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Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring

Of all the preventive testing my patients have been doing lately with their PCPs, the Coronary Artery Calcium Score (CAC) seems to be creating the most confusion. This post is a summary of what I think is important for you to know about coronary artery calcium testing.   What is it? Coronary artery calcium testing …

5 Ways Dietary Supplements Could Harm

There is no question that dietary supplements can provide important nutrients and strongly support wellness when used properly. Many people assume that supplements are completely safe because they are “natural.” It is important to understand that dietary supplements can also cause harm. Here are my five top scenarios in which dietary supplements can cause harm. …

Statin Side Effects

Why healthy people should avoid statins If you are a healthy person who was told to take cholesterol lowering medication based solely on your lab results, I’m writing this for you. As an Internal Medicine doctor practicing Integrative and Functional Medicine, I often see patients for this exact scenario. Keep in mind that this article …

About My Practice+Blog

I’m Dr. Sharon Goldberg, a board-certified Internal Medicine doctor practicing Integrative and Functional Medicine in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Thank you for checking out my blog. These articles reflect the pragmatic and proactive way I approach patient care. This approach evolved over my 20+ years in medical practice, including 10+ years as medical educator at …

Preventing Falls in Older Adults

As we age, the chance of an unexpected fall increases. Unfortunately, falls happen in the blink of an eye and can lead to major injuries such as hip and skull fractures. The good news is that there is a solid “fall prevention” skill set that anyone can learn. You can apply this skill set to …

Lifestyle Medicine to Reduce High Blood Pressure

Lifestyle factors in high blood pressure   In my previous life as an acute care Internal Medicine physician, I saw many cases of uncontrolled hypertension or “high blood pressure” admitted to the hospital. After taking a careful history, many of these episodes had clear explanations. Identifying the trigger often made the difference between that person …