Weight Loss Medications, Tips, & More

I know that picture of the scale brings immediate anxiety for 90% of people, but it's not as scary once you have the right tools to make the change you're looking for. Everyone has their own opinion on what the best weight loss supplement is. If you are someone who is struggling to loose weight, … Continue reading Weight Loss Medications, Tips, & More

Medical Transportation Options & Missouri Patient Resources

Do you or a family member have difficulties going to appointments due to lack of transportation? Some insurance companies have benefits that will pay for routine transportation to pre-scheduled appointments. If you have Medicaid insurance provided by the state or your parent does, you can visit the Medicaid website to search for participating providers that … Continue reading Medical Transportation Options & Missouri Patient Resources

Birth Control Options for Him & Her

There are several reasons why women start birth control aside from the obvious. Young women who aren’t sexually active are started on birth control to help regulate their menstrual cycle, so it’s not just for women looking to not get pregnant. Other ladies get prescribed birth control to help with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) symptoms, … Continue reading Birth Control Options for Him & Her

TB & Me…

Tuberculosis sounds like a medieval disease like the bubonic plague. Society, technology, and healthcare has come a long way since that era. Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection that attacks your lungs. The bacteria is spread through the air when coughing or sneezing and it is contagious. Generally speaking, you would have to spend a “long” … Continue reading TB & Me…

Stress: Effects & Conflict Management

Stress shows up in many forms in our lives. Some of it is external and other times we can create our own great deal of stress. There are physical reactions that will show up in your health if you are under long term stress. All stress isn't bad, in fact we need a little bit … Continue reading Stress: Effects & Conflict Management

Routine Imaging: X-ray, CT, MRI, Ultrasounds, etc.

Your doctor, primary care or specialist, may order imaging for you at some time or another. We are just going to cover the basic images services provided and the time frame that these tests are recommended to be repeated (if at all). Screening imaging includes Mammograms and Dexa bone density tests. Other imaging that is ordered … Continue reading Routine Imaging: X-ray, CT, MRI, Ultrasounds, etc.

Atrial Fibrillation (AFib): Causes, Treatment Options, Commonly Used Medications

Atrial Fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat that increases a person’s chance of blood clots. Those clots can get lodged in the heart or brain and cause death, stroke, or heart attack. Some people are not aware that they have AFib and others experience a variety of symptoms like weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, fluttering … Continue reading Atrial Fibrillation (AFib): Causes, Treatment Options, Commonly Used Medications

Overuse of Antibiotics

Please see previous post regarding proper use of antibiotics. We will be discussing here what happens when a person takes too many antibiotics. This is a true story regarding a previous patient of mine. Sarah went to the Urgent Care Center over the weekend because the office was closed. She had a fever and very … Continue reading Overuse of Antibiotics