Three Health Risk Factors that Can Be Controlled


It is no secret that as you get older your risk of developing health problems increases. There are some things that you can do to prevent your health from deteriorating too rapidly. Although there are many risk factors that cannot be controlled, such as hereditary factors, there are several things that are within your control that can reduce your risk. Diet A poor diet can put you at risk for a number of health conditions including obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. It is important that you have a balanced diet with protein, vegetables, fruits, dairy, healthy fats, and limited carbs. If [...]

Three Health Risk Factors that Can Be Controlled2019-07-30T18:59:33-04:00

Why Humana Wants You to Have an Annual Physical


If you haven’t yet seen your doctor this year for an annual physical, you have probably received reminders from Humana to schedule your appointment. There are a number of reasons why Humana wants you to have an annual physical. An annual physical benefits both you and Humana in many ways. An Ounce of Prevention You may have heard the saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This old saying is common because it is true. Preventing health problems from occurring or becoming worse is often less costly, less painful, and less troublesome than waiting for them to [...]

Why Humana Wants You to Have an Annual Physical2019-07-01T15:47:54-04:00

3 Strategies for Coping with Chronic Pain


Having chronic pain can be debilitating. You may often feel as though you cannot enjoy your life or participate in activities because your pain is just too great. Unfortunately, chronic pain is a symptom of many different health conditions, some of which cannot be easily treated. Yet there is no reason to allow chronic pain to control your life. Here are three popular strategies for coping with chronic pain. Relaxation Training Many researchers believe that becoming truly relaxed in body and mind helps stop pain receptors in the brain from receiving signals from the nerves. In many different types of chronic [...]

3 Strategies for Coping with Chronic Pain2019-06-05T19:25:26-04:00

Humana and You: Your Insurance Coverage at Our Practice


As a retiree, it is important that you watch every dime. Many people get a Humana Medicare Advantage plan to help them lower their costs of healthcare. These plans can have a lot of benefits, but they also have certain requirements. As an expert Humana provider, we can field all aspects of your healthcare with Humana. Preauthorizations Some procedures, medications, or tests require preauthorization with Humana before they will be covered. Our staff is experienced in fielding requests and following the process for these preauthorizations. Sometimes a preauthorization can be difficult to obtain, but our staff and doctors are often able [...]

Humana and You: Your Insurance Coverage at Our Practice2019-06-05T19:03:32-04:00

Everything You Should Know about Geriatric Care


Americans are living longer than ever before, which is placing a newfound emphasis on the best and most effective medical care for the elderly. Just like pediatricians specialize in caring for children, geriatricians focus on the health and wellness of older adults. Since the elderly are far more likely to suffer from complex medical conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, and heart disease, the expertise of a geriatrician can prove very valuable for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management. The Main Elements of Geriatrics The body experiences significant physiological changes as it ages, so geriatricians seek to promote the health of the [...]

Everything You Should Know about Geriatric Care2019-05-13T18:34:27-04:00

Beware of the Infection that Could Be Lurking in Your Local Pool


Most people don’t equate summertime with sickness, but unfortunately data shows that more and more people are becoming infected with a nasty bug called cryptosporidiosis from an unexpected source: the swimming pool. Commonly known as crypto, this diarrhea-causing parasitic infection survives for days at a time in chlorinated pool water and makes it all too easy for children and adults to become ill for up two or three weeks.   Basics Facts About Cryptosporidiosis According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, crypto is the most common cause of diarrhea illness. It spreads when people come in contact [...]

Beware of the Infection that Could Be Lurking in Your Local Pool2018-06-27T22:01:47-04:00