Happy MLK day; as Pres Obama says: Celebrate by helping others & we are!

Happy MLK day; as Pres Obama says: Celebrate by helping others & we are! Patient appts are available today for pain management & wellness including natural weightloss & bioequilavent hormones. Just call 352-224-3139 & if no answer, leave a message we will be open after 1:30 lunch break. We are takeing in new patients with very short wait times. May we all take some time today to learn more about this great man.  God Bless you & may God Bless America.

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Get Up and Move

The Arthritis Foundation, working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, launched a national campaign this year to spread the word that no longer is it advisable to lay off your joints when arthritis strikes but instead they now say proper movement is the best medicine for the nation’s leading cause of disability.  Exercise can actually help relieve pain along with over the counter treatments like Tylenol or Motrin without all the side effects of prescription medications such as oxycodone, Vicoden, and Celebrex.  Nutritional supplementation is key as well.  The right kind of exercise can loosen stiff joints and improve mobility by strengthening muscles around those joints.  In addition to these benefits, exercise can help you control and maintain your weight.  For every pound gained, experts note that the pressure across your knees increases by four pounds.  Low impact activities such as walking, cycling, the eliptical machine, tai chi and water exercise is best.  We offer our patients a wide range of options including various supplements, accupuncture, and prescription therapy.  A great resource is the Arthritis Foundation’s website at www.arthritis.org or call the local Florida chapter at 813-968-7000 or toll free at 800-850-9455 as well as Center for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov/arthritis.  Feel free to call our office at 352-224-3139 to schedule your evaluation today.

Start A Diary Today

When I see patients at the office, time and time again the longest part of the visit winds up being trying to collect a history and correlate the symptoms.  It would be so very helpful if patients would keep a diary of how they feel (pain levels and locations), what they ate, what supplements they took and how they were feeling.  It makes it so much easier to tie it all together.  We are putting together our largest Transitions weight loss group yet- get on the sign up sheet now, even if you just want to take part in the walk club or tai chi.   We are still running special Botox pricing at $10/unit, call the office for details.  We have openings on the schedule this week for pain management, wellness, and weight loss.  I look forward to seeing you there! Post your most burning questions.

Now Offering Services with Dr Davis (Dr of Chinese Medicine)

Now accepting appointments for Mondays and Thursdays for Dr. D Davis (DOM) in our Spring Hill location.  Full knowledge of acupuncture, chinese herbs and much more for therapeutic benefit and relaxation.  Call today 352-224-3139 to make your appointment.

Happy Holidays

As the holidays are upon us it is easy to get overwhelmed.  Remember, the holidays are not about how many gifts you buy or how much decorating or baking you do….. it is a time you should cherish your time and protect your health.   Spend some time this season thinking about what you will do to improve the quality of your health.  Stress exacerbates many health conditions including obesity, pain, asthma, and many more.  Try to attend some of our free community lectures to learn techniques for stress reduction, how to communicate effectively with your health care practitioner, weight loss, and more…. if you have ideas for some January lectures please email Merrilee at msppmrc@gmail.com with your ideas.

I will post our December Community lecture schedule in the next couple of days.  The Botox special of $7.99 per unit has been a huge success, but all good things must come to an end.  We will do special pricing of $10 per unit until 12/31/2010 mention saw it on website.

Upcoming Events Free Community Health Seminars

The following health seminars will be offered for FREE at our office 5119 Commercial Way Spring Hill, FL  34606

352-224-3139 RSVP is required.   Free gift if you bring a guest.  Kelvin Gorrell, MD (Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Diplomat of Anti-Aging Medicine) will be the speaker and available for brief Q&A after the seminar.

October 27th  6pm   Get Moving – how to unhinge those squeeky joints

November 3    6pm   Sleep Problems – how we can safely send you off to slumber or keep you energized

November 10  6pm   Detoxify Your System – it is importance that we cleanse our system at least twice a year

November 17   6pm  Andropause and Menopausal Symptoms – low libido, thinning hair, weight gain simple safe solutions

October 11 2010 RECIPE FOR SHRUNKEN HEADS

Emeril Lagasse prepared an adaptation of this recipe last year on a Martha Stewart Halloween special and we have adapted it. It is not necessarily true that an apple a day will keep the doctor away, because this doc LOVES them.

I use a Pampered Chef apple corer to core out the apples. We use Granny Smiths because they are a little harder, but you can use any you’d like. We use various pumpkin carving tools to carve faces onto our apples. We then stuff them with a mixture of oats, brown sugar or molasses, raisins (full of antioxidents), wheat germ, using a little bit of melted butter to hold it together long enough to make it to the centers of our apples. We then coat them with a nice maple syrup and put in a baking dish with about 1/4 inch of water on the bottom. We used a Pampered Chef deep dish baker. I put the lid on and bake them for about 20-30 minutes with the lid on. They are so delish with a little vanilla ice cream while still warm.

This is a great healthy activity to do with the kids and teaches them that eating healthy doesn’t have to taste bad.

RSVP to the office at 352-224-3139 if you would like to attend our free health lecture on Wed evening at 6 pm.

Oct 7, 2010 Your Road to Wellness

What a beautiful day. We are having an afternoon clinic today. Last night was another exciting Transitions group. It is never too late to get started. I am always excited to see patients take responsibility for their health and wellness by being proactive and learning as much as they can and acting on that knowledge. With the right wellness program you will find that you can correct sleep disorders, mood disorders, weight issues and much more. People with chronic pain also find relief from weight loss and wellness. Make sure you contact my office today at 352-224-3139 to see how I can help you get on your way to wellness. Serving all of Tampa Bay, Spring Hill, Brooksville and surrounding communities.

Breaking News! Medicare Patients Welcome & Accepted!

I finally received the official change of address to Spring Hill from Medicare today. Come on in & all you owe is your coinsurance if your deductible is met! We will continue to work on the credentials with other plans. Please let my office staff know if you have a particular plan that you would like us to work on. If it is popular with you, we will expedite our efforts. Medicare usually covers pain management visits, please contact my patient service representatives at 352-224-3139 for any benefit or coverage questions. Cosmecuticals & nutriceuticals are non covered services. We will begin on Wed evening our October schedule of Transitions weight loss meetings. We have started a new group on Meet Up, make sure you RSVP and get started right away on your way to wellness.

ANTI AGING FOR SPRING HILL, BROOKSVILLE, AND TAMPA BAY

I get asked all the time, what does that mean? It is a wellness plan targeted at keeping you healthy, youthful, and full of vitality. I like to say it is prolonging the “hang-time” on your life. Feeling youthful without the weight problems and aches and pains of our thirties, fourties and fifties. No longer do you have to feel “over the hill” when you are over thirty. Come on in and it is my determined pledge to you that we will work on pushing that hill back. If you have attended one of my Wed sessions, you are one step closer to your wellness. In October, we will do free health lectures on Trouble Sleeping?, Breast Cancer Awareness, and Cleansing and Dexotifying Your System. Call the office for schedule and seating availability. When a patient comes for an anti-aging consult, it is a very extensive health history and planning session. I may order some diagnositic tests. We will make an individualized plan custom for you to start you on right away. Some things that we can safely correct are sleeping disorders, weight gain, hair loss, erectile dysfunction, loss of libido, low testosterone, stress, fine lines and wrinkles, and mood swings to name a few. It is a life changing experience. Another question that I am asked frequently is, does my insurance cover this? Some do, some do not. We promote healthy, safe alternatives such as bioidentical hormones, stress reduction techniques including yoga and tai chi, nutracuticals, and all natural weight loss. I also offer cosmecuticals in my office which include Botox (currently on special at $10 per unit), Juvederm and Restylane. I am currently in the process of credentialing with insurance plans now that the construction on the office is complete. If you are interested in more information, have questions on how I can help, or if you would like to make an appointment for today please call 352-224-3139. We also offer Botox parties and health party plans. We will be doing our monthly drawing some time today, so make sure you have opted in for our monthly drawing.

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