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Guacamole — with a Cayenne Kick!

Guacamole can be a delicious and healthy snack. I love making this recipe because it’s quick and simple, and tastes amazing! And you can tailor the recipe to your taste buds: if you like it spicy and hot, add more cayenne and paprika, as well as fresh garlic and onion. But if you prefer it […]




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Mushroom, Scallion and Cilantro Pasta Medley

Here’s a flavorful, healthy and delicious meal that’s chock full of vegetables, aromatic spices as well as whole wheat pasta. Make any modifications as you wish. Enjoy! ·        Nonstick cooking spray ·        2 tablespoons olive oil ·        2 cloves chopped garlic ·        2 bunches scallions ·        ½ teaspoon dried rosemary ·        1 teaspoon black pepper ·        […]




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Dean’s Community Service Award — Harvard Medical School

On Tuesday, June 21st, 2016, I was one of 9 recipient’s of the Dean’s Community Service Award, presented by the Harvard Medical School (HMS) Office of Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership. This was a *tremendous* honor, and is a reflection of the MANY compassionate colleagues (nurses, social workers, admin, doctors) who work tirelessly to care for Boston’s […]




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Coverage in “Spare Change News”, May 20th, 2016

Honored to speak to Emerson journalism student, Ross Cristantiello, about my work as a doctor to Boston’s most vulnerable population: homeless men and women. His wonderful piece has been published in “Spare Change News”! It’s been a privilege and honor to care for these brave individuals who struggle daily with chronic medical conditions (heart disease, diabetes, kidney […]




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Recently Homeless — And Now Making Positive Lifestyle Changes

I will forever be inspired by my patients. The majority are homeless, living in shelters or the streets. Some are transiently housed (halfway house, sober house, detox treatment center, crashing on a friend’s sofa). Some others — through years of patience, perseverance and hard work — have found stable housing. Charles falls into the latter […]




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Homelessness and Youth

One afternoon while I was seeing female clients at the women’s clinic of Pine St Inn shelter, I met a very sweet, young girl who had left quite an impression on me. “Mindy” was in her early 20s, a New Englander who moved to Boston to be with her boyfriend, but it “didn’t work out.” She had […]




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