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The Risks of Hearing Loss in Children

The Risks of Hearing Loss in Children

The British Medical Journal just released that an estimated 670 million to 1.35 billion young people could be at risk of hearing loss based on their listening practices. This means headphones, loud concerts, mobile phones, MP3 players, or other devices that children...

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Tips for Minimizing Injection Pain at the Pediatrician

Tips for Minimizing Injection Pain at the Pediatrician

Maybe the first question I hear from any child who understands they are at my office for a well-check is, “Will I get a shot?”  It is likely the most dreaded procedure we do in our office, with throat swabs a close second! Parents dread bringing their children in...

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Patient Advocacy & Satisfaction

Patient Advocacy & Satisfaction

The hospital experience can be scary, full of anxiety, and full of complex emotions. But one area that shouldn't be a concern is the quality of care and compassion received during a hospital visit. What we want our patients to come to expect every time they walk into...

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The Importance of Flu Shots

The Importance of Flu Shots

Flu season is fast approaching, and with health experts predicting a worse than average flu season, the time to get your flu vaccine is now. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the recommended time to get vaccinated is generally September and October....

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Colic Relief Tips for Parents

Colic Relief Tips for Parents

If you are a parent, chances are you’ve dealt with colic sometime in your child’s early life.  It was one of the most difficult parts of parenting my second child, and I still remember those days as if they happened yesterday (and he turned 23 years old just...

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The Benefits of Family Practice Obstetrics

The Benefits of Family Practice Obstetrics

When I chose to enter Family Medicine, one of the biggest draws was the chance to treat individual patients and treat entire families. In particular, it is incredibly rewarding when a patient chooses me as their Obstetrics (OB) provider. It is truly special to get to...

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Men and the Importance of Mental Health

Men and the Importance of Mental Health

Working aged men (25-54 years old) account for the largest number of suicide deaths in the U.S. These men are also the least likely to receive any kind of support. They don't talk about it with their friends. They don't share with their family. And they sure as heck...

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Cancer Risk in Men: Men’s Health Month

Cancer Risk in Men: Men’s Health Month

What did Eddie Van Halen, George Harrison, and Sammy Davis Jr. have in common? Besides being great entertainers and musicians, they all had bouts of head and neck cancer. “Head and neck cancer” is the term used to describe a number of different malignant tumors that...

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Workers Compensation: FAQ

Workers Compensation: FAQ

Safety and injury prevention in the workplace Alana Montgomery, Family Nurse Practitioner Safety inside and outside of the workplace has become increasingly crucial now, more than ever. Each year the National Safety Council (NSC) is focused on saving lives and...

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