Maxhealth, a primary care network in West florida, is proud and would like to congratulate Dr. Scott Clulow on being Doctor of the year for 2019! Keep up the good work!
Falling is the number one leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among older adults. Millions of seniors fall every year and more than 3 million are treated in emergency departments every year, with about 800,000 of those being admitted.
Keeping track of how much sugar (glucose) is in your blood is an important part of self-care when you have diabetes. This is also called self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG). To make sure your glucose and insulin are in balance, check your blood sugar as instructed by your healthcare provider. You may need to check your blood glucose levels at certain times every day. Or you may need to check them only a few times a week.
Blood pressure is the force of blood against the artery wall as it moves from the heart through the blood vessels. You can take your own blood pressure reading using a digital monitor. Take your readings the same each time, using the same arm. Take readings as often as your healthcare provider instructs.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disease that affects the synovium, the lining of the joints. This causes pain, swelling, and stiffness. Left untreated, rheumatoid arthritis may damage joints so badly that they no longer function. This disease appears most often in young-adult to middle-age women.
The flu (influenza) is caused by a virus that is easily spread. A flu vaccine protects you and others from the flu. It’s best to get a flu shot every year in late summer or early fall, as soon as the vaccine is available in your area. You can get it at your healthcare provider’s office or a health clinic. Pharmacies, senior centers, and workplaces often offer flu shots, too. If you want to know if your provider has the flu vaccine available, or if you have other questions, ask your healthcare provider.
An advance medical directive is a form that lets you plan ahead for the care you’d want if you could no longer express your wishes. This statement outlines the medical treatment you’d want or names the person you’d wish to make healthcare decisions for you. Be aware that laws vary from state to state, and it may be worthwhile to talk with an attorney.
Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens the bones. Weakened bones are more likely to fracture (break). Osteoporosis affects men and women, but postmenopausal women are most at risk. To help prevent osteoporosis, you need to exercise and nourish your bones throughout your life.
MAXhealth, a member of the greater Health Point ACO, LLC primary and specialty care network, today announced that it earned from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) a quality score of 94%.
“We are humbled by the superior quality score we earned.” said Neil Bedi, Chief Executive Officer. “The health of our patients is our top priority.”