Anne C. Poinier MD


Raynaud’s Phenomenon

Raynaud’s phenomenon is a condition in which some areas of the body, usually the fingers or toes, have an exaggerated response to cold temperature or emotional stress. During an attack of Raynaud’s, the blood vessels in the affected areas tighten, severely limiting the flow of blood to the skin. Normally the body…

Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA)

An antinuclear antibody (ANA) test measures the amount and pattern of antibodies in your blood that work against your own body (autoimmune reaction). The body’s immune system normally attacks and destroys foreign substances such as bacteria and viruses. But in disorders known as autoimmune diseases, the immune system…

Cosmetic Surgery and Procedures

Cosmetic surgery and procedures are treatments that change, restore, or enhance your appearance. They are sometimes called plastic surgery. There are many reasons for wanting to change or enhance your looks. If you have had burns or other injuries, were born with a birth defect, or want to change parts of your body for…

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal uses light treatments to heat and destroy hair follicles. The laser uses a specific wavelength of light aimed at the hair follicle. This light damages the melanin in the hair follicle, making it less able to grow. Laser hair removal works best for people who have dark hair and light skin. But new…

Electroencephalogram (EEG)

An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a procedure that measures the electrical impulses in the brain. An EEG is done by placing small sensors (electrodes) on a person’s scalp to detect the electrical impulses moving through the brain. An EEG is often used to help determine the presence and cause of seizures. The amount and…