Month: November 2009

When The Toenail Goes Bad

Gertrude (names changed to protect the . . . health information – google HIPPA) came into the office and I noticed right away that she was very distressed and wringing her hands.  When I see a patient for the first time, we go through their medical history.  This includes any current medical information, medications, allergies, […]

Athlete’s Foot – Not Just For Athletes

Athlete’s foot is one of those conditions that’s more gross and nasty than debilitating, although it may seem like a serious annoyance. Like a monster in a bad science fiction film, the fungus that causes athlete’s foot (the tinea fungus) lives off of human flesh, quite literally. It tends to thrive in damp, dark places, […]