Q and A With Dr. Cooper on the Tom Joyner Morning Show

  • Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 1:45 am
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Q and A With Dr. Cooper on the Tom Joyner Morning Show Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 Question: My heart disease is attributed to sleep apnea. Taking blood pressure and water pills for my heart. Now using CPAC machine. Will I ever be able to stop the medications? Answer: Probably not, but you can perhaps reduce the need for meds with...

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Defining “OPEN HEART SURGERY”

You never know how inaccurate and misleading the news can be until it points the finger right at you. As my buddy Joe Madison would say, let me put it where the goats can get it!! This email is in response to today's Atlanta Business Chronicle article on Piedmont Healthcare's expansion plans   Ms. Hensley: The article above needs to...

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CANCER NO MORE!

  • Saturday, October 8th, 2016 at 1:31 am
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Good Morning Friends! It is First Sunday!   Although I am a heart doctor, I follow the progress of cancer treatment and prevention strategies on various media sources. I am certain that my concern and curiosity for cancer is related to My Mom-Arthur Louise and oldest sister Janice who both died of pancreatic and ovarian cancer respectively.   As I...

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Yes, We Can Control Your Pain

As a practicing cardiovascular surgeon, I fully understand that our profession (healthcare/medicine) has to do a better job of policing itself. And perhaps even more government regulation/policy oversight is necessary. I would also argue that perhaps too much government intervention has a role in our current narcotic addiction crisis. It is equally important for the public to understand, at least...

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Never Lose Again

A couple of weeks ago I watched in awe the performance of Steph Curry. His game-winning shot against the Thunder seemed so deliberate and effortless, which is what made this so intriguing to me and perhaps you too. Fascinating because often in these situations, the proverbial Hail Mary seems not to be a hail of Mary at all but simply...

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Would the Real Killers Please Stand Up!! Heart Disease is NOT Number 1!

  • Monday, August 15th, 2016 at 9:00 am
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Yes, I know you might be thinking, has Coop lost his mind? He’s a heart doctor, why would he say that? Of course heart disease deaths outpace all other major illness categories combined. Does it? Yes, it does at least from the perspective lens through which we view it. One of my objectives, when I speak and write on this...

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Communicate to Live: Tell Your Story

I enjoy inspiring, empowering and educating my patients. Recently during one such encounter I had just such an opportunity. As I often say to those unfortunate enough to be in a situation where they have to hear me; “you opened the door so I think I will walk right in.” Those encounters are usually in the setting of a diagnosis...

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The Life of Jose Greer & the Reconciliation of Death

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015, I am home after a long day of surgery. I sat down and talked to my wife for a few minutes. She received a call that Jose had been robbed. Three men kicked in the door and he jumped from his third floor balcony. He had a broken arm and leg but was now at Grady...

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Categorically Happy

“Truly life sustaining health, wellness and happiness cannot be found in a bottle (pill or alcohol), under a surgical knife, in a new car, new clothes, new home, girlfriend, wife, sister, brother, preacher or teacher. It can’t be incised, removed or put in place. It cannot be manufactured or recreated. It can only come from within. Good news: it’s already...

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Put Me Out of Business, Please!

Good Morning Friends! As I sit here this morning marveling at the wonderful family photos of you, and the many things we all have to be thankful for, my spirit moved me to write, to teach, to educate. But most importantly to motivate. Put Me Out of Business Please! High Blood Pressure as you know is deadly in a number...

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