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When working as an ear, nose and throat surgeon George Tkalych performed thousands of procedures on both adults and children. For the latter he was often called upon to help children with their fears of surgery. This is something that parents can help medical professionals with by properly preparing their children for the prospect of visiting the hospital. The following are all techniques that you can use.

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Be There At All Times

Doctors recognize that having a parent present will help soothe the nerves of young children, so make it a point to be there at all times for your child. You can often work in conjunction with your child’s doctor to explain complex procedures, while also providing the comfort the child needs to feel more confident in trusting what the doctor is saying.

Role Play

You can also take steps with your child at home to prepare for a doctor’s appointment. One of the best ways to do this is to roleplay the visit to the best of your abilities. By playing the role of doctor you will give your child a better understanding of what to expect during the appointment. Demonstrate how doctors might take blood pressure or measure a heartbeat to reduce fear of the instruments they use.

Validate Fears

Fear of a visit to the doctor’s is completely rational, especially in children. Avoid using language that suggests your child is wrong for feeling this way. Instead, offer encouragement to help them face their fears and complete the appointment.

George Tkalych is a retired medical professional with years of experience in working with young children.

Source : http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-surgeons-stay-focused-for-hours-1479310052

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As a former ear, nose and throat surgeon, George Tkalych carried out many tonsillectomy procedures and even innovated the use of lasers for the issue in the 1980s. While it is important that the procedure itself it carried out properly, the post-surgery period is crucial to the success of a tonsillectomy. Patients should always listen to the advice their doctors provide them with, while also keeping these tips in mind.

Chart Your Pain Medicine

The aftermath of a tonsillectomy can often be painful, which means your doctor will prescribe medication to help you deal with the issue. It is crucial that you understand the correct dosages and take your medicine at the right times. The best way to do this is to chart your medicine intake so you never take more than you need.

Prepare For Your Return

You will likely have spent a number of days in the hospital during the procedure, but you will still be in recovery when you return home. If you come home and try to instantly get back into your daily routine you may hamper your recovery. Instead, have a recovery space prepared for your return and enlist the help of family and friends to help you through it.

Stay Positive

George Tkalych advised many patients on what to do in the aftermath of a tonsillectomy procedure. Do not allow yourself to be discouraged by the pain you feel immediately after surgery. Remember that the procedure will help you and eventually the pain will subside so you can get back to normal. Keep a positive mentality and your recovery will go well.

George Tkalych has had a passion for the environment since he was a young man. Employed as an Assistant Biologist for the Department of Natural Resources, the future doctor worked across the Great Lakes, mapping and measuring their health. Now in his golden years he has maintained his love of the beauty that God has created, and concern for the future of the environment.

George Tkalych

For the most part the debate over renewable energy versus fossil fuels centers around climate change. This seems to be a rather stunted discourse, as though climate change could well be the biggest challenge humanity has faced, at the same time it is not the only reason that society should look to switch.

There are many other issues that fossils fuels bring, such as the acidification of the ocean, where excess CO2 is absorbed by our seas; not to mention terrible accidents like oil spills. With the technology coming through and a long list of reasons that we should reassess our energy sources, it seems a rather clean cut discussion.

Then of course there is the ultimate argument; that fossil fuels are a limited resource. So not only are fossil fuels damaging, but in reality we will one day run out of oil, coal and gas. If we consider this we are then no longer faced with ifs, but really just a question of when?

People like George Tkalych find this debate important as it really encompasses every aspect of our future lives, from the wealth of nations and society, to the environment we live in. It is also pressing in nature and needs to happen now, lest we lose wonders like the Great Lakes of Dr Tyalych’s youth.

Source: http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-denton-cooley-snap-story.html

 

George Tkalych has a love for the natural world, and a special place in his heart for the northern lakes of Canada. By far one of the most stunning landscapes of the world, the Great Lakes of Canada are known for their number, size, biodiversity, and of course their beauty. This is why cleaning up and protecting the Great Lakes must then be a priority for all the people of the world.

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This is something that the Canadian government has already put a large amount of resources into. This is because there has already been a lot of damage done over the years via a number of factors, lowering the level of water quality, as well as attacking the levels of wildlife.

Dr Tkalych worked with this directly as an Assistant Biologist working for the Department of Natural Resources when he was a young man. He assessed the different types of fish and their populations, undertaking Limnology on the lakes to test the water quality, as well as echo testing to map the depths. It is here that the future surgeon found his love of the natural world and the beauty that God has created.

It is wonders like this that people like George Tkalych have worked hard to study and protect, but they are being squandered by progress. Which is why we need to focus on keeping hold of the wonder that nature has afforded us and ensure that these lakes are not just cleaned up, but protected forever.

Sources: http://www.ec.gc.ca/doc/eau-water/grandslacs-greatlakes_e.htm

 

 

Like many people, George Tkalych knows that the world cannot rely on oil and coal forever. As such, he is encouraged by the strides that scientists and energy experts are making in finding alternative sources of energy. One alternative that has loads of potential to provide clean energy is wind power. Energy stakeholders see wind power as a viable alternative that doesn’t generate any harmful gasses. Ongoing efforts to make it cheaper and more available will help sell wind power to individuals and businesses.

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If you are looking to invest in wind power, the following are some things to keep in mind.

Clean energy

Unlike coal, creating energy from the wind doesn’t require any harmful chemicals or cause environmental pollution. The wind is also abundant and can be tapped freely, so it is a good source of alternative energy.

Renewable source

If you live in an area where there’s a lot of wind, it’s basically waiting to be tapped. The wind is a renewable source that never runs out. Efforts have been made to reduce the cost of harnessing and distributing wind power, and as it becomes more popular, it will become cheaper.

Great potential

The potential for wind power to take the place of traditional fossil fuels is huge. With advancement wind turbine technology and more energy players taking part in research efforts, it’s a matter of time before wind power is a major producer of electricity in cities worldwide.

George Tkalych believes that the debate between fossil fuels and natural energy is good for the energy sector as it will allow the generation of sustainable energy solutions.

 

Although he no longer practices medicine, George Tkalych understands how challenging it can be choosing a medical specialty. The former ear, nose, and throat specialist ran a successful practice for 32 years in Columbus, Georgia. Almost right out of medical school, he knew which area of medicine he wanted to practice and went on to live out his dream.

For many medical students, one of the hardest decisions is choosing which specialty to focus on. With over 60 specialties to choose from, it can be a tough choice. Consider asking yourself the following questions to help make the selection process a bit easier.

Am I a people person?

Unless you are going exclusively into research, you are going to be in contact with patients on varying levels. Some specialties involve more contact than others, for example, family care or psychiatry. If you want minimal patient involvement, think pathology or radiology.

How much time are you willing to spend learning?

Since you’ve taken the path to becoming a doctor, you probably don’t mind the four years of college and additional four of medical school. But after this, you have to consider residency, which varies according to specialty. If you plan to become a surgeon, that can mean an additional six years of training.

What’s your interest?

Doctors have different interests. Some like to work with elderly patients while others are more drawn to children. If you have a strong interest in a particular population, it may make the selection easier.

George Tkalych is happy to have lived his dream job of being a doctor to both children and adults.

 

For much of his medical career as an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeon, George Tkalych operated a private practice. Armed with years of knowledge from medical school and useful work experience from hospitals in Alabama and Georgia, a young Tkalych knew very early that running a private practice was something he wanted to do. Thanks to a good work ethic and maintaining solid relationships with patients, hospitals, and other medical professionals, he was able to operate the practice for 32 years before retiring in 2011.

George Tkalych

Like George Tkalych, many other medical professionals might be thinking of starting their own practices. It’s not an easy process, plus there are many other professionals to consider in doing so – accountants, health care attorneys, medical consultants.

In modern times, it’s not common to see practices with one or two professionals, mainly because it is expensive to establish a private practice. Additionally, one has to consider the processes involved in dealing with health insurance companies, not to mention navigate their way through health care legislation.

Starting a medical practice

When establishing a small business, you need a business plan, finances, and legal advice. You also have to consider knowing the federal/state regulations and compliance issues. Here are some aspects to think about.

Finances

Medical practitioners who seek to set up a practice need the capital to cover the cost of starting. If you already have medical school debt to think about, then it might be challenging to find more funds. But most importantly, you have to figure out the costs required to set up shop.

Many practices often have to consider the costs of equipment, construction, office space, legal, and consultant services at the beginning. Other expenses to consider include disposable supplies and office furniture. These costs can add up, but it can be money-saving if you don’t establish the practice from scratch. Indeed, it can be less expensive to take over a retiring doctor’s practice than build from the ground up.

Getting the right credentials

For you to accept private or government health insurance, you have to go through a “credentialing” process that can take months. Insurers will want to know about your medical qualifications and whether you have the proper license(s) to practice. They might also want to see malpractice insurance, but this might not be a requirement in all states. But having it will come in handy should a patient sue you.

Legal structure

As a small business, you have to determine the legal structure to adopt for tax purposes and also to determine your level of liability. Many practitioners choose S corporations, where taxes are only paid on personal income gained from the business. It’s advisable to have a health care attorney to provide legal advice and draft the necessary documentation.