Ted Golden, M.D., Best 2020 Candidate
Michigan House of Representatives
Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township
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Seeking Your Vote from District 45
Ted Golden, M.D. for Michigan House of Representatives, District 45
Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township
Best Democrat 2018 Best Candidate
Bio for Ted Golden, M.D.
Improve State Government for Better Quality of Life and Save Money
Dr. Golden was born in Flint, Michigan, 1943
He graduated Flint Southwestern High School 1961
He attended the University of Michigan Undergraduate and Medical School 1961 to 1968
Received a Medical Degree from University of Michigan 1968
Internship at Sinai Hospital of Detroit 1968 to 1969
Dermatology Residency at Henry Ford Hospital 1969 to 1972
At HFH Dr. Golden gave patients dignity and shorter waits by making the clinic he ran operate by appointment instead of on the prevailing first come first serve basis.
U.S. Navy, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, N.C. 1972 to 1974.
As Chief of Dermatology at a socialized medical hospital Dr. Golden LCDR MC USNR changed the Derm Clinic’s long established policy to reduce the clinic's work load by not seeing patients unless they had a physician referral. He was a strong advocate for the black marine with pseudofolliculitis for whom shaving on a daily basis was detrimental. He was outspoken to the higher command in order for the patient to be treated with respect. His fitness report consisted of a single word, “Outspoken,” Dr. Golden understands the strengths and weaknesses of socialized medicine.
Dr. Golden favors a single payer Medicare system for all. All medical expenses should be subtracted from income at both the federal and state level in order to eliminate the greatest economic disparity in healthcare. The self pay really suffer financially when they pay for medical expenses.
Solo private dermatology practice Sterling Heights, 1974 to June, 2013.
Chief of Dermatology William Beaumont Hospital-Troy. 1981 to 2002.
Dr. Golden has six children, and four grandchildren. First wife died in 1982. Second marriage ended by divorce. Re-married 2005, and moved to Rochester Hills.
Both of Dr. Golden's late parents were physicians in Flint, Michigan. Evelyn V. Golden M.D., his mother, was given many awards and honors for her humanitarian work in Flint. She was inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame in 2016.
Dr. Golden has seen Flint and other parts of Michigan slide from the top to near the bottom due to a changing world and the lack of adaptation. Most of his siblings and children have left Michigan due to a lack of opportunity and greener pastures elsewhere, which is a major problem for Michigan. Dr. Golden is happy that one of his children has established a Michigan based company www.collage.com.
Dr. Golden’s long time interest in politics was awakened by the abusive behavior his family received from the legal system during the process of divorce and follow-up proceedings.
Dr. Golden ran for the Michigan House in 2008, the Michigan Senate in 2010, the Michigan House in 2012, and 2016. He is not deterred by the fact that he has not won any elections in November. He feels that much work needs to be done in Michigan in order to improve the living climate.
Recent events that have motivated Dr. Golden to run for the Michigan House of Representatives in 2018 include the state's lack of action concerning Dr. Fata's criminal treatment of over 550 patients, the Flint water crisis, two years of Legionnaire's Disease outbreaks in Genesee County without an investigation concerning the source, the fatal drug overdose epidemic in Michigan, gun violence, and Judge Lisa Gorcyca inappropriate behavior in court, and her slap on the wrist from the Michigan Supreme Court. Most importantly Michigan lags behind most states concerning academic achievement and per capita income. Preventive health measures which more economically vibrant states have are lacking such as tobacco 21 and preventing people under 18 years of age from entering tanning booths.
Dr. Golden has written web based ICD-10 coding guides for Dermatology, Family Practice, and Internal Medicine.
Dr. Golden grows the best tall red Cannas in the house district, and is the district's best candidate.
Dr. Golden wants to take an active role in improving the quality of life for Michigan's citizens.
Thank you for your interest.
Ted Golden, M.D.