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Advice for Healthy Living

Life-Saving Blood Supplies Critically Low

Feb. 18, 2021

By Martha P. Ford, DO Most people don’t give much thought to donating blood. It’s only when they, or someone they love, need it that they realize how important a […]

High Blood Pressure: a Silent Killer

Oct. 6, 2020

By Paresh Bharodiya, M.D.   High blood pressure often presents with no symptoms, no warnings. Yet it increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death […]

Be a Flu Fighter! Schedule your flu shot today!

Aug. 26, 2020

By Derick Young, M.D. Though COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind, it’s important to not forget that flu season is right around the corner. That means it’s time to become a […]

A letter from our founder, Dr. George Rapier

Aug. 26, 2020

Hello. I’m an internal medicine physician. I’ve been practicing for four decades. My good friend Doris Griffin from San Antonio, Texas, has spent nearly three decades being the voice for […]

Labor Day Super Spread

Aug. 21, 2020

My Fellow Americans, Another holiday weekend will be here before we know it. Labor Day is traditionally a time to gather one last time to celebrate the end of summer. […]

Hunger Relief

Aug. 14, 2020

My Fellow Americans, As we anxiously await a COVID-19 vaccine, the world faces another pandemic-related crisis. Communities are pushed to the brink as food supplies in some places dwindle. Distribution […]

Get your flu shot

Aug. 5, 2020

Fellow Americans,   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates fewer than half of all Americans received a flu shot last year. That number could be even worse […]

What to expect from a safe health care visit

Jul. 22, 2020

Fellow Americans, COVID-19 has changed the way we practice medicine. From online video visits to curbside care, WellMed and others have changed to make sure patients get the care they […]

Risk of Transmission

Jul. 9, 2020

by Dr. George Rapier, Founder and CEO   Fellow Americans, The recent surge in COVID-19 cases over the past month is renewing discussion about how the virus spreads. We’ve learned […]

The Second Summer Wave

Jun. 30, 2020

by Dr. George Rapier, Founder and CEO   My Fellow Americans: The United States is now responsible for 20 percent of all new COVID-19 infections worldwide. According to the Centers […]