July 9, 2019

Why do kids feet turn in?

Parents, grandparents, and even complete strangers may comment on intoeing (“pigeon toeing”) in kids.  This is one of the most common concerns at the pediatrician’s office […]
July 2, 2019

Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Hey Frank what do I do with all the older patients that I’m seeing with disabling non-traumatic knee pain or dysfunction??  “My knee is giving way […]
June 17, 2019

The Sunscreen Dilemma

On May 6, 2019, a study was published in JAMA (https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2733085) questioning the safety of many sunscreens based on systemic absorption.  The study was small, consisting […]
May 4, 2019

Consider The Orthopedic Sub-specialties Before Making A Referral

Musculoskeletal complaints affect everyone from infants to elderly.  Conditions may be chronic or acute and various orthopedic subspecialties should be considered for referral options.  Some providers […]
May 4, 2019

10 Million

Today, like most days, I have 35 plus patients on my schedule.  I walk into my exam room to find a young, 21-year-old female, sitting on […]
April 2, 2019

PCOS is common, complex and more serious than ever!

Polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS is common (affecting up to 10% of women), very complex and more serious than ever! Recent research has linked this condition […]
April 2, 2019


The year was 2014 and the United States was experiencing one of the largest measles outbreaks of that decade.  The source:  still not completely identified, but […]
April 2, 2019

Epicondylitis: Not Just for the Golfers or Tennis Players

Golf and tennis are not the only recreational activities that can cause elbow pain, yet they each are commonly used to describe epicondylitis.  Repetitive activities can […]
February 8, 2019

Everything You’re Itching to Know About the Sky High STI Rates!

Did you know STI rates are the highest since written records have been kept? Making matter worse, many patients with STIs are asymptomatic and don’t realize […]
January 23, 2019

So, You Want to be a Dermatology PA/NP

It is a great profession, so I don’t blame you, honestly. In 1994, when the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants was ‘born’, there were only 49 […]

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