Andy Lazris is a practicing primary care physician in Columbia Maryland.  He received a BA in History from Brown University before obtaining his medical degree at Albert Einstein and University of Virginia.  He writes frequently about health care and has a YouTube channel, Running Doc Unhinged.  On this site you can find information about his books, podcast, other writing, and music.

Non-fiction Books

Curing Medicare
Interpreting Health Benefits and Risks (with Erik Rifkin)
A geriatric doctor’s assessment of what is wrong with the medical care of the elderly and how we can fix it.
A practical guide, using a simple visual aide, showing how well medical interventions work and how much they may cause harm.
A look at what works and what doesn’t in the COVID crisis through the use of a practical visual aide.
A look at the ramifications of a decision made in 1911 that shaped our medical culture into one more concerned about fixing numbers than helping people.

Fiction Books

The Adventures of Yadel the Dreidel
A two book series highlighting Yadel and his friend Clausius, two Roman Jews who find immortality during the war against Rome, as he leaps through Jewish history in a series of adventures and creates the holiday of Hanukah against a tide of zealotry, apathy, and enduring love.
Three Brothers from Virginia
An epic novel of the Civil War focusing on three brothers, two black and one white, as they fight battles, hatred, and each other before discovering the only thing that is really important in a world that defies them at every turn:  each other.
The Geriatrics Vengeance Club
After losing his job and his sanity from fighting COVID and its ill-prescribed “cure,” Doctor Ben Polton joins with a band of his elderly patients on a mask-free concert tour as part of their grand adventure of defiance and self-preservation, where he finds love and purpose once again.  Twleve Original Songs are in the book and website.

"Running Doc Unhinged" Podcast

Musical Compositions