An Inconvenient Truth About Cosmetics Safety

Listen up, ladies! I’m as excited about perusing the drugstore makeup and cosmetics isles as the next girl, but lately I’ve discovered that what...

Can Children Get Gum Disease?

Periodontal disease in children and adolescents is generally rare. However, children should still learn the importance of keeping their teeth and gums healthy to...

Have You Considered Group Therapy?

While known for individual and family therapy, Blue Sails Counseling also offers group therapy. Currently, Blue Sails Counseling has a teen group each Wednesday at...

An Open Letter to My Patients

Approximately a year ago I wrote an article entitled, “Dr. O, Doctor and Patient in One” published in this magazine. It was my intention...

Taming Your Inner Perfectionist

"Mistakes are the portals to discovery” "Failure is the key to success” "Mistakes are proof that you’re trying” Consider a study conducted by Michigan State University in...

Skin Cancer Prevention, Risk Factors & Treatment

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, the diagnosis and treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancers in the U.S. has...

Blue Sails Counseling and Consulting

"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.” This quote – spoken by Carl Rogers,...

In Awe of Military Families

It was a recent conversation with a patient when I came to the realization of just how many of our patient families are military....

Dr. O’s Newest Venture

I. Monet Ouwinga, MD, fondly known as Dr. O, of Your Time Medical P.C. recently teamed up with Travis Roberts, CRNP to form the...

Untangling the Knot Before Tying the Knot

I was talking with a woman (who I will call “Anna”) who recently became engaged. She was the only daughter in her family and...