The Rheumatology Patient’s Primer to Health Insurance Part 1

Health insurance in the US is a curious thing and an utterly unique one if you compare us to other countries – this $1.6 trillion middle-man has managed to position itself as the lynchpin of our health care system, this equally complex yet opaque beast that, through lobbying, legislation, and […]

The Crucial Link Between Sleep and Fibromyalgia

Sleep! It’s that blissful, restorative state we all crave at the end of a long day. Yet, for many, a good night’s sleep is as elusive as a dream. This is especially true for those suffering from fibromyalgia or centralized pain otherwise, and, to the surprise of some, it’s that […]

COVID and Unmasking Autoimmune Disease

Unless you’re one of the very lucky few who’s escaped COVID-19 so far, there’s a chance you had some lingering after-effects or heard of someone who has. Most of us after the usual cold are going to end up with a few days of the “blahs” i.e. a bit more […]

Beyond the Scale: Obesity’s Hidden Ties to Rheumatology

No surprise to most, there’s a number of diseases associated with being affected by obesity. They’re out there as easily as a Google search can show, sleep apnea (where you inadvertently “hold your breath” overnight), high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, etc. One that’s a bit less talked about but affects […]

Why “Wellness”?

Welcome to Synergy Rheumatology and Wellness! As I kick off the first monthly blog, I’m excited to share insights and updates from the world of autoimmune/rheumatologic diseases covering specific disease updates, concepts, new treatments, and other news relevant to you, whether you’re a (future) member of the practice or just […]