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…


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…


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 Blog

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS REVEALED  A couple of years ago, a professional female in her late thirties walked into my office describing several months of joint pain in both of her wrists, hands, knees and feet.  She reported feeling “achy and stiff”.  In addition to joint pain and swelling, she also noted stiffness that lasted into the Read More…


Breast Cancer Blog

CHANNELING MY PINK SIDE! Often teenage girls ponder about their breasts in some capacity after hitting puberty.  I remember as a child thinking are my breasts ever going to grow? Are they too small? Ultimately, I am happy how things turned out in that area.   Women should be aware that breasts are like snowflakes…they all Read More…