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.

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Beware of the Hospitalist System of Care: What You Need to Know When You Are in the Hospital

Three-quarters of patients today are cared for by a group of rotating “hospitalists”—not their own doctors. This system may be good for hospitals, but it is not providing the...

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While People Die from Overdoses, Doctors Are Running Short of Opioids

Did you know that there actually is an opioid shortage? And no one is talking about it—until now. In this edition of the Bottom Line Advocator, Dr. David Sherer discusses with Bo...

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Prednisone: Overprescribed, Misused and Misunderstood—What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You

While there is a place for prednisone, the drug is being overprescribed at an alarming rate, putting patients at risk for dangerous side effects while rarely solving the underlying...

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What your doctor doesn’t tell you about his medical training

Western, or “allopathic,” medicine is defined as a system in which medical professionals treat symptoms and diseases using drugs, radiation or surgery. In short, we’re treati...

What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

Parents: Stop the Childhood Type 2 Diabetes Epidemic

Sugary sodas, empty-calorie snacks and a sedentary lifestyle is behind the type 2 diabetes rise in our kids. If you are a parent, you should be scared.

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An Index of Suspicion: The Lost Art of Diagnosis

There was a legendary doctor who personified diagnosis as an art, not just a science. That art is being lost.

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Beware: Syphilis Is On the Rise

Not often seen in recent decades, syphilis has made an unfortunate resurgence. What to look out for…and how to protect yourself.

What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

Why the Increase in Suicide???

Having suffered from depression for much of my life, I understand the pain and struggle. Here, the root causes of the suicide epidemic…and self-defense.

What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

Stem Cell Clinics Dispense Dangerous Medicine

Many stem cell clinics have opened claiming to treat heart disease, Parkinson’s, stroke, vision problems and more. Why you can’t trust their claims.

What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

Is Ketamine the New Magic Bullet Against Depression?

Ketamine for depression may be the most exciting new development in psychopharmacology. 5 things to know if you’re considering it.

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How to Care for Your Body’s Largest Organ (It’s Not Skin)

The body’s largest organ is the lining of your blood vessels. Here’s how to take care of it—to prevent heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and more.

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Thinking of Suing Your Doctor? Read This First

Few patients really understand what malpractice is, nor do they know the process. Plus: The real reason most patients sue.

What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

The Ultimate Wellness Lifestyle: Like a Hunter-Gatherer

Why so much sickness today? We seldom use our bodies as our hunter-gatherer ancestors did, and their diet was very balanced. It’s time to go backwards.

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How to Get Your Doctor to Listen—and Answer Your Questions

Doctors have less time than ever to spend with their patients. How to make sure yours really listens to you and answers all your questions.

What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

In Case of Emergency: Always Carry This Health Information

Time counts in a medical emergency. Here, the essential info to always carry so that hospital workers can provide the best care possible...

What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

How to Treat Health Problems When “Life” Is Not Living?

Are physicians really doing a disservice by prolonging a life that is rife with pain and suffering? The question is complicated and will only get more so.

What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

Are You Using Your Medications Properly?

You'd be hard-pressed to find any adult American who isn't medicated with something. But are you taking it properly? And…do you really need it???


Meet the Expert: Dr. David Sherer

David Sherer, MD, is an American physician, inventor, and author. He currently practices anesthesiology in the suburbs of Washington D.C.…


The Truth About Hospital Tests

Hospital patients typically are subjected to a battery of medical tests, and it can be difficult to tell if all…

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Are You Ready to Leave the Hospital?

Dr. David Sherer, anesthesiologist and author of Bottom Line’s What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You blog, discusses how your doctor…