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Physician, photographer, and tech junkie

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B&H Photo Video

B&H Photo Video

9/25/07

get their catalog - while their website is amazing, if you are on this website, you owe it to yourself to get their full catalog as it is easier to browse through all of their professional products. Just email them and ask to be on their mailing list.

IGN

IGN

4/30/07

best site for gaming, worth the $20 to join - You have to pay like $20/year to join this site, but it is worth it due to all of the great reviews and the ability to participate in the forums. It is often hard to trust game reviews on the internet, but IGN has very reliable reviews.

Blizzard

Blizzard

4/30/07

diablo, WoW, and starcraft oh my - They have created some of the best games of all time...nobody has been able to touch them in the RTS genre. It is predicted that Blizzard will eventually take over hollywood studios as the gaming market grows.

OPPO Digital

OPPO Digital

10/30/07

best DVD player for your plasma - If you just bought an HDTV, the odds are you are using the wrong DVD player for it. There are many new upscaling DVD players out there by big name brands like sony/toshiba, etc...and they all claim to upscale to HD. The reality is that they have really bad scalers in them and rarely do they do full 1080p. They also often lack the ability to play divx and other types of media.

The Oppo DVD player is on par with DVD players that cost 5 times the price...they include a Faroudja scaler which is usually only found in very high end dvd players (not the cheapy sony/jvc/toshiba....more like Marantz and name brands like that.

Bottom line: oppo has the best bang for the buck DVD player out on the market for HDTVs. Don't waste your money going to circuit city and buying a big name sony dvd player that is vastly inferior to the OPPO units. Just read all of the awards this company has won...they are the best around for the $$$

WebMD

WebMD

10/31/07

excellent advice and easy to read - WebMD has become a very commercial site now with articles written for the general public. They have a great search system, videos, Q&A by doctors and they have pretty much dominated this sector of the market. I would say just be careful not to confuse the real articles with the advertisements on this site. Most importantly, this information can be used to supplement what your own physian's advice and NOT be used to diagnose yourself. As a physician, I have seen so many patients who read something on the internet, completely convinced they have a particular disease. Upon seeing them in the office they are completely wrong and misguided by information they read on the internet. For the sake of being safe, leave the diagnosing to an experienced physician and use great websites such as these to supplement your doctors advice.

AVS Forum

AVS Forum

1/2/08

wonderful resource for AV knowledge - I first heard of AVSforum when I bought my first front PJ screen from AVScience years ago. The forum is also a useful tool for finding out the latest information on all sorts of AV gear. When I first got into HTPC, this was my main resource for setting up an entire home theater room. Everything from the front projector to the theater seats were all purchased based upon recommendations from this website. Later, when I furnished my office with plasmas and LCD HDTVs, I used the powerbuys off of the website to buy them. I would also highly encourage anyone who is active in the forums here to become an AVS club member, it is well worth the price of admission.

Purecaps

Purecaps

12/17/07

The problem with vitamins, herbs, and supplements purchased at drug stores is that customers do not know the quality control over them. This company has quality ingredients at the proper doses. These products are sold through physicians which does limit their availability to the general public, however that also means that they are giving doses and ingredients that are of higher quality and contain pharmaceutical grade ingredients.

Hulu

Hulu

8/15/10

At first I was a little bit wary of paying $9.95/month for what used to be free on hulu for their new service hulu plus, but it really is a good deal since they stream it in much better quality it seems. Nice to be able to have all of the current season's TV shows as well. The combo of hulu plus and Netflix makes it seem like I rarely watch cable TV now. I am a big fan of HDTV and high quality images but the on demand feature of internet TV is just too alluring.

Sitejabber

Sitejabber

9/24/08

solar powered iPhone 3G case - http://shop.brando.com.hk/prod_detail.php?prod_id=02849

Capturethelove

Capturethelove

5/21/08

inspiring wedding photography - I have known Michael Soo for years and his artwork is displayed all over my Spa, he is an amazing photographer and his creativity is inspiring. Our clients often marvel at his photos displayed at our center. I would not hesitate to recommend him for any photography work.

Baytech Web Design

Baytech Web Design

6/3/08

baytechwebdesign custom designed a great site for me (www.kaliaskincare.com) - They are a very reputable firm and I would trust them again to build a website for me. After they give you the quote they stick to it and keep working on your site until it meets your satisfaction. I recommend them all the time to my colleagues. Their design skills are also excellent.

American Academy of Dermatology

American Academy of Dermatology

6/2/10

For all skin related problems, this is the site I recommend people to visit first in their internet searches. They have a section of the site dedicated to the public here
http://www.aad.org/public/index.html

One of the best self exams on the internet for melanoma detection as a guide can also be found here and if you are reading this, take a minute to read over this part of the site now and then the next time you look in a mirror do yourself a favor and do a mole check.

http://www.aad.org/public/exams/self.html

Infinityhost.com

Infinityhost

6/12/08

I use infinityhost.com for all of my sites - They call it a budget / low cost hosting provider, but they really can scale up if needed. I have continued to use them because their control panel is so intuitive and easy to use. Would highly recommend it for anyone.

Homerunweb: Baseball books, stats, and more

Homerunweb: Baseball books, stats, and more

7/15/08

the definitive book on baseball literacy - Dave Martinez is one of the most well versed authors of baseball and he has a book called "The Book of Baseball Literacy" and I have spoken with the author and he has told me he has another book in the works, which is great for baseball fans out there.

​JMA Human Resource Management

​JMA Human Resource Management

7/16/08

great company which can streamline your medical office - We have used JMA for years and have been exceptionally pleased with them. They are a great resource and have allowed us to focus more on the business and medical aspects of our office rather than HR issues.

Babyjidesign

Babyjidesign

7/18/08

very personable photographer and blogger in SF - I met Carla briefly at the BlogHer conference in SF and she had a very easy and charismatic personality. Being a photographer myself, I can definitely appreciate this in a professional photographer. She has a great site and some terrific cards that are available. If you are looking for a portrait photographer in SF, definitely check out her work.

Medscape

Medscape

10/27/09

Medscape is a resource for healthcare professionals but is also often used by consumers as well. It was sold to WebMD in Dec 2001. Medscape was founded to help physicians sort through the vast amount of healthcare information to improve patient care. They do a great job of sorting through the articles and data and bringing relevant information to the public. I am writing this review as part of my H1N1 guide and one of the best places I found that compares the LAIV (nasal vaccine) vs the injectable vaccine was on medscape. I will give you the link below so you can read it, but the catch is medscape requires you to register first with your email before you can access their content

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/709468

Uyesugi Dental

Uyesugi Dental

8/12/08

great dentist and wonderful staff - Dr. Uyesugi has been my personal dentist for years and has an excellent staff and is a highly respected dentist. As a physician myself, I definitely appreciate his "bedside manner" in taking his time and carefully explaining all of his procedures. His top of the line technology is very evident throughout the office.

Audials

Audials

5/23/09

Great software for your iphone or ipod as you can easily convert youtube videos or basically any video you watch on your PC to an mpeg4 video. All you do is watch the video on your computer while Audials is running in the background and the video is downloaded and automatically converted to mpeg4 for downloading into your iphone. Same feature works for internet radio as well, basically you listen to the internet radio and the MP3 is created automatically.

TravelChannel

TravelChannel

5/28/09

One of my favorite TV channels is the travel channel and it is a great way to find your next vacation. Nothing better than actually seeing where you might be going. The website is just as good as watching the TV channel and you can specifically look for your next trip there. Be sure to check out Bizarre Foods by Andrew Zimmerman.

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