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/
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.
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What is mindful medicine?
Dr. Rachel Taylor discusses the appropriate role of medication in treating disease with an eye on placing a high priority on preventative care, health education, and wellness strategies. Read more on our blog:
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:
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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Heart Disease is the Number 1 Cause of Death for Women in the United States, killing almost 300,000 women in 2017. In order to decrease your risk of Heart Disease, please follow these general recommendations:
* Exercise 30 min daily at least 3 days/week
* Eat a healthy, balanced diet, low in fat and processed foods
* Avoid drinking excess alcohol
* Stop cigarette smoking
* Manage stress by practicing Coping Techniques
Patient Health Coaching can start as early as childhood! When children are involved in their own care and understand the benefits of lifestyle modifications on their health, they can achieve positive, long lasting results in the management of chronic health conditions. These include diabetes, obesity, heart disease, mental illness, and learning disabilities.
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Before you head out to enjoy this gorgeous weather with your favorite citrus cocktail, read this! Phytophotodermatitis, aka margarita burn, aka lime disease can cause irritation and hyperpigmentation! Phytophotodermatitis occurs when plant chemicals (lime, for example) come into contact with your skin and are then exposed to sunlight. The skin becomes irritated and then darkens (hyperpigmentation). If you receive a "margarita burn, " treatment may include a corticosteroid cream to reduce irritation and inflammation. Once the irritation is resolved, the discoloration can be treated with a bleaching cream/pad...and of course, dont forget the sunscreen!!