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April 2021 Health & Wellness

America the Healthy: Cooking the Food You Love for the Health You Deserve

By Linda D. Bradley, MD Fondly referred to as a “foodie gynecologist” by her patients, Dr. Linda Bradley has spoken at over a dozen Symposia Medicus conferences since 2007. An expert in her field and in the kitchen, Dr. Bradley attributes her passion for cooking to her father: “Dad’s hard work provided the income to…

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April 2021 Newsletter Recipes

Rosie’s Dairy-Free Banana Bread

by Roselynn Granados In her journey toward reducing her blood pressure, increasing her energy, and improving her overall health, Symposia Medicus Administrative Assistant Roselynn Granados takes family-favorite recipes and gives them a healthy and clean twist. One such recipe is her dairy-free banana bread. Perfected over the years, Roselynn has replaced traditional components with cleaner,…

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April 2021 Newsletter

Sexual Health & General Health Intertwined

Dr. Michael Krychman is Executive Director of the Southern California Center for Sexual Health & Survivorship Medicine in Newport Beach, California and Co-Chair for this year’s 6th Annual Conference on Challenges in Sexual Healthcare being held in Napa, California this June. Reflecting on the past year and how social isolation has affected healthcare workers and…

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Health & Wellness March 2021

Gynecology During the Pandemic & Telemedicine: Are You Kidding Me?

By Gretchen Lentz, MD Professor and Division Director of Urogynecology at the University of Washington Medical Center, Dr. Gretchen Lentz has spoken countless times for Symposia Medicus over the last decade. Dr. Lentz offers her timely take on the topic of telemedicine as it pertains to gynecologic care—particularly during the pandemic.   The telemedicine gynecologic…

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Get to Know March 2021

A Doctor on a Mission: Saving the Lives of Pregnant Women & New Mothers

A revered speaker for Symposia Medicus, Dr. Cornelia Graves is an extensively published and nationally recognized expert in the field of maternal-fetal medicine. With the ever-present knowledge that the United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any developed country in the world—and that women of color experience the worst of these birth outcomes—Dr.…

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February 2021 Get to Know Newsletter

Dr. Puffer’s Perspective

A profile piece on one of Symposia Medicus’ longest serving faculty. Symposia Medicus’ venerated faculty member, Dr. James C. Puffer, has worn many hats. He has been a family medicine physician, American Board of Family Medicine president, Head Team Physician for the US Olympic Team, and a Symposia Medicus speaker for over 40 years. In…

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February 2021 Health & Wellness

COVID-19 Vaccination for Pregnant & Breastfeeding Women

By Jay Goldberg, MD, MSCP A professor of obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Jay Goldberg has authored over one hundred publications and lectured at countless conferences for Symposia Medicus over the last 15 years. Dr. Goldberg gives us his timely take on the topic of COVID-19 vaccination for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers.    Although the…

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February 2021 Recipes

Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Seed Pudding

By Lia Valenzuela Lia Valenzuela, Social Media Coordinator for Symposia Medicus, shares a food-allergy-friendly recipe fit for 4-6 people—or one teenage boy.   My son, Enzo, was only three months old when we discovered he had severe food allergies. I was breastfeeding him at the time, and as expected, I was advised to remove all…

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Health & Wellness January 2021

Allergic Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccines

by John M. Kelso, MD Symposia Medicus faculty member Dr. John M. Kelso has authored over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has been active as a speaker at national and international meetings of allergy, pediatric, and internal medicine societies. As the New Year arrives and people are starting to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, Dr. Kelso…

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January 2021 The New Normal

Virtual CME Experience: Both Sides of the Coin

By Dr. Steven Anderson, MD