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Important Update from GOH Medical

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Dear patients and friends:

 

My dream has been to provide timely, state of the art, proactive, convenient primary care to add years to your life and life to your years by empowering you to take control of your health.  To accomplish this takes significant resources. GOH (Game of Health) Medical has tried to do this as a solo physician practice for the past 4 years with mixed results – and so it is time to evolve.

The question was which group do I associate with to bring you outstanding care?  Fortunately, I had access to a huge database to research and find the best medical group.  Working with the team atCompass PHS, we created a Value formula to identify the best primary care doctors in North Texas.  We looked at quality, safety, service and cost – 21 variables in all, to identify The Premier Providers.

A group of practices use team based, outcome-oriented, evidence-based medicine to care for patients.  Some have received the NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home designation.  After this analysis, it was my job to get to know these practices. In doing so, Dr. Chrisette Dharma andSouthwest Family Medicine Associates (SFMA) were discovered as the #1 doctors in this analysis. Her new, state of the art office is located halfway between my current office in Dallas and Irving. SFMA has the ability to do online appointments, extended office hours and Saturday appointment availability, all major insurances accepted, and provides extensive imaging, lab, travel medicine and other services.

It is with great excitement to tell you that effective January 1st 2015, I will be moving GOH Medical’s practice to SFMA to join their team and see patients.  Our team includes Nurse Practitioner Angela Kemp, Dr. Asa Hadwell to make sure you get great musculoskeletal care, and our new lifestyle coaching team who will offer you support on weight loss, smoking cessation, and staying with your 2015 health goals.  We will be working with Dr. Dharma and her excellent team of physicians at SFMA to make sure you get the best care possible.

The Park Cities MedSpa, Concierge, Women’s Health & BioTE bio-identical hormone practice will remain at the current GOH Medical location in the Preston Tower. The providing team here includes Celia Dolinta (DNP-Women’s Health), Jill Ethridge, Brandi Padilla (Medical Esthetician) and Cheryl Reinhart (NP). All other medical patients will be seen at SFMA.  To make an appointment at the SWFMA location, please call the direct number below, or you may use our current number and press option #3.

If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Kirschner before Jan 1st at Lauren@gohmedical.com.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Scott Conard, MD
Southwest Family Medicine Associates
8877 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75235
214-393-2940

11 Benefits of Tea

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Tea has been used as a medicine for thousands of years, originating in China but widely used throughout Asia this beverage has a multitude of uses from lowering blood pressure to preventing cancer. The reason that green tea has more health benefits attached to it than black tea is (apparently) due to the processing.

11 Benefits of Tea


Tips for Mastering the Art of Sleep

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The body maintains a sleep-wake cycle. Keeping a consistent sleep schedule encourages better sleep that helps you feel more alert and awake during the day. Take a look at this for more tips!

Tips for Mastering the Art of Sleep


10 Things You Can Do To Help Stop Dry Skin

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Nobody likes having dry skin! Here are 10 things that can cause dry skin and how you can avoid their effects.

10 Thing You Can do To Stop Dry Skin


Pain in the heel or bottom of your foot?

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Here’s another one to add to the number of signs and symptoms of declining hormones. Are the heel or bottom of your foot causing you pain? Are you finding yourself seeking relief in the Dr. Scholl’s section of the pharmacy? It could be due to foot fat pad atrophy. The foot fat pads are the tissue that protects your foot on the ball of the foot and at the bottom of the heel. Atrophy means shrinking or disappearing. The foot pad tissue under the foot does decline with age. Menopause and surgical menopause increase the rate of decline. Obvious mechanical issues, such as being overweight, can also have a negative impact and hasten the loss of the plumpness of this tissue. If plantar fasciitis (painful inflammation of the bottom of the foot) has been an issue, your practitioner may have used one or more injections of “cortisone” to relieve pain. Unfortunately, this “cortisone” is not the same as the cortisone hormone the body produces; it is actually a synthetic analog that can lead to even more atrophy of the foot pads. In addition, as Dr Dzugan points out in The Magic of Cholesterol Numbers, cholesterol levels elevate when the body senses a deficiency of the sex and adrenal hormones, which are normally produced from cholesterol. So statin users beware! When taking statins, not only do cholesterol levels fall, but the ability to make hormones drops even further. Statin drug use may be a source of foot pain from accelerated foot fat pad atrophy.

If you are experiencing foot pain, ask Sue to check for hormone deficiencies, including vitamin D (which is also made from cholesterol). These deficiencies may be the underlying cause of your foot pain.

Carol Petersen, RPh, CNP – Women’s International Pharmacy


Obesity: Costs and Chronic Conditions

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Obesity is one of the leading drivers in healthcare costs today. Here are highlights of a few of the main chronic conditions that contribute to these rising costs. For more information on ways to control your weight, see Weight Loss the Jabez Way or The Seven Numbers by Dr. Scott Conard.

Obesity: Costs & Chronic Conditions


Diabetes Prevention – It’s Never Too Late!

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Diabetes prevention can be yours. Here is an educational tool to open your eyes and instruct you visually in the best path to better health and well-being. Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death. It is no surprise that 28.5 million people suffer from it creating a whopping 174 billion dollar cost to the US health system. It is important for everyone, therefore, to take action to control the rise of diabetes and do their part for the good of society as well as for themselves.This graphic teaches the importance of good nutrition and regular exercise as steps to success. In addition, getting regular checkups and controlling fat intake are essential. Dietary supplements are conveniently listed to assist in the process including raspberry ketones, garcinia cambogia, saffron, green coffee bean, and acai berry. If a strict regimen is followed, you can improve your odds while you receive multiple health benefits to the heart, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and more. Weight loss is the answer to the rampant spread of diabetes. Insulin resistance and control is the goal. Only then can you avoid the numerous side effects listed below that include serious repercussions for the eyes and kidneys, the heart, nerves, and even feet. For more information on diabetes and how to combat it, please see The Seven Numbers by Dr. Scott Conard. It’s never too late to start!

Weight Loss Leads to Diabetes Prevention


How Gum Disease Affects the Body

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Gum disease affects the entire body. By neglecting to both brush and floss properly, you’re giving up the easiest and best way to protect against gum disease as well as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and premature birth. A healthy mouth can reduce disease by 20%, so don’t ignore your mouth!

How Gum Disease Affects the Body

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12 Amazing Uses For Lavender Essential Oil

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12 Amazing Uses For Lavender Essential Oil


What is Acne and What Can I Do About It?

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Acne can be painful, both physically and emotionally. Here is information on its causes, when it occurs, what people do about it and how you should clean your skin.

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