wellness

What is a primary care physician and why do I have a care team?

A primary care physician, or primary care doctor, is your first stop when you are sick or in need of healthcare services —including your annual physical, immunizations, prescription refills, cold or flu symptoms, a sore throat, minor injuries, back pain or even suspected broken bones. Your primary care doctor promotes your overall well-being and makes …

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Be a better patient: 3 ways to remember physician instructions

Have you ever left a doctor’s visit feeling overwhelmed or intimidated? You’re not alone. Recent studies reveal over half of patients are unable to recall their medical condition and treatment plan once they leave their doctor’s office. Patients may feel overwhelmed, rushed, confused or intimidated during their clinic visit. Fortunately, there are ways to help …

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8 ways you can reduce your risk of cancer

It seems like every year there’s a new study coming out about things that can increase your risk of cancer: sugar, toxic chemicals, alcohol and even French fries. While all of this may seem daunting, you can still lower your cancer risks by making simple lifestyle changes. As physicians, we recommend the following prevention tips …

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Why your annual physical is more important than you think

If you have a primary care physician, then you probably receive a reminder once a year that it’s time for your annual physical. While it may be tempting to cancel or postpone your appointment for another time, it’s important not to delay your yearly check-up. As a family medicine physician, I’m here to remind you …

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Demystifying weight loss myths and misconceptions

With spring here and summer just around the corner, it’s the time of year when many start thinking about shedding those holiday pounds. But when it comes to losing weight, there are quite a few myths and misconceptions. As a physician, I believe the most important thing about losing weight is making sure you’re doing …

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Why dietitians recommend these 5 nutrition tips

You’ve probably heard many tips on how to maintain a healthy diet, but where do they come from? Why are these things recommended? With all this conflicting information, what should we really be eating to stay healthy? Working in a healthcare team, specifically in nutrition, we’re here to explain exactly why dietitians may recommend the …

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