As we usher in January, a crisp month marked by fresh resolutions and crisp winter air, we also turn our attention to National Thyroid Awareness Month. This month-long campaign, established in 1992 by the American Thyroid Association, aims to shed light on the often-misunderstood world of thyroid disorders. Today we address some common questions people Read More
Chronic Care Management
As our patients reach Medicare eligibility and enter their golden years, we strive to maintain and improve their quality of life. Chronic conditions should be managed by your family practice in addition to working with the appropriate specialists. Case management is a specialty of our practice, and you can count on our care coordinators to help you (and your loved ones) every step of your journey.
If you need to be connected to community resources, our communications liaison and quality management analyst has significant ties in the community. From the Alzheimer’s association to finding a bible study group, Olivia Garcia can help you make your introductions. She can be reached at email@example.com.
November is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness Month, but what is COPD, and how do I know if I have it? Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is a group of lung diseases: Chronic Bronchitis – Chronic inflammation of the tubes that bring air to your lungs. Emphysema – Damage to the air sacs in Read More
October is Bone and Joint Health Awareness Month and October 12-18 is Bone & Joint Health National Action Week. This health campaign focuses on increasing awareness of musculoskeletal conditions and the importance of preventing, managing, and treating bone and joint issues. The team at River Bend Medical Associates want to focus on things you can Read More
Celiac is a chronic digestive and autoimmune disorder that is triggered by ingesting gluten and causes damage to the small intestine. Celiac disease is also called celiac sprue, coeliac disease, non-tropical sprue, and gluten-sensitive enteropathy. If you have celiac disease and you eat gluten, your immune system sees gluten as a threat and reacts by Read More
Your family physician is there for you when you feel sick, but they are also there when you are healthy. Seeing your primary care doctor when you feel fine can be just as important as doing it when you are ill. Here are five reasons to see your family practice doctor even when you feel Read More
Diabetes awareness month is when we join our community to bring attention to diabetes, increase awareness of the impact of diabetes, and provide information about the detection and management of the disease. According to the CDC, over 37 million Americans are living with diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic health condition. When you have diabetes, your Read More
If you experience IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) you know that flare-ups are no fun. Learning more about the foods that you should avoid can help you manage your IBS and cut back on flare ups. IBS is a common problem that affects the digestive system, which includes the stomach and intestines. It is a chronic Read More
Devoting a little time every day to care for yourself can go a long way toward protecting the health of your heart. Simple self-care, such as taking a moment to de-stress, giving yourself time to move more, preparing healthier meals, and not cheating on sleep can all benefit your heart. And that’s a good thing, Read More