Every new year, it’s the same. Patients that I haven’t seen since the holidays come in for their first doctor visit of the year. Their blood pressure is 20 points higher, their sugars are out of whack, and they’ve packed on an extra 10 + pounds. In the exam room, they can barely meet my […]
About Dr. K
I’m a relatively young physician, but what I lack in years I make up for in enthusiasm. I obtained my MD and completed my internal medicine training in Philadelphia, where I cared for a mostly under-served patient population. Translation: the sickest of the sick! In my current private practice job, most of my patients are also of this demographic. And while I am treating diabetes, heart disease, chronic pain, depression, COPD and a little bit of everything else, the part of my job I enjoy most of all is educating patients and empowering them with the knowledge they require to improve their own health and wellness.
Over the years I have definitely noticed some common themes in the types of medical questions that people ask. The thought occurred to me, that if my patients have these questions I bet a whole lot of other people do too! That idea evolved into this blog.
This site is not meant only to recommend traditional medical treatments. Although I am traditionally trained and certainly prescribe drugs when appropriate, I have developed a particular interest in lifestyle medicine, and integrative approaches to health. Growing up on a Caribbean island, we treat stomach issues by drinking “bush tea”. In our kitchen table, there lay a book on the medicinal properties of herbs. So, in my life there was always a respect and appreciation for natural approaches to treating illness. Hence, the name of this blog
So I’ll put the prescription pad aside and will be sharing tidbits about evidence-based solutions to various medical issues, with an emphasis on Lifestyle factors (ie, diet, nutrition, physical activity) and other non-pharmacological approaches; as I continue to deepen my own knowledge in lifestyle medicine I will share what I learn with you!
I hope to educate, but also entertain. Because ultimately laughter is the best medicine, am I right?!