What’s the best way to save money and improve your health for 2018? The answer a simple, QUIT SMOKING! Someone who smokes one pack of cigarettes per day spends over $2000 per year on cigarettes alone. That multiplied by 30-40 years of smoking is enough to fund a substantial savings or retirement account. There are also added costs related to healthcare utilization due to smoking related diseases. Tobacco use is associated with many diseases including COPD, Cancer (lung, gastrointestinal, urologic) , Heart disease and Stroke. The benefits of quitting smoking include reducing the risk of these diseases as well as improved immune and muscle function, a cleaner mouth and clearer skin and more money in your pocket! January is the ideal time to make your resolution to quit smoking. There are many therapies that can help you achieve this goal. We can help get you started. Make an appointment with us to discuss the options and get you on your way.
The office will be closing early on Friday Dec 29th and will be closed Monday Jan 1st. We will be open for regular business hours on Tues Jan 2nd. Wishing you all a happy, healthy and safe New Year. See you in 2018!
We will be closing early Friday Dec 22 and will be closed Monday Dec 25. Wishing you all a Wonderful Holiday!
It’s not too late to get your influenza vaccine if you haven’t done it already. Protect yourself and others especially as we head into the holiday season. Many of us will be traveling and visiting relatives. Influenza is especially prevalent from December through March. Vaccination reduces severity of symptoms and hospitalizations if you do get ill. Vaccination is recommended for everyone over 6 months of age especially those at high risk of complications. This includes children less than 5 years old, adults over 65 years old, pregnant women, and those with chronic medical conditions such as asthma, COPD, heart disease, diabetes.
Our office will close early on Wed NOV 22 through the weekend and reopen Mon NOV 27 at 9 am
November is lung cancer awareness month. Lung cancer accounts for 27% of all cancer deaths regardless of gender or ethnicity. Currently there are guidelines for lung cancer screening for those at risk. Current and former tobacco use is the greatest risk factor. Early detection can lead to timely treatment and improved outcomes and can reduce lung cancer mortality by 20%. You should have a low dose lung cancer screening CT scan if you are between the ages of 55 and 77 AND you have smoked at least 30 pack years of cigarettes (one pack per day for 30 years or 2 packs per day for 15 years) AND you are a current smoker or have quit within the past 15 years. Schedule an appointment with us to discuss screening and get your CT ordered.
We will be posting new content here shortly, so check back soon!