A medical perspective on coronavirus from a doctor in private practice in Westchester County 

The reality we are in right now is that the coronavirus is probably pretty widespread in terms of exposure. It's hard to imagine that it isn't because of how quickly people get infected with this virus.  The transmission of this virus seems very easy from what I have seen. It has a longer incubation period and people remain asymptomatic for a long time.

I'm guessing that the first people i...

Mast Cell Disease & Reactions To Cleaning Products . Are your household cleaning supplies toxic?

Is vaping better than smoking? How harmful is vaping? 

VAPING VS. SMOKING

Are e-cigs/vapes “better" than regular cigarettes? If not, why were people so eager to think so? 

E-cigarettes or Vapes are, unfortunately, no better than cigarettes, and in fact could be a lot worse.  Early on when electronic cigarettes were introduced to the market, they were touted as a safer alternative to smoking as well as a means to quit smoking.  

The thought was that this was a purer way to get ni...

Health Risks of Food Dyes 

I am concerned about how ubiquitous food coloring is in so many of the foods that our children are given for celebratory reasons, particularly birthdays and holidays.  Think bright colored candy, colored sprinkles and frosting on cupcakes and cookie decorations that glow. 

How can anyone, especially a child, resist the rainbow of colors before them?  

Children are not only more susceptible to the lure of the color, but also to the toxicity associ...

New Year’s Resolution Health Goals

Health & Wellness Resolutions for every month of the year 

Small health goals are more effective than setting large health goals, which can be overwhelming to think about.  Keeping it simple makes it is more likely to stick. 

Along with the Healthy New Year’s Resolutions you have made for 2020, here are 12 health goals to consider for every month of 2020! 

Healthy Lifestyle Goals 

January. Everyone seems to make going to the gym and starting an exer...

Dr. Lawrence Afrin and I are pleased to announce the publishing of our paper with Dr. Lila Rosenthal and Dr. Shanda Dorff. We spent over two years and 200+ hours working in this article. We are hopeful that these novel treatment options will help women who suffer from these issues and the doctors who treat them.

This article will be helpful to a large number of women who suffer the problems described, as these problems often have gone on for long times with no identifiable...

POTS Syndrome: A comprehensive Patient Guide

The connection between POTS and Lyme Disease

I was recently featured on RawlsMD.com in a comprehensive article about The Lyme Disease & Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) Connection.  If you haven’t yet had a chance to check it out, I highly recommend reading it here. Thank you again for including me in the article. 

LYME DISEASE TREATMENT

How long have you been treating Lyme disease patients? 

September 2019 will be exactly 2...

I was recently interviewed on Lyme Basics. Click here to read the full interview.

How do you differentiate between what clinical symptoms are caused by Lyme disease and Bartonella? What are some of the more typical symptoms of a chronic Bartonella infection?

It can be difficult to differentiate between Lyme disease and Bartonellosis based on clinical symptoms alone.  There is certainly an overlap of symptoms found in both, such as headaches, fatigue, brain fog and cognitive dysfunction,...