Letting the REAL Doctor Stick It In

The following is a story with a moral at its end.. and a laugh or two in between. The setting.. an inpatient unit in the Bronx, circa 2005.  I was a resident (and hence likely disheveled, or groggy, or exhibiting some other form of outward display of exhaustion) of the internal medicine program at Albert Einstein University […]

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8 Reasons your Child Should Play Board Games

8 Reasons Your Child Should Play Board Games!

I grew up loving board games. It was a natural relationship, one strengthened by my being an only child. To this day, I love them. Do I pass my love for board games on to my kids? Absolutely. Board Game Benefits Board games are fun, first and foremost. My words are always met with pleasure when the words, […]

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Inspiration Spotlight: John O’Hanlon

Inspiration in Children. A child shaves his head for childhood cancer

Meet John O’Hanlon. Child. Student. Boy Scout. Sportsman. And now he can add Selfless Fundraiser to his resume. John and a few of his friends decided to make a statement for a cause they felt strongly about. That cause was childhood cancer. What they did was simply moving. The boys selflessly agreed to shave their hair off in order […]

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Malpractice Makes Perfect: Questions Answered

Court- a decision not to go to court after a medical malpratice case

I was asked for an update on my story Malpractice Makes Perfect, where I went into some of the details surrounding my run-in with malpractice, being on the receiving end of a medical error. I shared my story, also published on the syndicated website KevinMD.com on March 31, 2017, for several reasons. One- I wanted to humanize […]

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Behind the Scenes of a Three-Boy Household

Well, make that four. You know exactly why the count went up, right? If you’re in need of clarification, I refer to the fathers in this scenario. In my case, and in most cases of three-boy households, you’ve actually got yourself four. I jest. Or maybe I don’t, but for the sake of simplicity, let’s […]

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On Cholesterol, A Nutritionist Weighs In

What's the take on cholesterol, according to a nutritionist? Her take, here.

Cholesterol Names and Numbers 101 Your physical went great. “I’ll see you in a year, ” says the doctor as she walks out of the exam room. About a week later you get a call from the office that your blood work came back, and your cholesterol is high. Furthermore, they tell you your LDL/HDL […]

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Malpractice Makes Perfect

beautiful pregnancy photo, bringing up the story of how I experienced malpractice, not only as a patient, but also myself as a physician, and what it was I needed.

I’m not here to tattle. No siree, Bob. I’ll save that for my kids. But what I am here to do is spell out a story in which I ended up down in the dumps. What Happened, Dr. Corriel? A medical mistake happened. To me. On me. I’ll never forget it. I can’t because I carry […]

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Is Thyroid Function Affected by Food?

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For many years now, a theory has been circulating that links certain foods with low thyroid hormone levels. I’ve been asked about this link on several occasions by patients on thyroid medication. The theory states that, in those with pre-existing thyroid dysfunction, certain foods cause a shift downwards in thyroid levels by being goitrogenic. What […]

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