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Does Everyone Have Pencillin Allergy? Does Anyone?

Does Everyone Have Pencillin Allergy? Does Anyone?

On today’s show we speak to allergist, Dr. Payel Gupta about penicillin allergy.  Dr. Gupta is triple board certified in Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine and currently has a practice on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with ENT and Allergy Associates.  We discuss how common penicillin allergy is and how commonly the diagnosis is incorrect.  She goes through the four types of hypersensitivity reaction, and then focus in on type I, the IgE-mediated reaction.  We go through presentation, treatment, and some commonly confused conditions.  She teaches us how penicillin testing is done, why we can trust it and dispels some misconceptions about penicillin allergy.

Dr. Gupta earned her medical degree from Michigan State University; and then pursued a residency in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She then moved to New York City where she completed a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center.   

She is currently on the board of the New York Allergy and Asthma Society and serves as the treasurer/ secretary.  She is also a National Spokesperson for the American Lung Association.

Find her podcast at itchpodcast.com and follow her on Instagram @nycdoctor.

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Healthy Habits in the Age of COVID-19 with Dr. Monique Tello

Healthy Habits in the Age of COVID-19 with Dr. Monique Tello

COVID-19 has turned the world upside down and although prevalence may wax and wane, we are going to have to get used to living, knowing that it is out there. We are going to have to develop new routines and habits in order to minimize our risk of getting it. We can’t eliminate our risk, but we can mitigate it and when developing habits that stick, simplicity is key, so on today’s podcast, we have internist, author, and habit expert, Dr. Monique Tello, who has previously been on our show to discuss her book, Healthy Habits for your Heart. We talk about staying safe in the grocery store, actionable advice we can give our patients to decrease their risk of COVID complications, how to work physical activity into the day and why we should consider getting a pet.

Dr. Tello is a primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and instructor at Harvard Medical School. She practices part-time internal medicine at Women's Health Associates, a small MGH-based primary care practice with all female providers that serves predominantly female patients. She is originally from the Boston area, and graduated from Brown University and the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She completed a med-peds residency at Yale and after residency, she earned an MPH and GIM research fellowship at Hopkins. She writes a popular blog, generallymedicine.com, about her life as a doctor and a mother and contributes to many other blogs, including Mothers in Medicine and Harvard Health Blog. Her writing focuses on work/life balance and healthy lifestyle.

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