First Person

Essential Information

Most Recent

Can Your Genes Impact How You Respond to Meds?

We have all heard of DNA genetic-testing services like 23andMe. After I suffered adverse reactions from the antibiotic Levaquin, I found others who suffered the same fate online. Several...

Do Your Psychiatric Drugs Keep You Up at Night?

If you take a medication for a psychiatric condition, you may have experienced troubled sleep — insomnia, daytime sleepiness, or any number of sleep-related disorders. I have treated patients...

Kids and Migraines: How to Help

For teens and children with migraines, feeling stressed is a significant migraine trigger -- both during the stressful time and afterward. Those who suffer from migraines need to be...

Is It Time to Stop Taking the Pill?

I started taking the pill when I was in college, not as a method of birth control, but because it was the only thing that worked to quell the...

Medicines Perpetuate Diagnosis

Medications Perpetuate the Diagnosis: As a registered nurse with a sincere passion for what I do, I’m very frequently in awe of what proper care and the right medications...