Entries by Gary Kaplan, DO

Dr. Kaplan Talks to CBSNews About the IOM’s Report on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

<iframe width=”600″ height=”350″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/71GEVe6zHro” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen></iframe> Dr. Gary Kaplan spoke with CBSNews on the recent IOM report, “Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Redefining an Illness,” and what it means for frustrated patients who still struggle to be taken seriously by both physicians and their peers. Read the article, here. This […]

Is Depression Ever Just Depression?

A modified model for understanding depression and anxiety ought to involve a whole person, integrative approach. by Gary Kaplan, DO Article reprinted from US News and World Reports, May 12, 2015 Public acts of violence seem to fill the news media streams these days and are typically followed by outcries for greater access to mental […]

Treating The Pain of Peripheral Neuropathy

Q: I have moderate to severe neuropathy below both knees and some tingling and numbness in both hands. Exercise exacerbates my condition and my legs can be painful. I need to exercise to lose weight and manage my diabetes and blood pressure. I’m concerned about taking gabapentin due to it can cause nerve damage with […]

WatchPAT Sleep Disorder Detector

There is nothing as refreshing as a good night’s sleep. On the other hand, the consequences of insufficient or poor quality sleep are profound and may include: impairment of memory, learning, and concentration; increased irritability; poor performance at work; marital discord; higher pain sensitivity; weakened immunity against illness; a higher risk for developing obesity, cardiovascular […]

5 Tips To Help You Manage Your Medications

The next time you visit your doctor you’ll most likely leave with a prescription in hand. For every ailment there is a recommended treatment. Whether it’s an antibiotic to treat an infection, a statin to control cholesterol, or even a simple daily aspirin to reduce the risk of heart attack, we take these medications and […]

Do You Know What's In Your Dietary Supplement?

In February, 2015, Wal-Mart, GNC & Target were all served cease & desist orders by the New York State Attorney’s Office to stop selling their store brand supplements after an investigation found that, not only did they contain several ingredients not identified on their labels as an ingredient, in many cases the herbal supplement itself […]

What's Missing From the IOM Report About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (SEID)

One doctor’s take on the Institute of Medicine’s new consensus report. By Gary Kaplan, D.O. As first seen on U.S. News & World Report. The Institute of Medicine released their consensus report on myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, “Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Redefining an Illness,” on Feb. 10. This report was prepared by the Committee […]