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September 24th, 2018

New dangers, old prevention measures for this mosquito season

By Armando Gutierrez, MD Summertime means mosquitos—and mosquito bites. In some parts of the southernmost United States and the Gulf Coast, mosquitos are a year-round nuisance. Mosquitos can be much more than just a nuisance – they can spread viral, bacterial, or parasitic diseases to anyone, young and old, through their bites. People most at […]

August 20th, 2018

Preparing for a natural disaster: Simple steps for seniors

by Henry Calderoni, M.D. Though natural disasters and other emergencies are perilous for everyone, people 60 and older are especially vulnerable. Limited mobility, impaired hearing or vision and reduced cognitive abilities can make it more difficult for seniors to cope with these serious, potentially deadly emergencies. Planning ahead is critical and can help put you […]

August 2nd, 2018

Thirsty for Better Health

By Emily F. Frye, M.D. Do you ever suffer from one of the following? Feeling tired Frequent headaches Joint pain or stiffness Constipation Dry mouth Trouble concentrating These are frequent symptoms for many of us. If you are having symptoms such as these, you should make an appointment to see your physician or medical provider […]

July 10th, 2018

Help your brain age well with these four simple mental health tips

By Jose Villalobos, MD Aging comes with its share of changes and challenges. Among those challenges is keeping your mind sharp, healthy and active. Mental health is an important aspect of aging well. So, what exactly is it? Mental health is our way of defining how well someone is doing overall in relation to society. […]

May 17th, 2018

Mental Health and Baby Boomers: Reducing Stigma Key to Healthy Aging

By Mario Siervo, MD As members of the Baby Boomer generation reach what was once considered their “golden years,” many are re-defining what it means to be an older adult. Instead of retirement and rocking chairs, they’re working longer and living more active lifestyles than their parents ever did. But while Baby Boomers tend to […]

May 1st, 2018

Celebrating National Nurses Week

by Joseph Aigner-Varoz Senior Director, Clinic Operations Support The American Nurses Association’s theme for this year’s National Nurses Week is “Nurses: Inspire.  Innovate.  Influence.” National Nurses Week was first observed in October 1954, in honor of Florence Nightingale, the English nurse who became known as the founder of professional nursing.   Due to her habit of […]

April 9th, 2018

Patient Experience and Medical Laboratory Professionals Week and Administrative Professionals Day

by Joseph Aigner-Varoz Senior Director, Clinic Operations Support Patient Experience Week, which runs from April 23-27, is an annual event to celebrate accomplishments, re-energize efforts, and honor our outstanding team who impact patient experience every day— from our physicians and nurses, to our support staff and executive professionals, to our patients, families, and communities. Patient experience […]

March 9th, 2018

Get to the goal

By Dr. Abhilasha Gupta Introduction – Ms. TC is a young, morbidly obese 46-year-old female who is an insulin dependent diabetic with hypertension (HTN) and hyperlipidemia (HLD). Challenge – Ms. TC was not taking her insulin and had an A1C of 14.4 on June 30, 2017. Our Health Care Manager Bertha and I tried to […]

February 28th, 2018

National Social Work Month and National Doctor’s Day

by Joseph Aigner-Varoz Senior Director, Clinic Operations Support March is National Social Work Month.  During the entire month, we celebrate Social Workers across WellMed and across the nation to recognize their contributions to those in need of support and advocacy. On March 30th, Doctor’s Day, we also recognize our amazing doctors who tirelessly provide outstanding, […]

February 23rd, 2018

The Silent Killer: Controlling Hypertension

By Saritha Pothuluri, MD As a primary care physician specializing in senior health care, I’m no stranger to a common malady in older adults: hypertension, more commonly referred to as high blood pressure. Hypertension affects nearly one in three adults in the United States, some 70 million people. Left untreated, it can cause serious complications, […]