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Greg Bratton, MD

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Bratton received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology-Movement Science at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. While at TCU, Dr. Bratton was a 4-year letter winner on the TCU Horned Frog Division I baseball team. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Bratton completed his Family Medicine residency and served as Chief Resident at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. He currently is a Fellow in Sports Medicine at JPS.

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August 4th, 2011

The End …

I did it. I graduated. I remember in sixth grade writing a paper about wanting to grow up to be a doctor, and today, I can truly say, “I did it.” Graduating from residency, beginning my fellowship, and completing my Family Medicine board exam has made me feel as if I have finally put the punctuation at […]


July 7th, 2011

The Price of Being a Doctor

I saw a patient while I was moonlighting the other night that actually made me question whether or not it was worth it to be a doctor. The patient was a 56-year-old gentleman who presented to the emergency room complaining of neck pain. When I went to talk with him and learn more about his complaint, […]


May 19th, 2011

Practice-Changing Articles V

Recent advances and discussions in medicine are the cornerstone of Journal Watch. Here’s the fifth installment of the articles that made the biggest impression on me in the past 2 weeks. I hope you enjoy the articles I selected. Please feel free to leave a comment on the articles — Do you like them? Dislike them? Agree, disagree, state your […]


May 13th, 2011

A Change of Heart

I joined a gym today. It has been 18 months since I last lifted a dumbbell, ran on a treadmill, or attempted anything else to tune my body. In my own defense, I didn’t stop working out because I was lazy; in fact, quite the contrary. Truth is, 18 months ago, my son was born, and, […]


April 13th, 2011

Practice-Changing Articles IV

Recent advances and discussions in medicine are the cornerstone of Journal Watch. Here’s the fourth installment of the articles that made the biggest impression on me in the past 2 weeks. I hope you enjoy the articles I selected. Please feel free to leave a comment on the articles — Do you like them? Dislike them? Agree, disagree, state your […]


April 7th, 2011

The Colors of Life

For a week, the patient in bed 301 had been fighting. After being found unresponsive and hypothermic in the field, this 48-year-old male was brought to the ICU and was treated for metabolic acidosis, end-stage liver disease, hepatic encephalopathy, and an acute upper GI bleed, all in the context of presumed alcohol intoxication/withdrawal. It was not […]


March 22nd, 2011

Practice-Changing Articles III

Recent advances and discussions in medicine are the cornerstone of Journal Watch. Here’s the third installment of the articles that made the biggest impression on me in the past 2 weeks. I hope you enjoy the articles I selected. Please feel free to leave a comment on the articles — Do you like them? Dislike them? Agree, disagree, state your […]


March 15th, 2011

Match Day

I was talking to the third-year medical student who was rotating on my Medicine service the other day about what type of medicine he thought he might end up practicing and, astutely, he said, “Family/Internal Medicine.” I raised my eyebrows. Shortly thereafter, he conceded with a chuckle that he wasn’t sure. “I hope I figure it out […]


February 28th, 2011

Practice-Changing Articles II

Recent advances and discussions in medicine are the cornerstone of Journal Watch. Here’s the second installment of the articles that made the biggest impression on me in the past 2 weeks. I hope you enjoy the articles I selected. Please feel free to leave a comment on the articles — Do you like them? Dislike them? Agree, disagree, state your […]


February 23rd, 2011

The Passion of Medicine and Its Music

I admit it. International medicine and I don’t dance. Whereas a lot of my former classmates and current colleagues have gone to Brazil, Ghana, Haiti, Israel, Thailand, and Papua New Guinea for medical missions, I typically travel only as far away as high school football buses can go on a tank of gas. I prefer the […]


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