Sonia Singh MD
I'm a primary care doctor who is passionate about food, writing and making healthcare less frustrating and more empowering. These are my musings. Thanks for reading!

@michaelgregerMD is a nutrition fact powerhouse. I’ve been following his work and recommending his site (nutritionfacts.org) to my patients for years. Unlike so many people who write about #nutrition, he is quick to acknowledge LIMITATIONS of research when he makes a claim (I.e this was only proven in rats) and ALWAYS meticulously cites his sources 👌 I […]

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Did you know almost 50% of adults have #hypertension? It’s one of the most common diagnoses I see in #primarycare & many patients have NO idea they have it because it can cause NO symptoms, but it ⬆️s your risk of heart attacks, strokes & kidney failure. These readings are from a lovely patient that established w/ me […]

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Do I really need a primary care doctor? I hear this question constantly from friends, family and sometimes even other doctors. These are their two most common excuses:  “I’m healthy. I haven’t had to see a doctor in years!” So have you had your cholesterol checked? Do you know what your blood pressure runs? Are […]

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Most important thing your doctor can do for you: listen. In a 2018 study, researchers found that the median length of time a patient could speak before their doctor interrupted was 11 seconds. You read that right, SECONDS not minutes. Having been a PCP in a busy clinic this doesn’t surprise me – docs want […]

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Since I’ve started doing Meet & Greets with patients interested in pre-enrolling in my practice I’ve noticed that although they are diverse in many ways, they have certain things in common: 1.  They know there are #nomagicpills. In fact, most of them don’t want to be on any pills! They are all the type of […]

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Let’s discuss the elephant in room. The first question every patient asks when they hear I’m going solo is “Will you be accepting my insurance?” I get it. You pay $$$ every month for health insurance, and you want to use it. I hear you. In fact, as someone who trained in a highly academic […]

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May 3, 2020 is the day that changed the entire trajectory of my career as a physician. It is the day my son, Remi, was born. Being the geek that I am, I attempted to “study” for motherhood like it was a board exam. Rookie mistake… As anyone who’s been there will tell you, NOTHING […]

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