What am I up to?

“Not always this laid back”

“Not always this laid back”

Thank you for asking. I am asked this question so often. This phase may just be a salutation, but I have learned many have a curiosity about my various endeavors. A blog seemed like the best way to answer this question on a regular basis. In addition, this blog provides a means for me to keep track in an organized fashion of what I am up to.

The purpose is to record and relate what I am up to these days. The information will be in one place for recording memoirs and historical events. It will be a place to document the present and consider the future.
I expect to regularly make entries concerning various categories: physician/surgeon; medical research and development; the golf adventures and Life. You may see a recent post or follow the topic that might interest you.

Let me know what you think as this blog will becomes my “Lectronic Legacy” in what ever time remains.

Physician/Surgeon

“30 years at the bedside” circa 1980

“30 years at the bedside” circa 1980

In the course of my practice I was one of the pioneers in arthroscopic surgery. This resulted in hundreds of surgeon visitors, such that Ingham Medical Center in Lansing created the first operating room dedicated to arthroscopic surgery including a glass wall for visitors to comfortably observe surgery.

Arthroscopic Suite Ingham Medical Center

Arthroscopic Suite Ingham Medical Center

First and foremost I am a physician/surgeon. No matter a physician’s special interest, the medical license says physician/surgeon. In the course of my medical practice, medicine became very specialized, me included. I went from medical doctor, to board certified orthopedic surgeon to arthroscopic surgeon. My business card indicated such. I did not go so far as to do only left knees and right elbows. When I saw this unfolding, I changed my business card my roots, a “new” specialty called Physician/Surgeon.

 

 

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Inventions/Patents

Inventions/Patents

Official Patent Document

Official Patent Document

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Golf

My friend and partner on the PGA Tour; Howard Twitty

My friend and partner on the PGA Tour; Howard Twitty

I started golf at age 11 a Burroughs Farms, a family recreational area for employees of Burroughs Adding Machine Company. This facility is now called Oak Pointe, west of Brighton, MI. I played on Royal Oak High School team which won the Michigan State High School Championship in 1951 (not a misprint on year). My last year at Michigan State and sfter I was admitted to medical school, I played #3 man on Michigan State College (at that time) golf team. My best competitive score was two under 70 against Notre Dame. I have enjoyed 3 holes in one, the longest being 265 yards in 1955. I played a few local country club invitationals over the years, winning once at the Lansing Country club with Otto Schubel.

Long hiatus in golf due to medical school and practice, but in 2002, I slipped on the ice after a Michigan State basketball game and dislocated my shoulder. This resulted in rotator cuff repair and exploring one handed putting. This led to interest in putting and putter design. This led to meeting Howard Twitty, former PGA tour player and the rest is history and daily documentation of new events now reflected in this blog’s “What are you up to in Golf”

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Life & life

Open Bible

Open Bible

These are musings about Life and life. Notice the capital letter on the first Life. The reason is that it is a synonym or code name for the person of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. He called himself the Way, The Truth and the Life. Over the years I have lived an imperfect life (not capitalized) which is one of the qualifications for becoming and remaining a Christian. There is a fun scripture that rhetorically says, “Does a well man need a doctor?” Only those with faults need apply.

I have written a number of manuscripts about Life and life. One such many people Christian or not have appreciated is my insight to what goes on in the operating room which resulted in a prayer for those undergoing surgery. (use the form to the right to sign up and get this free)

I have written a short manuscript on “A Physician Looks at Scriptural Healing”. Being a medical doctor and a Christian it was of interest to me, what the Bible recorded about healing. So it was important to me to make this study in light of my clinical experiences. I want the proceeds from this to go directly to Fresh Wind Christian Community in Benzie County, MI.

This section will have many other reflections on Life and life as we go along.

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Answering the frequently asked question (FAQ) of what am I up to now?

A BLOG seemed the best and most efficient means of answering the FAQs on a regular basis.  It might be said that I wear multiple hats or have many interests.  Discovery in medicine will always be the main topic.  However there are other categories; Golf Adventures, Inventions, and some Christian writings.  Hopefully the BLOG will be a format to tell what I am up to in each of these main endeavors.  It seems almost daily there are interesting events; at least to me. Perhaps the events may be of interest to others.

I want to make it clear, I am not retired.  Retirement it is bad for one’s health.  I concluded my clinical practice in 1995, but work regularly in these various endeavors.  I do not see anywhere in the Bible where retirement is to be desired or realized.  I have told my daughters that I will not be speaking at my retirement party.

From time to time I will answer publicly herein those questions that recently surfaced and may be of general interest.  I will not be recording what I had on my hot dog at a ball game, let alone focus on mundane events.

I trust I will accomplish the intended goal of answering “What am I up to?”

Up to a New Venture

5/4/2021: I licensed my anti-microbial patents including COVID19 to QYK Brands of Garden Grove, CA. They are in the same space as me; 4th largest disinfectant wipe company in USA, sanitizers and nutraceuticals. Amazing people and company.

Tomorrow is our first webinar at 1 pm PDT. To join use the following information.

us02web.zoom.us/j/87124851795?pwd=OTZoTWk1dGUxVm1BbTZhblJ0WVZFQT09#su
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Meeting ID: 871 2485 1795 Passcode: QYKWIPES

New patent published

4/9/2021: US 10,959,969 was published on 3/30/2021. It is the patent for use of protocatechuic acid to treat COVID19. Now looking for partner to translation to clinical medicine.

Major Pharma has a conflict of interest and does not want a cure as it would shut down their profitable vaccine business.

I will wait and be persistent, hoping for a partner.

Progress Report

4/7/2021: In recent days, submitting my plans to the Lord and requesting leading my path has produced a new opportunity. I have been seeking a business partner for my intellectual property, but I have been rejected by every major orthopedic company. I was seeking an established company with management, manufacturing, marketing, sales and distribution; “no luck”.

Now I was seeking a wipe manufacturer for my venture. The path led me to QYK Brands of Garden Groove, CA. While sitting in one of the principles office and discussing with Jacqueline Nguyen, the CFO I had peace about the encounter. As the discussion advanced in a positive manner, I noticed her pharmacy diploma from University of Southern California on the wall. Above such was a crucifix behind her desk. I figured this as a positive sign, but said nothing. The conversation continued towards an agreement to purchase sanitizer wipes.

I spontaneous said to her, “I think I am at the right place.” Surprised she said, “How is that?” I explained my story and today’s prayer for leading my path.

I learned that QYK was short for “quick”. I learned they were the 4th largest manufacture of wipes in USA. I learned they manufactured their own line of sanitizers and disinfectants, selling millions every month to major US retailers. I learned that Jacqueline was known as “Dr J”, the brand of her nutraceutical business for past 10 years. Dr J, a Vietnamese refugee, has TV show twice a week for this community world wide. The right place was confirmed as they are in exactly the same space that I have been working for past many years.

To make this 3 week venture story short, they are the perfect company for my innovations. Dr J and I have formed PCAbioScience, LLC to advance my intellectual property. Her world wide connections and business knowledge in this space has been a perfect fit.

This is first note of what I hope is the preface to an exciting productive adventure.

Commentary on Virtual Meeting Presentations

3/21/2021: The following is a published commentary I was asked to do, based upon new type of medical meeting presentation format; virtual.

file:///Users/lannyjohnson/Downloads/What_s_Important__Virtual_Meeting_Presentations_.157.pdf

I should have application to any virtual meeting.

Innovation Lecture

3/19/2021: See 11 minute video lecture on Innovation given at virtual national orthopedic meeting.

www.youtube.com/channel/UCezMEGoIPMqgOqQizqumXsQ

Getting rid of Hypocrisy

3/2/21: This is for those in Christ to get something done. It is not by might, nor power, but by my spirit, says the Lord. Zechariah 4:6

We must collectively speak out loud against hypocrisy in our lives and against hypocrisy coming against our lives. We pray against the spirit of hypocrisy’s operation and bad effect upon America.

Out loud say; “In the Name of Jesus, I renounce hypocrisy in my life, hypocrisy coming against my life and hypocrisy’s adverse effect upon America.”

Watch for the changes and repeat as necessary.

Getting a Tangible Result

3/1/2021: This is for those in Christ to get something done. It is not by might, nor power, but by my spirit, says the Lord. Zechariah 4:6

So for starters we collectively speak out loud against greed in our lives and against greed coming against our lives. We pray against the spirit of greed’s operation and bad effect upon America.

In the Name of Jesus, I renounce greed in my life, greed coming against my life and greed’s adverse effect upon America.

Watch for the changes and repeat as necessary.