The world of medicine is radically shifting away from the old relationship-centered physician patient paradigm, to the profit-driven corporate paradigm. In this change, I believe we start to lose the the soul of the art of medicine – a healing partnership between two individuals. The purpose of this blog is to provide health information without corporate bias or conflict of interest that supports individuals on their healing path. These are my opinions based upon over 30 years of holistic medical and surgical practice.

Vocal Fold Hemorrhages

There are few situations when it is necessary for a vocalist to urgently seek care of a laryngologist (aka throat doctor), but sudden loss of the voice after or during a strenuous performance – without a concurrent upper respiratory infection – is one of...

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Lyme and When to Treat

Tick season is in full swing and I am getting lots of calls and seeing patients with new tick bites. Many of the calls are about children who are at day camp. Please check your children for ticks everyday when they come home if they have been playing outside. If you...

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The Power of Words

I had a vocalist come to me who was told by their speech pathologist/voice teacher that she would never sing again based upon some finding on a stroboscopic evaluation. Nothing was further from the truth, but the person was devastated and completely gave up all hope...

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