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Welcome to Ramblings of an Internist

Welcome to my blog.  My name is Dr. Edward Espinosa.  I am an internal medicine physician with a internal medicine practice located in Buckhead, a suburb of Atlanta, GA. The purpose of this blog is to create a forum where I can have a bi directional interactive conversation with my existing patients as well as new patients with regard to new or current health care topics. I’d like to create a source of useful medical information for the reader, and I’d like to increase awareness about my practice and practice style. […]

By | March 21st, 2011|Health|1 Comment

The Benefits of Concierge Medicine in the age of COVID-19

Concierge medicine allows patients to build strong relationships with their doctor through extended visits and more personalized care. Having a doctor who truly knows you, and who you can call on when you need them may have seemed like a luxury in the past. With the COVID-19 pandemic having become a ‘normal’ part of our [...]

By | May 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Benefits of Concierge Medicine in the age of COVID-19

Why are Obese People at a Higher Risk for COVID-19?

It is common knowledge that the pandemic has contributed to a significant number of people gaining weight. With several lockdowns, self-isolating and working from home many people have begun stress eating, having minimal to no exercise and erratic sleep schedules. Additionally, self-isolation is prompting many to rely on processed food with longer shelf life instead [...]

By | April 17th, 2021|COVID-19|Comments Off on Why are Obese People at a Higher Risk for COVID-19?

What you need to know about the Allergic Reactions to the COVID-19 Vaccine

Individuals all over the globe are in the process of currently getting their dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. While these various types of authorized vaccines are a breakthrough in a bid to control the spread of the infection, there have been reported side effects. While this is an expected occurrence, a small percentage of people [...]

By | March 30th, 2021|COVID-19|Comments Off on What you need to know about the Allergic Reactions to the COVID-19 Vaccine

You May Not Have COVID, but is the Pandemic Making You Sick?

Since the pandemic has been in existence for over a year, most of us have become used to the ‘new normal.’ For some, that means working and studying from home, with research showing that people now clock in more hours of work than ever before! With work-life balance being interrupted, outdoor activities being limited, fatigue [...]

By | March 21st, 2021|COVID-19|Comments Off on You May Not Have COVID, but is the Pandemic Making You Sick?

Which Covid-19 Tests are required for International Travel?

It’s common knowledge that a person’s vulnerability to contacting the COVID-19 increases due to the number of people he may come in contact with. When it comes to travel, coming into close quarters with fellow travelers while standing in queues, boarding flights and during the journey are unavoidable, just as much as touching commonly used [...]

By | March 17th, 2021|COVID-19|Comments Off on Which Covid-19 Tests are required for International Travel?

Everything You Need to Know About the New Covid-19 Virus Strain

Just like life in general, the Coronavirus pandemic seems to have its ups and downs. While on one hand, vaccine programs are being rolled out the world over, on the other, new COVID-19 strains have been emerging. In December 2020, it was reported that a new variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, was identified [...]

By | March 12th, 2021|COVID-19|Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know About the New Covid-19 Virus Strain

Which COVID-19 Vaccine is the best? Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson

Vaccines that prevent the COVID-19 infection are our best hope for ending the pandemic. But with so much information online about the various vaccines, their benefits, possible side-effects, distribution, safety precautions and more, it is easy to become overwhelmed. Some of the questions we’ve been getting at Buckhead Medicine, in addition to the above, are [...]

By | March 4th, 2021|COVID-19|Comments Off on Which COVID-19 Vaccine is the best? Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson

How is the Flu Season Different During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

The flu season peaks annually from December to February. This year has seen a marked decrease in seasonal infections even as the COVID-19 pandemic surges on. Influenza and COVID-19 are both severe and contagious respiratory illnesses, which affect your lungs and breathing. Even though they both present very similar symptoms, they are caused by two [...]

By | February 5th, 2021|COVID-19, Health|Comments Off on How is the Flu Season Different During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

INSIGHT INTO THE mRNA COVID-19 VACCINE

Vaccines save millions of lives every year. They work by training the body’s immune system to recognize and ward off viruses and bacteria. With the COVID-19 vaccine spreading around the globe, people have expressed mixed emotions about the vaccine. While most were elated with the news and had high hopes for it, others were a [...]

By | January 25th, 2021|COVID-19|Comments Off on INSIGHT INTO THE mRNA COVID-19 VACCINE

PCR TEST- WHEN TO GET TESTED BEFORE FLYING

International travel requires meeting stringent country specific criteria for testing before travel. There are two tests that are widely used for testing before you travel. One is the Antigen Test, also called the Rapid Test, and the other is the PCR test. The Antigen test detects protein fragments specific to the Coronavirus while the PCR [...]

By | January 6th, 2021|COVID-19|Comments Off on PCR TEST- WHEN TO GET TESTED BEFORE FLYING