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Men do not often discuss this type of cancer which commonly occurs between the ages of 15 and 45. It usually appears in the testicles as a painless lump or mass and requires immediate medical attention and evaluation. Please do not wait until the mass becomes...read more
Most people immediately assume the worse and can become discouraged before receiving all the facts when diagnosed with cancer. Family members often do not provide encouragement to those members who have been given a diagnosis. I have been told by my patients this...read more
The manner in which medicine is practiced today can result in a patient taking too many medications. This problem is often seen in patients who are sixty years or older, have chronic medical conditions, and have been seen by multiple physicians in the past. Patients...read more
Recently, a friend revealed that his wife experienced an acute, onset of symptoms which neither of them recognized as serious. They thought she should stay home to see if the symptoms would cease and she almost died from taking this approach. These are some symptoms...read more
Hypertension continues to be the primary health condition commonly seen by most primary physicians. It is estimated that more than 40 million people have hypertension and a significant percentage of them are unaware of the condition. Recently, the guidelines for...read more
There are reports that patients with sickle cell anemia who complain about intense body pain from a sickle cell crisis are treated very inhumanely by some physicians when seen in the ER. These African American patients are often confused with drug seekers, but they...read more
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Closing the gap in health care works when more physicians join us in showing they understand and care about African American patients and underserved communities anywhere in the world.
If you are a doctor that cares about his patients, please let us know.