Are You Depressed Over Your Pet’s Health?

Pets. They are not judgmental, love us unconditionally, provide companionship, get us outside to walk, detect diseases before we do, physically protect us and provide comfort for strangers who are sick. But, as a physician, I’ve also noticed how a sick or aging...

Fat Free Foods Are Not Healthy

Morning java with processed corn syrup – yuck. But this is what millions of health conscious people start their day drinking because Fat Free Half & Half just replaces the cream with skim milk and corn syrup! For years the public has been inundated with ads...

Telling Your Doctor Your Sexual Orientation

As a primary care physician, I need to know your sexual orientation so I can provide you with the healthcare that you deserve. Your sexual orientation is an incredibly important part of your medical history because there are certain screenings and vaccinations that...

Why Do I Always Get Sick?

Why do I always get sick? This is a common question from many of my patients. Most of us don’t realize we do a pretty awesome job of infecting ourselves with germs directly from our own homes before we’ve even left for work! Picture...

Loss of Hearing at Concerts

Summertime means outdoor festivals and concerts. Loud music damages hearing and the effects of loud music are cumulative and insidious meaning you just don't realize how badly you’re damaging your hearing while enjoying that Jimmy Buffet concert....