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The Latest on Omicron Variant

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is on track to be the dominant strain of the virus in the United States, replacing the highly transmissible delta variant.
Dec 17th, 2021

Covid Antiviral Drugs

Two antiviral medications to treat COVID-19 are awaiting authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Nov 17th, 2021

COVID Booster Shots

Here's Everything You Need To Know If You're Totally Confused About COVID Booster Shots.
Oct 28th, 2021

Pfizer Booster Shots

Disclaimer: The information is intended to provide general education for patients and their families.
Sep 27th, 2021

Monoclonal Antibody Infusions

Monoclonal antibodies are laboratory-made proteins that mimic the immune system’s ability to fight off harmful antigens such as viruses.
Sep 4th, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccines- Video

Sharing an educational video about COVID-19 vaccines – their safety & effectiveness and why we should get vaccinated to end this pandemic!
Jan 27th, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine Update – 3

COVID-19 Vaccine Update – 3 Yesterday the US Food and Drug Administration gave a new emergency use authorization (EUA) for a second vaccine against COVID-19.
Jan 27th, 2021

Why Did I Take The Covid Vaccine?

There are several reasons: 1) I took the vaccine because the benefits of taking the vaccine clearly outweigh the risks of taking the vaccine.
Jan 27th, 2021

Covid -19 Vaccine Update-2

Yesterday was a monumental day in the once-in-a-century pandemic that has killed nearly 300,000 American in less than one year. The Food and Drug Administration late last evening granted emergency authorization to Pfizer/BioNTech’s covid vaccine for...
Dec 12th, 2020

Covid-19 Vaccine Update

COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE The global threat from Covid-19 pandemic continues and the biopharmaceutical industry is working hard to develop a safe and effective vaccine.
Nov 28th, 2020

Flu Vaccine 2020-21

As the fall approaches, so does the annual flu season. The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine every year.
Sep 20th, 2020

September Is National Cholesterol Education Month

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL CHOLESTEROL EDUCATION MONTH. It’s a good time to know your cholesterol levels and to learn about food and lifestyle choices that help you reach personal cholesterol goals.
Sep 3rd, 2020

Tips To Boost The Immune System

Boosting our immune system has never been so important as it is now during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. You can follow certain lifestyle and behavioral practices that may help strengthen your immune system and make it function mos...
Jul 9th, 2020

Men’s Health Month

On average, men die five years younger than women, and die at higher rates from nine of the top ten causes of death such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and suicide. Part of the reason is that men are more reluctant to go to the doctor.
Jun 27th, 2020

Diabetes Basics

WHAT IS DIABETES? – Diabetes is a condition where the body is unable to regulate the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood.
Jun 24th, 2020

Skincare Tips

The hot scorching sun with it’s high UV levels in summer is unforgiving to our skin. It is extremely important to protect our skin to keep it glowing and radiant all year round. Here are 10 health tips to keep your skin healthy.
Jun 17th, 2020

Summer 2020 Health Tips

Summer is around the corner and it brings a lot of fun and outdoor activities but it also brings health and safety challenges. Summer of 2020 is going to be a lot different than summer of 2019 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Jun 13th, 2020

How To Shop Safely During Covid-19

Many consumers are trying to avoid visiting grocery stores entirely, by turning to delivery services.But whether you buy groceries online or in stores, there are several steps that you can take to limit your exposure to coronavirus.
Apr 10th, 2020

Telehealth Services

During the COVID-19 national emergency, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has authorized health care providers to communicate with patients,...
Mar 23rd, 2020

Flu Season Is Just Around The Corner

-Flu affects between 5 and 20 percent of the U.S. population each year. -It usually begins in October or November, peaks in January or February and can continue through May.
Oct 9th, 2019

Tips For A Healthy Summer

Summer is around the corner. The hot sun is beaming down, you are sipping a cool tropical fruit punch, and kids are playing in the pool. It is a season for outdoor activities but it also brings along a multitude of health issues. Here are 10 best summer...
Jun 2nd, 2019

May Is Mental Health Month

-Since 1949, Mental Health America (MHA) and its affiliates have led the observance of May as Mental Health Month. This year marks MHA’s 70th year celebrating Mental Health Month!
May 2nd, 2019

How To Survive Spring Allergies

IT’S SPRING TIME! Flowers, trees, weeds, and grasses begin to blossom. Spring cleaning stirs up dust mites and increases exposure to irritating fumes of cleaning chemicals.
Apr 9th, 2019

Happy National Doctors Day

TODAY, MARCH 30TH IS NATIONAL DOCTORS’ DAY. Wishing all my colleagues in the field a Happy National Doctors’ Day!
Mar 30th, 2019

Antibiotics, Less Is More

Mar 23rd, 2019

Food Safety Tips For Eating At Restaurants

CHECK INSPECTION SCORES. Many state health departments make restaurant inspection scores available on their website. Check them before going to a restaurant, or look for it when you get to the restaurant.
Feb 25th, 2019

February Is American Heart Month.

FEBRUARY IS AMERICAN HEART MONTH. It’s extremely important to raise awareness about heart health and how to lower your risk for heart disease.
Feb 2nd, 2019

What Is HBA1C?

WHAT IS HBA1C? The A1c test—also known as the hemoglobin A1c or HbA1c test—is a simple blood test that measures your average blood sugar levels over the past 3 months.
Jan 29th, 2019

January Is Thyroid Awareness Month.

The thyroid gland is an extremely important gland located in the lower part of the neck and shaped like a butterfly. It produces thyroid hormones which influence every cell, tissue, and organ in our body.
Jan 5th, 2019

Healing Begins With Clean Hands

IS HANDWASHING REALLY SUCH A BIG DEAL? Yes, it is! Clean hands prevent illnesses. It is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs.
Dec 11th, 2018

Governor’s Citation 2018

I am humbled and honored to receive the Governor’s Citation from Steven J. McAdams, appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to be Executive Director of the. Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives.
Dec 4th, 2018

November Is Diabetes Awareness Month!

NOVEMBER IS DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH! More than 30 million Americans are living with diabetes and 84 million are at risk, totaling nearly half of the U.S. adult population.
Nov 24th, 2018

Top Doctor By Baltimore Magazine

“Doctors who practice at affiliated UMMS hospitals were recognized as “Top Doctors” in the November 2018 issue of Baltimore magazine. This issue marks another strong showing for the Medical System and the University of Maryland School of Medicine, with...
Nov 1st, 2018

Pneumonia Immunization

We are in the midst of the flu season. Having the flu increases your risk of getting pneumococcal disease. Pneumococcal disease is caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, also known as pneumococcus.
Oct 27th, 2018

New Antiviral Influenza Treatment

New treatment for flu! On October 24, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new antiviral influenza treatment, Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil).
Oct 25th, 2018

Thank You Baltimore Top Doctor 2018

Every year the Baltimore Magazine makes a list of Top Doctors based on a peer nomination process. My heartfelt thanks to all my fellow colleagues who nominated me and supported my nomination for Top Doctor in the field of Internal Medicine.
Oct 17th, 2018

Flu Season 2018-19

FLU SEASON IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER. Flu affects between 5 and 20 percent of the U.S. population each year.
Sep 16th, 2018

Thank You

I received this letter of appreciation from a wonderful family today. I began to get teary eyed and even quite a bit choked up as I read it. Wanted to share it with you all. Thank you and be blessed! 
Sep 10th, 2018

Reasons To Stop Smoking

Tobacco is dangerous to your health no matter how you smoke it. Replacing your cigarette with a cigar, pipe, or hookah does not reduce your health risks. Substances that tobacco contains harm, not just the lungs but practically every part of the body.
Aug 21st, 2018

National Immunization Awareness Month

Immunizations are not just for children. Adults need to get vaccinated to stay protected from flu, pneumonia and other diseases. August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM).
Aug 9th, 2018

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a common and potentially serious sleep disorder that causes your breathing to become shallow or stop completely (apnea) during sleep.
Aug 1st, 2018

15 Health Tips To Beat The Summer Heat

Jul 12th, 2018

MPS Awareness Day

International MPS Awareness Day, also known as International Mucopolysaccharidosis Awareness Day, is being observed today! It has always been observed annually on May 15th.
May 15th, 2018

American Diversity Group Award

Thank you Mr.Jay Parekh & Mr. Mayur Mody for this honor and recognition. I am so humbled to receive this award. I feel extremely fortunate to work with American Diversity Group and its team of dedicated, professional and energetic individuals who serve...
May 7th, 2018

National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

It’s May and I can’t believe how fast this year is going by. May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. I think it’s a great time to spread the word about the benefits of getting active.
May 2nd, 2018

Spring Health Concerns

Spring, like every season, comes with its fair share of health problems. Here are five health concerns and tips on how to deal with them.
Apr 11th, 2018

Spring Into Health

With spring around the corner, as the days grow longer, it’s the perfect time to consider how you can lead a healthier lifestyle. Here are 12 tips to spring clean your health and spring forward into fitness.
Mar 17th, 2018

Now Approved: Shingrix

– Shingles occur in about 1 million people in the U.S. each year. One in three adults will experience a bout of shingles in their lifetime. One in five people with shingles develops postherpetic neuralgia, or PHN, which is nerve pain that can linger for...
Feb 20th, 2018

February Is American Heart Month.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Heart disease causes more deaths in the United States than all types of cancer combined.
Feb 9th, 2018

Go Red For Women

February is American Heart Month. In the past, heart disease and heart attack have been predominantly associated with men. Heart disease & stroke have been the number one killer of women as well.
Feb 9th, 2018

Healthy Tips For The New Year

1 Exercise: The more active you are, the better you will feel and the healthier you will be. Regular exercise helps build a healthy body, burn calories, and improve sleep.
Jan 14th, 2018

Winter Safety Month!

January is Winter Safety Month. Winter has arrived and brought with it snow and sub-freezing temperatures. Unfortunately, there are many hidden dangers and health hazards during winter. Here are 10 common winter health hazards.
Jan 8th, 2018

American Diversity Group

Thank you American Diversity Group for this recognition. I am humbled and feel truly honored to receive it. It’s a true blessing for me to be a member of a group so dedicated to making a positive difference in underserved communities.
Dec 16th, 2017

Are You At Risk For Heart Attack?

Are you at risk for heart attack? There are several factors that increase our risks for a heart attack.The more risk factors you have, the more likely you are to suffer a heart attack.
Nov 12th, 2017

Annapolis Magazine’s Best Of Annapolis 2017

Thank you to all my patients who voted for us for What’s up? Annapolis Magazine’s Best of Annapolis 2017. Thanks for appreciating our commitment to providing you with the highest quality and compassionate care. Thanks for all your support and nominations!
Sep 15th, 2017

Get Your Flu Shot!

Flu season is just around the corner. The flu affects between 5 and 20 percent of the U.S. population each year. Flu season usually begins in October or November, peaks in January or February and can continue through May.
Sep 2nd, 2017

Cholesterol Basics

Cholesterol is a type of fat (lipid) which is useful for our body cells. It is necessary to a certain extent in order to produce hormones and vitamin D. Excess amounts of cholesterol is unhealthy.
Aug 12th, 2017

How Can You Prevent Diabetes?

If you are at risk to develop diabetes,(Please read my earlier post from July 29, 2017) ask your healthcare provider to check your fasting blood sugar (FBS) level. This test requires fasting for 8 hours.
Aug 4th, 2017

Type 2 Diabetes: Know Your Risk

We all know that diabetes is an illness with many serious complications. It often does not cause symptoms for years and is therefore diagnosed commonly after someone has had a stroke, heart attack or kidney failure.
Jul 29th, 2017

Shingles Information

1 in 3 people will get Shingles in their lifetime. Shingles is caused by a virus called varicella-zoster. This virus also causes chickenpox. Once chickenpox resolves the virus stays dormant in the nervous system for years.
Jul 22nd, 2017

Fight The Bite

We look forward to outdoor activities during summer. However, we should be aware of an important health hazard – bug bites. (Please read my earlier post on bug bites from April 21, 2017).
Jul 15th, 2017

Beat The Heat: Dehydration And Heat Stroke

We are in the midst of a hot summer. While its time to be out enjoying many activities, we should be aware of the potential dangers of dehydration which include heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Jul 11th, 2017

Chesapeake Family Favorite Doc 2017

Thank you to all my patients who voted for us for Chesapeake Family Favorite Doc 2017! Thank you all for appreciating our commitment to providing the highest quality and compassionate care for our patients.
Jul 1st, 2017

15 Health Tips For Men

Maintain ideal body weight. About 350,000 people die every year due to obesity. Exercise regularly.
Jun 13th, 2017

May Is Lupus Awareness Month

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage skin, joints, and/or organs. Normally our immune systems produce proteins called “antibodies” Autoimmune means your immune system cannot tell the difference between the foreign invaders(viruses and...
May 24th, 2017

Skin Cancer: Treatment & Prevention

May is Skin Cancer and Melanoma Awareness Month. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. The main cause is ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, tanning booths, and sunlamps.It is one of the most preventable cancers.
May 7th, 2017

May Is Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) occurs when the blood supply to the brain is disrupted due to lack of blood supply (ischemic stroke) or bleeding in the brain (hemorrhagic stroke).
May 2nd, 2017

Spring & Your Health: Spring Asthma

Like seasonal allergies, asthma can flare up in the spring. Common triggers are pollen, air temperature changes, yard fertilizers, and insect repellants. Potential indoor triggers result from spring cleanings, such as dust and cleaning chemicals.
Apr 18th, 2017

Allergy Season Is Here

Spring is the season of outdoor activities. It is also time for certain health concerns and the most common one is seasonal allergies.
Apr 14th, 2017

April Is Ibs Awareness Month

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the colon (large intestines). Although as many as 1 in 5 American adults has signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, fewer than 1 in 5 who have symptoms seek medical help.
Apr 8th, 2017

Get Up & Get Active!

Today is National Walking Day! Walking is by far the most common and easiest of all physical activities.
Apr 5th, 2017

Obesity Awareness

-Obesity means having excess body fat. Obesity is best defined by using the body mass index. The body mass index is calculated using a person’s height and weight. The body mass index (BMI) equals a person’s weight in kilograms (kg) divided...
Apr 2nd, 2017

Time To Stop Smoking For Good!

Smoking affects practically every organ and affects your general health. Smoking leads to many chronic diseases including heart disease, chronic lung disease(COPD), stroke, hip fractures and hardening of the arteries.
Mar 25th, 2017