self-tracking

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

The Quant-Friendly Doctor at the Quantified Self Conference 2013

This past Thursday, Dr. Abramson and I attended the Quantified Self Conference in the Presidio in San Francisco. We hosted a morning breakout session titled “Quant-Friendly Doctors and Doctor-Friendly Quants” that drew a very passionate and diverse crowd. We began… 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

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), When the Mind-Body Connection Short Circuits

So many diseases and conditions in America are automatically treated with a prescription pad. But what if pills won’t help?

“The mind and the body are linked, physically, neurologically, as well as emotionally, and that things that affect the mind… Continue reading

Sodium Butyrate: An Overlooked Supplement for #Crohn’s Disease #ibd

Sodium butyrate is a short chain fatty acid by-product of gut microbes and the primary energy source for cells lining the colon. Since it is sold as a dietary supplement in the United States, it is not regulated by the… Continue reading

Do you or a loved one have the Female Athlete Triad?

How often does a doctor say “you need to gain weight?” We’re all used to medical professionals (and the media) focusing on weight loss and other ways to prevent diabetes and cardiovascular disease. What’s often overlooked is that a surprising… 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 Medically-Supervised Self-Tracking Program Might Work Better for Migraines #quantifiedself

There’s a growing body of research supporting the methodologies we use in our medically supervised Quant Coach Program here at My Doctor Medical Group.

If you get violently ill every time you go on a roller coaster, what do you… Continue reading

Why the #QuantifiedSelf Movement Will Continue to Make Inroads in Medicine

Excerpt from an article on The Medtech Pulse blog:

“Many of the people who come to my office…have come because modern medicine has failed them in some way, or they have used up its power to help them and they… Continue reading

Dr. Abramson’s Talk at Medicine X 2012 on Self Tracking in Medical Care

I gave a talk on implementing self tracking in my medical practice at the Medicine X 2012 Conference at Stanford on September 28, 2012. A bit of perspective on the health care system and its shortcomings provided an introduction to… Continue reading

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