Seasonal allergies sound benign, but can be a terrible problem for many people. In recent weeks, many people have had increased allergy symptoms and have really been suffering. There are lots of available treatment options though, and many do not involve taking a pill that makes you sleepy! So if you have runny nose, itchy […]
Stress eating….The topic has come up so many times in my exam rooms this week! Now please don’t misunderstand; this is a frequent topic. But it just seems to be on everyone’s mind a bit more lately. I don’t think it’s possible to make stress eating completely go away. But what you can do is […]
Magical thinking. We all use it. I see it particularly in medical weight loss treatment. Everyone wants to post big numbers, consistent numbers, each week, in their quest for success in the weight loss process. But as I remind everyone, the weight loss process is non-linear, and to expect to see the same results, week […]
This past week I met two people who had trouble over the weekend; and had no idea that we were open on Saturdays! Instead of reaching out, each one decided to “suffer through” until Monday. As a result, each one was a little bit worse by the time s/he came into our office. One reached […]
Summer time wellness is easy: extra daylight provides more time for exercise and being outside; more time for relaxation and socializing, farmer’s markets provide better availability of fresh fruits and vegetables. What’s the downside? Very little! Go out and enjoy! Just remember your sunscreen!!
I know it goes without saying, but it takes an entire team to care for someone. A patient was surprised recently to hear that our physician assistants can provide all of the same care that a doctor can, and that I rely on them to do so. In fact, it’s not unusual for me to […]
I read an article recently about an innovative doctor who has based his new practice on the concept of collaboration with his patients. Instead of him telling them what to do, he asks for their input and then integrates their feedback with the plan for their health. It didn’t occur to me that this was […]