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Heat-Related Illnesses

7/17/19 – In my practice as a direct primary care physician, I have much more time to think about my patient’s medical needs and to provide a medical perspective on a variety…Read More

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A Patient Asks: “How Long Do Viral Respiratory Infections Last?”

7/14/19 – Every year beginning around September or October, the incidence of viral respiratory infections skyrockets. Symptoms typically begin with a stuffy or runny nose, congested sinuses, and/or a sore throat. Fevers…Read More

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Boating, Bikes, and Bugs—Summertime Fun and Safety

6/27/19 – Summer in Chicago is a short season, and many of us rush outside to enjoy it. People often think that summer safety is only about sunscreen and watching their kids…Read More

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Falling through the Cracks in the Healthcare System

6/23/19 – POORER HEALTH OUTCOMES To care properly for patients who have complex, chronic illnesses, physicians require time. Lack of adequate time to care for patients is the number one complaint of…Read More

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What is Menopause?

5/22/19 – It’s more than just hot flashes and the absence of periods I take care of a number of women in various stages of menopause in my practice as a direct…Read More

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A Patient Asks: “Does Medical Marijuana Work for Pain?”

5/5/19 – From UpToDate: “The use of cannabis and cannabinoids for chronic pain is controversial. A 2017 meta-analysis of 27 randomized trials and three observational cohort studies of plant-based cannabis use (smoked,…Read More

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Should I Get A Measles Vaccine?

5/4/19 – Given that the United States is currently experiencing the largest outbreak of measles since 1994, many people are rightly concerned about their immunity to the disease. So should we all…Read More