As a pediatrician I am committed to, not only protecting but also helping our children, lead a happy and fulfilling life. As a medical professional it has always and will always be my primary concern: First do no harm. When we look at the medical environment for our children, we see that many drugs are being prescribed that have not been adequately (or not tested at all in children) evaluated for the safe use in children. Many drugs being prescribed today are for reasons that are called “off label.” That means the drugs have not been tested for efficacy […]
Topic: Functional Medicine
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, some 64 million Americans suffer from sleep disturbances: the inability to fall asleep, stay asleep or waking too early. Poor sleep dramatically affects your life, and can lead to disruptions at work and home. Inadequate sleep can lead to a disturbance in your metabolism and your physiology. Not getting a restful night of sleep can affect your ability to think clearly and to focus your attention. It also causes irritability and an inability to be fully present to the daily activities of your life. We need to sleep: to rest, to […]
Integrative medicine is the current trend and the prevailing answer to our enormous healthcare crisis. The recent buzz words on how to over haul our health care system rarely mention prevention, true prevention, as the key to the overwhelming epidemic of chronic disease. Prevention means we have to look at the fundamental or root cause of the diseases that plague society and make necessary changes to correct the problem.
Costs are escalating beyond our wildest imagination, along with the rising incidence of cancer, diabetes and heart disease. It all boils down to this: we are in trouble, and must implement a […]
All my life I wanted to be a doctor. I was fascinated with science and how things worked. The desire to help people was foremost in my young mind. I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. As I dedicated myself to diligent study, the intention to enter the medical profession never left me. In medical school I was drawn to children so the choice to become a pediatrician was a given.
When I finished my residency in Pediatrics, I started a solo practice in Plano, Texas. It didn’t take long for me to realize that I was just “putting […]