Magnesium Supplements: What’s their Role in Fibromyalgia?

The Role of Supplements in Fibromyalgia In a previous article, I touched on supplements and their role in fibromyalgia. Supplements play a supportive role but don’t replace recommendations to control symptoms like exercise, mindfulness, stress reduction, and sleep (click here to learn about the other approaches recommended, courtesy of the […]

As read on KevinMD: what role do specialists have in treating obesity?

A special extra post this month, I was featured on leading physician-focused blog, KevinMD on 6/15/2024. I wanted to question where non-obesity medicine physician specialists fit in the paradigm of obesity management. It’s not an uncommon thing to hear to be referred away or declined altogether when one seeks help […]

Do I Have an Autoimmune Disease? 5 Common Signs To Watch For

Rheumatology is all about the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune diseases. But… what is an autoimmune disease really, and how would you know if you have one? This is one of the most common diseases that affect us as humans. Sometimes, the symptoms are incredibly obvious to us in a […]

Fibromyalgia’s Invisible Pain: What is Centralized Pain?

Today, we’re talking about pain, specifically fibromyalgia’s brand of it. Pain, as we generally know it, can be separated into three separate types. Firstly, we talk about something called nociceptive pain. This is the pain that we’re thinking of when we’re thinking of pain, as in this is what we […]

All About: Gout

Being so common, gout is one of the diseases we’ve all heard of. Either we’ve had it ourselves or a family member, friend has at some point. For most of us, it isn’t an everyday problem; the attacks come and go leaving sometimes months, or even years between where you […]

The Rheumatology Patient’s Primer to Health Insurance, Part 2 (Medicare, Copay Assistance)

This is the second half of our breakdown covering just a few of the traps we, as rheumatology patients, may come across when trying to navigate our health insurance system (see Part 1 here if you missed it). Today, we’re talking specifically about rheumatology medications as it pertains to Medicare and then […]