Palliative Medicine – Advancing Patient Care

Over the last decade or so health care delivery has consistently shifted. Patients are being treated more with person centered care, seeing the person beyond the chronic disease. In light of this, the medical community is seeing tremendous growth in [...]

Palliative Medicine – Advancing Patient Care2018-09-27T10:12:43-04:00

Who am I?

The rise of direct to consumer genetic testing kits has opened the door to a wealth of information for patients. DNA samples collected by these direct to consumer kits can gather information about where the test subject’s ancestors originated or [...]

Who am I?2018-07-05T14:55:42-04:00

Balancing Emotional and Physical Health

By: Beth Biedrzycki, Pharm. D., BCGP at Personal Care Medical Associates Like many Americans I routinely turn on the evening news after work to catch on the day’s events. It used to be something I would have on in the [...]

Balancing Emotional and Physical Health2018-03-09T15:05:55-05:00

Spring Cleaning the Medicine Cabinet

Written by:  Beth Biedrzycki, Pharm. D., BCGP, at PCMA Every spring we are reminded to check the batteries in our smoke detectors and move our clocks ahead as part of Spring cleaning. However, spring ritual that needs attention is our [...]

Spring Cleaning the Medicine Cabinet2018-03-07T15:56:46-05:00

Staying Safe in Winter

Winter safety can be challenging for able bodied people, so it isn’t a surprise that it can be especially challenging for the elderly.  Cold Temperatures, snow, ice and wind all become hazards for seniors.  Whether it’s a fall on an [...]

Staying Safe in Winter2018-02-22T15:39:08-05:00


Shingles is a painful, itchy rash that develops on one side of the body that can last up to four weeks. It is caused by a reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes the chickenpox. A [...]