David Sherer

David Sherer, MD, is an American physician, author and inventor. He is the lead author of Dr. David Sherer’s Hospital Survival Guide: 100+ Ways to Make Your Hospital Stay Safe and Comfortable. He is a member of Leading Physicians of the World, and a multitime winner of HealthTap’s leading anesthesiologists award. Dr. Sherer has retired from his clinical anesthesiology practice in the suburbs of Washington, DC, and now focuses on patient education, writing and patient advocacy. He holds two US patents in the fields of critical care medicine and telecommunications.

Appearing in all forms of media, he is a tireless advocate for hospitalized patients, and believes that individual responsibility, and not government intervention, is the key to improving the general health and wellbeing of all Americans. His memoir, The House of Black and White: My Life with and Search for Louise Johnson is his first work of non-medically related nonfiction.

Diseases & Conditions

What They’re Not Saying About Coronavirus

The fear and anxiety surrounding coronavirus are off the charts.

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Should We Really Panic About the New Coronavirus COVID-19?

As a physician who has studied epidemiology, statistics and infectious disease, I believe the risks of the new coronavirus are overblown. Here’s why…

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Doctor Shortages Coming: What You Can Do About It

The number of doctors in the US will soon be insufficient to meet America's growing and aging populace. Six steps to protect ourselves.

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Is a Medical Miracle in Your Future?

Why a miracle cure for sickle cell disease gives hope for patients with cancer, neurologic, autoimmune, endocrine and other "hopeless" diseases.

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Your Best New Year’s Resolution? Go Against the Grain

Many people make New Year’s resolutions that are broken by Valentine’s Day. But, if you plan to keep one resolution, let it be this…

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Why Does an Emergency Room Visit Take So Long?

Long ER visits have been an issue for years but it appears to be getting worse. Seven steps you can take to help yourself and others.

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Men: Time to “Man Up!”

Why is it that men are so stubborn about taking care of themselves? Articles put out by The Huffington Post…

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It Is Time to Stop Stigmatizing Mental Illness

Emotional illness is the one commonly avoided health issue. Sufferers are mistakenly seen as deficient in character, moral fiber or both.

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MD or DO: Does Your Doctor’s Degree Matter?

20% of medical school enrollment is at osteopathic schools. How their training differs from a medical doctor’s and how it affects your care…

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My Favorite Advances in Medicine and Health Care

After 35 years in medicine, my favorite new therapies, tests and trends that I’ve observed personally and read about or heard discussed at conferences.

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The Four Most Disturbing Trends in Medicine

Doctors and patients are making major mistakes in health care (both medical care and self-care). The four worst, and what can be done to turn it around…

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Health-Care Shortages Abound—Doctors, Drugs and More

Doctors, nurses, hospital beds, medication, IV fluid supplies… Why should the allegedly “best" medical care in the world suffer such shortcomings?

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What Is Your Responsibility for the Right of Health Care

The federal healthcare budget now tops a trillion dollars/year! To rid yourself and our country our health and financial suffering, here’s what to do.

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Is Bone Marrow Donation Safe?

A high school principal lost his life donating bone marrow to help a stranger. No reports reveal the cause of his death, but I have my theories.

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What Does Open Heart Surgery Actually Mean?

Does open heart surgery mean doctors literally open the heart? Or that they open the chest to get to the heart? It all depends on a lot of factors…

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Aviation, Medicine and Other Potential Technology Disasters

In medicine, as in aviation, more technology may not be better. Taking away from human operator control might be more dangerous than previously thought.

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The Truth About Vaping: What E-Cig Makers Don’t Want You to Know

E-cigarette makers tout themselves as a better alternative to tobacco smoking. They’re lying! Here’s why…

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Medicine’s Barbaric Little Secret: IVs Don’t Have to Hurt

Starting IVs without local anesthesia is a horrible and immoral practice. Demand this treatment first if you or a loved one is in the hospital.


Most Powerful Opioid Yet—What You Need to Know

Sufentanil (Dsuvia), a newly FDA-approved opioid, is 1,000 times more potent than morphine. Do the risks outweigh the benefits?

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New, Drug-Free Post-Surgical Pain Relief

A newly approved device can reduce or eliminate the need for any pain meds (especially opioids) after surgery…and has benefits beyond pain relief too.