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Are you loving yourself or abandoning yourself when you come to the doctor’s office? – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

As a doctor, people often reach out to me for assistance. Getting help from some one who is more expert in a particular area is excellent self care. I have noticed over the years, however, that some are seeking my help in self love and others in self abandonment. People who self abandon don’t engage..Read More »


#31/31 Days of Giving – The Highline – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

This is the fabulous Aglow Dermatology team enjoying high tea yesterday afternoon at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel. What a lovely occasion and spectacular view. We were celebrating our success at bringing excellent dermatological care to our amazing patients in 2015. We were also celebrating our lovely Nicole’s birthday. Sometimes one just has to take a..Read More »


#30/31 Days of Giving- Children’s Skin Disease Foundation – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

Unlike other conditions, skin, hair and nail diseases often are not private. Having a skin disease can be socially isolating and effect a person’s self esteem. This is especially true when one is a child. The Children’s Skin Disease foundation addresses these challenges by raising public awareness about these conditions and providing resources to affected..Read More »


#29/31 Days of Giving- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

When I first put out a query to get some ideas for organizations to include in this giving practice, many people requested that I include St Jude Children’s Hospital. Well known for its celebrity endorsements, particularly of its later founder, Danny Thomas, and his daughter, Marlo, St Jude has an excellent reputation for using donations..Read More »


#28/31 Days of Giving – Partners in Health- Musings of an NYC dermatologist

Shortly after graduating college, I participated in a six-month internship in India to learn about NGO (non-government grassroots development organizations)with a group called the Overseas Development Network. As part of our orientation we were assigned to read Ivan Illich’s speech “To Hell With Good Intentions” http://www.southwestern.edu/live/files/1158 in which he challenges that the Peace Corps, and..Read More »