Primary Care

Primary care physicians – those who focus on family or internal medicine – are called the “gatekeepers” to the health care system. They are the first doctors you see as a newborn and they guide you through life, referring you to specialists or for blood or diagnostic imaging tests when needed. They are always kept in the loop even when you visit these other doctors so they can continue to best manage your overall health. As the nation’s health focus shifts to keeping us healthy and out of the hospital, primary care physicians become even more important partners, helping you with nutrition, chronic and acute health issues, behavioral health concerns, exercise and other important steps in your quest to stay healthy.

Featured Posts in Primary Care

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Suffer From Sleep Debt?

Similar to credit card debt, sleeplessness doesn't take long to accumulate but takes a lot of time to pay yourself back. Stop the cycle and feel refreshed.

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Diabetes: Causes and Effects

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, and the leading cause of kidney failure, non-traumatic lower limb amputations, and new cases of blindness.

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Carbon Monoxide, The Silent Killer

When the temperature drops our first reaction is to close the house up tight to stay warm. Be sure not to close deadly carbon monoxide gases in the house with you.

Recent Posts in Primary Care

I got the shot and still got sick. Now what?

So you followed everyone's advice and got the flu shot, but you still got the flu. Does that mean the vaccination is ineffective? Our experts explain this discrepancy.

Baby, it’s cold outside: Weather does not cause the flu.

Many are confused and misinformed regarding the spread of the flu or how one can contract the virus. Can cold weather and drafty spaces contribute to the contraction of the flu?

Hand washing is not enough.

Washing your hands in the best way to prevent the spread of germs that make you and others sick, but it doesn't always work in prevention of infectious diseases like the flu.

Antibiotics vs. Flu

If you elect to not be immunized for the flu and you contract the virus, you can just take antibiotics to combat the symptoms, right? Wrong. Here we explain why antibiotics are not the cure-all.

Pregnancy and Immunization

Your health comes to the forefront of your mind when you are expecting a child. Is the flu immunization still the best thing to do when pregnant?