Author Archives: Cynthia J. Koelker, MD

About Cynthia J. Koelker, MD

CYNTHIA J KOELKER , MD is a board-certified family physician with over twenty years of clinical experience. A member of American Mensa, Dr. Koelker holds degrees in biology, humanities, medicine, and music from M.I.T., Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and the University of Akron. She served in the National Health Service Corps to finance her medical education.

Ebola in my home town

Before this summer I often glossed over bioterrorism in my Survival Medicine classes…that could never happen here, could it? Now that Ebola has arrived in my home town I feel differently. No doubt you’ve heard of the health care worker … Continue reading

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One-day Suturing and Minor Surgery Workshop October 4, 2014

Suturing and Minor Surgery – 1-Day Class 2015 Schedule TBA This class is taken from Day 2 (Modules 3 and 4) of Survival Medicine 101 For a listing of what is covered, CLICK HERE or see below. Suturing Intro to … Continue reading

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The Practical Prepper – Book Review

The Practical Prepper A Common-Sense Guide to Preparing for Emergencies Book Review, by Cynthia J. Koelker, MD, Did you ever wish you could find a single book with common-sense prepping advice you could actually implement? The Practical Prepper is … Continue reading

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Free Antibiotic Indication and Dosing Guide

Antibiotic Indications and Dose

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Survival Medicine Workshops

CLICK HERE for SURVIVAL MEDICINE CLASS DESCRIPTIONS *  2016 Survival Medicine Classes * New!  No prerequisite for any class ******* FOR  DATES and DETAILS – CLICK HERE

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Tip of the Week: Suture material – what to get and where

The best suture material I have found that anyone can purchase online is the brand Unify, available through Amazon and elsewhere.  For suturing of skin wounds, the 3-0 and 4-0 Nylon are most useful to have on hand, though having … Continue reading

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Free download – The Ship Captain’s Medical Guide – Childbirth

Suppose you were at sea and went into labor.  What would you do without a doctor on board? The same question could be asked of any situation where a woman went into labor without a doctor or midwife available.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Casting material – what to get and where

The best plaster casting material I have found that anyone can purchase online is the brand Gypsona, available through Amazon and elsewhere.  For adult-size arm splints and casts, 3″ plaster rolls are appropriate.  For adult-size leg splints and casts, 4″ rolls … Continue reading

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Birth control pills and TEOTWAWKI

An over-the-counter alternative to prescription birth control pills for TEOTWAWKI. Continue reading

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Free Podcasts with Doc Cindy

Enjoy the following free podcasts with Doc Cindy and her guests September 20, 2013 at 11:00PM (CST) · 1 hour 7 minutes Do you have symptoms? Does your neighbor? Odds are, at least one of you does (or will, before … Continue reading

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