Health Insurance 101: Choosing the right plan for you.


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


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

My True Life Story with Breastfeeding:The good times & the bad


August is Breastfeeding awareness month and also the month that my family and I get to celebrate our youngest turning one. I thought it would be only fitting to share my breastfeeding journey with you. Typically I keep my posts very scientific/informational and I do want to share medical facts and helpful tips today as well. However, I want to … Read More

Poison Ivy: Facts & Fiction


Approximately 50% of the population when exposed to Poison Ivy will have a reaction. And annually it is estimated that between 25-45 million Americans have to seek medical treatment after poison ivy exposure. So here are a few facts about poison ivy and a few fictions that we can hopefully clear up for you. FACT: You can use a barrier … Read More

Weight Loss & Nutrition Services


Want to learn how to eat better? Looking to lose weight? Well, we have exciting news! We are teaming up with Donna Webb of Bright Sky Nutrition to better serve our patients. Donna is a licensed dietician & certified diabetes educator. She is passionate about helping clients learn how to feel their best by what they eat. She is not … Read More

Lyme Disease: Can you get it in Missouri?


It’s officially summer folks, and with the hot weather comes lots of outdoor activities. Unfortunately with the great outdoors comes mosquitoes, sunburns and lastly TICKS. Often, during this time of year we have patients come in and they are very concerned because they realized they have had a recent tick bite and they are frightened by the possibility of getting … Read More

Skin Cancer: Prevention & Detection.


If you’re like me, you are excited that summer is finally here. I love getting outside during this time of year. Whether it’s gardening or going to the lake, it’s great to be in a season of sunshine. Since May is Skin Cancer Awareness month, I wanted to take some time to remind everyone the importance of sunscreen. Yeah, yeah, … Read More



You all may have seen the recent headlines regarding consumption of diet soda and risk of dementia and stroke. If not then click here to read the story. For years Americans have focused on realizing that sugary drinks are not our friend due to calories and risk for diabetes and obesity. This has caused us to shift our focus often … Read More

Stay Connected with your Primary Care Provider via Video Chats

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It’s 6 pm on Friday. Your 3 year old little boy started running a 102 fever, and has a runny nose and slight cough. Do you load him up along with your other children and head to urgent care before they close at 8 pm or can you wait out the weekend and possibly get in on Monday with your … Read More