Living Well Blog

September 19, 2017
Primary care physicians serve as healthy role models for their patients. But doctors don't always practice what they preach. From sleep issues and high stress to poor diet and weight problems, traditional primary care doctors report in the national … See more
September 19, 2017
Doctors today aren’t so well. Trust me, I know. I remember waking up each day dreading going into my primary care practice. I’d check my appointment schedule and literally feel sick to my stomach, with 25 patients to see – every day, day after day – and only 10 minutes with each,… See more
By Janet Tiberian
July 11, 2017
At age 61, Oscar Mestas didn’t have any obvious symptoms of cardiovascular disease. His cholesterol and blood pressure were normal. And he was physically active—he spent his career as an urban forester for the Texas Forest Service. Hiking and backpacking were part of his job. In his spare time, he… See more
By Janet Tiberian
October 17, 2016
Most people wish they were more physically fit. If you fall into this category and it’s been a while since you worked out, let MDVIP guide you. We’ve collaborated with the developers and physical therapists of Perfect Fit Health to provide you with workouts that may help you lose weight, manage a… See more
By Janet Tiberian
May 15, 2016
As patients, we’re used to our MDVIP-affiliated physicians taking care of us. But they often take care of our family members. In honor of Mother’s Day, we pulled together some patient stories about our moms – and the doctors who take care of them. Medical Security – from Faye and Jim… See more
March 30, 2015
Historically, National Doctors’ Day has been the one day each year when patients celebrate the care and attention their physicians provide them. Yet in some medical practices, doctors celebrate their patients’ health with each visit. They take the time to talk to and examine the patient, discuss… See more
November 20, 2014
Katie Coombs was the picture of health. Or so she thought. The radio and media personality, business owner and mother of six led an active lifestyle. She ate in moderation and made sure her home was stocked with healthy food. Every year, she had an “executive physical” during which everything… See more
July 29, 2014
When Neil Kaplan walked into the office of internist Dr. Kevin Monahan in Boca Raton, complaining of headaches and facial numbness, the doctor knew from one look at his patient that something wasn’t right. A former competitive hockey player, Mr. Kaplan attributed his symptoms to his dental… See more
March 28, 2014
https://youtu.be/CBKgE8zMMPo How does a patient praise the physician who saved his eyesight, or the doctor who braved a snowstorm to care for her or ordered the colonoscopy that detected a tumor – and ultimately saved the patient’s life?  You write a poem, of course – or a letter, or a song, or… See more
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