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An Introduction to Correctional Medicine–A Guest Post by Bruce Boynton, MD

Boynton photoToday’s JailMedicine post was written by Bruce Boynton, MD.  Dr. Boynton has been a Regional Medical Director of the prisons in New Mexico and currently is the Statewide Medical Director in Mississippi.  He wrote this article to help introduce newly hired practitioners to the world of Correctional Medicine.  I think it is excellent!

MD: Hi, I’m Doctor Jones and I’ve just started working here at Riverbend. I’ll be holding my first sick call this afternoon and I understand you’re the officer assigned to the clinic.

CO: It’s good to meet you Doc; welcome to Riverbend.

MD: There is something I’d like to ask you. I have a lot of experience in Family Practice but I’m new to corrections. Is there anything special you think I need to know? I suppose that people are people and medicine is medicine no matter where you go. Isn’t that right?

CO: Well Doc, people are people, but Riverbend ain’t the Mayo Clinic. Continue reading