Remembering

17 years ago. My wife was almost 3 months pregnant, we hadn’t told anyone yet. In my office when she called to tell me about the attack. Riding in a police car across NYC with a machine gun mounted vehicle at each intersection. To the medical staging area at Chelsea Piers. The line of ambulances […]

Zika Virus – an update on the latest developments

Mosquito born viruses are nothing new, nor are viruses that harm a fetus if the mother gets infected while pregnant. (chicken pox, rubella)  So what makes a country (El Salvador) tell its women not to get pregnant for 2 years? What is Zika Virus? Zika virus is in the same family of viruses such as […]

Ranking Doctors – “mine’s the best”

The baseball world elected Ken Griffey Jr. to the Hall of Fame with the highest percentage of votes ever.  Without doubt he is one of the best to play the game, deserving of all the honors he won over the course of his career.  Yet for all his success at the plate, he got a […]

Start Spreading the News…

Start Spreading the News… I am thrilled to announce the next phase in my journey as a Physician.  After 3 years in Arizona, I am returning to NYC and will be practicing at NYU Langone Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Associates. I have thoroughly enjoyed living in Arizona – it was a wonderful experience for my […]

Happy 4th of July – Keep it SAFE

As we enjoy the 4th of July, a reminder from TheDiagnosisMD to stay safe this holiday weekend. Fireworks are beautiful to watch – the sounds, color and spirit evoke great memories for many.  Some of my favorite 4th of July memories 20 years ago on call during my 4th day of Internship at Bellevue Hospital […]

Ebola in the US – what’s next!?

Last month, the first Ebola patient was brought to the US – a physician infected in Africa and brought back to the US for treatment.  I reviewed Ebola and that case in a earlier post on 8/2/14. That was a controlled transfer, just as the 2 other known cases transported to the US for treatment were. On […]

Ebola Virus – Is truth stranger than fiction?

Earlier today a plane landed in the US carrying a very sick person.  They are being transported to Emory Hospital to be treated for one of the scariest infections that exists – Ebola Virus.  This person contracted the virus in West Africa caring for other victims of the same infection, and is now being brought […]

Misdiagnosis – A Second Opinion

Earlier this week, I saw a segment on the Nightly News claiming 1 in 20 people have a misdiagnosis – based on a new study that had come out that day.  That error rate translates into 12 million Americans per year.  As a physician I find that number startling.  As a physician who specializes in making […]

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