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THE SUPER POWERS OF WATER

You can also check out this blog on sweatforsmiles.com  How many times have we been told as children and adults how important water is for our health?  A few years ago, former First Lady Michelle Obama and her staff launched a “Drink Up” campaign which helped promote children to drink more water instead of sugary Read More…


The Approachable Doctor

With all the pressures on physicians in modern-day medicine to see more patients in a short amount of time and do more electronic medical charting, I can understand why patients are feeling like some doctors are rushed and not approachable anymore.⁠ In my specialty, I encounter many individuals in acute and chronic pain from sports Read More…


Dear Med Student,

I know you’re scared but excited. I can remember the first time I attended the White Coat ceremony at my medical school. I felt so excited to finally be studying real medicine like you will feel. The four years I spent in medical school were such amazing years of happiness in learning about the amazing Read More…


ANA Blog

I HAVE A POSITIVE ANA! SHOULD I BE WORRIED? A few weeks ago, there was news that @kimkardashian tested positive for antibodies that may be seen with lupus.  She was forthcoming to the press about her concerns for having Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. What does this mean? Does she actually have lupus? WHAT HAPPENS WITH IN Read More…


Pain Relief Options

As a rheumatologist, I see patients suffering from chronic pain every day and do my best to offer both strategies and support to help with the pain.   Most of my patients suffer from osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis which is characterized by degeneration of cartilage over time. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune Read More…


Osteoarthritis

One of the most common questions that I get asked on a daily basis is “Doc, how can I have arthritis?? I am so young!” I have been involved with competitive figure skating, dancing (ballet, tap, jazz) and in my last 20 years I have engaged in long distance running and playing tennis.  I have been Read More…


Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs & Symptoms

Being a rheumatologist I see signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis that are often very difficult to deal with given the pain it causes.  Often, many people don’t realize the signs and symptoms they are experiencing is in fact rheumatoid arthritis.  Knowing the symptoms allow you to address these symptoms early, get a diagnosis and treatment plan Read More…