How much will I owe?

“How much will this cost me?” This is an understandably popular question among my patients. The answer is: it depends on your insurance, and upon your plan. Health insurance has become very complicated in the last several years. Share List

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Wellness Visits and insurance: what’s included?

Since the Affordable Care Act, insurances are required to include certain preventive services in their policies. (Policies, that is, that are not grandfathered in.) This is definitely a step forward, as it means that patients do not need to pay for a visit that focuses on preventing illnesses (or catching them early). However, what patients are […]

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Great series on measles vaccine

My colleague Laila Tomsovic, ND wrote a fantastic four-part series on measles and measles vaccine safety. She writes from a thoughtful, nuanced perspective,  grounded in research that lays out what her conclusions led her to. A quote from the last part of her series sums it up well, I think: “After years of reading, writing, and […]

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Why I Urge You To Vaccinate Your Child

Parents are often torn between what they hear about the risks from vaccinating, and what we know are the risks from not vaccinating. They’re surprised when I tell them I support vaccination. Here is how I look at it, and why. When I was two years old, one of my cousins died from the after […]

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His Cervix, Her Prostate

This is a piece that I originally wrote back in August 2013, on my old website. Recently a colleague (Ivy Branin ND of Simplicity Health wrote me, asking for help in wording a post she had written regarding cervical cancer. A commenter had posted: …. not all people with a cervix are women. If you are talking about biological processes, […]

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Heal Better with Integrative Healthcare

This post originally appeared on 10/5/2014 “Integrative”, for me, means that I integrate both conventional western medical strategies  with natural and functional medicine strategies. Rather than demonize one approach or the other, I see all medicinal approaches as being on a continuum. Use what is appropriate to the situation. Been in a car wreck? You need conventional […]

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Happy Meditrinalia! and happy National Coming Out Day!

This post originally appeared on 10/11/2014 Novum vetus vinum bibo: novo veteri morbo medeor! Meditrinalia (from Latin mederi “to be healed”) was an ancient Roman festival that celebrated both the grape harvest and healing. Held on October 11th, the custom was to make a libation of old wine along with the new (basically, probably fresh-pressed grape juice), and […]

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