Paul Abramson MD

Personal Physician, Quantified Doctor, Founder of My Doctor Medical Group. Clinical Faculty at UCSF School of Medicine. Bio.

Plague in Madagascar

World Health Organization Advisory: Plague – Madagascar: October 2017

As of October 4th, the Ministry of Public Health of Madagascar is reporting 194 cases of plague (including pneumonic, bubonic and once case of septicemic) with 30 deaths in 20 districts… Continue reading

KQED Science: Dr. Abramson Interviewed on NPR About Health Technology

Dr. Abramson was interviewed on NPR Morning Edition by Amy Standen yesterday about the role of wearable technology and health apps in the doctor’s office.

Take, for example, Dr. Paul Abramson, a primary care doctor in San Francisco’s financial district.… Continue reading

Paul Abramson MD Interviewed On Doctors Who Accept Bitcoin

Health IT News ran a piece this week about physicians who accept payment in the virtual currency Bitcoin. Dr. Paul Abramson was interviewed on his experiences taking Bitcoin at My Doctor Medical Group in San Francisco.

Abramson, founder of My… Continue reading

SF Chronicle Interview: Paul Abramson MD on Medically-Supervised Self Tracking

My Doctor Medical Group founder Paul Abramson MD was interviewed this week in the San Francisco Chronicle about his use of self tracking technologies, in collaboration with “Quant Coach” Lauren DeDecker, to collaboratively help his patients in San Francisco solve… Continue reading

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills are Crushing Us. Investigative reporting at its best from Steven Brill. #costsofcare

Required reading for everyone who lives in the United States, or who is thinking about doing so: Steven Brill delivered an amazing piece of investigative journalism in February 2013 on the U.S. health care system in Time Magazine. Hopefully everyone… Continue reading

Can eating processed carbs thwart attempts to treat other addictions?

A recent article in the New York Times: “How Carbs Can Trigger Food Cravings” discussed the mechanisms by which high-glycemic index foods trigger similar brain reward responses as highly addictive drugs like cocaine.

While the author mainly concluded that people… Continue reading

Owning a #Dog May Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease #animaltherapy

The American Heart Association released a surprising statement this month: Owning a dog is associated with a lower risk in heart disease, and maybe blood pressure, cholesterol levels, obesity and the response to stress.

Of course finding a correlation does… Continue reading

Intermittent Fasting Shows Promise for Treating Diabetes and Heart Disease

Right up there with the very well-marketed Paleo diet, intermittent fasting (IF) has achieved popular attention in the past year for its potential role in achieving rapid weight loss. But now there is mounting evidence that this approach to eating… Continue reading

A natural remedy for varicose veins

Horse chestnut seed extract has been shown to have some effect when used orally for symptomatic treatment of chronic venous insufficiency, such as varicose veins. It may also be useful for relieving pain, tiredness, tension, and swelling in the legs.… Continue reading

Did you get a pustule at your blood draw site? Consider Behcet’s Syndrome.

The original description of Behçet’s syndrome included recurring genital and oral ulcerations and relapsing uveitis. This disease is also associated with cutaneous hypersensitivity; 60%–70% of patients will develop a sterile pustule with an erythematous margin within 48 hours of… Continue reading

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