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The Health Care You Deserve

2024-01-29T14:11:23+00:00January 29th, 2024|Direct Primary Care, Family Medicine, Family Practice, Health Care, Membership, Public Health, Uncategorized|

Uncovering the Source of Your Well-Being

Tired of healthcare that barely scratches the surface? Is your doctor treating symptoms without getting to the core of your health concerns? Ready for a more holistic approach?

Discover Roots Health DPC—a revolutionary, patient-centered practice committed to nourishing your mind, body, and spirit. With constant direct access to board-certified medical care and dedicated time to address the root cause of your symptoms, we redefine your healthcare experience.

In a system where the average office visit is a mere 7 minutes, why settle for fragmented care? At Roots Health DPC, your health takes center stage—the foundation for life on your terms.

Your path to comprehensive health and wellness starts now.

Why choose direct primary care?
  1. Quality Time: Engage in meaningful conversations with your physician to craft a personalized healthcare plan, considering every aspect of your health, environment, and lifestyle.
  2. Seamless Communication: Enjoy ongoing communication with your board-certified physician, easily adjusting your plan to meet evolving healthcare needs—unlimited access, both in-person and virtually.
  3. No Waiting. No Copays. Ever: Affordable, transparent pricing with a low monthly membership fee provides unlimited direct access. Collaborate as a team to achieve optimal health, benefiting from discounts on labs, medications, supplements, and imaging.

Ready for a healthcare journey that prioritizes you?

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Gift of Peace of Mind

2023-12-25T14:00:26+00:00December 25th, 2023|Adults, Direct Primary Care, Family Medicine, Health Care, Public Health, Uncategorized|

Give the Gift of Peace of Mind: Your Time is the Present

In the spirit of the season, give yourself and your family the gift of year-round peace of mind. Time is a precious, especially during the holidays. Managing health concerns shouldn’t add unnecessary stress to your life.

Your Time is Valuable

In the midst of holiday chaos, every minute counts. Balancing work, family, and unexpected health issues can feel like a never-ending juggle. As a working parent, I understand the challenges of carrying the mental load and strive to help you reclaim your time.

Immediate Health Support

Picture this: “My son has a sore throat and fever; I’ve reached out to his doctor’s office and am waiting for a call back.” Your health concerns should be addressed promptly. As your physician, I’m here to provide immediate answers to your health questions via text, allowing you to swiftly address concerns and get back to the joy of the season.

Make the gift of peace of mind last all year long. Discover the ease of Direct Primary Care, making healthcare straightforward and stress-free.

Effortless Healthcare Solutions

“My daughter cut open her foot. Urgent care or ER?” Waiting for a callback or spending hours in a waiting room is not an option for busy families. We handle these situations promptly, ensuring your family’s health is prioritized without unnecessary delays.

Streamlined Doctor Visits

“I’m constantly tired, but scheduling a doctor’s appointment is daunting.” We’ve simplified the process. Booking a convenient time that suits your schedule is all it takes – no waiting room hassles. This isn’t too good to be true; it’s a reality we offer year-round.

This season, take a step towards a healthier, stress-free year. Schedule a free consultation with us and experience the gift of peace of mind.

holiday stress

2024-01-20T20:07:12+00:00December 16th, 2023|Adults, Direct Primary Care, Health Care, Public Health, Uncategorized|

5 Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday Season

I am at the point in my life where I Just want soak up and enjoy the holidays with my family as much as I can. I don’t want to spend time with any negative energy.

Let us help you live a stress-free life.

Check out Roots Health Direct Primary Care!

The following are by best tips for doing just that:

1. Adjust Expectations:

Don’t aim for perfection. Families evolve, traditions change. Feelings are not facts…focus on what truly matters and allow yourself the space to process those feelings.

Maintain Healthy Habits:

Keep basic routines intact to avoid holiday chaos. Prioritize:

  • Sufficient sleep
  • Balanced meals
  • Moderate alcohol consumption
  • Regular physical activity
  • Any relaxation techniques: breathing, meditation, or yoga.

2. Prioritize Self-Care:

Carve out time for yourself first. Engage in activities that bring joy, be it a walk or getting a massage. This rejuvenating practice can give you the boost you need to handle holiday demands.

3. Learn to Say “No”:

It’s okay to decline invitations or activities beyond your capacity. Remember, ‘No’ is a complete sentence. If overwhelmed, remove less essential tasks from your agenda to free up time for more self-care.

4. Seek Support:

Reach out to trusted friends, family, or even a therapist. Utilize coping tools to process feelings. Remember, you’re never alone.

Habits

2023-11-27T14:32:43+00:00November 27th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Habits: Directing Your Life Intentionally

Our brains are the most amazing organ. It organizes and integrates an incredible amount of data quickly… allowing us to operate on “auto-pilot” for much of our day. Our brains create well worn pathways so that we can do routine tasks without shifting our focus to them. How to harness the strength of this amazing gift and create the life we want? By understanding HOW to intentionally form our habits.

What is a habit?

Habits are behaviors we perform on a regular basis where some component of the behavior is considered “automatic.” Forming new habits requires repetition.

Developing desired healthy habits is something we can direct our brain to do.

Dr Diaz works with patients to help them build habits and reach their goals.

Habits are pathways in the brain that have formed through repetition. The repetitive pattern starts with a cue from the environment which triggers a behavioral response and is reinforced with a reward. The well known Pavlov’s Experiment demonstrates the principle.

In order to create a new, healthy habit—or even to break a bad habit—you must be as intentional as possible with all three parts: cue, behavior, reward. Manipualting our environment to introduce cues to intentionally associate with a desired behavior and reinforce with a reward is the foundation.

Changing your life habits can be simpler than you may think. With a few tricks, you can gain or lose any habits you’d like.

Understanding these tips will help you stick to healthy habits and break bad ones as you work toward your health and wellness goals. Focus on the cue.

In order to create new habits, we need to focus on the cue, NOT the behavior.

Let’s say you want to start practice daily meditation. Instead of focusing on time meditating, focus on developing the routine around the practice of meditation.

Choose a cue that already occurs regularly in your daily life, such as drinking morning coffee. While developing your meditation habit, focus effort on getting ready to meditate while you brew the coffee. Meditate for 2 minutes. Reward yourself with the coffee afterwards.

Develop the habit of prepping for meditation. Don’t focus on the behavior… you can start with 2 minutes and gradually build up to your targeted time.

After a while, you’ll start to notice that when you get up to get coffee (environmental cue), it takes little to no effort to mediate (habitual response).

You may even start to look forward to it…and feel something in your life is off when you do not meditate…. And that’s the power of habit!

HABITS VS GOALS – Don’t confuse habits with goals.
Goals are great, but putting habits in place that move you toward your goals are key. The goal is the destination and the habit is the journey. Build healthy habits by starting today.

Are you looking for a wellness solution that encompasses all your health needs?

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Sore throat

2023-11-20T14:17:53+00:00November 20th, 2023|Adults, Family Medicine, Family Practice, Health Care, Public Health, Uncategorized|

Soothing a Sore Throat…. Be in the Know this Winter.

Pharyngitis, commonly known as a sore throat, is a symptom that signals an infection involving the back of the throat.

Signs of pharyngitis include:

  • Sore, dry, or scratchy throat
  • Pain with swallowing
  • Redness/Inflammation of the throat
What causes Pharyngitis?
The most common cause for sore throat is a virus (such as the common cold, influenza, mononucleosis, yes …even covid). Viral infections don’t respond to antibiotics, and treatment is only necessary to help relieve symptoms.
Less commonly, pharyngitis is caused by a bacterial infection. These infections require antibiotics. The most common bacterial infection is strep throat. It is imperative not to leave strep throat untreated, especially in children.
How is pharyngitis diagnosed?

Physical exam

If you’re experiencing symptoms of pharyngitis, your doctor will check your throat looking for white patches, swelling, and redness and check for swollen lymph nodes in your neck. You should report any fever or cough as well.

Throat culture

If your doctor suspects that you have strep throat, they will likely take a rapid strep test in the office which can give you a result for strep throat in a few minutes. In some cases, a swab culture is sent to a lab for further testing.

Blood tests

If another cause of your pharyngitis is suspected, your doctor may order blood work looking for specific infections, such as mononucleosis or they may perform a COVID or flu test.

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What can you do at home?
If a virus is causing your pharyngitis, there are things you can do at home that can help relieve symptoms:
  • drinking plenty of fluids/ pedialyte popsicles
  • gargling with warm salt water (1 teaspoon of salt per 8 ounces of water)
  • using a humidifier
  • resting until you feel better
  • throat lozenges can sooth pain
Medical treatment
For pain and fever relief, consider taking over-the-counter medication such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen after speaking with your doctor.
If the infection is caused by strep or another bacterial infection, antibiotics are necessary. Amoxicillin and penicillin are the most commonly prescribed treatments for strep throat. It is important that you take the entire course of antibiotics for strep throat to prevent complications such as rheumatic fever.
How can you prevent pharyngitis?
  • avoid sharing food, drinks, and eating utensils
  • avoid individuals who are sick
  • wash your hands often, especially before eating and after coughing or sneezing
  • use alcohol-based hand sanitizers
  • avoid smoking and inhaling secondhand smoke
When to Seek Care
Let your doctor know right away if you are having a sore throat so that they can guide you on the next steps for evaluation of cause and best treatment options.

Looking for a doctor that you can text to reach quickly?