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...

Bringing Utopia Home with Soytopia

Soytopia found its beginnings when its founder and CEO, Angela R. Akinpelu, PA-C, began to fill the niche for healthy, soy-based candles that were...

A New Place Doesn’t Mean a New You

I admit it. I’ve moved a far too many times in my life. I grew up in a county not far from here and...

Latest Treatments to Reduce Lines, Scars, Cellulite

Microneedling is trending, and for good reason. Everyone is falling in love with the results! Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling, is safe,...