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Patient Education: Do I have Low Back Pain? Feb 20th, 2020

Do not assume the worst. Almost everyone gets back pain at some point. Low back pain can be scary. But even when the pain is severe, it usually goes away on its own within a few weeks. The cases that require urgent care or surgery are rare. See your doctor...

Patient education: COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) Feb 14th, 2020

What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is an infection caused by a type of virus called a coronavirus. It first appeared in late 2019 in the city of Wuhan, China. This infection was called “2019 novel coronavirus” until the World Health Organization (WHO) gave it a new name in February 2020. People with...

Patient education: Do I have a chronic disease? Oct 14th, 2019

What is a Chronic Disease? A chronic disease lasts for at least three months or more. The majority of these diseases cannot be prevented through vaccinations or cured without proper treatment, and can be brought about by damaging habits such as using tobacco, being inactive or maintaining a poor diet....

What is Preventive Care? Oct 13th, 2019

We know your family’s health is of the utmost importance in your life. Whether you are a first-time parent or have teenagers, it’s important that everyone in your family is given the proper medical care they need. That doesn’t just mean visiting when someone is sick – that also means...

Is Flu an Acute Disease? Oct 13th, 2019

What is an Acute Disease? It’s happened to everyone – your child wakes up with a nasty cough and runny nose. You assume that they are probably dealing with the common cold, so you immediately turn to your family physician for help. Acute diseases, such as the influenza virus, gastroenteritis...

Patient education: Arthritis and exercise (The Basics) Oct 7th, 2019

What exercises can help with different kinds of arthritis? Certain exercises can help with different kinds of arthritis and different symptoms. For osteoarthritis and most other types of arthritis, it’s important to move your joints every day, even if they hurt. For example, you should try to bend and straighten your...

Flu season is here! Oct 1st, 2019

Flu viruses can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly. Patients who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms: Fever* or feeling feverish/chills Cough Sore throat Runny or...