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Fearless Caregiver Conference West Broward

A few photos from the Fearless Caregiver Conference in Cooper City, Florida!

Beyond the House Call – Heart Walk

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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: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adultquiz
  • 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).

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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. https://go.usa.gov/xqtz4

Senior Living in Florida

Senior living in Tampa Bay, 17 useful Apps and websites

Senior living in Tampa Bay has gotten even easier thanks to this useful list of Apps and websites put together by Seniorly.com.

The list features convenient home delivery services that can make life in the Tampa Bay Area more enjoyable. The services include Mobile Physician Services, laundry, auto repair, pet care, and more.  

View here on Seniorly.com 

Whether you live in your own home or a senior living community, or you’re a caregiver for a loved one, Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida are packed with convenient home delivery services designed to make your life easier.

Mobile Physician Services. The mobile economy has brought back something that seemed to disappear decades ago: doctors who make house calls. Both primary and specialty care is available, and Mobile Physician Services accepts most insurance plans as well as Medicare. You can make appointments as little as 24 hours in advance, and you can request to see the same care provider each time.

Seniorly’s Mission is to connect families and local businesses by delivering services that will keep seniors engaged and happy.

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The Family Doctor, A Glance Back In Time

As a pseudo history buff, I enjoyed watching this Ted-Ed snippet on a day in the life of an ancient Egyptian family doctor (https://youtu.be/2rvLEJrQm7g). It reveals how far medicine, medical house calls, and healthcare coordination have developed over the years. Primary care, specialty care, mobile diagnostics – including x-ray and ultrasounds are all now readily available for the at home patient. Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are maintained digitally to maintain a wide range of data, including medication records, laboratory test results, radiology images, vital signs, and personal medical history.

While the thought of an incantation would be nice to heal a venomous bite, simply immobilizing an arm to properly heal a bone break with multiple fragments or planting seeds in the ground as a means of pregnancy test and gender reveal, it is very comforting to know that modern medicine has evolved in how it tests and treats the modern patient.

What hasn’t changed over the years is the caring nature of the local small-town family doctor. What comes to mind for me is the reminiscent scene of a Norman Rockwellesque physician spending that extra time getting to know the patient. It is the image of a doctor that many of us strive to preserve for ourselves and our own family members.

In this day an age of digital scheduling, gone should be the days of the cattle-call of large waiting rooms, and a return of the familiar doctor that visits our home to treat us where we are most comfortable.

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MPS will be at FALA 2018

We’ll see you at the Florida Assisted Living Association (FALA) 2018 Conference and Trade Show in Orlando, FL on July 31 – August 1, 2018.

Stop by Booth #214 & speak with our Mobile Physician Services team members.

It’s been an exciting year for healthcare and Mobile Physician Services (MPS). The FALA Conference will build upon this momentum with it’s gathering of healthcare and community leaders. MPS is looking forward to participating in the conference as an exhibitor. Stop by our booth to chat with our team members on the latest in supportive healthcare. Learn about how MPS can help you expand services to meet the needs of your residents.