cartoonist, computer sales associate, yogurt mogul, nanny,

(Wait a minute… did you say, “Yogurt mogul?”)
(Yes.)
(What’s a…)
(Can we just get through this?)
(Sure. Sure.)
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… motivational speaker, biophysics researcher,

(Was she the white spy or the black spy?)
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(I’m just asking?)
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… graphic designer and revolutionary medical director.

(Revolutionary?)
(That’s what it says.)
(What’s a…)
(I don’t know.)
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(You could’ve asked.)
(Well, I didn’t.)
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(I’m just saying.)
(Shut-up.)
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(She is cute.)
(Yeah, we got that.)

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5 Responses to “The Voice of Reason”

  1. on 24 Jun 2007 at 1:28 pm 1.#1 Dinosaur said …

    You know, if all those little voices get too annoying, there are medications we can give you.

  2. on 27 Jun 2007 at 2:48 pm 2.SixEightTallMan said …

    Voices can be good. Yogurt Mogul?

  3. on 29 Jun 2007 at 3:18 pm 3.Val Jones said …

    This was HILARIOUS. I liked the voices… my own blog is called Dr. Val & The Voice of Reason (so I guess I listen to voices too). Dr. Dino, keep me on your medication short list.

    And Dean, thanks so much for the kudos. I pride myself on being down to earth and reasonable – I never liked jargon much. I have eclectic taste in health topics and will chatter away about anything from back pain to badger tuberculosis.

    About the bank spy – I was hired by a national bank (can’t tell you which one) to pretend to be a small business owner and try to get a loan from their branch managers (I had a concealed recording device). They were basically testing to see if their managers had any gender biases in their loan pitches, etc.

    And the yogurt mogul – I was the VP of Sales and marketing for a Canadian yogurt company back in the early 90’s.

    So hope that settles some of the confusion… and yes I’m cute (in a wholesome kind of way) but married. 😉

  4. on 30 Jun 2007 at 10:57 pm 4.Dean said …

    Voices? What Voices? 🙂

    (I think she likes me.)
    (I don’t think…)
    (But she winked at me!)
    (She was just…)
    (Can I have a sandwich?)
    (Sure.)

  5. on 08 Jul 2007 at 11:39 pm 5.Writer’s Block 1:1 » Rebuild Your Back said …

    […] Despite my earlier post, Dr. Val has kindly agreed to forego the restraining order… at least for the time being. In return, I’ve agreed to check “him” into Rehab. (There you go blaming me.) (Well, it’s your fault.) (How is it…) […]

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