The Doctors’ Rheum has MOVED!

After a wonderful 8 years in Worcester, MA, I have relocated to the mountains of North Carolina. You can find my new practice information at:

Please continue to follow me on twitter: @doctorsrheum

Rx Drug Take Back Day 4/27

I’d like to publicize the Worcester area’s prescription drug take back day, 4/27 (10-2), sponsored by the Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance. For more info call 508-799-8531. Dropoff locations include the police departments of Holden, Leicester, Millbury, Shrewsbury, West Boylston as well as the Worcester Senior Center. A good opportunity to safely dispose of old or expired medications.

A little help from my (rheum) friends . . .

Some great pieces from my international colleagues lately!

Dr. Irwin Lim discusses the role of methotrexate therapy here and here. Thanks, Irwin, for your insights.

Also check out his recent video which helps me explain to patients why allopurinol may actually cause a gout flare.

Finally, let’s travel over to Ireland and check out the many videos by Dr. Ronan Kavanagh. Great work, Ronan! (Irwin I see you’re on as well – I think I’m going to leave the videos to you guys and I’ll keep to the written word). So pleased to be able to share and collaborate with rheumatologists all over the globe.

Photo: taken at the Highland Games in New Hampshire

Run a 5K!

I have to do a little promotion here . . . my practice, Reliant Medical Group, has a foundation whose mission is to support health and wellness programs in the community. A 5K will be held this October . . . would love to see some local folks come out and run, walk, cheer, throw water balloons at us (just kidding). You can find more information here:

These guys? Those were the leaders in the Boston Marathon a few years ago. They passed by in a flash and won’t be at our 5K but serve as inspiration!


For the LOVE of tennis

Just wanted to link to this excellent post on Sjogren’s Syndrome and the kidney over on Renal Fellow Network. The pic is from my trip to Wimbledon a few years ago. I remember it as hot as blazes . . . quite a difference from the rain and folks bundled up that I saw on TV this year!

Dead Blog

As I recently updated blog subscriptions on my google reader, I noticed that at least a dozen, maybe double that, blogs that haven’t been updated in a year or more. These aren’t all medical – I love reading food, fashion, comedy and entertainment blogs too. But a good many of them are medical blogs that are in some sort of suspended animation. Will there be another post? Asking myself the same question of this blog, I’m reminded of a scene in Austin Powers and to take liberties with the script – this blog is not dead yet, just badly injured. Hope to get a post or two up sometime. In the meantime, I’m really enjoying following the dialogue over on twitter . . . fast-paced, real time updates and even some pretty good clinical discussions. Follow me there.

Seems Cheap!

Seen at MassMOCA