| Posted On May 14, 2015 | By:

The Top 6 Issues Women Bring to Their Doctor

At the recent bi-annual Women’s Health Forum hosted by the Mass Health Council, I was asked to review the top five health issues that women bring to me as their primary care physician. I couldn’t narrow it down to only five, so I came up with six – here they are!

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| Posted On Apr 02, 2013 | By:

Top 10 Questions Women Ask Their Primary Care Doctor

I gave this presentation not too long ago at the Massachusetts Health Council’s Women’s Health Care Conference.  As I prepared this talk, I had a hard time narrowing my topics.  I could easily have addressed at least 20 questions I hear from women each and every day in the exam room.  But these 10 seem to be the most frequently asked.

Regardless of how many I have addressed here,

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| Posted On Jul 19, 2011 | By:

Answers to some Common Questions about Health Screening Tests

I’m healthy and scheduled a checkup.  What “routine” blood tests do I need?

Surprisingly, few blood tests are recommended on a “routine” or screening basis.  Everyone should have their cholesterol levels (a “lipid profile”) checked at least every five years, even if it’s normal.  Your doctor or nurse will request that you do this fasting, meaning nothing to eat or drink for about 8-12 hours beforehand  (water, black coffee,

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