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Blood Sugar Control and COVID Aug 21st, 2020

Prevention of COVID and COVID-related complications starts in the clinic far before you get sick. Especially during this time of coronavirus, all adults should know their pre-diabetes or diabetes status and treat high blood sugar aggressively, which can be determined with simple tests such as fasting blood sugar or hemoglogin...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine May 11th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

The Insurance Fallacy Apr 16th, 2020

I am an advocate for pricing transparency in medical costs. Transparency brings down the cost of care. Would you buy a TV for $50,000 when you can buy the same one next door for $500? This is the type of price gouging that occurs in our healthcare system. The same...

Complete Medicine - The First Diabetes Reversal Clinic in Texas Dec 17th, 2019

When I started Complete Medicine in April 2019, I thought I was creating a general endocrinology practice where I could improve my patients’ healthcare experience by delivering meaningful doctor-patient relationships through direct access, in-depth visits and transparent pricing. I love my patients so much and I felt sad and angry...

Why Lifestyle Medicine? Nov 24th, 2019

If you have made it to age 50 without chronic prescription drugs, you are in the vast minority. 75% of people over 50 are on chronic prescriptions. Chronic diseases are now the norm. I challenge this normalization of illness - the human body was not made to be sick. In...

Positive Psychology - Use the Most Powerful Tool You Have Oct 14th, 2019

The way we feel truly impacts our health. 70% of primary care visits are related to stress and lifestyle. When we are stressed, overwhelmed and/or sleep deprived, we are more likely to make poor decisions and less likely to adhere to healthful choices. Stressors are inevitable; however, the way we...

What is Insulin Resistance? Sep 11th, 2019

Understanding insulin resistance is key to understanding the development of type two diabetes. First, let’s talk about insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by specific cells in your pancreas, an organ in your abdomen. Insulin helps regulate blood sugar and helps store and use the carbohydrates we eat for energy....

Why I Stopped Taking Insurance Mar 27th, 2019

As physicians and patients, we are in a dangerous place at the whims of insurance companies. When I looked around in private practice, I saw what my future could look like, and it was not at all what I had pictured as a bright-eyed medical trainee. Patients and doctors, while...

Why Yoga? Mar 22nd, 2019

Yoga means “union.” The mind, body and spirit are the quintessential union reflected by human health. To truly achieve a healthier body, you must nourish the other essential parts. With yoga, we strengthen the positive connection between our mind, body and spirit and build new neural connections, new habit loops....

Mama, You are Enough Mar 16th, 2019

I cannot think of a word powerful enough to describe the responsibility of motherhood. We live in a time where expectations of women are at an all time high, we are inundated with advice, opinions, judgements, comparisons. It is so easy to feel like you are not enough, to feel...

My Nutrition Journey Mar 10th, 2019

I never once considered being vegan. It actually fell upon me. I’m typically so intentional, so it feels weird to say that, but it really did happen to me. One of the things I’m intentional about is choosing foods for my children. When I interviewed Sofia, my au pair, the...