Open House: Autumn 2017 Schedule

Is someone you know dealing with a health issue that they can’t seem to get the right treatment for? Do you know someone who has been dissatisfied with the level of service their doctor provides? Bring them to meet Dr. Mike so they can discuss their concerns and see how Direct Access Medicine® care can help. Our Open Houses are always informal, and there is no fee or obligation when you stop by.

Autumn 2017 Open House Schedule: All Open Houses are held on Saturdays from 9 AM to 12 Noon at Summit Medicine and Pediatrics.

  • October 7th, 2017
  • October 14th, 2017
  • October 21st, 2017
  • October 28th, 2017
  • November 4th, 2017
  • November 11th, 2017
  • November 18th, 2017
  • November 25th, 2017 NO OPEN HOUSE; THANKSGIVING WEEKEND
  • December 2nd, 2017
  • December 9th, 2017
  • December 16th, 2017
  • December 23rd, 2017 NO OPEN HOUSE; CHRISTMAS WEEKEND
  • December 30th, 2017 NO OPEN HOUSE; NEW YEARS WEEKEND

Dr. Mike Will Be Out-of-Town!

IMPORTANT ALERT TO OUR PATIENTS:

Dr. Mike will be out-of-town from Saturday, August 26th through Thursday, August 31st

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Dr. and Mrs. Mike will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary from Saturday, August 26th through Thursday, August 31st. They will be in Arizona for the celebration. During this time, our staff will be available to answer your telephone calls at 480-981-9000 during routine office hours.

Although there is no ‘on-call’ doctor while he is away from the office, Dr. Mike, as always, remains available 24/7 to receive your urgent, direct call on his Summit mobile telephone 480-828-XXXX… even while on vacation!

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO RIGHT NOW…

In preparation for Dr. Mike’s vacation, please review and complete the following important tasks:

  • MEDICATION REFILLS: Determine if you need prescription medication refills. If you will require authorization of refills of any of your prescription medications within the next 2 weeks, let us know now so that Dr. Mike may do so prior to his departure.
  • APPOINTMENTS: Determine if you need an office visit. If you have ongoing or emerging medical concerns for which you would like to see Dr. Mike, let us know now so that Dr. Mike can see you in the office prior to his departure.
  • LABS AND TESTS: Determine if you are due for labs or tests. If you have bloodwork or radiology testing that are either ordered already or will be due by the end of August, schedule and complete them now so that Dr. Mike can review the results with you prior to his departure.
  • MAJOR MEDICAL EVENTS: Determine if you are having major procedures or surgeries. If you are scheduled to have a major procedure (e.g. colonoscopy, cardiac catheterization, etc.) or surgery (e.g. cholecystectomy, knee replacement, etc.) within the next several weeks, let us know so that Dr. Mike may notify your physician or surgeon to contact him directly for concerns that may arise while he is out-of-town.

At any time, you may contact the office and speak to Marion or Tasha for more information on how to prepare for Dr. Mike’s being out-of-town at the end of August.

— The Summit Team

Physician-Murder: Death of the Doctor-Patient Relationship

The Slippery Slope of Legalized Euthanasia

Last week, I shared and commented on a disturbing report on efforts of lawmakers in the Netherlands to legalize, and effectively legitimize, euthanasia for healthy persons who reach the age of 75 years. Perhaps even more concerning is the fact that another report has surfaced showing that more than 400 people in the Netherlands have been euthanized… without their consent.

This is murder. There is no doubt that the intentional taking of life without consent for any reason whatsoever is murder. Medical ethics and morality have no definition and no application in healthcare if they fail to protect those whose lives are terminated without their having been given opportunity to say, “No thank you… I think I’ll live today.” And the fear and danger of state-sanctioned euthanasia metastasizing into state-sanctioned murder is already realized.

At the core of this crisis are the physicians who made the decisions to terminate the lives of these 400+ patients. Such decision and act is a death-blow to physicians’ universal pledge of fidelity to uphold their patients’ interests and welfare above all else. It is a capitulation to the pressures of statism and to political correctness that relegates doctors to a lesser advocate of population over patient, resources over professional relationship, and medical economics over men and women. It is, in essence, the end of the Doctor-Patient Relationship as we’ve understood it for thousands of years.

The means through which healthcare is delivered each day to patients throughout the world is changing rapidly–mostly for the better–with improvements in technology and advancement in science. But there is neither need nor advantage in trying to improve the Doctor-Patient Relationship, the very core of medicine. It is pure and fragile, and cannot be improved. It can only be weakened, and eventually destroyed, and physician-murder is a darn good way to do it.

Michael J Lucherini MD MS
Summit Medicine and Pediatrics PLC

Dr. Lucherini is among the Pioneers in Direct Access Medicine® care. He specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and practices at Summit Medicine and Pediatrics in Mesa, AZ. His opinions expressed herein are personal and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of his staff, his patients, or his colleagues.

©2017 Summit Medicine and Pediatrics
All Rights Reserved

https://www.liveaction.org/news/over-400-people-were-euthanized-in-the-netherlands-without-their-consent/

 

Open House: Summer 2017 Schedule

Is someone you know dealing with a health issue that they can’t seem to get the right treatment for? Do you know someone who has been dissatisfied with the level of service their doctor provides? Bring them to meet Dr. Mike so they can discuss their concerns and see how Direct Access Medicine® care can help. Our Open Houses are always informal, and there is no fee or obligation when you stop by.

Summer 2017 Open House Schedule: All Open Houses are held on Saturdays from 9 AM to 12 Noon at Summit Medicine and Pediatrics.

  • July 1st, 2017
  • July 8th, 2017
  • July 15th, 2017
  • July 22nd, 2017
  • July 29th, 2017
  • August 5th, 2017
  • August 12th, 2017
  • August 19th, 2017
  • August 26th, 2017 NO OPEN HOUSE; DR. MIKE OUT-OF-TOWN
  • September 2nd, 2017 NO OPEN HOUSE; LABOR DAY WEEKEND
  • September 9th, 2017
  • September 16th, 2017
  • September 23rd, 2017
  • September 30th, 2017

Happy Independence Day!

At Summit Medicine and Pediatrics, we celebrate Independence Day and join all patriotic Americans in wishing a very Happy Birthday to America!

The Flag

Michelle Selby

Red for the blood shed in the name of Freedom,
for which we fought,
united

Blue for the oceans of time we have crossed,
remaining the land of the free

White for the peace we wish to share,
all men created equal

Stars to remember those who fought throughout the night,
bravely for our land

Stripes to remind us of the lashings taken by the Prisoners of War
With a seal, in God we trust

We each are one of many, in which we stand united in Brotherhood

A symbol of Pride
A salute to those who died in the fight
A blanket to cover us in times of need

Waving high to show we are still here, undefeated
With honor you are presented to the world

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/the-flag

God Bless America! — The Team at Summit Medicine and Pediatrics

 

Happy Birthday, Mrs. ‘Dr. Mike’!

All of us at Summit Medicine and Pediatrics want to wish Mary Ellen a happy and healthy birthday!

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“You know, there are a few physicians still out there who realize that the foundation of their successful medical practices are rooted deeply in the characters and support of their spouses. And I have always counted myself among the lucky ones. Through the years, Mary Ellen has made and folded into the Lucherini home and family life a culture of patience, flexibility, and stability, without which I would never have been able to achieve such success in medical practice. And my patients all know it… and remind me of it… as well!” — Dr. Mike

Happy Birthday, Mary Ellen!

— The Summit Team

ALERT! Extreme Heat Advisory

Happy Fathers’ Day!

From all of us at Summit Medicine and Pediatrics, Happy Fathers’ Day! We honor and remember all fathers who cherish and love their children…

Dad

He never looks for praises, he’s never one to boast

He just goes on quietly working for those he loves the most

His dreams are seldom spoken, his wants are very few

And most of the time his worries will go unspoken too

He’s there… a firm foundation for all our storms of life

A sturdy hand to hold to, in time of stress and strife

A true friend we can turn to when times are good or bad

One of our greatest blessings, the man that we call Dad.

— Karen K. Boyer

— The Team at Summit Medicine and Pediatrics

Summit celebrates 5 years with NFIB

On June 2, 2017, Summit Medicine and Pediatrics celebrated its 5th anniversary as a proud member of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). NFIB is America’s leading small business association, promoting and protecting the right of their members to own, operate and grow their businesses.

In stride with the mission of NFIB, Summit Medicine and Pediatrics fights hard to protect the privileges of its patients to choose their doctors, to secure access to their doctors, and to receive quality, affordable healthcare from their doctors, and for the privileges of all doctors to expand and manage their own successful community medical practices. We partner in membership because we both fight for the individual–the small business, the patient, and the doctor–who want to pursue, without unreasonable political and economic interference, their needs, desires and dreams.

Thank you, NFIB, and keep up the good work!

2017.06.02 SMP NFIB

Dr. Mike Will Be Out-of-Town!

IMPORTANT ALERT TO OUR PATIENTS:

Dr. Mike will be out-of-town from Friday, June 16th through Tuesday, June 20th

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Dr. Mike will be traveling with family to Seattle, Washington to celebrate a special Fathers’ Day weekend from Friday, June 16th through Tuesday, June 20th. During this time, our staff will be available to answer your telephone calls at 480-981-9000 during routine office hours.

Although there is no ‘on-call’ doctor while he is away from the office, Dr. Mike, as always, remains available 24/7 to receive your urgent, direct call on his Summit mobile telephone 480-XXX-XXXX… even while on vacation!

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO RIGHT NOW…

In preparation for Dr. Mike’s trip, please review and complete the following important tasks:

  • MEDICATION REFILLS: Determine if you need prescription medication refills. If you will require authorization of refills of any of your prescription medications within the next 2 weeks, let us know now so that Dr. Mike may do so prior to his departure.
  • APPOINTMENTS: Determine if you need an office visit. If you have ongoing or emerging medical concerns for which you would like to see Dr. Mike, let us know now so that Dr. Mike can see you in the office prior to his departure.
  • LABS AND TESTS: Determine if you are due for labs or tests. If you have bloodwork or radiology testing that are either ordered already or will be due by mid-June, schedule and complete them now so that Dr. Mike can review the results with you prior to his departure.
  • MAJOR MEDICAL EVENTS: Determine if you are having major procedures or surgeries. If you are scheduled to have a major procedure (e.g. colonoscopy, cardiac catheterization, etc.) or surgery (e.g. cholecystectomy, knee replacement, etc.) within the next several weeks, let us know so that Dr. Mike may notify your physician or surgeon to contact him directly for concerns that may arise while he is out-of-town.

At any time, you may contact the office and speak to Marion or Tasha for more information on how to prepare for Dr. Mike’s being out-of-town in June.

— The Summit Team