Author Archives: Dr. Jeff Donohue

…up to date? Recent studies have concluded that healthcare is going mobile. Thanks to convenient inventions like smartphones and tablets, healthcare professionals can deliver more assistance in less time and patients can get care without ever setting foot in the doctor’s office. In 2011, more than 1 billion visits were made to

Over the last several months activists have been busy drudging up the cold, hard facts society must face – all the advancements made in technology and modern conveniences has contributed to an increase in dangerous environmental toxins. As a doctor, I have become increasingly aware of these additional threats to the health

A study published in the April 2011 issue of Science Translational Medicine concluded that poor sleep patterns lead to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.  Shift workers and pilots are among the most likely to suffer from these conditions, due to constant disturbances to the sleep/wake cycle. The

One of the most common complaints we see in both men and women is hair loss. This is a very complex issue with multiple potential causes. It is imperative that one’s hormones are balanced and continuously monitored. One of the most common hormones attributed to this problem is dht . This is

I saw an interesting patient today that presented with persistent anxiety, insomnia, moodiness despite her doctor giving her increasingly higher doses of estrogen and eventually resorting to antidepressants. She had a hysterectomy 2 years prior for uterine fibroids, but was only ever put on different estrogens , but never any of the

We are often asked which nutrition or diet plan one should use . It really depends on what they are trying to accomplish. In would never sway someone from eating all organic or vegan. However, many patients do not want to pursue this type of lifestyle. So, in general , I would

During the holiday season , stress can be overwhelming. It is very important to try and maintain some sort of stability during this time of year. This will include trying to control sugar and alcohol intake, continuing to exercise , and trying to keep healthy hormone levels. We can certainly provide guidelines

During the Holiday season we get many requests about how to either lose weight or just not gain too much. It is easy to say ” eat less and exercise more” , but in reality this time of year is quite perilous when trying to lose weight. Obviously, if able, try to

We see so many people in the practice that complain about steeds and the effects it has on their life. I tell patients it really does not matter if it is good or bad it is still stress and will cause a change in their cortisol levels. Your body does not care

We see many patients in the office for bioidentical hormone therapy that at the same time have some sort of glucose or sugar metabolism disorder. Many patients have been to their primary care doctor and are simply told to diet and exercise when they find out their blood sugar is elevated We

I saw a patient today that recently saw their primary care doctor for a diabetes check up. He is on medication for diabetes,hypertension and hyperlipidemia and came to see me with complaints of fatigue and an inability to lose weight despite what he thought was proper diet and exercise. After evaluation of

Our most common patient is one seeking bioidentical hormone replacement. We are often asked the difference between bioidentical and synthetic hormones. Basically, bioidentical hormones resemble the chemical structure as our own hormones, whereas, synthetics have a different structure from our own Because of the difference in the structure in synthetics, we believe

A recent study showed that certain vitamins may be harmful in older women. The major culprit was Iron. Typically, we do not give iron supplementation without first checking levels. The other issue was that calcium may be beneficial. This is contrary to a recent study that started the vitamin could actually worsen

We often see patients who are already on thyroid replacement therapy ,yet continue to complain if fatigue. The may have tried various doses of commonly used medications like Synthroid, Levoxyl, or levothyroxine yet only receive partial or no improvement of their symptoms. Hypothyroidism typically encompasses complaints such as ; fatigue,weight gain ,dry

I saw a patient today that complained of continuous hot flashes despite being on estrogen. After further discussion, she had a total hysterectomy 3 years prior and was subsequently placed on Premarin. She kept going back to her Doctor, who in turn, continued to raise her dose of estrogen without improvement. She

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