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What is a Fungal Sinusitis?

The paranasal sinuses are air-filled pockets that directly communicate to our nasal passages.  We have 4 pairs of these sinuses.  During normal function air and mucus can freely travel in and out of the sinuses.  However, during a sinus infection the narrow passages can get blocked, therefore trapping mucus and air pressure within the sinuses.  The secretions can then […]



A few notes on Acute Bronchitis

As we head into the winter season, more people will be affected with acute bronchitis and pneumonia. I was fortunate to be featured in this article discussing the salient features of each. Please follow this link to learn more.


How to tell a good story

Every doctor’s visit has a specific structure that we try to follow in order to get the most information in the most efficient way.  Generally, the visit starts with what is called the Chief Complaint, which is the main reason you are seeing the doctor.  Following that, we investigate History of Present Illness (HPI).  This is the section […]


Protect your ears… from the sun!

As we embark on another great summer of fun in the sun, most of us are probably aware of the effects of sun on our skin. Many of us do a decent job of protection from the hot sun by using adequate sunscreen. We apply it to our faces, necks, shoulders, and our backs. It’s […]



Making sense of treatment options for sleep apnea

The diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea remains one of the more complex algorithms in medical therapy.   The ways to diagnose sleep apnea have been covered elsewhere in this blog well as other articles. We will focus on treatment options for this particular article. Before we discuss the treatment options, it is important to […]


Contract a Summer Cold? Effective Strategies for Soothing Your Symptoms

The following is a guest blogpost from Sachs Marketing Group.  The opinions expressed within are strictly those of the guest blogger.  There is no financial relationship between Sachs Marketing Group or any of its affiliates and Dr. Namdar. Few things are worse than sitting inside the house sniffling on a beautiful summer day. Although it […]


Your postnasal dripping may not be a drip or even related to your nose

Many patients complain of postnasal dripping. Most people perceive this as a sensation of mucus buildup in the back of the throat. The majority of the patients point to the different parts of the neck and the throat area as the center of their discomfort. Various patients also feel sensation of a ball being stuck […]


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