May the Force be with you

In honor of the *huge* event later this week, I came across this awesome list of life lessons we can all learn from what has to be the BEST FREAKING FRANCHISE EVER!  Okay, the last three movies could have and should have been much better, but the originals…well, what can I say…a completely religious experience! […]

The $18,000,000 question

I have a question for the readers…what would you do with $18,000,000? There’s a method to my madness (no comments from the peanut gallery), but I first need to provide some background information. Diabetes is an increasingly common medical condition both within our state as well as across our nation. The current estimate, by the World […]

I’m your doctor, not your soulmate

Okay, so I’m not sure about all of you, but I’m a little tired of this “match” service for finding a physician. I’ve never thought that finding a physician would be the equivalent of a “hook up” service. They have apps for that don’t they….”Tinder” anyone? For that matter, I didn’t know you could “break […]

Start the New Year differently

Now that the dust has settled and folks are dealing with the successes and failures of New Year’s resolutions, I thought I would throw out some New Year’s challenges for you to consider: Challenge yourself physically. Skip the “I’m going to join a gym and finally get in shape!” resolution and start with small, realistic […]

Price transparency?

This summer, the Maine State Legislature enacted a law which empowers the consumer to gain information about the cost of various medical services offered by healthcare providers and organizations.  The intent to this legislation was to make it easier for patients to find out what the cost of various services would be; however, I think it’s […]

Take charge of your own healthcare

Dr. Jack Forbush

The Bangor Daily News is fortunate to have many well-versed individuals covering this topic, but I wanted to provide the perspective of an independent, practicing family physician whose only motivation is to empower my patients, their friends, family members and colleagues to take charge of their own healthcare.