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National Women’s Health

2024-05-13T13:27:07+00:00May 13th, 2024|Adults, Family Medicine, Health Care, Public Health|

Forward Focus:

Empowering Women for Healthier Futures

In the hustle and bustle of life, prioritizing our health often takes a back seat. But now is the time to reclaim control and invest in our well-being. Over recent years, many individuals have postponed crucial health appointments, leading to potential health concerns.

Our integrative approach guarantees that you get the support you deserve.

To ensure a brighter future, here are actionable steps you can take:

  1. Schedule Your Annual Physical and Health Appointments: Don’t delay any longer. Prioritize preventive care, including essential screenings and discussions about mental health.
  2. Maintain a Healthy Weight: Consult with your doctor to set realistic health goals tailored to your individual needs. Focus on achieving and maintaining a healthy weight to reduce the risk of various health conditions.

Join us in embracing a forward focus on health.

Mental Health awareness

2024-05-06T14:05:49+00:00May 6th, 2024|Adults, Direct Primary Care, Family Medicine, Health Care, Mental Health|

Breaking the Silence:

Prioritizing Mental Health for Families

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, let’s shine a light on a crucial but often overlooked aspect: the impact of mental health challenges on families. As parents, siblings, and caregivers, we may find ourselves struggling to navigate the complexities of supporting a loved one facing mental health issues.

Looking for personalized support, guidance, and resources to address your specific health care needs?

The journey can be overwhelming, leading to increased stress, anxiety, and feelings of isolation for family members. It’s essential to recognize that your well-being matters too.

Here are some simple steps to prioritize your mental health:

  1. Seek Support: Connect with support groups or mental health professionals who understand what you’re going through. Sharing experiences and finding solidarity can provide comfort and validation.
  2. Set Boundaries: It’s okay to establish boundaries to protect your own mental and emotional well-being. Communicate your needs and limitations to others, including your loved one and other family members.
  3. Practice Self-Care: Make time for activities that bring you joy and relaxation, whether it’s exercise, hobbies, or spending time outdoors. Remember, taking care of yourself is not selfish – it’s necessary.

At Roots Health Direct Primary Care, we understand the unique challenges that families face when supporting a loved one with mental health issues. Our compassionate team is here to provide support, guidance, and resources tailored to your needs.

Creating a supportive environment where everyone’s mental health is prioritized.

Dry Eyes

2024-04-29T13:03:53+00:00April 29th, 2024|Direct Primary Care, Family Medicine, Health Care, Public Health|

A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Treating Dry Eyes

Do you often experience discomfort, redness, or irritation in your eyes? This could be a sign of dry eye syndrome, a common condition that affects tear production and quality.

Here’s what you need to know:

Diagnosis:

To determine the cause of your dry eyes, there are various tests, including a comprehensive eye exam and measurements of tear volume and quality that can be performed.

Discover comprehensive care options and personalized solutions for your health needs at Roots Health Direct Primary Care

Treatment Options and Management:

Treatment for dry eyes depends on the severity and underlying cause. Options range from artificial tears to prescription medications and specialized therapies. Artificial tears come in various formulations, including drops, gels, and ointments. Drops can provide immediate relief, while ointments offer longer-lasting lubrication, especially at night.

Self-care practices can also help alleviate dry eye symptoms. Frequent eyelid washing and the use of nonprescription eye drops or ointments may provide relief. Avoiding factors that exacerbate dry eyes, such as prolonged screen time and exposure to dry environments, is also important. Omega-3 supplements may be help as well.

Take proactive steps to understand and address your health care needs.

Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month

2024-04-11T00:41:38+00:00April 8th, 2024|Direct Primary Care, Family Medicine, Health Care, Public Health|

Navigating Health:

National Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month

Understanding the Risks:

Alcohol and tobacco use, including smokeless tobacco, pose significant risks, contributing to 75% of cases. Concurrent use exacerbates the risk.

Raising Awareness:

Empowering informed health choices and encouraging regular screenings for early detection.

Self-Examination:

Stay vigilant for red or white patches, lumps, or bumps in the mouth, throat, or neck. Seek medical evaluation if symptoms persist beyond two weeks.

Roots Health DPC prioritizes the patient-physician relationship .

Lower your Risk!

Take proactive measures to minimize risk:

  1. Steer clear of tobacco and smokeless tobacco.
  2. Moderate alcohol intake.
  3. Stay current with check-ups.

We offer screening services and personalized guidance, to support your health journey.

Alcohol Awareness Month

2024-04-01T14:09:46+00:00April 1st, 2024|Direct Primary Care, Family Medicine, Health Care, Public Health|

Navigate Wellness:

Alcohol Awareness Month

Let’s illuminate the risks of excessive alcohol consumption and guide individuals toward healthy habits for a lifetime of wellness.

The Importance of Awareness:

Making informed decisions about drinking habits starts with becoming aware. People who suffer from alcohol use disorder (AUD) are often preoccupied with alcohol and can find it hard to control their consumption.

Promoting wellness and embracing a balanced lifestyle.

Statistics on Alcohol Addiction & Use in the US:

Alarming statistics reveal the prevalence of alcohol addiction. 51% of people aged 12 and older engage in binge drinking monthly, while over 14 million have Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), with liver disease deaths attributed to alcohol use.

Navigating Healthy Habits:

We emphasize balanced wellness and educates on the short- and long-term health issues associated with AUD, and options for both prevention and treatment.

Our Commitment to Support:

We pledge support during Alcohol Awareness Month and beyond, encouraging dialogue, providing resources, and offering personalized guidance to prioritize well-being.

Join us at Roots Health DPC in promoting wellness and embracing a balanced lifestyle.

Colorectal Cancer

2024-03-25T13:14:06+00:00March 25th, 2024|Direct Primary Care, Family Medicine, Health Care, Public Health|

Colorectal cancer is serious, but the good news is that it’s preventable with timely screening. At Roots Health Direct Primary Care, we’re dedicated to empowering you with knowledge and proactive healthcare solutions. Let’s explore why colorectal cancer screening matters and how it saves lives.

Why Screening Matters:

Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the U.S., but it doesn’t have to be. Screening is key to catching it early when treatment is most effective. By detecting and removing precancerous polyps, screening can prevent cancer from developing in the first place.

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Screening Recommendations:

The American Cancer Society advises starting screening at age 45 for most individuals. If you have a family history or other risk factors, talk to us about personalized screening recommendations tailored to your needs.

Simple Screening Options:

We offer convenient screening options tailored to your preferences. From the gold standard colonoscopy to at-home kits, we’ll help you find the right fit for your lifestyle and peace of mind.

Don’t wait for symptoms to appear—take control of your health today with colorectal cancer screening.

Why Choose Us?

At Roots Health DPC, we prioritize your health and well-being. With personalized care and a focus on prevention, we’re here to guide you every step of the way on your journey to better health.

Managing Prediabetes

2024-03-18T13:53:46+00:00March 18th, 2024|Community, Direct Primary Care, Family Medicine, Health Care, Public Health|

Empower Your Health:

Managing Prediabetes with Lifestyle Changes

Discovering you have prediabetes doesn’t mean you’re destined for diabetes. It’s a powerful opportunity to take charge of your health and prevent future complications.

At Roots Health Direct Primary Care, we specialize in helping patients prevent diabetes.

Here’s how you can proactively manage prediabetes and reduce your risk of developing diabetes:

1. Healthy Eating: Fuel your body with nutrient-rich foods like fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products. Minimize intake of meats, sweets, and refined grains. Mastering portion control and understanding carbohydrate content are key components of a healthy eating plan.
2. Weight Management: Shedding even a modest amount of excess weight can significantly lower your diabetes risk. Aim for a weight loss of 5 to 10 percent of your body weight. Work closely with your doctor to develop a safe and sustainable weight loss strategy.

3. Stay Active: Incorporate just 30 minutes of moderate physical activity into your daily routine. Whether it’s walking, gardening, or dancing, find enjoyable activities that get your body moving and promote overall wellness.