Monthly Archives: November 2012

Throat infections on the rise

With many Long Islanders busy with post Sandy clean up, dust and debris in the air is on the rise. For those that are in the midst of construction, sheetrock dust is a constant companion infiltrating not only your clothes, but also your nasal passageways and throat. When these tiny particles land in your throat they cause local irritation. Add a dose of stress and a touch of fatigue and bingo — you get a throat infection.

I have been counseling my patients to get over the counter nasal saline irrigators as well as to rinse their mouths out several times a day. Of course, facial masks are also a good idea if appropriate. If you continue to have throat or nasal discomfort, you should seek medical attention from an ear, nose and throat specialist.

Here’s hoping that you able to ward off all winter illness!

Building a Stronger Long Beach

It has been three weeks since the hurricane. In the aftermath, we have been working hard to be able to care for those in the area. I am excited to announce that last week, we began seeing patients again in Long Beach.

I have been personally touched by the generosity and kindness of patients, neighbors, friends and colleagues. As I drove around town, I was both saddened by the sheer amount of local devastation and uplifted by the tenacity and determination of Long Beach residents to get back to work. I am confident that we will emerge from the storm stronger than ever. As a local physician, I remain committed to this wonderful community and I feel fortunate to be able to care for you now and for many years to come.