If you’re a health professional practicing in NYC and you’re interested in meeting up about Sherpaa, learning more, and having drinks on us, we’re having a happy hour on Thursday at 6:30 to 9:00 pm at Paradou in the West Village. Also, you get to meet our new doctor, Dr. Susan Gonnella, pictured above. She’s absolutely wonderful. Join us! RSVP here. Continue reading

Every year, an estimated 4,000 cases of “retained surgical items,” as they are known in the medical world, are reported in the United States. These are items left in the patient’s body after surgery, and the vast majority are gauzelike sponges used to soak up blood. During a long operation, doctors may stuff dozens of them inside a patient to control bleeding. Though no two … Continue reading

I just did a search for “Emergency Room” and this is what I got. New iPhone 5 maps failing to find hospitals and ERs “Searching for an emergency room with an iPhone 5 brings up private medical offices, pharmacies and just about anything else medical related that’s not a hospital or emergency room,” writes the site’s Xavier Lanier. “Need a concierge house doc? Sure, he’s mapped, but … Continue reading

I need some help. On October 21st, I’m riding in the Bike MS NYC Ride and need to raise some money for MS. If you are so inclined, please visit my page and donate to the cause. We’d all be grateful. Interesting tidbit about MS. It’s the most popular disease that medical students think they have while in medical school. It’s called medical student syndrome— a … Continue reading

I bought a car this weekend— a 2010 Mini Cooper Hardtop. Life in NYC is interesting. You typically stay in the same neighborhoods and go to the same places because, well, it’s familiar and it’s easy to get to via the subway. But that leaves whole swaths of NYC and its’ wonderful neighborhoods unseen because it’s just so expensive or such a pain in the … Continue reading