This blog has provided some basic information about the various routes of administration of cannabis, how to begin understanding the labels of cannabis products, encouragement to understand what type of product and in what ratio(s) may be most helpful, and how to determine the lowest effective dosage.Read More Part 2: What’s all the fuss about this marijuana stuff?
As a healthcare provider, a patient, a family member and loved one, I try to view all sides of how a person decides to treat, heal or cure an ailment. If the treatment is effective with minimal to no side effects, then it is hailed a success; even if the real success was more attributable […]Read More What’s all the fuss about this marijuana stuff?
“I’ve tried various prescriptions for this pain. How can a laser help?” Often I am confronted with this and other similar questions regarding post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) and other types of nerve pain. I have had the pleasure of seeing patients’ smiling faces when they begin having a decrease and/or resolution of nerve pain. Cold laser […]Read More Cold Laser Therapy
Is your life all work and no play? When was the last time you did something enjoyable just for yourself? Spent the day relaxing comfortably all alone? Or spent quality 1 on 1 time with a close friend content in just being together, talking, walking, wondering about life in general? When did you last spend […]Read More Is your life all work and no play?
One of the biggest complaints I continue to hear from patients and clients is the issue of lack of communication with their healthcare provider, most notably physicians and mid-level providers. Communication issues seem to be related to a few categories including: inattention to the patient (various reasons), lack of empathy and/or big picture of the […]Read More Healthcare Provider-Patient Communication
I was recently questioning a patient about why I’d not gotten results of tests I’d ordered. Her reply, “I’d like to get my labs done, but I’m still dealing with my insurance company to ensure all the right codes are used, the labs are covered, and to find out what my out-of-pocket costs will be?” […]Read More Being Your Own Patient Advocate
Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. This April, during Alcohol Awareness Month, Sierra Nevada Holistic Services encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much. In NV alone, between 2011 and 2015, 369 lives were lost […]Read More Alcohol Awareness