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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.

Exercising for Older Adults

By Lindsey Reynolds, PA-C As we get older, we tend to become less active for a variety of reasons. But did you know, staying active is one of the most important things you can do as you get older? Well it is! Exercise is recommended for everyone and brings many potential health benefits along with it.

Tips for Caregivers

By Mailo Brantner, NP-C 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 so you can continue to be an effective caregiver to your loved ones. Commit to at least a few of the following

Holiday Blues

The leaves are turning yellow and the morning air is crisp. Everyone is pulling out their sweaters and scarves. Grocery stores have pumpkin flavored treats with peppermint candies in the next aisle over. Everywhere you go, scents of cinnamon, nutmeg, and gingerbread fill the air in hopes of putting you in the holiday spirit. But

Tough Talks Over Turkey

If your parents are getting older, the Thanksgiving holiday may be a good time to sit down and have a serious conversation. Just as parents know that at some point, the time will come to talk to their kids about “the birds and the bees,” the children of aging parents know that at some point,

Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the start of the holiday season – a time for family, friends, sports, shopping and eating. The biggest meal of the year is celebrated during this week. The American Council on Fitness estimates that the average person consumes around 3,000 calories on Thanksgiving. Yikes! That’s a lot of calories just for one meal.

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

Provider Types

P3 is proud to offer a diverse group of qualified practitioners who are honored to serve our patients and are committed to quality patient care. We encourage you to learn more about the different types of providers and respect your preference for a provider with whom you are most comfortable. You are likely familiar with

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's disease is a type of dementia. It causes memory loss and affects judgment, language, and behavior. You may have trouble making decisions or may get lost in places that you used to know well. Alzheimer's disease is different than mild memory loss that occurs with aging. It is not clear what causes Alzheimer's disease,

Pets and Seniors

By Lindsey Reynolds, PA-C Pets can have an amazing effect on their owners. From unconditional love and support, to completing therapeutic duties, furry and feathered friends benefit their humans’ lives in many ways. Seniors benefit even more from having a pet in their lives. As you age, things such as social interaction, activity and health

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

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

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

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