Importance of Annual Wellness Visits

By |2021-02-27T17:34:31+00:00February 25th, 2015|Doctors Articles, Primary Care|

Do you know that one simple step could save 100,000 lives? Research shows that if 90 percent of adults were to receive an annual wellness visit and their age-appropriate health screenings, 100,000 Americans would avoid a preventable death every year. So why aren’t more Americans seeking and receiving these services? Benjamin Franklin’s adage that “an [...]

You’re Invited To A Kidney Health Talk. Enter To Win Blue Wahoos Tickets!

By |2021-02-27T17:34:31+00:00February 20th, 2015|Primary Care|

  You're invited to Woodlands for a talk about your kidneys. Attendees can enter to win 4 Blue Wahoos Box Seat Tickets and receive a complimentary travel water bottle! March is national Kidney Month and the national Kidney Foundation urges Americans to get to know two hardworking organs: the kidneys.  Following the kidney health presentation we will [...]

Woodlands Receives Lung Screening Center Accreditation

By |2021-02-27T17:34:31+00:00February 18th, 2015|Diagnostic Imaging|

We are pleased to announce that Woodlands Medical Specialists has been designated by the American College of Radiology as a Screening Center of Excellence to perform CT Lung Screening. The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation is a voluntary program that recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the [...]

Heart Attack or Stroke Prevention

By |2021-02-27T17:34:31+00:00February 9th, 2015|Doctors Articles, Primary Care|

Should I take an aspirin to prevent a stroke or heart attack? This is a great question and one that I frequently encounter in my practice.  Over 795,000 people have strokes every year and 130,000 will die from a stroke.  Aspirin is a very effective therapy because it impairs the formation of blood in the [...]

Anemia

By |2021-02-27T17:34:31+00:00February 9th, 2015|Common Health Conditions|

What is anemia? Anemia is a condition that affects your body’s red blood cells and diminishes your body’s ability to transport oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the cells in your body.  Hemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen, and people with anemia do not have enough of this [...]

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