About HealthCommunities.com

Who Is HealthCommunities?

HealthCommunities.com is part of Remedy Health Media, a health information technology company dedicated to providing trusted health and wellness information in print, at the point of care, and on digital and mobile platforms.

Our publications, websites, tools, and other resources empower more than 100 million patients and caregivers like you to better manage their medical conditions and lifestyles.

Who Is HealthCommunities.com For?

HealthCommunities.com is a health website dedicated to educating users about diseases, conditions and overall well-being. It is intended for adults 18 and older who are interested in complementing the advice of their physician with additional learning.

The material found on HealthCommunities.com is for reference and educational purposes only. It is not meant to override or replace the advice of a health care professional. Please consult your physician before assuming any diagnosis or starting any treatment plan.

Our Founder: Stanley J. Swierzewski III, M.D.

Dr. Swierzewski was one of the first physicians to realize the value of using the Internet to enhance the doctor-patient relationship. In 1998, he founded HealthCommunities.com, Inc., a network of specialty-specific websites providing trustworthy, physician-developed and -monitored medical information.

Dr. Swierzewski received his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Massachusetts and his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, where he served as associate clinical professor. He completed his residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, where he received numerous awards for his research publications.

Today, Dr. Swierzewski maintains a full-time private medical practice and remains a part of HealthCommunities.com.

Our Content

In addition to Dr. Swierzewski, HealthCommunities.com content has been reviewed by a variety of physician reviewers (see below).

The site also includes material from other members of the Remedy Health Media family including Diabetes Focus magazine, Remedy+ digital magazine (formerly Remedy magazine), and Remedy's Healthy Living magazine, all of which are based on leading medical expert interviews and research.

We would like to especially note the contributions of our long-standing editorial partners the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins Medicine.

David D. Agahigian, M.D.
Diseases of the Retina and Vitreous
West Springfield, MA

Sandeep K. Aggarwal, M.D.
Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology
Chicago, IL

Joseph Alban, L.Ac
Acupuncture
New York, NY

Douglas G. Aspros, D.V.M.
Veterinary Medicine
White Plains, NY

Kevin L. W. Banks, M.D.
Robotic Surgery, No-Scalpel Vasectomy, Cancer Surgery
Chardon, Ohio

Mark M. Belkin, MD
Radiology
Lawrence, MA

Gary C. Bellman, M.D., P.C.
Urology
West Hills, CA

William Belville, M.D.
Urology
Olympia, WA

Stacy John Berckes, M.D.
Pain Management Specialist
Mount Dora, FL

Mike Berkley, L.Ac.
Women's Health
New York, NY

Guy T. Bernstein, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Adult and Pediatric Urology
Bryn Mawr, PA

Sanjay T. Bhat, M.D.
Gastroenterology
Saint Louis, MO

James A. Bonheur, M.D., D.A.B.S.
Laparoscopic Surgery
Stamford, CT

William H. Bordelon, M.D.
Urology
Amarillo, TX

Teri Bowman, M.D.
Pulmonary Medicine
Nebraska

Jason K. Burrus, M.D.
Alabaster, AL

Renee Carter-Perpall, D.P.M.
Lanham, MD
Podiatry

Anthony Cavallerano, O.D.
Optometry
Boston, MA

Amit Chakrabarty, M.D.
Decatur, AL
Huntsville, AL

Kevin Chan, D.O., M.S.
Family Medicine
Phoenix, AZ

Eric S. Chenven, M.D.
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Stacy J. Childs, M.D.
Urology
Steamboat Springs, CO

Kellen K. Choi, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgery
Carol Stream and Naperville, IL

Robert Coben, Ph.D.
Rehabilitation Neuropsychology
Massapequa Park, NY

Henri Colt, M.D.
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Orange, CA

Francis X. Conidi, D.O., M.S., P.A.
Neurology, Headaches
Port St. Lucie, Florida

Steven J. Covici, M.D.
Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery of the Eyelids, Orbit and Lacrimal System
Springfield, MA

David J. D'Agate, DO, FACC, FCCP, FAHA
Cardiology
Smithtown, NY

Christopher J. Dannaker, M.D.
Dermatology
Monterey & Beverly Hills, CA

Noelle M. DeMasi, D.V.M., C.V.A.
Veterinary Medicine
Mamaroneck, NY

Matthew M. Do, D.P.M.
Podiatry
Costa Mesa, CA

Mell L. Duggan, Jr., M.D.
Urology
Birmingham, AL

Herbert L. Duvivier, M.D.
Oncology
Burbank, CA

Gregory L. Eads, M.D.
Gynecology
The Woodlands, TX

Anne Edmunds, M.D.
Ears, Nose and Throat
Omaha, NE

Rhonda Eichenberger, D.P.M.
Podiatry
Louisville, KY

Stephan Eisenschenk, M.D.
Neurology
Gainesville, FL

Debra M. Emmite, M.D.
Psychiatrist
Houston, TX/Katy, TX

Alan B. Ettinger, M.D.
Neurology, Epilepsy and Electroencephalography
New Hyde Park, NY

John P. Frangie, M.D.
Corneal and Refractive Surgery
West Springfield, MA

Gerald Frankel, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Urology
McKinney, Texas

Hernan T. Gatuslao, Jr., M.D.
Neurology
Midlothian, VA

Alexander C. Gellman, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Urology
Denville, NJ

Marc Goldstein, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Male Infertility, Urology
New York, NY

Marc A. Greenstein, D.O.
Urology, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Denville, NJ

Raul Grosz, M.D.
Neurology
Aventura, FL/Miami Beach, FL

Markus Grunewald, MD
Radiology
Germany

Chadi Haddad, D.O.
Obstetrics/Gynecology
Redford, MI

Hisham Hakim, M.D., M.P.H.
Neurology
Birmingham, AL

Jacob Edward D. Hanlon, D.P.M.
Podiatry
Dover, DE

Paul A. Hatcher, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Urology
Knoxville, TN

Elizabeth Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS
Physical Therapy
New York, NY

Lawrence E. Holder MD
Radiology
Baltimore, Maryland

Alan Holz, MD
Radiology
Miami, FL

Harvey A.J. Hopkins, M.D.
Sleep and Breathing Disorders
Omaha, NE

Patrick Hopper, D.V.M.
Veterinary Medicine
White Plains, NY

Sam M. Horowitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S., C.Ped
Podiatry
Hialeah, FL

James Huerter, M.D.
Ears, Nose and Throat
Omaha, NE

Kenneth E. Jaffe, M.D.
Psychiatry
Holyoke, MA

Wagdy W. Kades, M.D., F.A.C.R.
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Los Angeles, CA

Robert A. Kane, MD
Radiology
Boston, MA

Paul M. Karpecki, O.D.
Cornea, Refractive Surgery; Anterior Segment Disease
Overland Park, KS

Gary B. Kaskey, M.D.
Mental Health
Holyoke, MA

Armen A. Kassabian, M.D.
Urology, Urologic Surgery
Burbank, CA

David M. Kaufman, M.D.
Urology
New York, NY

Gordon R. Kelley, M.D.
Neurology
Shawnee Mission, KS

Daniel Khouri, M.D.
Urology and Urological Surgery
Midland, TX

Robert Kirkwood, MD
Radiology
Springfield, MA

Arnon Krongrad, MD
Laparoscopic Prostate Cancer Surgery
Aventura, FL

Stephen W. Leslie, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Kidney Stones, Urology
Lorain, OH

Leonard W. Liang, M.D.
Urologic Surgery & Kidney Transplantation
Los Angeles, CA

James P. Licandro, D.P.M.
Podiatry, Wound Care
Bettendorf, Iowa

J. Michael Lunsford, D.P.M.
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Houston, TX

Geoffrey McKenzie, D.V.M.
Veterinary Medicine
White Plains, NY

Michael Miller, M.D.
Allergy
Knoxville, TN

Robert E. Mindelzun, MD
Radiology
Stanford, CA

Majid Molaie
Neurology, Neuro-Behavior and Neurophysiology
San Pedro, CA

Koichi Nishimura, MD
Respiratory Medicine
Japan

Fred Ogren, M.D.
Ears, Nose and Throat
Omaha, NE

John J. Papale, M.D.
Cataract, Glaucoma, and Refractive Surgery
Springfield, MA

Jagdish Patel, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Cardiology
Sandwich, IL

Hai-En Peng, D.P.M.
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Greater Los Angeles Area

Paul V. Polishuk, M.D.
Urology
Escondido, CA

Jason Port, MD
Neuroradiology
Springfield, MA

Bruce S. Rabin, MD
Pathology
Pittsburgh, PA

Jean-Raphael Schneider, M.D.
Neurology
Clearwater, FL

Howard Raymond, MD
Radiology
Holyoke, MA

Henry Ritter, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S.
Urology
Atherton, CA

Steven L. Rosenberg, D.P.M.
Podiatry
Santa Monica, CA

Howard G. Rosenthal, M.D.
Orthopaedic Oncology
Overland Park, KS

Elizabeth Ryan, O.D.
Optometry West Springfield, MA

Raja Nicolas Salameh, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Urology
Webster, TX

Lisa Marie Sanches, M.D.
Obstetrics/Gynecology
West Palm Beach, FL

Anthony Sbalbi
Vision
Holyoke, MA

Peter N. Schlegel, M.D.
Infertility, Urology
New York, NY

Eric M. Schreier, D.O., F.A.A.P.M.R.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Fort Wayne, IN

James M. Seltzer, M.D.
Allergy
Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Neil D. Sherman, M.D.
Urology, Reconstruction/Female Urology
Newark, NJ

Amitabh Y Shukla
Neurology
Richmond, TX

Jeffrey A. Snyder, M.D.
Urology
Denver, CO

Toomas Mihkel Sorra, M.D., F.A.C.G.
Gastroenterology
Brooklyn, NY

David D. Stark, MD
Radiology
Omaha, NE

Amy Stein Wood, MPT, BCIA-PMDB
Physical Therapy
New York, NY

Eric R. Stockall, M.D.
Urology
Okemos, MI

Thomas F. Stringer, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Urology
Inverness, FL/Homosassa, FL

Joel D. Swartz, MD
Radiology
Camden, NJ

Tha T. U, M.D.
Neurology
Newport News, VA

J. James Thimons, O.D.
Vision
Fairfield, CT

Donald E. Thomas, Jr., M.D., FACP, FACR
Rheumatology
Greenbelt, MD

Julian Ungar, M.D., PhD.
Neurology
Richmond, TX

Dominic J. Valentino III, DO, FCCP
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Woodbury, NJ

L. Stephen Vaughan, D.D.S., M.D.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Foothill Ranch, CA

Barton H. Wachs, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Urology, Urological Surgery & Minimally Invasive Treatment
Long Beach, CA

Carl J. Walker, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Urology
Granger, IN

Mitchell L. Wiatrak, M.D.
Urology
Nashville, TN

Russel H. Williams, M.D.
Male Infertility, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, Prostate Disorders
Houston, TX

Jeffrey E Wong, MD, FACS
General Urology
Alexandria, VA

David Yankelevitz, MD
Radiology
New York, NY

Michael K. Yu, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Urologic Surgery, Minimally Invasive, Laparoscopic, and Robotic Urology
Dayton, Ohio

Mike Zaragoza, M.D.
Urology
Dover, DE

William J. Zwiebel, MD
Radiology
Salt Lake City, UT

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