National Doctor’s Day

ENTERING THE MEDICAL WORLD March 30 was National Doctors Day and it made me reflect on the last seventeen years in practice after graduating medical school.  I can still remember the day I walked down that podium at my medical school to accept my diploma and earn my medical degree.  It seems like a lifetime ago yet the Read More…


THE EMOTIONS BEHIND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

There are more than 50 million of Americans living with Autoimmune diseases like Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis and Multiple sclerosis. These chronic illnesses can pose challenges to the individuals living with the diagnoses. Often, patients may feel that they are alone grappling with the physical and emotional issues that these diseases present.  They may Read More…


AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE AWARENESS

Autoimmune disease are illnesses that occurs when the body’s tissues are attacked by its own immune system. Individuals with autoimmune diseases produce special proteins or antibodies in their blood that target tissues within their own body rather than foreign infectious agents like viruses or bacteria, resulting in inflammation.Healthy tissue or cells are being attacked instead Read More…


KEEPING THAT KNEE FIT

Knee pain is a common complaint that is heard from people of all ages and affects both sexes.  Knee pain can be caused by a variety of medical conditions such as an injury, arthritis, infection, a torn meniscus or ligament or gout.  Certain sports, excess weight, and previous injury are risk factors which can increase Read More…


AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE HITS THE TENNIS WORLD

In addition to celebrating Heart Awareness, February is also Black history month. I can remember growing up and being inspired watching the Williams sisters rise to the top of their tennis games. I loved being able to watch these girls/women who I could identify with display such amazing athletic ability.  I still watch them both Read More…