Q & A with Dr. Shah

Meet our next provider, Hadi Shah, M.D., who starts with us on November 26, 2018. He is board-certified in both Family and Sports Medicine, so we’re excited to offer new services for our members. He’s also one of the team doctors for the Tampa Bay Lightning—Go Bolts! Contact us to schedule a consultation. How does your Sports […]

3 Health Tests That Could Save Your Life

Catch early or prevent — that is our goal. Some diseases are difficult to catch or cure–not these three. Read on for updates in screening guidelines and how we can help detect these diseases. Colon Cancer: The American Cancer Society now recommends that we start screening for colon and rectal cancer at age 45. Prior […]

Let’s Talk Hormones…

Want to know my patients’ most common complaints? Low energy Fatigue Brain fog Moodiness Low libido Difficulty sleeping Weight gain Decreased muscle strength Nagging joint pain Chances are you’re experiencing some of these symptoms right now. They start to creep in around your mid-thirties and things get progressively worse. Take my patient Julia*. She’s in […]

Fasting For Improved Health: Should you try it? And why I always skip breakfast.

Here are a few myths about eating: 1. You should never skip breakfast. 2. You should never miss any meal. 3. Snacking is a part of a balanced diet. 4. Eating more frequently helps keep weight down. How did we arrive at subscribing to these beliefs? So many reasons, but just a couple worth mentioning: […]

Protect Your Prostate

Here’s the algorithm for screening for prostate cancer: Check your PSA annually. If it’s greater than 4.0 or rises dramatically from the prior year, off you go to the urologist who will monitor your level and decide if a biopsy is needed. Typically, the biopsy happens because the urologist doesn’t want to miss a cancer—fair […]

Top Doctors in Concierge Medicine

Concierge Medicine Today announces 25 physicians across America who have been named “Top Doctors in Concierge Medicine” for 2017 – 2018. Our practice is the only practice that has two doctors named: Radley Griffin, M.D., and Debbie St. Clair, M.D. Congratulations, docs! “We look for physicians who have made a significant impact on patients, their peers, their community, their […]

It’s not about weight-loss. It’s about how you FEEL.

It’s not about weight loss. This low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) lifestyle that I’m just so dang excited to talk about is not just about losing weight. It’s about feeling great. Today, I spoke again with Nutritionist Mihaela Telecan, RD, via Facebook Live (you can watch the replay here), about how a LCHF diet makes you FEEL. As one […]

What to eat? What not to eat? Let’s clear up confusion.

So I’m picking up some items at our neighborhood grocery, and I’m especially proud of my keto-cart: some all-natural ham and turkey from the deli, cucumbers, tomatoes, avocados, green beans, and cauliflower to make a new “macaroni” and cheese dish (p.s. it was deeeelicious). In the meat section, I grabbed some chicken thighs and ground beef and then […]

Are You A Sugar Addict?

I have a confession: not three years ago, I was scooping five teaspoons of sugar into my coffee every morning. Oh, and since I regularly drink coffee in the afternoon, I did the same at 3:00 p.m. And I’d probably have a Coke at lunch. Yes, I am a former sugar addict.   Despite my degrees […]

The Real Problem Isn’t Coconut Oil

Last week, there was an article published in USA Today entitled “Coconut oil isn’t healthy. It’s never been healthy.” Why this claim? An advisory board to the American Heart Association deemed it unsafe for consumption because the saturated fat increases LDL cholesterol. And of course increased LDL cholesterol causes cardiovascular disease, right? Wrong! In the […]