| September 28, 2012

K.O. is a 46yo male who arrived with Rheumatoid Arthritis, fatigue out of proportion and low Testosterone levels.  His prior MD was having difficulty maintaining a therapeutic level and pt arrived for a 2nd opinion.  Pt was trialed on bio-identical Testosterone suspension with significant improvement in his fatigue and pain.  ‘Doc, I’m off of my […]

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Post partum depression, what is it really?

| September 27, 2012

By now, many of us have heard of mom’s who have difficulty caring for their newborns due to ‘baby blues’; few share these feelings with their doctor due to feelings of inability to verbalize how they feel or why they feel that way.  Many women will think ‘I have a beautiful baby and a loving […]

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PMS, what is it really?

| September 27, 2012

Ever wonder why so many women are given an anti-depressant when they tell their healthcare provider they have PMS?  I have; especially because these women don’t walk in and say ‘I’m depressed’, but they may walk in and say they have increased emotionality, increased moodiness and increased crying that all gets better with their period.  […]

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Hashimoto’s autoimmune thyroid dz and thyroid cancer

| May 23, 2012

This spring there were 2 patients in my office, both with known thyroid dz that were struggling with fatigue, heart palpitations and various other symptoms that were not adequately being addressed.  Both patients had repeat thyroid panels including antibody levels for Hashimoto’s drawn and both had thyroid Ultrasounds performed.  Both patients had an irregular border on […]

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Fatigue helped by bio-identical Testosterone; no more naps

| May 23, 2012

A 66yo male initially comes into the office with complaints of inability to stay awake more than 4-5hrs at a time without needing a nap.  Pt has been frustrated that he cannot do activities around the house or a 9hole of golf with his friends without needing a nap; feeling this may be something he […]

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Bio-identical Hormones and clinical research here in Waukesha

| May 23, 2012

I recently met with a researcher at UW-Madison who focuses on bio-identical hormone replacement in women and men.  His research centers around the delay, decrease and improving the course of multiple age-related diseases including Alzheimer’s, Coronary heart dz, Stroke, Diabetes type II, metabolic syndome and obesity.   In meeting with this PhD, the value in blending […]

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3-D Mammography now available

| April 18, 2012

Newest 3-D mammography technology now available at Waukesha Memorial Hospital known as Tomosynthesis.  This FDA approved technique takes images from multiple angles and allow the radiologist to view different angles on the computer screen to better see areas of increased density; this technique is best for fibrocystic breasts and may help decrease the need for […]

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New Alzheimer’s Test

| April 11, 2012

A new tool to detect Alzheimer’s earlier and more accurately in patients at the earliest sign of memory problems.  The test uses a chemical called Florbetapir or Amyvid; aradioactive agent that tags clumps the sticky amyloid in the brain.  Amyloid proteins are the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s but  the presence of amyloid in the brain does […]

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Thyroid disease in the Midwest

| April 10, 2012

Ever wonder why there is so much hypothyroid disease in the Midwest?  Doctors are diagnosing a larger number of patients with low functioning thyroid and autoimmune thyroid illness with numbers similar to 50-70 years ago.  Why?  There are several possible reasons:  1) The Midwest has no natural iodine in our rain water as that rainwater […]

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Is there really hope for a vaccine against cancer?

| December 14, 2011

As recently reported in December 19, 2011 edition of Newsweek, there may be a vaccine against cancer. A University of Washington researcher has been working with patient in a clinical trial with breast cancer injecting a vaccine that allows a patients immune system to mount an attack against the vaccine as it attaches to the […]

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