/Dr. Maxwell Bressman

About Dr. Maxwell Bressman

Dr. Bressman attended Swarthmore College, where he received a bachelors degree with a focus on biology, before attending the NYU School of Medicine, currently ranked as the #3 medical school by the US News Rankings. He is currently a resident in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. Dr. Bressman has participated in both basic science research, as well as clinical research, with multiple publications and awards. Most recently he was named the winner of the Trainee Award at the national conference for Society of Hospitalist Medicine for a rare case involving licorice toxicity. When not hard at work, Dr. Bressman can usually be found on the golf course or cooking at home.

Cases for Medical Marijuana: Case 2

By |2019-05-13T03:14:46+00:00April 15th, 2019|Editorials, Marijuana, Trending|

James, a 25-year-old man with active multiple myeloma was referred to our clinic for chronic back pain. At the time of his initial evaluation, he was still suffering from Multiple Myeloma, a cancer of the bone that is frequently associated with severe bone pain and sometimes fractures. James had bone lesions throughout his spine, which led to multiple compression fractures, most severe in the upper back and neck area. At the time of his initial evaluation, his pain score ranged (on a scale from 1-10) between 4 on a good day,  and 10 on a bad day.

Alzheimer’s Disease: A Role for Cannabis?

By |2019-05-13T03:15:19+00:00March 25th, 2019|Editorials, Marijuana, Trending|

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the leading cause of dementia and the 6th most common cause of death in the United States. Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive neurodegenerative disorder that results in loss of memory and reasoning ability, and eventually a decline in physical capability.

Understanding the Side Effects of Medical Cannabis

By |2019-04-18T19:56:33+00:00March 7th, 2019|Editorials, Marijuana|

Understanding the side effects of a medication are crucial to safe prescription practices and use. In this respect, cannabis is no different than any other prescription medication. Fortunately, the potential side effects of cannabis are well-known and tend to be quite mild. I will briefly review the known side effects of cannabis and how to ensure safe usage.