Sunscreen and Skin Protection

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Summer is here and it is already HOT outside. As we gear up to go to the pool to cool off we have to make sure and protect our skin from sun damage. We all know we should avoid tanning beds and apply sunscreen to avoid getting a dreaded skin cancer in our future. The confusing issue comes when you … Read More

Personalized Medication Treatment

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Our genetics play a huge role in who we are. They decide what color our eyes will be, whether we are short or tall, and the size and shape of our nose. More importantly, our genetics also determine how we process medications. Just as we are all uniquely created and have specific traits, we are also uniquely different on how … Read More

Peanuts, Milk & Berries: When can my child eat them?

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As if parenting was not hard enough, who has time to sort through overwhelming, constantly changing, conflicting information on every single important topic?! No thank you! So, we wanted to share the low down on a common question every parent is faced with, and when Google is added to the equation, can leave you baffled and frustrated. Well the time … Read More

FEVER IN KIDS 101

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I recently spoke to a group of awesome mommas (AKA Branson MOPS AM) about fever in their kids. I think with the dreaded flu being so rampant right now it’s a perfect time to address fever and how to properly treat it. First of all, all you mommas out there stop fearing fever. Fever is a great thing. It’s the … Read More

When should I get my Pap Smear?

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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a great time as a lady to go get your annual wellness screenings done. Most women do not know how often they should have cervical cancer screenings(pap smears) performed. More often than not I am getting the question over and over again, “Now how often am I supposed to get my pap smear?” … Read More

HYPOTHYROIDISM: Why does anyone ONLY check the TSH?

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After staring down at the patient’s labs in front of her Tara, my nurse practitioner student(who is fantastic!) looked up at me and said, “So I’m confused, her TSH is normal but her Free T4 is low, so what are you supposed to do with this?” My reply was, “Well do we need to treat her hormone level or her … Read More

Brush Away your Allergies

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If you could brush your teeth every day and get rid of allergies would you do it? Well, if I have your attention, read on… In years past if you suffered from allergy symptoms you would simply be told you have three options: 1. Purchase over the counter medications and use daily to hopefully reduce your symptoms. 2. See an … Read More

Health Insurance 101: Choosing the right plan for you.

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As open enrollment is just around the corner and many of our patients are asking us our opinion on insurance plans I feel it may be helpful to explain what insurance is, what it isn’t, and how to properly choose the plan best for you. Before you read the rest, please watch this short video. It simplifies what insurance is … Read More

Menopause: What your Momma didn’t tell ya

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Being a woman practitioner I take care of a lot of women. I honestly love women’s health and love helping women feel empowered with their health and wellness. One of the most common conversations I have in my practice is about Menopause. And almost always the patient will say, “Man no one tells you that it’s going to be this … Read More