A sizable number of us will develop cysts in the breast at some point and may have to seek medical care for the condition.
Dressing up when we know we would be asked to take our clothes off is something we women do well. Don’t ask me why.
I have had a tough time convincing my female patients to kill two birds with one stone by getting an overdue pap smear done during a routine clinic visit because they did not feel groomed for the undress. [Read more…]
“Grandpa smells old!” my six year old boy blurts out after he hugs his grandparents. Kids have a way of mortifying us don’t they? [Read more…]
We all know someone like this right? The one we try not to let get too close as their breath is so foul and distracting you wonder how anyone can kiss them?
Or perhaps you have been the one (at times) to lead with your breath too? [Read more…]
Skin issues; especially acne can happen at any age. Some of us will continue to have breakout of acne well beyond the teenage years.
Here are some of the myths I hear every day about acne; [Read more…]
As women, we often joke and wonder aloud about the differences in approach to life and perspectives between men and women, husband and wives right?
During one such conversation with one of my psychiatry friends; a busy fellow working mom, we shared hilarious stories about the way our husbands “handle” things relating to our kids and homes.
I had worked with some service professionals three years ago and it turns out that I am in the market for their services again.
Without going into much detail, this service involves a lot of moolah, a lot of paper work and they like to put up “showings”. You should have guessed what it is by now.
Anyway, I was saddened to find out that my point person on the team had been sidelined by a stroke and had to retire due to disabilities that resulted from the stroke. [Read more…]
One of the most frustrating office visits still can be when a patient comes in seeking an antibiotic prescription even though the clinical information does not warrant one.
I admit it, in the olden days, before we really knew as much as we do now about antibiotics and resistant bacteria, I was in the group of physicians who used antibiotics regularly- especially in children. [Read more…]
It’s pretty much a given that the general population have no idea about how doctors are trained or licensed. Most know that it is a hard and long process that takes years.
But did you know that most doctors study and train for the rest of their careers, not simply by ‘practicing’ medicine, but by actually sitting for grueling exams every 7-10 years? [Read more…]
Once , a lovely woman who lived half the year in Belize and half the year in California, came into me with a complaint of a 3 month long “bug bite” site on her upper arm that would not heal.
After a brief time taking this history and a focused exam, she consented to having the area lanced and drained so it could finally heal.
Imagine our surprise when out comes the larvae of a botfly! [Read more…]