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From the desk of Dr. Bawa

Hormone management for transgender

We have many years of experience in helping transgender patients use hormones in the process of transitioning from one sex to another. As per standard protocol, we ask that you have had a full evaluation from a psychologist and a letter form them certifying that you understand that the changes

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Plan on Removing Sun Damage Once the summer is over

Being in the sun and on the beach is a wonderful thing but once the summer is over, plan on doing something to help your skin. The sun causes aging of skin in multiple different ways.  Sun exposure causes direct damage to collagen resulting in laxity of the skin.  As

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Hormone Pellets

We have worked with bio-identical hormones for many years and are excited to be able to offer hormone pellets to our patients.  Many people are not familiar with hormone pellets so here are answers to some common questions.   What are hormone pellets? Hormone pellets are about the size of

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Coolsculpting as an Adjunct to Weight Loss

When trying to lose weight, it is important to look at the entire picture and not focus on one thing only. For example, to optimize weight one must optimize thyroid and female hormones and not just watch diet and exercise.  This is because the thyroid controls metabolism and if the

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Minimally Invasive Ways of Looking Better

Many people think that when they want to look better they should consult a plastic surgeon.  However, plastic surgeons want to fill up their surgery schedule and are more interested in performing surgery.  Instead of surgery there are many minimally invasive ways of looking better that have fewer risks of

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Common Health Threats for Men

Men tend not visit doctors much and tend to not get preventative health services until it is too late.  Women generally have to force men to go in to see the doctor.  Here are a few common issues that men face and what can be done about them. Cardiovascular Disease

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Common Causes of Fatigue

Fatigue is unfortunately a very common affliction and many times physicians fail to find the cause of fatigue.  Here are a few causes that often get missed. Insomnia: Lack of sleep is a common cause for waking up tired.   There are studies showing that waking up once at night and

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No More Yo-Yoing Weight Problems

It is very common to see women have severe fluctuations in weight and there is a good reason why this happens. Oprah for one had severe fluctuations in weight and these seem to have become less frequent lately. She herself has tried to publicize the fact that this problem might

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How to Boost Metabolism to Lose Weight

“The only thing you can do is eat less and exercise more.” I had a patient whose doctor told her this about trying to lose weight and she was very upset. This patient says that she already is very careful with her diet and exercises but could not lose weight.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Hormone Pellets

What are hormone pellets? Hormone pellets are about the size of a grain of rice and are inserted under the skin in the buttock area and gradually release hormones. Are hormone pellets painful? Lidocaine is used to numb the skin and after that one should not feel any pain. Only

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Educating Teenages

“Dr. Bawa said I should focus on my studies and sports so I am not going to be able to spend as much time with you.” These words were uttered by a teenage girl, after we had a long discussion about dating and other issues. Her mother proudly told me

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The Key to Healthy Skin Lies Deep Inside

When trying to take care of skin, too many people focus on the outer layers of skin and do different kinds of peels and treatments on the outside of the skin. But the key to better skin and better looks lies deeper inside. The surface of the skin is dead

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