Many people have contacted me with concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.  In an effort to update you on the latest information, I am sending this letter to answer some of the most commonly asked questions.  I would also like to try to put this crisis in perspective. Learn More: https://conciergemedicinemd.com/covid19/
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The U.S. Navy SEALs; Faith in Humanity Restored

The U.S. Navy SEALs; Faith in Humanity Restored

The U.S. Navy SEALs; Faith in Humanity Restored    A few years ago, a patient of mine and the father of 2 Navy SEALs, introduced me to the Navy SEAL Foundation. I’ve supported this terrific organization since, and in the process, have visited the SEAL...

The Private Sector Rescues the CDC and the Country

Overview: A lot has happened since I mailed the second COVID-19 newsletter three weeks ago.  At that point in time, the worst had not hit New York City.  New York survived.  However, as of this date, NYC has had over 10,000 deaths.  COVID-19 is a...

COVID-19 Newsletter #2

COVID-19 Newsletter #2

In an effort to keep you informed, I am writing my second newsletter on the COVID-19 pandemic.  Below is a list of topics that will help you stay safe, better understand the testing issue and help you plan for what is to come. COVID-19 Testing in Tucson:  There...

COVID19

To all of my patients: Many people have contacted me with concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.  In an effort to update you on the latest information, I am sending this letter to answer some of the most commonly asked questions.  I would also like to try to...

A feminist – lesbian-canary in the coal mine

A sentinel species is an animal used by human beings to detect early threats in the environment. The classic example is the canary in the coal mine. Well into the 20th century, canaries were carried into the mines to detect the presence of deadly carbon...

Obamacare – a trojan horse of paper mache

Over the past several months, I’ve been silent on the subject of ObamaCare. But as the controversy has grown, I’ve received numerous requests for an update on this law. In this piece I will go beyond outlining the problems and will explain what is at the heart of the...

October 4, 1984 & Libby Zion: the day medicine changed forever

Patients have often commented to me that “younger doctors seem different” than the doctors that they grew up with. Without getting into the details of my patients’ perceptions, the overall sense is that younger doctors see medicine as more of a job than a calling. I...

Does it matter if your Doctors oppose Obamacare?

So that my comments today are not interpreted as sour grapes, understand that ObamaCare has not been bad for my practice. In fact, patient-concern over ObamaCare has caused my practice to grow. Patients are worried about the looming doctor shortage and concierge...

Fish oil stinks!

For those of you who have read my previous blogs, you are familiar with my stance on vitamins, supplements, and “alternative medicine.” Though this topic is an entertaining example of human folly, taking untested supplements carries some real risks. Unlike the act of...

Can statin drugs impair your fitness?

Cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins – medications such as Zocor, Crestor, Lipitor, and Pravachol – have been getting their share of bad publicity. Recent press reports have shown possible links between the use of statin drugs and the development of dementia and...

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