If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, Type 1 or Type 2, you know how important numbers are. Your health comes down to just a few numbers that reveal how well your diabetes management plan is working and how healthy your body is functioning. But remembering what these different numbers mean, and what qualifies as a … Continue reading The 3 most important numbers for diabetics to watch
It’s only thanks to Siri and a leather belt that I’m able to tell this story today. What started out as a day of simple yard work quickly turned into a life-or-death situation. In mid-October 2017, I decided it was time to cut down an old mulberry tree in my backyard. Not in the mood … Continue reading Stop the Bleed: Knowledge that saved my life during severe injury
Springtime is marked by blooming flowers and hours of sunshine which, unfortunately for some, means runny noses and watery eyes. Seasonal allergies occur from pollen in the air, which is in full force this time of year. Allergic reactions result when your body has an exaggerated response to a substance and attacks it as though … Continue reading Are allergy seasons getting worse year after year?
There’s one part of your body you likely don’t think about often, even though you use it every day — your voice. As the saying goes, you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. It’s easy to take our vocal cords for granted, but if you’ve ever “lost your voice,” you know how difficult … Continue reading 7 ways to take better care of your voice
Have you ever wondered: “Should I see my doctor for this?” You are not alone if you have ever asked yourself that question. Sometimes it can be confusing to know when to call your doctor. Of course, you should see your primary care physician yearly for your annual check-up, but in between those visits, you may … Continue reading 7 symptoms signaling you need to go to the doctor
Fatigue, cramping and mood swings. Could it be Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or a sign of pregnancy? For a woman attempting to conceive, there are certain symptoms that mimic early pregnancy, especially if you struggle with PMS. As an OB/GYN, I’m here to help differentiate between the symptoms of PMS and early pregnancy and guide you … Continue reading Am I pregnant or is it PMS?
As a primary care physician, I get asked at least twice each week what I think about the ketogenic diet — does it really work? The short answer is yes, it works for some. The long answer is more complicated. Keep in mind, if you have any medical problems, especially chronic kidney disease, diabetes, high … Continue reading How to know if the keto diet is right for you
Over the last 16 years, I have had the absolute privilege of helping countless moms navigate the journey of childbirth. Childbirth has always been one of the most unique and individualized experiences a family will go through. Every birth story is different. Individuals have their own special and unique circumstances that are like no one … Continue reading Laughing gas a new alternative to ease labor pains
Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy & Research at The Star takes center stage in the world of sports performance and safety. There was a time in the not-too-distant past that Frisco, Texas, was the home of one 3A high school that most folks in Dallas couldn’t have found with a paper map and a … Continue reading Baylor Scott & White opens destination sports performance and research facility in Frisco