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Three Tests Your Doctor Should Be Running Routinely


Part of what has improved healthcare over the last decade is a turn toward preventative medicine. Preventative medicine is based on the same principle as that age old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” If you take a preventative approach to your healthcare, medical conditions can be avoided or treated early to prolong your life and keep you healthier. As part of preventative medicine, it is important that your doctor run some routine tests. These tests are usually done once per year along with an annual physical examination. Your doctor may want you to have some [...]

Three Tests Your Doctor Should Be Running Routinely2019-07-30T18:54:36-04:00

Reasons You Shouldn’t Wait to Schedule a Doctor’s Appointment


Men and women alike tend to avoid the doctor’s office. Many people wait until their symptoms are severe before seeking treatment. It is important to schedule an appointment as soon as you have an indication that there is a problem. Here are the top reasons why you should not put off a trip to the doctor’s office. More Treatment Options Often, the sooner a health problem or condition is diagnosed, the more treatment options you have available to you. When symptoms become severe and the condition is exacerbated, treatment options may be more limited and more invasive. For example, a health [...]

Reasons You Shouldn’t Wait to Schedule a Doctor’s Appointment2019-07-30T18:48:51-04:00

Fever and Illness: When to See Your Doctor


It is completely normal for people to get sick from time to time, and often illness does not necessarily mean that you need to go to the doctor. When you have a fever, it is a sign that your body is fighting off whatever illness has overcome you. The fever is actually a good sign in many cases. However, there are some instances in which you should see your doctor for a fever or illness. Here are some indications that you need to see your doctor. Very High Persistent Fever If your temperature rises above 103 degrees, you need to see [...]

Fever and Illness: When to See Your Doctor2019-06-05T18:54:00-04:00

The Top 3 Reasons to Choose Us as Your Humana Provider


Many older adults are turning to Humana’s Advantage Plan for Medicare to help them manage the costs of their healthcare. These plans can be highly beneficial, but they are also complex. It can be difficult to get the most out of your healthcare plan, but our specialists are experts in Medicare and Humana plans. All Humana plans require you to choose one primary care physician. Here are three reasons you should choose us for this service. 5-Star Care Our five available clinics in Spring Hill, Brooksville, Northcliffe, Manatee, and Bradenton have been given 5-star ratings for care and service. All of [...]

The Top 3 Reasons to Choose Us as Your Humana Provider2019-05-13T15:57:02-04:00

Are You Getting Adequate Nutrition?


In today’s busy world, sometimes you may not take the time to eat a healthy diet. Even if you are getting enough calories each day, you may not be getting the nutrition that your body needs. There are some definite signs that you may experience if you are not getting adequate nutrition from your diet. Unexplained Fatigue If you tire easily or frequently feel tired even after adequate rest, it could be a sign that you are not getting enough nutrition from your diet. Vitamins and minerals, as well as proteins, are important for having enough energy to get you through [...]

Are You Getting Adequate Nutrition?2019-05-13T15:45:34-04:00

What Should I Do If My Family Doctor Is Unavailable?


If your family doctor is not able to see you on short notice, you may understandably be feeling a bit antsy. But don’t fret – whether you’re dealing with a nasty chronic illness or just looking for a quick wellness check-up, there are still plenty of immediate alternatives you can make use of. Your scope of care will largely be dependent on where you’re located, and may include urgent care, walk-in clinics, or emergency room services. It’s alright to feel a bit worried in these circumstances, but just know that there are plenty of independent and network-backed facilities to address your [...]

What Should I Do If My Family Doctor Is Unavailable?2019-02-06T07:31:20-04:00

Painkillers vs. Acupuncture: Who Wins?


How many times have you visited your doctor for an issue, only to be prescribed pills and sent away? This becomes a vicious circle without any recognition of the real problem at hand. While painkillers can provide temporary relief, they can’t solve the root problem of your health issue. This is exactly why acupuncture is becoming more popular as an alternative pain management therapy. A new study published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine actually proves that acupuncture is a more powerful pain reliever than morphine. Such stunning results have the potential to help patients rethink their reliance on pharmaceuticals. [...]

Painkillers vs. Acupuncture: Who Wins?2019-02-06T07:19:04-04:00

How to Find a Weight Loss Plan That Actually Works


Have you hit a plateau with your current weight loss plan? Are you feeling frustrated by your lack of results? Perhaps you are simply tired of counting calories and obsessing over your food choices. Whatever your situation, if your weight loss plan isn’t working, you need a reasonable and encouraging alternative. Your very best solution is to ask for professional help from a nutritionist and weight loss expert who can evaluate your weight loss needs and put you on the right track to success. Consider a Meal Replacement Program like Optifast When you commit yourself to the meal replacement program known [...]

How to Find a Weight Loss Plan That Actually Works2019-02-06T07:18:54-04:00

Are You At High Risk of COPD?


Some health conditions are easy to detect, but others like COPD develop gradually with symptoms that are too subtle to notice immediately. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a serious condition, especially if it continues undiagnosed and untreated for many years. Use this quick guide to familiarize yourself with the initial warning signs of COPD so you can seek preventative care and maximize your quality of life. What Are the Signs of COPD? COPD is an umbrella term for a collection of progressive lung diseases like chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and non-reversible asthma. There are many general signs that indicate the development [...]

Are You At High Risk of COPD?2018-12-18T06:09:24-04:00

A Quick Guide to Non-Insulin Injectables for Diabetes


Diabetes has become an epidemic in our country, with millions of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and the number growing every year. Diabetes is known as a condition related to insulin, but not all cases require insulin for treatment. Here’s what you need to know. Insulin Dependent vs. Non-Insulin Dependent Adults with “insulin dependent’ diabetes cannot produce their own insulin. The only way to manage this form of diabetes is to use daily insulin injections to force the body to process blood sugar properly. This is also now known as type 1 diabetes. People with “non-insulin dependent” diabetes, however, have [...]

A Quick Guide to Non-Insulin Injectables for Diabetes2018-11-19T20:56:07-04:00