Dr. David Kaminskas

The Catholic Doctor Is In

Dr. David Kaminskas is a board certified cardiologist and member of The Dr. Jerome Lejeune Catholic Medical Guild of Northeast Indiana, www.fortwaynecma.com.

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Parkinson’s affects 1 million people in North America

Although you can’t describe it to your family or friends, there is a feeling that there is something inside of you that is not quite right. It is a weird […]

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The Catholic Doctor Is In

For love of life                  In 1991, I met a 64-year-old gentleman who had very severe coronary artery blockage. He successfully underwent quintuple […]

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The placebo effect

Thomas Jefferson once said: “One of the most successful physicians I have ever known has assured me that he used more bread pills, drops of colored water, powder of hickory […]

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How I became a doctor

As a junior at Purdue University studying mechanical engineering, I realized I was being called to be a physician. I decided to apply to all the schools in Ohio, my […]

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The risks of overusing antibiotics

When penicillin was first discovered in 1928 it was a godsend for patients and physicians. Thousands of lives were saved by successful treatment of serious bacterial infections. Now we have […]

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Miracle in Fayetteville

Two years ago, I wrote a column about my first-born daughter, Amanda, and her struggles with a devastating neurological disease called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Of all the articles I […]

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A different type of storm

For over 20 years I had the pleasure of taking care of a particular gentleman. He had a severe cardiomyopathy, which means that his main pumping chamber, the left ventricle, […]

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Sometimes you have to bend the rules

Recently a gentleman presented to one of my cardiology colleagues in the office for evaluation of symptoms that can best be described as vague and nonspecific. He happened to be […]

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I think I’m having a heart attack

A 42-year-old man presents to the emergency room with acute onset of shortness of breath and chest tightness. He is in the middle of a contentious divorce and has not […]

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The Catholic Doctor: When the heart beats too fast

Some time ago, I was trying to convince one of my patients to exercise. His response makes me smile every time I think about it. “Doc, I am a firm […]

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The Catholic Doctor: Nurses are the real heroes

May 6-12th is designated National Nurses week. May 6, National Nurses Day, begins the week honoring the dedicated nurses across this country for their exemplary work. The week ends on […]

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The legacy of a special child

On Sept. 7, 2010, a baby boy was born in a hospital in Missouri. His mother named him Simon and proclaimed “he was absolutely perfect to our family.” This was […]