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.

My personal health update

Dear patients, colleagues, and friends - I know many of you have wondered where I've been this past year. I invite you to read the messages below from my son and wife, respectively, for an update. Season's greetings! Benjamin To the patients, colleagues, and friends...

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Proton Pump Inhibitors

In my experience, the class of drugs called Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI’s) - Prilosec, Nexium, Dexilant, Aciphex, Protonix etc. - for stomach acid reduction and reflux are over prescribed. Not only can the symptoms for most people be managed with diet and nutritional...

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Lyme Season

A large number of my patients have left New York City for the country to avoid the COVID-19 pandemic. Not that we need more things to fear, but it is important not to forget that Lyme disease season is upon us. It is early Spring and I received my first call about a...

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