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Meet Dietitian Ashley Wheeler, MS, RD, LD-N

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This past month dietitian Ashley Wheeler, MS, RD, LD-N has been brought onto our team. We are very excited to have her services available to our patients.  She is passionate, experienced, pleasant, energetic and helpful. She is bringing a new approach and working collaboratively...
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All the Ways Dogs Can Make You Happier

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This article originally appeared on herepup.com. For a full list of all the ways dogs can make people happier, click here.  There are about a million ways your dog can make you healthier–from lowering your blood pressure to boosting your dating life. There’s actually...
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Benefits of Medical Price Transparency

In the traditional American insurance model of healthcare, patients often have no idea and no choice in the costs of medical procedures until well after those procedures have been completed, when the insurance company determines how much or whether they will cover the bill and...
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The Value of a Primary Care Doctor

Many Americans leave their healthcare to chance and emergency.  Others rely on urgent care centers or a revolving door of doctors assigned to them by their insurance company.  However, studies show that patients who form relationships with a single doctor who provides integrated...
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Tips to Reduce Stress

Stress is a common affliction for many Americans, and it can be caused by many different factors in life.  Traffic, work, and family issues can all add to a person’s stress, and over time, high levels of stress or anxiety can have deleterious effects on a person’s health.  If...
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Why Are Supplements Important?

Supplements are things like pills and powders that contain nutrients such as vitamins and minerals that are intended to supplement a person’s normal intake through diet.  Because high amounts of processing and other industrial production methods leave foods lacking in many...
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May Is High Blood Pressure Education Month

The AMA this week featured an article reminding us that we can prevent 1 of 3 deaths from cardiovascular disease, the number one killer in America. Awareness of hypertension (high blood pressure) is important for reducing mortality from stroke, kidney disease and other vascular...
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What is an Internist?

Speaking to patients as well as personal friends, I have become aware that many people do not understand what an Internal Medicine physician is or does. We are the broadest specialty that diagnoses and manages adult health problems. Surgery is another example of a broad specialty...
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We Need To Rethink Hormone Replacement In Women

A recent Danish study shows that 10 years of hormone replacement started early in menopause significantly improved cardiovascular risk (50% reduction).  A few years ago America was floored by the Women’s Health Initiative’s results which suggested no cardiovascular...
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