#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…


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…