Welcome to the blog section of my site. Here, you can listen to me ramble. About what?

I’m not sure. I suppose we’ll both find out. Mostly it will be about allergies, medicine and pediatrics, while the writing and books blog posts will be on the Author side of my site. I’ve tried to keep them separated to annoy as few people as possible. Keep in mind that you should read this blog as if everything could be wrong. I make no claims that everything will be 100% accurate and the information should not replace the advice of your physician. If you have any serious medical concerns, you should seek the opinion of a doctor, not read my blog. Otherwise… hope you enjoy the read…

Are You Allergic To Your Pet

Here’s a phrase I often hear in my allergy clinic: “I’m allergic to animals but not my own.” So I’m writing this blog post to explain this phenomenon. I’m sorry to say, the answer is not: “You just happen to have the world’s most amazingly non-allergenic animal!” Let’s start by reviewing the symptoms of animal allergies. These depend…

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A Caution Against Coconut Oil

Eczema is a frustrating condition. It often starts when children are very young and is itchy, disfiguring and can become easily infected. It’s not surprising parents try all sorts of creams and ointments to improve this. And I am in full support of them. Every child is different and parents need to find what works best for their…

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Dr. Who 2 – An Update About Me…

When I started this blog nearly two years ago, I was still a medical fellow training to be an allergist. At that time, I was living in Vancouver with my two children and wonderful wife, blogging mainly about life as a parent. Fast forward two years later and I am a practicing allergist living in…

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Doctor Works Retail at Lululemon – Why?

I might be the only doctor ever to decide it was a good idea to work retail while also working 80+ hours as a Pediatric Resident. Why? I’m not entirely sure. The logic was flawed right from the start. But let me try to explain. Firstly, medicine is stressful – plain and simple. You spend years of your life…

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Dr. Who? A Bit About Me

A new form of procrastination – just what I needed!!! My Pediatric Board Exam is in precisely 88 days, my wife and kids are still with her family on vacation, the house is quiet, decluttered and ready for studying… except I didn’t take my Dexedrine today… Ah well, becoming a blogger seems like more fun anyway.…

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