15 Oct

Breast Exams and Mammograms: What Early Screenings Can Tell You

Over 300,000 men and women go through breast cancer every year. With those kinds of numbers, it’s no wonder that we try to be proactive with breast exams and mammograms. These tools allow us to detect changes right away. Any unusual change in the breast is cause for further exploration.

Here are the breast exams etc you should be having:

There are really four different ways that your breasts and breast changes could be measured or monitored. Here are the most common breast exams and when they should be done.

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15 Sep

What Traits Make a Good Internal Doctor

An internist is just one of the several types of primary care doctors that you have to choose from. Internists don’t just focus on one part of the life cycle or one disease. Your internist will coordinate your care and help you find healthy solutions that will improve your health and address any conditions.

But what makes a good internal doctor?


Communication is one of the most important factors when choosing a doctor. You need a doctor who will be able to communicate your diagnosis and treatment options in a way that you can understand. If you have difficulties with science related subjects, you may need a doctor that can really break things down, and not all of them are able.

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15 Aug

Why Having One Chronic Disease Management Practitioner Is Vital to Patient Outcomes

When you have one or more chronic illnesses, it can be very frustrating, time consuming, and difficult to stay organized with doctors’ appointments and medications. One of the best things you can do to help you keep things straight and to make sure all of your needs are being met, is to have one chronic disease management healthcare professional that can monitor everything about your health in one picture.

Having one doctor that communicates with all of your specialists has a lot of big advantages that equate better patient outcomes, including better pain management. Here are a few.

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15 Jul

Why We Are So Transparent with Our Pricing

When was the last time you visited a doctor and were told up front what you were being charged? Unfortunately, this doesn’t happen very often. Most doctors expect health insurance to foot the bill, and they don’t see any reason to let their patients know how much they are inflating prices for tests and procedures. 

But some patients don’t have insurance, or they have insurance but have a hard time getting certain tests or procedures approved. When that happens, patients often end up paying out of pocket. Patients with a large deductible may also be paying out of pocket for the first several visits each year.

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15 Jun

Why You Should Take Advantage of Our Patient Portal

Learning a new web app can be a bit frustrating for some, but it really is worth the effort to use our patient portal. The new patient portal was designed to help you monitor, track, and coordinate your health. Here are just a few of the benefits and features of our patient portal.

Manage your own health on your own time

The patient portal lets you see all of your scheduled appointments, your previous appointment history, and records of the reasons for a visit or the treatment administered. You can also schedule an appointment, post a question for the doctor or nurse, and request medication refills. 

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15 May

Don’t Put Off Your Health for Fear of the Pandemic

There is no doubt that these are scary times; and for the most part, people are pulling together and doing what they can to stop the spread of the coronavirus. While it is important to maintain social distancing and only go out when needed, there are some things that are essential that you should not avoid during quarantine. One of those things is your health.

It can be very tempting to put off healthcare visits that don’t seem important. You might think that a problem is minor and can wait until the situation improves. Unfortunately, sometimes those minor problems can worsen and become major medical issues. It is best to leave that decision up to the medical professionals familiar with how your symptoms might relate to a diagnosis.

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15 Apr

What to Expect from a DOT Physical

With the current crisis, commercial truck drivers, especially over the road drivers, are in high demand. These essential workers are responsible for getting food and supplies delivered all over the country. As some drivers become ill or feel the need to stay home, new drivers are starting to hit the roads.

Before you can get your CDL and work for a trucking company, you have to go through a DOT physical. The Department of Transportation requires these physicals to ensure that you are in good enough health to manage one of these large trucks with trailers. If you have certain medical conditions that could incapacitate you while driving, you could be denied your CDL license.

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15 Mar

What You Can Do to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

In these times of crisis, it is important that we all work together for the good of the community. When everyone does their part, we can start to flatten the curve and begin making a comeback. Here are some basic things you can do to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Beware of Deliveries

You want to get as much as you can delivered, but don’t forget that whatever you have delivered has been touched by several people before it reaches you — people who are considered essential employees and have constant contact with the public. Your vigilance shouldn’t stop when it comes to the door.

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15 Feb

Foods to Avoid When You Are Diabetic or Insulin Resistant

If you have any type of problems with your body regulating insulin (blood sugar), maintaining a healthy diet is your best weapon against health complications. You are probably well aware that you should avoid refined sugar and anything containing simple sugars like cakes, cookies, and other desserts, but there are many other foods that you should avoid. Here are just a few.

Trans Fats

Trans fats are unsaturated fats that have had hydrogen added to them to extend shelf life. Trans fats are found most often in frozen dinners, margarines, and peanut butters, but they can also be present in some muffins and breads to extend shelf life. While trans fats will not raise your blood sugar, they can be problematic for diabetics and insulin resistant patients. These patients are more prone to heart disease.

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15 Jan

National Oatmeal Month: How Oatmeal-Based Products Help Your Skin

If you go into the skincare section of nearly any drug store, you are going to find many different products made from oatmeal for the treatment of several skin conditions. Oatmeal-based products can do a lot for your skin. In fact, you can even make oatmeal at home for these remedies. Here are just a few of the ways you can use oatmeal in your skincare routine.

Acne Treatment

Oatmeal contains zinc, which reduces inflammation and kills the bacteria that can cause acne. Some acne such as black heads are caused by clogged pores. This acne can also be cleared up by oatmeal because it contains compounds called saponins, which are known for their cleansing properties. Oatmeal will clean out the pore that is clogged causing the black head or pimple.

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