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Francesco Puerari

Francesco Puerari

Dr Francesco Puerari

“I love Medicine: I am interested in all aspects of the medical profession including official medecine as well as complementary medecine.

After graduation, I specialized in Anesthesia and Intensive Care and started working in an intensive care unit (three years) at the Hospital of Cremona, Italy.

In the following two years I was engaged in a program of cooperation as responsible for the Anesthesia Unit in the small hospital of Afagnan, Togo, Africa, where I also worked as a pediatrician, internist, general surgeon and obstetric surgeon (130 caesarean sections, 250 gynecological and obstetrical minor surgeries; 150 inguinal plastics and other 200 minor surgeries).

When I came back to Italy, I continued to work in Cremona while attending the University of Pavia where I obtained three postgraduate specializations consecutively: Medical Toxicology, Dietetics and Nutrition, Neurology.

At the Hospital of Cremona I progressed along the standard medical career path: temporary assignment (1973), tenured position (1975), registrar (1980), Head of Functional Unit (1996), Director of the Anesthesia Unit (1999).

I retired from the hospital in 2007. The unit I managed was composed of 10 anesthetists, one postgraduate student, about 60 nurses and 10 nursing auxiliaries. Beside providing a service of anesthesiological emergency care as well as prompt availability every day, the unit granted six/seven operating sessions per day (33 operating sessions per week). I estimate that, during my career as a hospital doctor, I administered more than 20,000 anesthesias.

 

Istituti Ospedalieri di Cremona

Istituti Ospedalieri di Cremona

Although I dedicated myself primarily to this role, I always managed to find time to practice general medicine as a specialist in both Dietetics and Nutrition and Complementary Medicine (consultancy for nursing homes and private practice).

My studies in pharmacology at the University of Pavia (Specialization in Medical Toxicology) made me more aware to non-invasive therapies. For this reason, at the same time as I was attending my academic studies,

I also cultivated my knowledge in complementary medicine and obtained various course certificates from qualified schools (Iridology, 4 years, 200 hours, certificate in 2010; Homeopathy, 4 years, 200 hours, certificate in 2000; Electro Acupuncture according to Voll, 3 years, certificate in 1977).

 

Ospedale di Parma

Ospedale di Parma

I am quite familiar with teaching as I dedicated several years to teaching two disciplines: Pharmacology (with specialization in Toxicology) and Dietetics and Nutrition.

As to teaching hours, the amount ranged from 120 hours per year in the 1980s and 90s (nursing courses and regional professional training courses) to 14 hours per year for CPD courses and conferences in the 1990s.

Lectures as Professor a.c. at the Postgraduate School of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care of the University of Parma (2006).

Since 2007 I have dedicated myself full time to private practice as a dietitian and neurologist. As a support, I often use the resources provided by Iridology and Homeopathy.”

 

IN DETAIL

  • Qualifications
    • Master’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery (Pavia, 1972)
    • Specialization in Anesthesia and Intensive Care (Pavia, 1975)
    • Specialization in Medical Toxicology (Pavia, 1978)
    • Specialization in Dietetics and Nutrition (Pavia, 1982)
    • Specialization in Neurology (Pavia, 1986)
    • Qualification as registrar (final marks 95/100; 1978)
    • Qualification as consultant (final marks 92/100; 1985)
  • COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE
    • Iridology (Certified iridologist certificate of the Italian Iridology Association “ASSIRI”, 2010)
    • Homeopathy (Diploma in Homeopathy, Homeopathic Association of Brescia, 2000)
    • Electro acupunture (Italian Medical Association of Electro Acupunture according to Voll “AMIDEAV”, 1997)
  • Service record
    • 1973 Employed at the Anesthesia and Intensive Care Unit at the General Hospital of Cremona
    • 1977 Civil Service at the Saint Jean de Dieu Hospital in Togo (Africa) working as Responsible for the Anesthesia Unit
    • 1980 appointment as registrar, General Hospital of Cremona
    • 1996 appointment as Head of the Functional Unit of Locoregional Anesthesia
    • 1999 Director of the Anesthesia and Operating Unit of the General Hospital of Cremona
    • 2006-2007 Professor a.c. at the Postgraduate School of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care of the University of Parma
    • 2007 Retirement
    • 2007 Private practice
  • Teaching activity
    • Chemistry, Biochemistry and Nutrition Science (60-hour- per- year course held from 1985 to 1994, Nursing Schools, Cremona)
    • Emergency and Environmental Toxicology (four -hour course for local social workers, Region of Lombardy, held in 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984)
    • Nuclear Emergency and Nutrition (two-hour course for local social workers, Region of Lombardy, 1983)
    • Pharmacology and Toxicology in Anesthesia (lectures for a total of four hours included in a refresher course for doctors and nurses, Hospital Unit of Cremona, held in 2000, 2002)
    • Pharmacology and Toxicology in Intensive Care (lectures for a total of four hours included in a refresher course for doctors and nurses, Hospital Unit of Cremona, held in 1998, 1999)
    • Dietetics and Nutrition (Professional training school, Region of Lombardy, 55 hours per year from 1980 to 1991)
    • Clinical Nutrition (Diploma for Executives, Nursing Schools,Cremona, 10-hour course held from 1987 to 1994)
    • Dietetics and Nutrition (14-hour course for Nursing Degree, University of Brescia, 1993, 1994)
    • Dietetics and Nutrition (35-hour course for Healthcare Assistants Degree, University of Brescia, 1992)
    • Health Education for Schools (two-hour class, USL Cremona, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994)
    • Locoregional Anesthesia (two-hour class included in a CPD course, Hospital Unit of Cremona, 2002)
    • “No-pain hospital” (two-hour class included in a CPD course, Cremona Hospice, held in 2002, 2003, 2004)
    • Refresher classes for doctors and nurses (two hour class included in a CPD course, Hospital Unit of Cremona, two editions in 2004)
    • Lectures held at the Postgraduate School of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University of Parma (2006)
  • Publications
    • About 40 publications including articles, congress papers and posters. Lecture notes of the courses held at the Nursing Schools. Articles for local newspapers.

Francesco Puerari

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