Here’s what people have said about Dr. Kernisan’s health articles and advice for families:
There is nothing like this resource anywhere else on the internet. And, believe me, I have looked! It’s like having a good girlfriend who is a geriatrician. Do yourself a favor and subscribe to her newsletter.” Anne Tumlinson, Daughterhood.org
I am 83 years old and I have learned a lot about my health and what to ask my doctor. Thank you.” C.D.
There is lots of content-less sort of mushy-emotional advice on caring for aging parents, and it is almost entirely worthless. The scientific information you provide about conditions, drugs to avoid, hospital delirium, etc… is something that most of us don’t get help with (due to the lack of geriatricians in most communities, including mine). It is truly appreciated.” Elizabeth Powers
In addition to helping me better understand my mother’s situation and needs, sharing the posts with my siblings gave us wonderful ‘conversation starters’ and common language as we figure out best care for my mother and as we interact with each other in stressful times.” Margie Sherlock
I’ve found listening to you on the calls and reading your posts very helpful. Having an 80 year old mom with dementia AKA memory issues (not everyone wants to or can acknowledge). Hearing the examples you’ve given of the questions people have is comforting.” L.H.
I almost feel guilty reading your posts because you give so much valuable information for free. But I’ll choke down my guilt and keep on reading and taking notes.” D.K.
My grandma has been prone to falls as of late. We want to try to protect her as best we can. We didn’t know that there was so much we could do. We’ll be sure to follow the tips you gave to try and provide her with some fall protection.” J.D.
And here’s what a patient’s son wrote to Dr. Kernisan a few years ago:
Your manner with my mother was exceptional. If they don’t teach this in medical school, they ought to. You looked at her when speaking to her. The questions were worded in ways she could understand. You posed all questions first to her, and then checked in with me. You treated her with warmth and respect.”