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Does a Primary Care Doctor Help Overall Health?

Having a trusted primary care doctor (or primary care physician) is essential for your individual healthcare needs!  One – it’s comforting to know that you have a physician who knows your medical history, from vaccinations and minor illnesses to conditions and health issues that you live with on an ongoing basis. Two – studies show […]

A DOT Physical: What Is It Exactly?

A DOT physical is a specific type of physical examination required by the Department of Transportation (DOT). It is performed for individuals whose jobs are considered “safety sensitive,” meaning that their duties not only affect them but also the health of the general public.

What Is Suboxone? Options to Treat Opioid Use Disorder

What is Suboxone? It’s the brand name for a prescription medication that contains buprenorphine and naloxone, and it is used to treat addiction to opioid drugs or narcotic painkillers. It’s important to note that Suboxone isn’t meant for treating pain unrelated to an opioid addiction problem. Subutex, by comparison, is a similar branded product (but […]

What Happens During a Physical Exam?

An annual physical exam is the best way for both you and your primary care provider (PCP) to stay informed and up-to-date about your overall wellness. During this checkup, your PCP is able to review your health status, updates in personal and family history since your last checkup, performs a general medical exam, which usually […]

Who Can Benefit From Mental Health Services?

People often make assumptions when it comes to mental health needs. But, the truth is that anyone can experience a form of depression or anxiety at some point in their lives — even when they look like they have it all together. So, who benefits from mental health services most? Why do some people need […]

What Is Mental Health and Why Is It Important?

Mental health is a term we hear a lot. But what is mental health, and why is it important to our overall wellness?  Mental health is more than just the absence of mental illness; it’s your emotional, social, and psychological well-being. Like physical health, mental health can change over time and should be maintained throughout […]