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Why a Medical Weight Loss Program With Your Family Doctor Is a Good Idea Mar 1st, 2019

Nearly half of all American adults are overweight or obese. Today’s busy lifestyles can make it hard to plan healthy meals and exercise regularly, but carrying extra pounds can have a significant impact on your health and overall well-being. Losing weight isn’t easy, but making lifestyle changes that support weight...

Why Early Diagnosis Of Arthritis From Our Primary Care Physicians Is So Important Feb 7th, 2019

When you experience joint pain, your first thought might not be arthritis. You may chalk it up to an injury, sleeping awkwardly, or just the aches and pains associated with getting older. When unexplained joint pain persists beyond a few days, you need to have it evaluated by your primary...

Stay on Top of Your Health This Year: Schedule Your Yearly Checkup With Your Primary Care Doctor Jan 15th, 2019

A new year sometimes feels like a clean slate, a chance for do-overs, an opportunity to right what in the past has been wrong. What better way to accomplish that than beginning this year with a checkup with your primary care physician? Your family doctor can examine you from head...

Our Family Physicians Explain Why You Need a Flu Shot Every Year Dec 10th, 2018

Maybe you don’t think you need a flu shot, or maybe you get your flu shot every year, but you’re not sure why. National Influenza Awareness Week, December 2-8, is the ideal time to learn more. Rakesh Malik, MD, Masoud Djahanmir, MD, and the team at Doctors First are here...

Avoid Migraine Triggers: Advice From Our Family Care Physicians Nov 13th, 2018

Suffering from a migraine can be painful and incapacitating. While finding appropriate treatment for your migraines is important, it is also important to discover and control the triggers that can set off migraines in you. Below is some advice from our family care physicians at Doctors First on how you...

Our Primary Care Physicians Discuss the Importance of Having an Annual Physical Oct 17th, 2018

How did you celebrate National Primary Care Week? Hopefully by taking the time to see your family doctor for an annual physical. By being proactive about your health, you’re taking control of your future. No matter your age, annual physicals are the cornerstone of a healthy life.Wellness checkups offer you...

Our Family Care Physicians Offer 10 Tips for Healthy Aging Sep 26th, 2018

When you make your health a priority, you’re investing in your own future. Taking care of yourself today, with the help of our team at Doctors First, can go a long way in preserving your independence for many years to come. September is Healthy AgingⓇ Month, so we’d like to...

Can Adults Get Allergies? Our Primary Care Physicians Answer Aug 13th, 2018

An allergy occurs when your immune system mistakenly thinks that an everyday substance such as dust, pollen, or food is harmful. Your body tries to block ‘the invader’ by releasing chemicals called histamines. The histamines cause symptoms which affect your nose, eyes, sinuses, airways, skin, and digestive system. If severe,...

Our Family Physicians Offer 5 Tips for Controlling Eczema This Summer Jul 13th, 2018

Our Family Physicians Offer 5 Tips for Controlling Eczema This SummerIf you have eczema, summer might mean staying in the air conditioning and wearing long sleeves. You may well feel as if you miss out on all of the fun your family and friends have to avoid an eczema flare-up...

5 Signs of Prediabetes Jun 19th, 2018

5 Signs of PrediabetesIncidences of Type 2 diabetes are on the rise. Many people are at risk and don’t even know it. Catching diabetes early, even before it becomes a full-blown disease, protects your long-term health and well-being. At Doctors First, our family doctors want you to look out for...

How Yoga Fights Back Against Arthritis May 24th, 2018

Yoga describes more than 100 different practices but usually describes an exercise and mind system during which you move through a series of standing, seated, and reclined poses while focusing on the breath. Yoga involves strengthening and stretching, as well as relaxation, all of which are extremely beneficial to those...

Why Do I Need Preventive Health Screenings? Apr 20th, 2018

When you have a packed schedule of work and family, your own needs sometimes get pushed to the back burner. But you can’t take care of everything that you need to if you’re not healthy. The following preventive health screenings are important to help your doctor detect disease in its...

How to Choose a Weight Loss Program Mar 30th, 2018

If you’re struggling to lose weight, you’re not alone. More than 70% of adults have too much body fat, and many of them have tried unsuccessfully to lose weight on their own. Once you make the decision to trim down, you may feel discouraged by the sheer volume of programs...