Artificial Sweeteners

Many of our patients are struggling to control their weight and many, despite substantial efforts are losing that battle. The artificial sweetener industry has promoted the assumption that consuming “diet drinks” will help people control their calories and promote weight loss and a more healthy lifestyle. It now looks like that nothing could be further […]

Healthy Hobby

One should never underestimate the beneficial effects of developing a satisfying and healthy hobby. Numerous health experts tout the multiple physical and emotional benefits of maintaining a special interest in some activity. In fact, it is estimated that having a successful hobby may add as much as 2 years to your life, about the same […]

Physicals or Wellness Exams

Why should I get a yearly physical?  I am healthy! What is the purpose of a yearly physical? I went in for my yearly physical, but I left without feeling any different. I do not come here very often, doc, so I have a few things to talk about in addition to my physical. These […]


Recent interest in hormone replacement treatment for men is at an all time high level. There is great interest in both the benefits and the potential risks of this beneficial therapy. Our practice specializes in individual treatment and optimization of your hormone levels with minimal risk of treatment. Let’s review the potential benefits of optimal […]

Sleep Apnea

Most people have all heard that loud snoring person who makes weird sounds in the middle of the night, sometimes gasping for air and choking.  Yet, somehow they seem to sleep through the night.  These gasping spells are caused by the flaccid tongue dropping into the airway and blocking air entry into the lungs.  This […]

Mammography: Is a Mammogram Safe?

Did you know that a mammogram can harm you?  If you did not know that a test could harm you, then you need to read this article.  This article will not focus on the radiation exposure from mammography, as it is fairly minimal.  Mammograms (or mammography) have been under debate for several years now, and […]

Need Urgent Care Austin? Skip The Emergency Room Wait

With the arrival of the improved Spring weather and the longer evening daylight hours all of us are looking forward to more activity outdoors. More opportunities for exercise, gardening, sports activities are a great part of the lifestyle. Along with this upturn in activity we always see an increased number of accidents that might send […]

Tip to Prevent Osteoporosis

Have you had your 4.2 G-force for the day? New research shows that impact on the skeletal system of 4.2G’s or greater will improve and prevent bone loss leading to bone loss known as osteoporosis. You can do this by jumping on and off a 15 inch box at the gym. Work your way up […]

Want to be a better lover?

Yeah, I bet that caught your eye.  Nitric oxide testing and supplementation is the newest addition to the many advanced tests that we offer in our office.  Deficient nitric oxide levels can lead to fatigue, poor memory, low energy, high blood pressure, strokes, heart attacks, erectile dysfunction, decreased libido … and the list goes on […]

Torn Meniscus of the Knee

A new study published in December of 2013 in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that surgery does not benefit you if you have a meniscal tear.  How would you know that you have a meniscal tear?  A meniscal tear is usually diagnosed by MRI.  Your doctor may suspect a meniscal injury before sending […]