You can find our first article on leg pain and swelling here. Leg swelling generally occurs because of an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the tissues of the lower extremity. In our practice, the term we use for leg swelling from excessive fluid is peripheral edema. Peripheral edema occurs when fluid builds up in the…

Singing Free From Covid He’s alive because he could sing. I’d like to focus on a very unique and recent patient of mine named Frank, a veteran of the Korean conflict who suffers from end stage renal disease, developed as a consequence of a severe Covid infection that almost ended him last December. Frank has…

As a doctor, I am always mindful of the relationship with my patients. The continuity of care is important for the patient-centered relationship and far too often it is easy to get caught up in trying to do too many things at once because we are all so busy these days. In my experience, and…

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