The end comes from the beginning

Being board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and working in a full spectrum primary care practice I get to see all types of people every day. Yesterday, for instance, I took care of a two week old and then went across the hall to care for a 99 year old. I...

If diabetes is a problem of too much sugar….

Check out this piece on getting to work helping patients instead is sitting around acting like no one knows what to do. What to do if my foot caught fire Remember that simple isn’t always easy and hard isn’t always complicated. Come see our Nutrition and...

Vertigo

Over twenty years ago, my receptionist at the time was occasionally plagued with bouts of vertigo. During these bouts, when she had to move around the office she’d move ever so carefully, trying to turn her head as little as possible and as slowly as possible. The...

Bell’s Palsy

​What are you supposed to think when you wake up and half of your face isn’t working? That was the question one of my patients recently had to ask herself. When she smiled in the mirror, only the left side of her mouth went up. When she tried to close her eyes, only...

Antibiotics: When and Why?

This is part three of my question and answer session for the A Musing Maralee blog.  Today I focus on antibiotic use and touch on overprescribing. The original article can be found here.  Andy Smith, MD wrote a related article on antibiotics found here. When do we...

Cold or Flu?

Here is the next post in the series I did for A Musing Maralee’s blog.  I answer some of her reader questions concerning the common cold and influenza infections.  You can find the original blog post here. What is the biggest mistake you see parents making in...