Asthma is a reversible chronic inflammation of the larger airways. It is usually characterized by episodic wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath with activity.
The most important point in treatment of asthma is adequate controlling of inflammation. Untreated or undertreated asthma over time will turn to an irreversible scarring of the airways. At this point there is no effective treatments for asthma.
If the patient has typical symptoms they usually seek medical treatment. Children, adolescents, and younger athletes are the ones who won’t recognize the symptoms of mild asthma. It’s critical to screen and treat the disease in these group and prevent lifetime scarring of the lungs which will translate to lifetime irreversible symptoms of asthma.
Uncontrolled allergic rhinitis or hay fever is a known cause of asthma. Chronic sinus infection is an other sequelae of allergic rhinitis. In many cases allergy, chronic sinus infection and asthma share the same origin and a good treatment plan can control the symptoms with a minimal amount of medication and side effects.
Smoking related diseases like emphysema, chronic bronchitis and COPD
These are another group of respiratory diseases that are under diagnosed. Screening and treating these diseases in a timely manner, will increase patients’ life expectancy and improve their quality of life.
Sinusitis and Bronchitis
These are respiratory diseases. Content will go here later.
Uncontrolled diabetes is associated with significant long term mortality and morbidity. It is the second cause of blindness in America, and when accompanied with high blood pressure, it is the leading cause of heart disease and kidney failure. Unfortunately most of the patients don’t have any symptoms or just have minimal symptoms that’s not bad enough to catch their attention. That’s why the annual blood test for screening diabetes, is the only reliable way of diagnosing it.Patients with diabetes have higher chance of heart attacks and strokes. They are at the danger of losing their kidney function and going on dialysis eventually. Diabetes affects the nerve endings and causing a condition called neuropathy. So the patient won’t feel pain with sores and infections in their feet. Combination of decreasing blood supply to the extremities due to diabetes and also lack of sensation of the small infections, can cause severe infections. Those infections can be really hard to treat and sometimes may cause amputation of the affected limbs.As you see diabetes is more than high blood sugar and monitoring and controlling all aspects of the disease is very critical.
After guiding you to change your lifestyle and eating habits, we’ll treat the condition and prevent the complication from happening.
Unlike the general belief that thyroid problems are associated with a lot of systemic symptoms, most of the time it has been diagnosed during the screening of asymptomatic person.
Overactive and under-active thyroid, over time can cause serious health issues. Untreated an undiagnosed thyroid diseases can cause heart issues, osteoporosis, high cholesterol and a lot of other conditions that can cause morbidity and mortality in affected individuals.We screen our patients annually for thyroid conditions and make sure this vital hormone is at the right levels in the body.
Elevated blood pressure usually doesn’t cause any symptoms for the patient. However uncontrolled blood pressure over time can affect kidney function, heart function and increase the chance of stroke.
For the same reason, controlling of the blood pressure is not treating a disease it is also preventing life threatening diseases.
A lot of times changing the lifestyle is all that you need to do. So we guide you how to modify your eating habits and activity and if these measures fail we will start medical treatment and make sure we have a good control over your blood pressure.
High Cholesterol or High Triglyceride
These conditions are following the same facts of high blood pressure. Again changing your lifestyle and using the medical and herbal treatments can prevent diseases like atherosclerosis, heart attack and stroke
Congestive heart failure
Acid Reflux/ GERD
Untreated acid reflux can cause serious health conditions. The general belief is that acid reflux is just an uncomfortable sensation that can be treated if it bothers the patient. But in reality untreated acid reflux can cause esophageal cancer, which is one of the most fatal cancers of gastrointestinal tract.
Chronic sore throat, asthma, chronic cough and voice hoarseness are other conditions that can be the result of acid reflux.
- *Irritable Bowl Syndrom/ IBS
- *Food poisoning
- *Chronic diarrhea
increase in prevalence of skin cancers, make the skin check for cancer or precancerous lesions more critical than ever. Besides of diagnose and treating these condition, we will guide you how to prevent it from happening and how to screen yourself on a regular base.
Treatment of the acne usually starts from topical prescription medication. The next step is oral antibiotics and the last resort is using Accutane. Considering serious side effects of Accutane, we replace that with the IPL treatment of skin. IPL has minimal side effect, quick respond and unlike Accutane it can be used as many times as needed in a lifetime.
We use liquid Nitrogen for treatment of wart, including plantar and Genital wart.
*Precancerous skin lesion treatment:
We use liquid nitrogen to freeze individual lesion and medical treatment for the patients with wide spread lesions
- Eczema and dermatitis
- Mole removal
- Skin biopsy
- Laceration repair
- Skin cancer biopsy and excision
- Muscle spasm and inflamation: Back and neck pain, Trigger point injection
- Joint problems: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Rotator Cuff, Osteoarthritis , Bursitis, Steroid Joint injection, Trigger Finger
- Bladder and kidney infection
- Urinary incontinance
- Prostate infection and enlarge prostate.
- Depression and anxiety
Migraine and tension headache
Acute infections and fever
STD counseling and treatment
Ear lavage to remove ear wax