Monthly Archives: April 2015

Prescription gel helps with knee pain

Diclofenac gel (the only topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory available in the United States) was shown to help decrease pain and improve function scores for as long as 12 weeks in patient with osteoarthritis of the knee.  The drawbacks are the cost … Continue reading

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I’m moving west…. Way west!

 Dear patients, After caring for (and doctoring) Wichitans for nearly 20 years, my family is moving to our hometown–Reno, Nevada. I will be practicing at Andover Family Medicine until July 21, 2015. Please call my office to schedule a visit before … Continue reading

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Do obese children get more joint injuries?

Do we need a study to evaluate this?   Apparently so.  And, yes!  Overweight children are 18% more likely to have lower extremity injuries compared to normal weight children.  The risk increases to 24% in obese children and 34% more likely … Continue reading

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I am now a “Fellow”!

I have been recognized by the American Academy of Family Physicians for my years of community activism and scholarly activity.  Thanks, AAFP! Signed, Leslie Greenberg MD FAAFP (Woo hoo!)

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Do YOU want to apply for disability?

Disability evaluations are more than completing a form… I would first ask if there is an alternate job/function/work schedule that you can change to that may fit your needs. Did you know that according to the World Health Organization, more … Continue reading

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Wound care (part 2 of 2)

Can stitches get wet? Yes. Stitches can get wet anytime. We often suggest that stitches stay dry for the first 24 hours, but studies have shown that there’s no increased risk of infection or wound breaking down if it gets … Continue reading

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How to care for a wound (part 1 of 2)

What is the best solution to use to clean a wound? Antiseptics are commonly used to irrigation contaminated wounds. However, tap water (from the faucet) and sterile saline worked equally well to irrigate (clean out) uncomplicated skin wounds. Warm water … Continue reading

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