Covid - 19 Protocols

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April 19, 2021: What is a safe distance?

We are all aware of the health and safe protocols we must follow to help protect our loved ones, those around us and of course ourselves from the coronavirus: wear a mask, wash hands frequently and maintain a distance of 6 feet from other people.  A 6-foot separation from others was the recommendation of the […]

Safety of Out-Patient Plastic Surgery Procedures During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Plastic surgeons as a group have from the very beginning of the coronavirus outbreak taken the care and protection of their patients and staff very seriously. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The Aesthetic Society (ASAPS) provided early support and guidance to their members in this respect. The question remained if these protocols […]

Questions Received About COVID-19 and the SARS-CoV-2 Virus

There are certain questions concerning the current pandemic that I am often asked: How accurate are the current tests for the coronavirus 2? The testing can be divided into two types. Testing for the virus or polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing and serological testing for the presence of antibodies. The former indicates the presence of […]

What is the Truth About Drugs to Combat COVID-19?

As we are all unfortunately aware, the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the SARS-COV-2 coronavirus is as a result of it being a unique or new virus. Therefore, we not have any immunity or antibodies against this virus and there are no known treatments. Physicians, scientists, laboratories and corporations are actively working to identify immediate (e.g., […]

Coronavirus and COVID-19

To Our Patients: As I am sure you are aware, the health and well-being of our patients is our primary concern at . As a result, we wanted to let you be aware of what measures we are taking to protect you during your office visits: We are advising any patients who may have any […]

Coffee Consumption And Type 2 Diabetes

On World Diabetes Day (Friday November 14th), a recent meta-analysis was distributed by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee. The study which was published in the European Journal of Nutrition, 53(1):25-38 suggested that consumption of both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Consumption of 3 – […]

Hispanics and Health Insurance – The Gap

The Wall Street Journal reported this week that 1/4 of the Hispanics in the United States did not have health insurance (view article). Furthermore, the percentage of Hispanics without health insurance that enrolled for coverage under the Affordable Care Act lagged behind the enrollment statistics for other ethnic groups. Reasons for these numbers included problems […]

Your Medical Choice: Angelina Jolie and Prophylactic Double-Mastectomy

Since the publication of Angelina Jolie’s New York Times Op-Ed regarding her prophylactic double-mastectomy, there has been much discussion, praise and debate surrounding Ms. Jolie’s choice and the procedure itself. Personally, I believe that publicizing her procedure was an extremely brave and commendable action on her part. The decision to undergo a prophylactic mastectomy, however, […]

Separating the Wheat from the Chaff: Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Coverage in Consumer Media

The idea of personal transformation is extremely seductive. It speaks to deeply held values of social mobility and self-determination. Combine those more lofty concepts with a society increasingly interested in maintenance of a more healthy and youthful appearance, and it’s no wonder that there is so much coverage of the cosmetic surgery industry. Unfortunately, the […]

Why Disclosing ALL Medications To Your Doctor May Be More Important Than You Realize

There is an interesting article in the March issue of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal ( from Drs. Wong, Gabriel, Maxwell, and Gupta of Loma Linda University in California. This review article which was titled: Bleeding Risks of Herbal, Homeopathic, and Dietary Supplements: A Hidden Nightmare for Plastic Surgeons? (Aesthetic Surgery Journal 32:332-348) Soon after I […]

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