Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
October 17, 2023
High blood pressure is major cause of premature death. It’s a primary risk factor for heart disease, the leading cause of death globally and the reason for about one-third of heart-related emergency department visits. High blood pressure can be very problematic because it usually doesn’t trigger… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
September 15, 2023
If you’ve taken part in the MDVIP Wellness Program, you may have had your blood tested for myeloperoxidase or MPO. It’s one of the tests that may be included when your doctor draws blood. MDVIP added this option so physicians would have an additional tool to better identify heart disease risk —… See more
June 16, 2023
Lab work, screenings and tests may be a hassle, but they can save your life. You’ll notice that your doctor will order some tests during certain periods of your life, while others will be ordered every year.  Here are the preventive screenings you’ll probably have during your life broken down… See more
By A. Alan Reisinger, III, MD, FACP
May 11, 2023
In the 1800s, nearly 200,000 Chinese immigrants came to the U.S. to work on the railroads. They brought with them Eastern medicine practices that dated back thousands of years including oil made from a Chinese water snake. The oil was used to treat the sore joints of workers after a long, grueling… See more
February 15, 2023
Some cancers cannot be prevented, and scientists continue to study why some people develop them and some don’t. But health experts at leading medical institutions agree that lifestyle choices play a huge part in lowering your risk. At the Harvard School of Public Health, scientists estimate that… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
March 29, 2022
For centuries, doctors and public health officials have pointed to Ben Franklin’s famous mantra, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Can you really save money by preventing disease?

What is Preventive Care

Preventive care detects serious diseases at an early stage, before any… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
March 28, 2022
When the doctor-patient relationship works, patients experience better health outcomes. Research shows when patients are happier and reassured, they understand their health challenges and… See more
October 22, 2020
While telemedicine isn’t exactly new, some patients are experiencing virtual visits for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic. Why? Many primary care physicians and specialists are using telemedicine appointments in lieu of traditional in-office visits to keep patients, doctors and their… See more
October 22, 2020
Primary care doctors play an important role in your health. They should be the center of your medical team, your starting place for most health care, and the person who has an in-depth knowledge of your medical history and any current health concerns and understands your risk… See more