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Arthritis Awareness

Arthritis Myth’s Answered Consulting a doctor and really asking about the myths and truth behind any medical diagnosis, fear or curiosity is so important to make sure you are doing all you can to keep your health in order!⁠  MYTH: Supplements like Glucosamine and chondroitin work for all types of arthritis. TRUTH: Glucosamine can benefit Read More…


#CallYourDoctorFirst

During this pandemic, many medical offices and healthcare organizations have changed to telemedicine to continue treating patients while limiting ER and hospital visits and protecting the healthcare workers and critically ill patients.  Also, patients with autoimmune diseases already have a weakened immune system from their condition and the medications they are taking. For Rheumatology, most Read More…


Gut Health

We are all talking about our immune systems and how to boost our health. It is crucial to have a healthy interaction between the gut and the immune system. When your gut health is good, you’re less likely to experience damaging inflammation and lapses in immunity.⁠ Imbalances in the gut microbiome may result in a Read More…


Raynaud

When I was an ice skater, I would notice my hands change color to white, sometimes blue and then ultimately red after my time on the ice. Often, I would wear 2-3 pairs of gloves during my practice session because my hands would get so cold and painful.  My core body temperature was always warm Read More…


The Importance of A Complete Exam

Many arthritis patients present to the office complaining of joint, muscle, tendon, ligament or bone pain. Joint pain and inflammation can lead to disability, immobility, and decreased quality of life. Many arthritis patients want to SOLELY focus on the musculoskeletal system. In medical school and residency, I was always taught to focus on the WHOLE Read More…


Confidence

Witnessing Zozibini Tunz from South Africa become Miss Universe a few days ago and watching the clips from the pageant since her accomplishment has sparked a conversation in my family on a topic that many parents have with their children.  My daughter marveled at the way Ms. Universe carried herself and articulated her answers. She Read More…