Doc Talk Blogs

'Tis the Season for Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

It usually starts with a tired or cranky child. A sore throat sometimes follows and then there's a fever. Up until this point, most parents believe their child has a cold. Then they notice a rash on...Read more

Lowering the Risk of Lower Back Injuries in Young Athletes

As youth sports and the push for potential scholarships become increasingly competitive, injuries become more common. Lower back injuries in young athletes must be taken seriously to avoid permanent...Read more

After the Flood

Now that we Houstonians have emerged from the shock of our city’s devastating flood and moved on to repair and recovery, we need to be aware of some post-disaster issues in our midst.  A large...Read more

These Are the Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder

You’ve probably heard of autism spectrum disorders – they are common and varied. What I find from talking with parents is there isn’t a lot of knowledge about what these disorders actually are or how...Read more

How to Recognize and Deal With Night Terrors in Kids

We’ve all had nightmares, but do you know what a night terror is? Common in children, night terrors can be a source of stress and sleepless nights for your kids and you. Let’s talk about how to deal...Read more

Don't Underestimate the Importance of the Almighty Nap

Sleep is so important, especially for children’s developing minds. It’s where their little bodies will repair and prepare for growth and it’s when hormones are released that help with their...Read more

Consider Plastic Surgery for Your Drooping Eyelids

If you’re having to tilt your head back or frequently raise your eyebrows so you can see, chances are you’re suffering from eyelid drooping. Many patients I see don’t realize there are surgical...Read more

Men Need to Pay Attention to Skincare Too

Men typically take the spartan approach when it comes to skincare – a bare-bones routine that involves splashing their faces with some water and drying it off. For some, there may even be a bar of...Read more

Tips for Managing Dry Skin

This particular winter hasn’t been all that wintery so far, but that doesn’t mean you’re not feeling a change in your skin. Seasonal changes from the humidity of a Houston summer to the drier air of...Read more

Unlocking Trigger Finger

When you stop to think about how often we use our hands every day, it’s no surprise that there are conditions that occur from the repetitive use of our fingers over time. Trigger finger, while not as...Read more

Mohs Surgery Preserves Healthy Tissue

Texans are blessed with many opportunities for outdoor fun. Unfortunately, this means more exposure to the damaging rays of the sun. And that can lead to skin cancer – the most common type of cancer...Read more

How to Rid Yourself of Blackheads

Taking care of your skin can seem like a full-time job. One of the most-asked questions from my patients is how to deal with blackheads and how to get rid of them.  The Real Cause First, a very...Read more

Your Guide to Morning Sickness

You're pregnant! Congratulations! Prepare yourself for the barrage of people telling you how beautiful and magical pregnancy is. Pregnancy is truly beautiful. However, there are things about...Read more

How to Thwart Computer Vision Syndrome

Headaches, blurry vision, dry, red and irritated eyes, neck and back pain – do any of these sound familiar? These are the signs associated with computer vision syndrome. Also referred to as CVS,...Read more

Why High Triglycerides Matter and How to Lower Your Levels

An increasing number of my patients are informed about “good cholesterol” vs. “bad cholesterol” and “good fats” vs. “bad fats,” but few know what triglycerides are and what their function is within...Read more

Oh, My Aching Sciatica!

So many of us have felt it: a twinge in the lower back and then pain that travels down the back of your leg to your calf. It’s numb. It’s weak. There’s tingling. It can hurt to sit down. If you’ve...Read more

Be Mindful of the Health Risks Lurking in Flood Waters

After the catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey, please be mindful of the health risks lurking in high water areas that can leave people vulnerable to injury and sickness. Flood Water Is a...Read more

Think Before You Snack: Ways to Curb Office Snacking

We’ve all been there. Someone makes cookies and brings them to the office to share. Or, it’s someone’s birthday and there’s cake on the conference table. Or, you remember that bag of snack mix you...Read more