House Calls

House Calls Started This Year

House calls are meant for patients who are temporarily or permanently home bound, or for other good reasons can't make it into the office.

To schedule a house call: Tel (203) 853-1919; email

Monday, November 16, 2015

To My Patients - emailed 11/16/2015

Continuing Medical Education. Please be aware that I will not be in the office on Thursday and Friday on this week. I’ll be attending the Continuing Medical Education meeting of Pri-Med in NYC. Janine will be in the office during our usual hours, and I’ll be accessible.
It’s never hurts to validate what you know and to learn more.

A couple of medical notes;

  1. Probiotics. Numerous probiotics preparations are now available over the counter. Studies found them useful in the treatment of a number of common conditions such as Irritable bowel syndrome, diverticular disease (recurrent diverticulitis), traveler’s diarrhea, vaginal infections, bloating caused by certain drugs and foods, diarrhea caused by antibiotics, and others.
But which probiotic is best suited for you? We can help.

  1. Non-prescription sleep supplements. If you’re having “minor” sleep problems, either falling asleep, maintaining sleep, or both, you may want to try over the counter supplements and other ways to help with the sleep issue. Many patients report help from Melatonin (usual dose 1-5 mg), taken about 45 minutes before bed time, others report benefit from the use of Valerian root, or the combination of both. Using a relaxation technique (such as the Relaxation Response, transcendental meditation) helps a lot. The list of things you can do without prescription sleep medicines goes on…
Do you need advice? Call us at (203) 853-1919.

This holiday season, as we have done for many years, we’ll again run our food drive. Boxes will be available at our office to collect non-perishable food (has to be in the original package), and sundry items. They will be distributed in the name of our patients to home shelters in our area in time for the holidays.

Stay well,

Dr. Staw

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