I DO NOT RESPOND TO E-MAIL
Not only is e-mail impersonal, it does not reflect the tone in one's voice
a phone call will always reach me a lot faster than an e-mail
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PLEASE DO NOT ADD ME TO YOUR FORWARD LIST
If you are calling with a health issue please read the following information:
1. I do charge a fee for health conversations. Since everyone pretty much knows how to Google and research a health question, it has been my experience that people call me for health conversations. I consider health conversations to be a volleying of questions and answers back and forth between you and me (a dialogue) that requires my utmost attention on you. For this reason all health conversations require a fee.
2. Before calling, take the time to read the section on this site called Signs and Symptoms." Did you know that 90 - 95% of your doctor's diagnosis will come from the information you give? That's right! If you leave something out, no matter how big or small, then the doctor will be diagnosing you without having all of the information. They only know what you tell them and they are asking you questions for a reason. Remember, they are also ordering tests based on what you say. In order for me to give you some guidance, be prepared to be VERY DESCRIPTIVE and read the Signs and Symptoms" section.
3. If you live outside the U.S. we can talk via SKYPE which is a free download to your computer and we can talk over the computer provided you also have speakers. Contact me through SKYPE . . . my SKYPE name is "drstandley".
4. I answer my own phone. I always have and always will. The number is 314.420.5099, which is also posted at the top of this site in the gray box of every page. If I answer, you have not interrupted me. If I do not answer, just leave your name and number because I WILL call you back as soon as I can. Leave me a few choice times to return your call, plus your time zone.
You can always keep up with me by reading the Daily Message, especially if I am on the road and returning calls later than usual or you can keep up with me via Facebook or through my Twitter.
**This web site's goal is to provide you with information that may be useful in attaining optimal health. Nothing in it is meant as a prescription or as medical advice. You should check with your physician before implementing any changes in your exercise or lifestyle habits, especially if you have physical problems or are taking medications of any kind.