Beyond the House Call – Heart Walk

Join Mobile Physician Services at the

2018 Tampa Bay Heart Walk

Mobile Physician Services (MPS)

We’re not just walking. We’re Heartwalking.

Our participation in Heart Walk promotes fun ways to be physically active and make healthier choices every day. Imagine the impact if we reduce death and disability from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent by 2020. Please help us reach this lifesaving goal by joining our MPS team today. Together, we can make healthier, longer lives possible for everyone.

Click Here to Join Our Team

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL

Starts 9:00 a.m., Length of Walk 5K with 1 mile option

Thank you in advance for your support!

Disaster Planning – Are You Prepared?

Floridians are encouraged to prepare for all types of emergencies, including hurricanes. Building yourself an individual or family emergency plan for a disaster is the first step in this preparation. During a crisis situation emergency, federal, state, local government and other agencies may not be able to meet your immediate needs. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your loved ones for a minimum of 72 hours. Those individuals with a special need are encouraged to plan well in advance and identify an emergency support network and to build a disaster supply kit. 

View here: Florida Emergency Preparedness Guide

It’s Your Plan, Just Make It!

What you and your family will do.

What to have on hand.

What to take with you.

Where to go, if necessary.

Don’t forget to include your pets in your plan.


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COPD and Vaccinations

Every year, thousands of American adults get sick from diseases that vaccines can prevent. People who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to have serious problems from certain diseases. If you have COPD, vaccines are one of the safest ways to protect your health from diseases that could be serious for you. Make sure you are up to date on the vaccines you need.

  • Did you know people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are at high risk of developing serious complications from flu and pneumonia? Getting vaccinated is an important step in staying healthy.
  • If you have COPD, you need to take extra steps to protect your health. Make sure you are vaccinated against diseases that could be serious for you.
  • Getting recommended vaccines to protect your health is part of successful COPD management. Talk to your doctor to make sure you are up to date on your vaccinations.
  • Respiratory infections like flu can be very serious for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. For the best protection available, get your flu vaccine this and every flu season.
  • People with COPD should get flu and pneumococcal vaccines, as well as other vaccinations based on their age and other factors. Take this quiz to find out what vaccines you might need:
  • If you have COPD, influenza can make your symptoms worse. Get vaccinated to protect your health.
  • Flu vaccination also has been associated with reduced hospitalizations and deaths among people with chronic lung disease.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients who are vaccinated against pneumococcal disease are less likely to experience an episode of community-acquired pneumonia or an acute exacerbation, but only 50% of adults ages 18 through 64 with COPD report having gotten pneumococcal vaccination (NHIS, 2015).


Some things you outgrow as an adult.  Vaccines aren’t one of them.

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FALA Leadership Election Results

FALA Election

Katie Riston, MPS Business Development Manager

New Port Richey, FL –  Mobile Physician Services is pleased to announce Katie Riston, Business Development Manager, has been elected to the Florida Assisted Living Association’s (FALA) leadership team as an Ad Hoc member.

FALA’s mission is to promote excellence in assisted living communities by providing education, standards, advocacy and consumer awareness. FALA is the oldest and largest state association representing nearly 500 assisted living facilities and adult family care homes, and 200 associate members who provide products and services to assisted living.

“This is a well-earned position for Katie” said Jeff Wacksman, President of Mobile Physician Services. “In her role of Business Development and Community Relations, Katie is out working on the front lines each and everyday steering patients towards the needed services that will better their lives.”

Mobile Physician Services, is a medical house call practice that is comprised of doctors and nurse practitioners who make house calls to homebound patients. The practice was established in 2006 to fill an unmet need for medical care among patients who were unable to leave their homes or who had difficulty getting to a physician’s office. Often these patients had complex chronic conditions that required ongoing medical care. Without proper care, their condition would worsen, and the patients eventually would require emergency care or admission to a hospital – at a high cost to both patients and payers.

Adults Need Vaccines, Too!

Adult vaccines, Flu, immunizations

Mobile Physician Services Celebrates National Immunization Awareness Month

Every year, thousands of adults in the U.S. become needlessly ill from infectious diseases. Many adults are hospitalized and some even die from diseases that could be prevented by vaccines.

To celebrate the importance of immunizations throughout life—and to help remind adults that they need vaccines, too — Mobile Physician Services is recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This is the perfect opportunity to make sure adults are protected against diseases like flu, whooping cough, tetanus, shingles and pneumococcal disease.

The specific vaccines adults need is determined by factors such as age, lifestyle, risk conditions, locations of travel and previous vaccines. All adults should talk to their health care professionals to make sure they are up to date on vaccines recommended for them.

“There is a misconception among many adults that vaccines are just for children,” said Darrin Simone, of Mobile Physician Services. “The truth is that you never outgrow the need for immunizations.”

You have the power to protect yourself and the ones you love. Take CDC’s adult vaccine quiz and bring the customized printout with you to discuss at your next Mobile Physician Services medical appointment.