Anne C. Poinier MD


Culture and Sensitivity

A culture is a test to find germs (such as bacteria or a fungus) that can cause an infection. A sensitivity test checks to see what kind of medicine, such as an antibiotic, will work best to treat the illness or infection. For a culture, a sample of body fluid or tissue is added to a substance that promotes the growth…

Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is a treatment to improve the look of the skin. A chemical is applied to the skin and allowed to soak in. Over the next 1 to 14 days, depending on how deep the chemical soaks into the skin, the skin peels off. This process destroys parts of the skin in a controlled way so that new skin can grow in its…

Appendicitis

Appendicitis is one of the causes of serious belly pain. It happens when the appendix, a part of the large intestine, becomes infected and inflamed. Appendicitis is most common in people between the ages of 10 and 30, although it can occur at any age. Common symptoms of appendicitis include: Pain in the belly. The pain…

Hospice Care

Hospice care provides medical services, emotional support, and spiritual resources for people who are in the late stages of an incurable illness, such as cancer or Alzheimer’s disease. Hospice care also helps family members manage the practical details and emotional challenges of caring for a dying loved one. Hospice…

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…