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Did you know that Mobile Physician Services now serves patients in Dayton, Ohio?
Mobile Physician Services serves Dayton, Ohio – including Montgomery County, Greene County, Warren County and surrounding areas, as well as 23+ counties in Florida.
At Mobile Physician Services, our customized care teams provide patients with both comfort and familiarity as they work with a dedicated primary care provider and care coordinator to improve their health. Our physicians and staff take a proactive approach to preventive care, chronic disease management, and chronic illness support right where you live.
Each home visit includes an in-depth examination and individualized treatment plan, which is monitored and adjusted through routine follow-up visits. The primary care provider will deliver your ongoing care and will recommend to you specialty services as needed.
- Annual Wellness Visits: This wellness visit allows your primary care provider to create or update your personalized prevention plan. This visit includes a review of your medical and social history related to your health and may include counseling about preventive services. This plan may help you to prevent or reduce the chances of future illness based on your current health and risk factors.
- New Illness Exams: When a new symptom or ailment arises, call us. Early indications of not feeling well could be a clue that you may be getting sick. A symptom in one part of the body may also be a sign of a problem in another part of the body. Moreover, unrelated symptoms that might seem minor on their own, could be warning signs of a more serious medical disease or condition. The new illness exam can be very brief or more detailed depending on your concerns and the provider’s findings.
- Follow-up Care: Involves a regular medical checkup, which may include a physical exam and laboratory testing. Follow-up care checks are a proactive way of assessing the potential for and preventing health problems from returning after treatment of a disease has ended or an illness has seemingly passed.
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2019 Hurricane season has begun, and while it may be sometime before Florida is impacted this season, your steps for getting prepared should have already begun.
Basic questions to ask yourself:
- What is my plan if I decide to hunker down in place during a storm?
- What is my plan if I need to evacuate?
- Are all my legal and insurance documents available and in order?
- Do I have enough food and water if I lose power and utilities for a week?
- Do I have enough medication if I cannot get to a pharmacy for 30 days?
- What if my land line and cell phone do not work because of the storm? How will I get help if needed?
- Have I contacted my local shelter to make any special needs or travel arrangements?
- What do I need to bring with me if I have to go to a shelter? Will the shelter be able to accommodate any special needs that I may have?
- Will I be able to evacuate with my pet(s)?
- Do I have enough food, water and medications for up to a week for my pet(s)?
- Will the shelter accept my pet(s), what pet supplies will I need to bring?
The above questions only scratch the surface of what one needs to do when preparing for hurricane season. If you feel you do not have answers to any of these questions, it’s time to step it up and get serious about your plans this season. The following are resources to help you better prepare to stay safe if a hurricane does decide to blow this way.
Assemble hurricane supplies
Develop and evacuation plan
Determine your risk
What do I need to know about flood insurance (FEMA)
Strengthen your home
Helping Your Neighbor
According to the World Health Organization there are immediate and long-term health benefits of quitting for all smokers.
Beneficial health changes that take place after quitting smoking:
- Within 20 minutes, your heart rate and blood pressure drop.
- 12 hours, the carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.
- 2-12 weeks, your circulation improves and your lung function increases.
- 1-9 months, coughing and shortness of breath decrease.
- 1 year, your risk of coronary heart disease is about half that of a smoker’s.
- 5 years, your stroke risk is reduced to that of a nonsmoker 5 to 15 years after quitting.
- 10 years, your risk of lung cancer falls to about half that of a smoker and your risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, cervix, and pancreas decreases.
- 15 years, the risk of coronary heart disease is that of a nonsmoker’s.
People of all ages who have already developed smoking-related health problems can still benefit from quitting.
Benefits in comparison with those who continued:
- At about 30: gain almost 10 years of life expectancy.
- At about 40: gain 9 years of life expectancy.
- At about 50: gain 6 years of life expectancy.
- At about 60: gain 3 years of life expectancy.
- After the onset of life-threatening disease: rapid benefit, people who quit smoking after having a heart attack reduce their chances of having another heart attack by 50%.
Quitting smoking decreases the excess risk of many diseases related to second-hand smoke in children.
Quitting smoking decreases the excess risk of many diseases related to second-hand smoke in children, such as respiratory diseases (e.g., asthma) and ear infections.
Quitting smoking reduces the chances of impotence, having difficulty getting pregnant, having premature births, babies with low birth weights and miscarriage.
Reference: World Health Organization web site, Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI) 2019
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4. Doll R, Peto R, Boreham J, Sutherland I. Mortality in relation to smoking: 50 years’ observations on male British doctors. BMJ. 2004; 328(7455):1519-1527.
5.US Department of Health and Human Services 2004, The Health Consequences of Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General, US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2004.
Have you signed up yet to get your “Medicare & You” Handbook electronically?
Don’t wait — the eHandbook is a great way to get Medicare information faster, with all the same information as the printed version. Plus, when it’s updated, you’ll always have the most recent information just a click away, including cost changes. The eHandbook is searchable too, so you can find the information you need quickly.
Sign up by May 31 – CMS will send you an email in the Fall letting you know that the new “Medicare & You” eHandbook is available.
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An easy and important way to stay healthy is to get disease prevention and early detection services. Disease prevention and early detection services can keep you from getting certain diseases or can help you find health problems early, when treatment works best.
Talk with your doctor or health care provider to find out what tests or other services you may need, and how often you need them to stay healthy.
Medicare Preventive Services
This official government booklet addresses:
- What is disease prevention and why it’s important
- Which preventative services Medicare covers and how often
- Who can get services
This publication gives an overview of Medicare’s covered preventive services
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