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” I, ME AND MINE ” Jan 9th, 2021

2020, The year of the COVID, has been long and hard and all things good or bad have to pass. Nothing is permanent. We have to trust in life and not succumb to despair. With patience, grit, and calmness we will overcome this as well! I had the inherent urge...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

What Am I Grateful For Today? Jul 7th, 2020

I have gratitude for the self-realization of the present moment.Each moment is filled with grace. When I am fully immersed in the present in the here and now, nothing is ever enough. I am ever so thankful for the joy of simply being here with family, friends, and nature. I...

Hidden Anger : The Enemy Within Jul 7th, 2020

First of all I would like to thank one and all at Royal Oaks for inviting Pinnacle Care Internal Medicine to have an office on its premises. We feel privileged and honored. I would also like to thank the powers to be that run the monthly newsletter for inviting me...

Mindful living Jul 7th, 2020

In a very real way, the stories we tell ourselves inside our own heads every day change what and how we see our lives … And this "self story" is a simple collection of beliefs that ultimately make us what and who we are. It lays the foundation for every...

Heartbeats in Relationships - Care vs. Control Jul 7th, 2020

Hello, there! After what has felt like a long cold winter, spring has finally come, and with it, thoughts of love, freshness, and change! As we look about and see God's beautiful changes in nature, perhaps it's also a good time to look at our lives and how we might...

What's In Your Pie? A Senior Looks At Life Jul 7th, 2020

I was recently asked if I considered myself more of a Physician or a Healer. A Physician possessing Medical Expertise vs. A Healer, who deals with the Mind, Body, and Soul . I would like to consider myself "both", but in actuality, I want very much to continue my quest...

I Like You Jul 7th, 2020

Just a few days ago, I had an office visit with a patient that impacted me greatly, touched my heart, and opened my eyes to see kindness in a new and profound way. I've watched this special lady deal with Parkinsons Disease as it slowly and steadily has progressed over...

THANKFUL. Nov 22nd, 2018

What am I thankful for today? 1. I have gratitude for the self-realization of the present moment. Each moment is filled with grace. When I am fully immersed in the present in the here and now, nothing is ever enough. I am ever so thankful for the joy of simply...

IS THERE AN ELEPHANT IN YOUR LIVING ROOM? Nov 7th, 2018

What does “ An elephant in your living room?” Really mean? It's "a problem or an uncomfortable issue that is very obvious to everyone, but no one wants to talk about it. It's ignored for the convenience and comfort of those involved". Imagine a ten thousand pound elephant in our...

WHAT'S IN YOUR PIE? A LOOK AT MINDFUL LIVING Oct 12th, 2018

I was recently asked if I considered myself more of a Physician or a Healer. A Physician possessing Medical Expertise vs. A Healer, who deals with the Mind, Body, and Soul. I would like to consider myself "both", but in actuality, I want very much to continue my quest in...

HIDDEN ANGER: THE ENEMY Sep 19th, 2018

Being a physician gives us a unique privilege to delve into the mind, soul, and body of our patients. Being an elder care physician, I am writing this based on my personal experiences and insight wrought of my practice. What I have always found very fascinating is the subject of...

WHY YOU SHOULD DRINK WATER AFTER WAKING UP: 7 LIFE CHANGING FACTS Apr 12th, 2018

Why Should I Drink Water at All? Staying hydrated is essential to keeping your body healthy and satisfied. For starters, our body is made up of 70% water so it is a no brainer that we need to provide our body with more and more water! There are many health...

PARKINSON’S DISEASE AND TREMORS Feb 20th, 2018

Patients often come to us because of an abnormal movement, the most common of which is tremor. By definition, tremor is a rhythmic and oscillatory movement that can occur during movement, at rest, or when a limb is held in a certain position. For an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan,...

SKIN CANCER Feb 20th, 2018

The Valley’s endless supply of sunny days is one of its best qualities. Excessive sun exposure comes with an important consequence though: an increased risk of skin cancer. As Valley of the Sun residents, we should all be skin cancer-savvy. Here are some key points about skin cancer to know....

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE Feb 20th, 2018

“What?” Do you hear that phrase often from your spouse or other family or friends? If so, here are some things you can do to help ease frustration on both sides. • Don’t just assume that the hearing-impaired person is listening to you. Get their attention before you speak. •...

HEARING PROBLEMS Feb 20th, 2018

“What?” Do you hear that phrase often from your spouse or other family or friends? If so, here are some things you can do to help ease frustration on both sides. • Don’t just assume that the hearing-impaired person is listening to you. Get their attention before you speak. •...

OSTEOPOROSIS Dec 20th, 2013

By definition, osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder characterized by reduced bone strength leading to increased fracture risk. The name literally means ‘porous bones’ and occurs when the level of bone absorption is greater than the amount of new bone formed within the body. It results in a weakening of the...