Louis M. Profeta Science Guru

Dr Louis M. Profeta is #7 LinkedIn Global Top Voice 2017 – Healthcare. He is an emergency physician practicing in Indianapolis. He is one of LinkedIn's Top Voices and the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Patient in Room Nine Says He's God. Dr Louis holds a medical degree from the Indiana University Bloomington.

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Saving the Decaying Smiles of Poverty

She kept her head tilted slightly down so I could not see her face. She was young, perhaps 20, with silky hair and smooth skin, and bright green eyes. She looked like a girl that if she had been born to a family of means would have walked the halls of school as an alpha gal, perhaps as the student body president, captain of the cheerleading squad or a star long distance runner … perhaps. Instead, she wore clothes, mostly clean, that had a bit of the dressed up Goodwill look to them trying to mimic the fashion of the day.

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An ER Doctor Speaks at a High School Graduation

Last week, I delivered the Baccalaureate address at my alma mater North Central High School in Indianapolis. This is what I said to the graduates.

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I Don't Know a Single Person on this Earth Anymore

I couldn’t get him out of my mind. He woke me up at 2 a.m. and I paced the room, blew my nose and stared into my bathroom mirror studying my own aging features. He wasn’t my patient.

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I Cut My Lawn and Sipped My Soda, Then Realized He Killed Her

I'm fairly certain he killed her. I came to the realization of this one hot, sunny day on my back porch.

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My Shoes Don’t Fit

Mary broke down a bit as she told me that her child had some developmental issues that would be with her forever. She had three otherwise healthy children and for a parent like her, uber accomplished, always in control, knowing Mattie would have to make her way through the rest of her life as an adult looking through the world with the eyes of a child was just now hitting her. You could see the fear of a mother worried that a time would come when her daughter might be guided through life by others who did not love with the same depth of a mother for her daughter.

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