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.

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