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Wellness Tips from our Providers

You don’t need to come in for an appointment to get great advice. Check out these posts from P3’s provider team to learn more about setting and reaching your wellness goals.

7 New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers

By Mailo Brantner, NP-C The new year is a great time to reflect. It is a perfect time for fresh outlook with new possibilities and goals. As a caregiver, it is easy to forget about yourself. Below are some great tips to help put you back on the priority list to help you cope and recharge

Caring for Caregivers

By Carolyn Dechaine, PA-C November is National Caregivers Month. It’s good time to honor and appreciate caregivers for all their hardwork and dedication. Remember, no one can do this alone. What or who is a caregiver? A caregiver can be a spouse, family member, friend or a licensed professional who cares for a person that is

Cold Vs Flu

By Theresa Brinton, FNP-BC It’s that time of year again. Coughing, sneezing, your nose is running, and maybe you are feeling a bit run down or achy. How do you know if it’s a cold or the flu? Both the common cold and the flu are highly contagious respiratory illnesses caused by different viruses. It may

Adult Vaccinations

By Carolyn Dechaine, PA-C A lot people think vaccines are only for children, but adults should get regularly vaccinated to protect themselves and loved ones from serious diseases. Below is a list of vaccines every adult is recommended to receive. Influenza:  The influenza virus mutates and changes at a high rate.  These mutations prevent our

Fall Prevention

By Mary Nara, APRN, FNP-C https://youtu.be/vL6sFru31gA Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury and death amongst seniors? Over one third of seniors will fall each year. Here are five of the most common factors that lead to falls for seniors. Balance The most common reason for falling is the loss of

Depression and Mental Health Amongst Seniors

By Susan Shields, PA-C According to World Health Organization (WHO) reports, approximately 15 percent of adults aged 60 and older suffer from a mental disorder.  The most common mental and neurological disorders in this age group are dementia and depression.  Mental health problems are under-identified by health-care professionals and older people themselves, and the stigma

Bone Health and Osteoporosis

By Mary M. Nara, APRN, FNP-C Bone health is of special interest to me as I have a very strong family history dealing with this issue. My mother has severe osteoporosis and has had more than a dozen spine fractures without ever falling. Bone health is important for everyone, but especially for women after menopause and

Are you Getting the Care you Deserve?

By Nancy Weaver Are you getting the care you deserve? This time of year, thousands of Southern Nevada’s seniors are mulling their options for their healthcare in 2019. Should they stay with traditional Medicare? Add a Medicare supplement plan? Will Medicare Advantage give you better coverage? Do you need to pay more to get better

Make the Most Out of Your Provider Visit

By Mailo Brantner, NP-C Whether you’re seeing your provider for the first time, for a regular checkup, or for an acute medical reason, you’ll want to be prepared to provide some information to help make the visit as efficient as possible. A visit to your provider can feel overwhelming, especially when there’s a lot of information

Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Our kidneys filter and remove waste products from the blood stream, sending the waste to the bladder for removal via urination. As we age, our kidneys ability to perform this process decreases. If the waste products are not removed fast enough, they can back up your system and damage your kidneys,

Managing Medications

By Roopa Dani, MD Most senior patients, develop multiple health conditions as they get older. Sometimes this requires them to see multiple specialists, which may prescribe multiple different medications. This can lead to several of problems like drug-drug interaction, side effects of medications, organ failure and sometimes death. In 2008, 7.1% of all hospitalizations for

Sleep Hygiene

By J. Kate Tuttle, FNP-C Sleeping is a critical part of our health. It gives the brain an opportunity to rest and recover. Some research even suggests sleep gives the brain the opportunity to “forget” things that have inundated our brains throughout the day. As we age, many of us believe that we need fewer hours

Lifestyle Changes and Blood Pressure

By Ashley McDowell, PA-C  High blood pressure is a condition that does not usually cause symptoms, but puts you at risk for heart attack, stroke and kidney disease. Lifestyle changes have a big effect on your blood pressure. They may decrease the likelihood that you will need blood pressure medication. Some of the lifestyle modifications that

Dementia and Alzheimer’s

By Roopa Dani, MD Patients think that dementia and Alzheimer’s are 2 different diagnoses, but in fact, Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia. Dementia is a group of brain disorders that start initially with memory problems which get worse as time goes by. Patients have difficulty with cooking, cleaning, driving, paying bills, managing

Seasonal Allergies

By Jennifer Leepard, MD Have you ever been outside on a beautiful Spring morning with the wind blowing and enjoying the flowers and the trees only to find your car covered with a fine yellow powder? When you clean it off your windshield, do you start sneezing? Are your eyes itchy and red? Does your