Blog Category: Ask a Doctor

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Ask a Doctor - 6 Min Read
Is Gaining the "COVID-19” a Real Thing?
The pandemic and quarantine have created a perfect storm for weight gain—life has been disrupted, schedules are out of whack, gyms are closed. We’re moving less, burning fewer calories, and stressing and snacking more. Overlake providers answer your questions about nutrition and activity during COVID-19 and how to maintain your health.
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Ask a Doctor - 3 Min Read
Preventing Illness During Flu Season
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues during flu season—October to April—both COVID-19 and the flu will be spreading at the same time. Overlake Clinics Infectious Disease specialists Edward Leonard, MD, and Abdul Siddiqui, MD, address how to tell if you have the flu or COVID-19, how to prevent illness and what to do if you get sick.
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Ask a Doctor - 4 Min Read
The Invisible Mental Health Crisis
The pandemic has caused a profound amount of stress in our lives. Anxiety and depression are on the rise, and people are silently struggling. Overlake psychiatrist Albert Tsai, MD, discusses the stressors affecting our mental health, the healthy and not-so-healthy ways of coping, and when to seek professional support.
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Ask a Doctor - 5 Min Read
Has the Pandemic Affected Your Sleep?
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a lot of stress at a lot of people very quickly—whether it's job security, worrying about being infected or affecting family members. Sleep experts Dr. Scott Bonvallet and Dr. Reuben Walia discuss the relationship between stress and sleep and ways you can improve your sleep health.
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Ask a Doctor - 2 Min Read
Colonoscopy Myths vs. Facts
Although colonoscopies get a bad rap, they aren’t as terrible as you might think. Overlake colorectal surgeons Preetha Ali, MD, and Ian White, MD, debunk common myths about these important cancer screening procedures.
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Ask a Doctor - 4 Min Read
Managing Diabetes Amid a Pandemic
Overlake endocrinologist Maria Mercado, MD, and certified diabetes educator Lisa Levinson, RN, answer questions related to how to manage diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic, how to communicate with your care team and more.
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Ask a Doctor - 3 Min Read
Building a Relationship with Your Doctor
Even if you only see your doctor once a year, establishing a strong relationship with them over time can lead to better health. Overlake's Olabode Akinsanya, MD shares tips on how to build this important relationship.
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Ask a Doctor - 2 Min Read
Why Should I Use MyChart?
Want to skip playing phone tag with your doctor's office? Need to send your healthcare team a quick message about your last visit? Dr. Michelle Kauffman discusses how MyChart allows you more direct access to your care team.