While the debate about the escalating cost of health care in America rages on, a major part of the problem is usually ignored: the huge markup of medicines. In several investigative reports (including from CNN and national geographic) it was found that up to 80% of active ingredients of the medicines sold in America come […]
Some years ago I saw a 52 years old gentleman with joints pain and swelling. Labs showed he has rheumatoid arthritis and we advised starting DMARDs (Disease Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs), but he wanted to try a “traditional” remedy from his home country first. We advised him against it since this type of “traditional medicines” has […]
A 50 years old lady comes to the clinic with history of chronic pain all over her body, but her most pressing issue was severe left shoulder pain that began 5 months ago. She was told her labs were normal and that she had a local shoulder problem and was given a local steroid injection […]
3 years ago the mother of a 20 years old gentleman visits me in the clinic for the first time, her son refused to come because he is fed up and lost hope after suffering for so many years. At the age of 13, he began having occasional pain of lower back and hip pain […]
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