About Me

I’m a Family Medicine Physician. The purpose of this blog is to discuss patient advocacy issues via a multi-variable approach.

Ultimately,  empowering  both the physician and the patient  to achieve  an improved quality of life.

Please note:  this blog does not replace medical advice that comes from your doctor.



3 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Claudia October 19, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    As a newly diagnosed person with Celiac disease, I feel it’s important for doctors to check for Celiac disease FIRST before all other digestive disturbances. I am glad to know that there is a real doctor out there who has and understands the unique problems of us gluten free folk.

    • Puja Blogs October 20, 2012 at 1:41 am #

      Hi Wendy, thank you. Those are great words of inspiration for me. I agee, CD should be on the differential when diagnosing GI problems. How are you dealing with your new diagnosis?

  2. Anu January 26, 2013 at 7:34 pm #

    I am so grateful to have stumbled upon this blog! I was just diagnosed with CD, after a very extensive medical workup. My celiac panel blood tests were negative, but my small intestine biopsy showed moderate villous blunting. I also tested positive for the DQ-8 gene. My MD was reluctant to make the diagnosis, despite my marked improvement on a GF diet. Now, everything else (except Lymphoma) has been ruled out. I’m not able to have any dairy yet, which is even tougher than GF. Any tips on when/if I might ever be able to re-introduce dairy? Thanks!

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