How to check (at home!) for vaginal infections

December 12, 2019

Did you know that only 40% of women who go to the doctor for a “yeast infection” actually have one?!  pH testing can be very helpful in determining the cause of vaginal symptoms like discharge, odor, and itching.  Testing strips are available over the counter at pharmacies. I’ve also found packs of 100 strips for…

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How to share a picture for an online diagnosis

December 10, 2019

Sometimes I will need to see an uploaded photo in order to make an accurate diagnosis. This is especially true when evaluating skin problems and sexually transmitted infections. A photo is of much higher quality than the video link is. Please see the Genital Dermatology page to determine whether or not a photo is needed.…


How Can I Save Money on Healthcare?

October 3, 2019

As we all know, healthcare costs have been increasing every year.  Unfortunately, so have our insurance deductibles. Here are some resources that provide both discounts and price-transparency.   I recommend using GoodRX to price all of your prescriptions.  The same medication is often sold at very different prices at different pharmacies.  Sometimes the price can vary…