Insect stings and bites 101

Insect stings and bites 101

Insect stings and bites 101 It’s that time of year when yardwork and beach trips become standard weekend plans in Columbia, SC! Being a primary care physician, I receive a few calls about stings and bites every year, so I wanted to write a Stings and Bites 101...
Eggcellent Eggucation

Eggcellent Eggucation

Eggcellent Eggucation Eggs have gotten a bad rap over the years, so I wanted to clear up some confusion by writing this blog dedicated to eggs. Do eggs raise cholesterol?       While egg yolks have a good amount of cholesterol, studies have shown that eating eggs in...
Silos, the Grocery Store, and a Case for Primary Care

Silos, the Grocery Store, and a Case for Primary Care

Silos, the Grocery Store, and a Case for Primary Care One recent trend in medicine which bothers me is the rise of single problem telemedicine websites. You may have seen these types of ads: “Are you bothered by X?” where X is the medical problem of your choice – a...
Common Colorectal Questions

Common Colorectal Questions

Common Colorectal Questions March is colorectal cancer awareness month and I would like to answer some common questions about this topic! Let’s start with some definitions: Your colon, also known as the large intestine, is the last 5 feet or of your intestines. Your...
Black History Month – The Story of HeLa

Black History Month – The Story of HeLa

Black History Month – The Story of HeLa Medical ethics was a mandatory class in medical school, and it was eye-opening for me. Several years ago, I heard about Henrietta Lacks, but it took me a while to track down the book which contained her whole story, called The...