Month: December 2015

#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 …

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#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 …

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#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 …

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#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” https://www.southwestern.edu/live/files/1158 in which he challenges that the Peace Corps, and …

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#25-26/31 Days of Giving- Marianne Williamson and the Central Park Conservancy – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

A brisk walk in Central Park is one of my favorite things to do –especially on Christmas morning. It’s usually crisp and cold at that time. I usually have to bundle up in a heavy coat, sweaters, boots, scarves and gloves to enjoy the experience. There are usually not many people out with me at …

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#24/31 Days of Giving – Planned Parenthood – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

Regardless of one’s religion, one is likely familiar with the story of Christmas being about a pregnant woman whom no one wanted to help. The recent events, notably in Utah, but around the country show us that one does not have to leave the United States to experience what it’s like to provide health care …

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#23/31 Days of Giving- Legal Information for Families Today – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

“No one ever imagines that they will end up in Family Court,” reads some of the literature for LIFT (Legal Information for Families Today). LIFT is an organization that provides resources to people who are advocating for themselves in family court in New York City. Some people advocate for themselves because they cannot afford an …

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#18/31 Days of Giving- Michael Shane Plowden Jr. Loving Legacy Foundation – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

As Roman general, Marcus Aurelius, put it, the longest and the shortest lives come to the same thing. Some people come and complete their purpose in just a short time. Started by a family who lost there son, who went by the name Buddy, in an accident when he was only 4/12 years old, The …

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