Do you know that every July 1st thousands of physicians start their formal training when they become interns? These young men and women are the cream of the crop and are amongst the most dedicated, conscientious human beings on the

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Do you know about the different kinds of Urgent Care?
I work as a TELE-PEDIATRICIAN for Blueberry Pediatrics, a very affordable unique telemedicine company for families with children.

myDoqter 05/07/2021 09:05 PM

What is a Psychiatrist?

A Psychiatrist is a Board-Certified Doctor who treats and diagnoses all conditions pertaining to mental health, focusing, among others, on: the detection of mental illnesses, the treatment of learning disabilities, and the management of substance use disorders.

Ultimately, a Healthy Lifestyle and Prevention are the most important steps towards maintaining your mental health:

Important recommendations include:

- stay connected with family and friends
- use relaxation and stress management techniques such as yoga
- avoid excessive consumption of alcohol and drugs
- maintain a physical activity routine such as walking

myDoqter 04/22/2021 03:05 PM

"We are what we eat”

Over the last several decades, we have been witnessing a number of health issues and conditions affecting a growing number of children, such as obesity, diabetes, attention-deficit disorder (ADD), among others.

Indeed, our nutrition and the foods we eat can play a significant role in the development as well as the worsening of these and many other conditions.

Read more about this important topic on our blog:
https://www.mydoqter.com/blog/health-coaching-for-our-kids/

Health Coaching For Our Kids

myDoqter is America’s network of qualified physicians, built to foster the sanctity of the patient-doctor relationship. We are connecting doctors and patients through: - professional-social (procial) media, and - virtual healthcare technology created with

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Physician Outlook 04/21/2021 12:18 PM

Almost three-fourths of your healthcare-related taxes, your insurance premiums, your out-of-pocket costs do not pay physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, EMTs, testing labs, and health aides. So where does the money go?

#medicine #mydoqter #physician
https://www.physicianoutlook.com/articles/us-health-cares-staggering-costs

U.S. Health Care’s Staggering Costs

Administrative Overhead

https://www.physicianoutlook.com/articles/us-health-cares-staggering-costs

myDoqter 04/06/2021 09:56 PM

What is an Anesthesiologist?

An Anesthesiologist is a Board-Certified Doctor who provides pain relief before, during, and after a surgical procedure. Anesthesiologists help to ensure the safety of patients undergoing surgery.

Did you know that ANESTHESIA comes from the Greek word ‘anesthesia', which means ‘lack of sensation (to pain)’+ LOGY from the Greek word ‘logia’, which means ‘logic’ or ‘the study of’? Also, the prefix ‘AN’ indicates absence or lack of, and ‘ESTHESIA’ means sensation or feeling, including that of pain.

Read more here:
https://www.mydoqter.com/meet-your-doctor/

Meet Your Doctor

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myDoqter 03/29/2021 11:21 PM
Physician Outlook 03/25/2021 05:51 PM

Happy SIXTH annual National Physician Week, March 25-31!!

Physician Outlook 03/25/2021 05:50 PM

Happy SIXTH annual National Physician Week Celebration!!

Most hospitals and organizations only celebrate "Doctor's Day" once a year on March 31st, but did you know that we have a WHOLE WEEK?

March 25-31 is OUR week, thanks to Dr. Kim Jackson, founder of Physicians Working Together

https://www.physicianoutlook.com/articles/national-physicians-week

Happy National Physician Week to ALL my fellow physicians! This is a week where we celebrate US! It's been a tough year, but there is light on the horizon. Thank you to Dr. Kim Jackson of Physicians Working Together for coming up with the idea for this week-long celebration, which in 2021 is celebrating its SIXTH year in existence!
https://www.physicianoutlook.com/articles/national-physicians-week

myDoqter 03/22/2021 11:07 PM

What is a Pulmonologist?

A Pulmonology is a Board-Certified Doctor that has been previously certified in Internal Medicine and specializes in treating and diagnosing diseases of the respiratory tract system focusing on organs included in the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide, including: nose, mouth, pharynx (throat), larynx (voice box), trachea (windpipe), bronchi (passage that conducts air into the lungs), bronchioles (site of oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange), alveoli (air sacs where gas exchange takes place), lungs and the respiratory muscles.

Find out how many years of education a pulmonologist has: https://www.mydoqter.com/meet-your-doctor/pulmonologist/

Pulmonologist

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Physician Outlook 03/19/2021 12:51 PM

Join the school of health professions at St. Bonaventure University and learn about the accomplishments of these lesser-known medical professionals. The Diversity & Inclusion in Public Health course (PHB 302) in the SBU School of Health Professions is hosting a “Hidden Figures in Healthcare” webinar to highlight the unsung diverse contributors to modern healthcare.
3/19/21 @ 1:30

Join us on Zoom. The link is on the Notice Board. For those outside the SBU community, please contact Jeffrey Allen, DHSc, MPA, by email at jallen@sbu.edu.

St. Bonaventure University / www

The nation's first Franciscan university, St. Bonaventure University is a community committed to transforming the lives of our students inside and outside the classroom, inspiring in them a lifelong commitment to service and citizenship. In 2020, St. Bona

http://jallen@sbu.edu

myDoqter 03/15/2021 10:56 PM

What is a Gastroenterologist?

A Gastroenterologist is a Board-Certified Doctor who treats and diagnoses diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver, focusing on: the digestive or gastrointestinal (GI) tract, including the process during which food moves through the digestive system, the absorption of nutrients, and the excretion of waste. Gastroenterologists can perform surgeries, procedures such as endoscopies and colonoscopies, and dispense medications.

Learn more here:

https://www.mydoqter.com/meet-your-doctor/gastroenterologist/

Gastroenterologist

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Let's Talk Sh!t!

I learned very little in medical school and residency about the gut microbiome, but the more I read, the more I am convinced that the future of MANY health conditions as we know it lies in the gut.

Join me in supporting Dr. Sabine Hazan and the other speakers at this FABULOUS virtual conference (in person if you are anywhere near Malibu California)
on March 20, 2021.

FREE TO REGISTER (although donations appreciated as they go DIRECTLY TO FUND microbiome-related research and FDA-Approved clinical trials.
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malibu microbiome meeting Virtual CME event MARCH 20, 2021 / Malibu Microbiome Meeting

Physicians, government, and industry share the latest in microbiome research, discoveries, and news.

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Here is my office sign.

myDoqter 03/04/2021 01:06 PM

What is a Pediatrician?

Did you know that Pediatric physicians have specialized expertise in the management of physical, behavioral, developmental, and social problems that affect children and young adults from birth to 21 years of age?

To find out more about Pediatricians and other specialties visit our "Meet your Doctor" series:

https://www.mydoqter.com/meet-your-doctor/pediatrician/

Pediatrician

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Awesome Writers Summit hosted by Dr. Dana Corriel and Dr. Candace Good

https://doctorsonsocialmedia.com/writers-summit/

Physician Outlook 02/24/2021 04:37 PM

“...Healthcare has already been turned on its head dozens of times. But decentralized systems have the potential to give it what it’s really always needed: data in the hands of the patient...”

https://link.medium.com/WqeaMigh6db

Physician Outlook 02/15/2021 12:52 PM

Dr. Marion Mass breaks down into simple terms the many issues afflicting our "sick" system.

This is a reprint of the first in a series that she wrote for her county newspaper. With Dr. Mass' and the local newspaper's permission we are reprinting her series in Physician Outlook. https://www.physicianoutlook.com/.../therapy-desperately...

Marlene Wust-Smith, M.D.
Free gift to anyone who signs up for the MMM meeting--3 months free of Physician Outlook Magazine (use MALIBUMICROBIOME when you subscribe at www.PhysicianOutlook.com/subscribe

Read this blog and make an official comment against kickbacks for Optum, CVS and other PBM and hospital tied GPO that PREVENT patients and doctors from securing the BEST drugs, devices, and medical supplies and cost Americans $200 billion per year. That's $$ that is used to lobby for independent practice for non-physician providers.
Public comment closes on Feb 16. There are suggestions in this blog for comments to make and a link to make the comments.
Physicians cannot obtain lifesaving drugs or solutions—like epinephrine, saline, or albuterol—for their patients. Over 200 drugs on the shortage list.
Shortages....Here in America. Hurting patients and especially the indigent. https://free2care.org/free2care-urges-you-to-stand-against-costly-killing-kickbacks/

Happy Groundhog Day!

Living in the Northeast, I welcome February 2nd as the halfway point in the slushy slog to spring. Rather than pine for a fast-forward button to April, I've come to appreciate winter for its unique characteristics, even though I acknowledge the momentary misery it sometimes brings (soaking wet socks and shoes from icy slush puddles come to mind). Winter may seem bleak, gray, and dormant, but the natural world is full of surprises and wonder. I took this photo of a Fragrant Wintersweet tree (below) on January 31st at a local botanical garden. These honey-scented flowers, which bloom in the depths of winter, are surprisingly fragrant and detectable even to the scarf clad nose in the bitter cold. The natural world's sense of humor does not hibernate either, as evidenced by every plucky groundhog that has tried to bite the hand of a publicity-hungry politician on February 2nd. I can recommend raptor gloves to these novice handlers, but better advice would be to stay away from marmots! On a more practical note, as there are still six weeks left of winter, it's worth reposting these tips on preventing dry winter skin.
https://www.mydoqter.com/blog/what-to-do-to-care-for-your-dry-winter-skin/

Happy Groundhog Day!

Check for Ticks!

After spending time outside doing a yard cleanup, relaxing at the beach, hiking in the woods and grass, or visiting the dog park with your best friend, don’t forget to check for ticks! Tick bites can transmit Lyme disease, the most commonly reported tick-borne disease in the United States, and other dangerous diseases. In addition to Lyme disease, the top five tick-borne diseases reported in the United States include:
Rocky Mountain Spotted Disease, considered to be the most deadly of the tick-borne diseases;
Anaplasmosis; Ehrlichiosis. and Babesiosis.

Even if you live or visit in an area where deer are not plentiful, ticks are still a concern. Mice, gray squirrels, chipmunks, other rodents, rabbits, and even bird species can host infected tick larvae and nymphs. Our dog pets can inadvertently become tick hosts if they wander in the woods, tall grass, or visit an infested dog park.

So, after you arrive inside your home, first check your clothing for ticks. Remove any ticks you find, and machine wash your clothing in hot water, followed by tumbling dry on high heat. The CDC also recommends showering within 2 hours of arriving inside, as showering may wash any unattached ticks off your body and provides an opportunity to check your body for ticks. Don’t forget to check your pet too!

You can find some helpful pointers on tick bite prevention, tick removal, and checking yourself and your pet for ticks at:

https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/avoid/on_people.html and

https://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/pdfs/publications/check-pets-for-ticks-508.pdf

(Image below used under license from shutterstock)

GOT MY 2nd SHOT for COVID-19 Today!! No Symptoms.

Other things YOU can do to slow the spread:
1) Wear a High Quality Mask (3 layer Surgical Mask or better)
2) Healthy Diet, Exercise, and Sleeping Habits
3) Supplements like Zinc, Vitamin D, and Vitamin C
4) Stay 6 feet away from Non Household Contacts

I am Praying for a Blessed and Better 2021 for Everyone!!

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We got our COVID vaccines! The office that inoculates together... Very grateful to Dr Amy Witman/PrivateMD and her staff who spent their Saturday vaccinating the healthcare workers in our medical building. Glad to report just a sore arm for all of us!

Leyda Bowes, M.D.
Welcome to the Procial, Dr. Mass!

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Physician Outlook 01/18/2021 11:56 AM

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The term 'nonmelanoma skin cancer' is often used to refer to basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas. However, other less common forms of nonmelanoma skin cancers include:
• 'Adnexal' carcinomas, which arise from sweat glands, sebaceous glands (oil glands), and hair follicles
• Merkel cell cancer
• Sarcomas of the skin

'Keratinocyte' carcinoma refers specifically to skin cancers that arise from skin cells (keratinocytes) in the epidermis. Basal cell carcinomas comprise approximately 80% of keratinocyte carcinomas, and squamous cell carcinomas comprise approximately 20%.

The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that you see a dermatologist once a year for a full-body skin cancer screening. Individuals at higher risk for skin cancer may be screened more frequently. The Skin Cancer Foundation also recommends that you perform a monthly self-skin exam at home in a well-lit room.

You can find some helpful pointers on performing self-skin exams at:
https://www.skincancer.org/early-detection/self-exams/
and
https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/skin-cancer/find/check-skin

Detect skin cancer: How to perform a skin self-exam

Follow these tips from board-certified dermatologists to increase your chances of spotting skin cancer early, when it’s most treatable.

https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/skin-cancer/find/check-skin

HOW TO BEST PREPARE YOUR CHILD WITH ASTHMA OR ALLERGIES FOR SCHOOL

It’s that time of year again! Summer vacation is over and the kids are getting ready to go back to school. This Summer may have been met with some allergy challenges because it has been one of the hottest Summers on record. You may be worried about how your child with allergies and asthma may fare during the school year. Well, here are my five top tips to get your child with asthma or allergies ready for the school year.

1) Make sure the school is prepared to take care of your child in case of an emergency.
This is important for all children but specifically for children with food allergy and asthma. Children with food allergy must always have an adult ready to administer an epinephrine injector, and children with asthma must have access to an albuterol inhaler. Older children and high school children may know how to administer their medication. However, depending on the school’s policy and what is allowed, they may be restricted to seeing the school nurse or having the teacher administer the medications needed. It is important to feel comfortable with the school’s plan of action in case your child’s condition is to worsen. Have you discussed the signs and symptoms of when your child may be having a food allergy reaction or asthma attack with their teachers or school nurse? Does the school provide this type of training to their staff? These are all important questions to find out. If not, find out if there are plans to do so. Remember, it only takes one person to start change.

2) Has your child recently been evaluated by their Allergist.
An updated visit to your child’s allergist is always important, even with the most stable conditions. If your child is following up with their Allergist as directed, then you probably don’t have anything to worry about. If it has been a year or more, it is important that you schedule a follow-up soon. Over a year, many things can change. Your child’s medical condition or medical needs may have changed. Your child is growing and weight changes may require a change in dosing. Also, you can find out if new medications or treatments may be available. In addition, refills on expired medications may be needed. Lastly, an updated action plan on how to treat your child’s condition may be needed.

3) Address how medications will be given
Going back to school may mean a new schedule for your child and possibly yourself. Most allergy and asthma medications are given no more than twice a day. However, it can be difficult to coordinate the administration of a mid-day or late afternoon medication. Working with the school and your Allergist to figure out the best plan to have your child’s medication delivered correctly and timely with little interference to their day can be achieved.
In addition, a teenage child who has been given the responsibility of taking their own medications may need to be checked on periodically. It’s not unusual for me to see a teenager with exacerbated symptoms, all because they forgot a few too many times to take their medication and an upset parent sitting by their side. If you find that your child’s symptoms seem to be worsening or if you are not refilling their meds as expected, you may want to check on if they are taking their medications.

4)Address how your child’s condition may be affected by extracurricular and sports activity
A child with asthma and/or allergies may need special attention when it comes to them playing a sport or participating in extracurricular activities. Will they play outside but they have a severe pollen allergy? Will their asthma symptoms start once they start running? Or do you think your child’s care may need to be optimized so they can do their best? These are all questions that may be playing in your head. Addressing your concerns with your allergist is the first step. There are many ways to keep your child’s symptoms under control, including pretreating with medications prior to activities.
Furthermore, Extracurricular activities such as pottery making, painting, cooking, horticulture, etc, may have your child contacting possible allergens that may need to be addressed. If your child finds themselves with hives or a rash after an activity, testing and avoidance may be warranted.

5)Discuss your child’s care with caregivers
Coordinating your child’s supervision and safety to and from school may cause for other people to care for your child. Whether it is a friend’s mom carpooling the children to school, tutors, babysitters or nannies, it is important that all caregivers are aware of your child’s medical condition and have a plan of action. If you don’t have a plan of action, one may be obtained by your Allergist. Having one in place, may be particularly important in small children who may have difficulty expressing what they are feeling. Discussing the plan of action with your child’s caregiver will also help to give you insight on how comfortable your child’s caretaker is in implementing the action plan. If your child’s caregiver is not comfortable in recognizing signs and symptoms of your child’s medical problem or not comfortable in administering emergent medication, then secondary measures may need to be put in place, such as pre-prepared foods in a child with food allergy to decrease the likelihood of an accidental exposure, or maybe even a new caregiver. Most importantly, they should know how to contact you in case of an emergency.

Leyda Bowes, M.D.
This is great advice and guidance for all parents of school-age children. Thank you for sharing this information!

Let's get LOUD!
Learn how this anesthesiologist found his true calling by co-founding LOUD Capital. He believes that venture capital can create a positive impact on society. LOUD invests in underserved and diverse communities and is passionate about educating and inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs to embrace the same beliefs. https://www.physicianoutlook.com/articles/physician-reinvented-venture-capitalist
#venturecapital #physicianentrepreneur #VentureForPeople #startup #entrepreneur #angelinvestors #strategy #entrepreneurlife #startupbusiness #ceo #founders #ClubHouse #PhysicianOutlook

Physician Reinvented: The Venture Capitalist

Physicians take an oath to serve the sick and do no harm, a mission that transcends the boundaries of a ...

https://www.physicianoutlook.com/articles/physician-reinvented-venture-capitalist

Melanoma is scary, but has a high survival rate when caught early! We are big believers in regular skin checks and recommend patients visit once or twice a year. Be mindful of the A, B, C, D’s of Dermatology: asymmetry, border, color, diameter. Watch for changes in size, shape, color, don’t ignore something that’s tender, itching or bleeding. If something looks suspicious, have it examined-better safe than sorry!

myDoqter 01/11/2021 01:06 PM

A Colorectal Surgeon is a Board Certified doctor who treats and diagnoses conditions related to the small and large intestines as well as the anus and rectal region. These surgeons have expertise in not only general surgery but have also undergone advanced training in the medical and surgical management of diseases of the intestinal tract, colon, and rectum/anus, and perianal area. Surgeons within this specialty have training in open abdominal surgeries as well as in minimally invasive procedures such as endoscopy or laparoscopy.

Typically, your Primary Doctor or your Gastroenterologist will refer you to the Colorectal Surgeon for evaluation of a specific condition or treatment of a given diagnosis.

I'm currently revamping my website. Check back in a few days to see the new layout with information for patient education.
https://www.oritmarkowitzmd.com

Getting healthy and losing weight typically tops the list when it comes to New Years resolutions. We are big fans of a healthy lifestyle here at dermsd, but if you have any stubborn “problem areas” you may be a good candidate for Exilis Elite Ultra. Exilis is a non-invasive RF/ultrasound device for body contouring and tightening. While it can’t replace diet and exercise, a series of treatments can help with your new year, new you transformation!

New year, new you! If you’ve always wanted to try Botox/Dysport/Xeomin, why not make a resolution to schedule your appointment in the new year?

Recently, psoriasis has been linked to a higher risk of heart disease. Imaging studies have confirmed the presence of increased plaque formation in the coronary arteries in patients with psoriasis. In particular, psoriasis patients have an increased risk of developing unstable types of coronary artery plaques. These plaques may rupture, leading to heart attack and stroke.

But there is good news!

There is evidence that biologic treatments for psoriasis are associated with a significant reduction in high-risk plaques in the arteries of the heart. Biologic medications (innovative medications given as injections or infusions) have been shown to suppress the inflammation that drives both psoriasis and the development of plaque formation in the arteries. Imaging tests have demonstrated a significant reduction in high-risk plaques in arteries in psoriasis patients one year after starting biologic treatment.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a form of hair loss treatment that can harness and amplify the body’s unique natural growth factors to support hair growth.

The growth factors restore favorable conditions by:
1. Stimulating the proliferation of hair stem cells
2. Improving circulation to the hair follicles by stimulating the formation of new blood vessels around the hair follicles
3. Extending the growth phase cycle of the hair

Medical studies demonstrate PRP treatment:
• Increases hair count
• Increases hair density
• Increases individual hair shaft thickness
• Slows further hair thinning

Ask your dermatologist today if PRP is right for you!

We're getting festive in honor of national ugly Christmas sweater day!
#dermsd #drjasonlupton #uglyxmassweater

The VBeam laser is our office work horse because we can use it to treat a variety of skin issues: port wine stain birthmarks, pyogenic granuloma, acne and acne scarring, venous lake, and rosacea. We can also use the VBeam to treat angioma, surgical scars, and stretch marks!

As a pediatrician, I deal with vaccines all day every day. I am not old enough to remember when the polio vaccine first became available, but I can imagine that the excitement for it was similar to the excitement for the Covid vaccine's unveiling. Like many others, I have signed up to get the vaccine and am trying to wait patiently (which is hard because I am so excited!). Vaccine science will be forever changed with the advent of this mRNA vaccine. As a doctor who focuses on prevention, I cannot wait to see what the future holds!

Now more than ever, it's crucial to get your sleep!
Sleep deprivation at the time of vaccination has been found to attenuate antibody response to immunizations.

In one study, a group of healthy volunteers was vaccinated against influenza A on the morning following four nights of restricted sleep (1-5 AM sleep time). This group received two additional nights of sleep restriction following the vaccination. A control group of healthy volunteers whose sleep was not restricted also received the vaccine. Ten days post-vaccination, the mean antibody titers in the subjects who were immunized in a state of sleep deprivation were less than half those measured in the subjects with regular sleep times.

With a period of sleep recovery, the good news is that differences in antibody titers between the group that had been sleep-deprived and the control group was no longer significant three to four weeks post-vaccination. Nevertheless, this study points to sleep behaviors one might adhere to in the immediate period before and the first few weeks after vaccination to maximize vaccine benefits.

Spiegel K, Sheridan, JF, Van Cauter E. Effect of sleep deprivation on response to immunization. JAMA 2002;288(12);1471-1472.

Even patients with long-standing #arthritis can see an improvement in mobility after #Stem #Cell #Therapy treatment.

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Ramon Castellanos, M.D.
Very impressive! Congratulations to Dr. Leger!
Leyda Bowes, M.D.
This is a beautiful article by #PhysicianOutlook, and so inspirational. Congratulations to Dr. Leger! Such great talent, manifested in this beautiful portrait of one of the greatest, RBG.
Ramon Castellanos, M.D.
Excellent article! Agree 100%. We must share best outpatient protocols in the tx of Covid. Could save many lives. Inpatient nebulizing is not even a choice, for example (to avoid spread).

With #FLU season already here, the #CDC recommends the public to be alert for symptoms such as: #runnynose and watery eyes, #cough, #fever, #MuscleAches, and #malaise, among others.
If so, patients should have testing with the *new Flu-SC2 Multiplex Assay. This allows to test at the same time for infection caused by any one of the 3 viruses: SARS-CoV-2 (#Covid-19), #Influenza A and Influenza B.

This young patient in her 20s had a significant #reduction in #submental #fat after 3 sessions with #kybella injections. This allowed her to restore better definition to her face and jawline.

Out of the mouths of babes. This rockstar teen is using her voice for change!

This article, written by Lindsey Holt, rheumatologist Dr. Melissa Hawkins-Holt's teenage daughter, right before Thanksgiving, was shared widely and has made the rounds on Instagram, being shared over 400 times.

Her local Board of Education student representative read what Lindsey wrote and brought it up at a meeting.

Calorie tracking now no longer allowed in any county Health curriculum!!!!!! All high schools and middle schools in her home county are being notified immediately of the change.
#teenager #teen #girl #teenagers #cute #baby #teens #teengirl #teenagerposts #teenmodel #follow #timetobe #beautiful #instagram #instagood #bambina #bhfyp
#eatingdisorders #mentalhealth #anorexia #eatingdisorderrecovery #edrecovery #recovery #anxiety #depression #bulimia #eatingdisorder #selflove #selfcare #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #ed #anorexiarecovery #ocd #recoveryispossible #bingeeating #haes #mentalhealthmatters #ptsd #eatingdisorderawareness #ana #bulimiarecovery #selfacceptance #edfighter #edwarriors #bingeeatingdisorder
(https://www.physicianoutlook.com/articles/give-thanks-eat-what-you-want

Leyda Bowes, M.D.
Great common sense from this young lady! Calorie-tracking is not only senseless as part of this assignment, but can initiate a very unhealthy cycle in teenagers.

We're growing by leaps and bounds! Mindful was formerly known as Progressive Psychiatry. We updated our brand to reflect our strengths: therapy-based psychiatry and we're hoping to recruit more patient and physicians who believe in our balanced approach. Keep your eyes on this space; big things are coming!

Leyda Bowes, M.D.
That sounds amazing, Brian! I love the name too! Definitely share a link next time!

As winter returns and the weather turns colder and drier, here are some tips to prevent dry winter skin, as well as why it's important to protect your nose too!
https://mydoqter.com/blog/what-to-do-to-care-for-your-dry-winter-skin/

Leyda Bowes, M.D.
Great tips for all our patients, Regina. Thank you!!

Patients with risk factors for #Cardiovascular #Disease (#CVD) may benefit from long-term use of medications known as "-statins" in very low doses, in order to lower blood lipids, and prevent or delay the development of CVD.

Remembering my dear #mentor and #friend, Dr. Richard E. Fitzpatrick, well-renowned for his pioneering of many cosmetic dermatologic procedures, including #Laser #Skin #Resurfacing. But his greatest legacy truly was setting an example for us to follow of the virtues of a good physician: medical curiosity, compassion and humbleness.
(With my friends and colleagues, #CoolSculpting Specialists Carla Homez and Maria Ferrer.) #ASLMS 2014

Thank you to the FMA for hosting me on your podcast!
https://fb.watch/2abQ1O8O6n/

Leyda Bowes, M.D.
Great discussion, Rebekah. Thank you for your advocacy!

As the #HolidaySeason approaches, this is a helpful guide on the risk of acquiring #Covid infection from various types of social activities, from Low, Medium to High risk activities. This is especially important as we aim to open up America again.
Image from the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)

#StemCell treatments are successfully used to regenerate new tissues and treat multiple degenerative conditions, such as #osteoarthritis. The procedure is minimally invasive and has a very high success rate.

It didn't feel like Medicine that I was practicing this last semester in my role as a college campus physician. I was part sleuth, part bed-and-breakfast operator, part public health servant...and a tiny part doctor!

https://www.hispanicoutlook.com/articles/essential-and-front-line

Lucila Rodriguez, M.D.
Beautiful picture! Sounds exciting!!
Ramon Castellanos, M.D.
Great article too. I find that in the college age group, their social gatherings outside the school is what creates a spike in cases. Excellent article.
HENRY E PAEZ, M.D.
Congrats Dr. Wust-Smith!
Leyda Bowes, M.D.
Looking great, Marlene! And what a nice experience!

Let your skin shine as brightly as the holiday lights with our “glow and go” microinjection treatment! Microinjection treatment is customizable to each patient’s individual skin care needs- we can combine dermal filler, botulinum, serums to improve pores, fine lines, skin texture and give your skin an overall glow. Minimal downtime make this an ideal treatment for a busy holiday season—glow and go!!

Lucila Rodriguez, M.D.
Congratulations, Dr. Bernard, on this incredibly valuable book! Much needed information to be shared with patients. I ordered mine already!
Ramon Castellanos, M.D.
Great book, Dr. Bernard. Will order!
Vanessa Silebi, M.D.
Commending you and Dr. Al-Agba for such a great undertaking. Excellent book!
HENRY E PAEZ, M.D.
Thank you for being an advocate for physician-led medicine.

#Melasma (darker skin patches on the face) can be seen in women during and after #pregnancy, as well as while taking oral birth control pills. While there is no absolute cure for melasma, it can improve significantly with the use of specialized skin brightening creams.

HENRY E PAEZ, M.D.
This is a big concern for many women. very nice resukts.

#Vitamin #B12 #Deficiency can lead to serious #MentalHealth side effects. These include: memory loss, depression, paranoia, numbness, and loss of taste and smell. Foods rich in vitamin B12 include: fortified cereal, sardines, tuna, trout, salmon, eggs, milk and dairy products.

Proper #BloodPressure Management may help reduce cognitive decline and the risk of developing #dementia. #PreventiveMedicine

#Acne is one of the most common #Skin conditions worldwide. #Pore #Occlusion and #Plugging by excess skin oils and make-up can trigger #AcneFlares and lead to pustules, cysts and, eventually, #Scars. That is why the single most important step in the #Treatment AND #Prevention of #Acne is proper and regular #Face #Washing, 2 to 3 times a day.

Happy Thanksgiving from dermsd! 2020 has been a rough year, but there's still so much to be thankful for! Have a safe, healthy, happy holiday!!

#Social #Anxiety can be very stressful for children and can prevent them from making friends and performing well in school. Never hesitate to bring your child to the #Pediatrician or #ChildPsychiatrist if you notice him/her to be sad, not have friends in school, or have difficulties with academic performance. A proper evaluation can help make the correct diagnosis, determine the best treatment, and set him/her on the path to good #Mental #Health and fulfilling life experiences.