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September is National Childhood Obesity Month

September is National Childhood Obesity Month

September is time for back to school and new routines. It is also a perfect time to take a look at your child’s health habits and even make goals for improvement for a healthier year ahead. Today one out of every five children, ages six to nineteen is obese. There are many chronic health risks associated with childhood obesity, including disorders with bones and joints, type two diabetes, and risk factors for heart disease. Studies have additionally shown that children who are obese have a high risk of being obese as adults. It has also been found that children struggling with their weight have higher rates of depression and lower self-esteem. Teaching children the importance of a healthy diet and daily exercise need to begin at an early age to establish good habits that will last a lifetime. It is crucial to consult with your child’s healthcare professional before starting any new health routines for your child. The good news is that once a healthy weight is achieved the health benefits begin. It is important that the entire family embrace healthy eating and exercise to help your child succeed, it truly is a family...
Managing Your Health Care Is Easier Than Ever Before!

Managing Your Health Care Is Easier Than Ever Before!

If you haven’t been using our Aprima Patient Portal, you have been missing out an incredible tool to make managing your health care more convenient than ever before! This safe and secure technology allows you to send and receive messages with your physician’s office, request non-urgent appointments, review test results, and request prescription refills. Gone are the days of waiting on hold or playing phone tag trading messages while waiting to hear results from a test. If you have a smart phone, iPad, laptop or desktop computer and access to the internet you can access results from anywhere, at any time. Arbor View Family Medicine appreciates the busy lifestyles our patients lead and strives to make communicating with them as effortless, convenient and efficient as possible. If you opened an account and haven’t been utilizing it, or have forgotten your password to your account, just call us and we will be happy to set up a new one for you. If you have yet to explore the amazing benefits of the Aprima Patient Portal, let us know, and we will get set up and on your way to enjoying the perks in no time. Set up is easy and we are here to answer any questions you may have. Don’t wait another minute to start enjoying the advantages of the patient portal; we think you’ll be glad you...
Calling All Athlete’s and Campers – Schedule Your Participation Physical Today!

Calling All Athlete’s and Campers – Schedule Your Participation Physical Today!

Summer is here, finally! With summer comes the need for sports, camp and participation physicals. Sports teams and camp experiences give our children skills that last a lifetime. Team building, exposure to the great outdoors and learning the importance of physical activity. Whether your child is about to join a sports team or attend a camp, most require physicals to ensure your child is capable of engaging in these activities safely. Being in the great outdoors whether at a camp or on the playing field, may bring encounters with stinging insects which some children have severe reactions to. Other risks include exercise-induced asthma, heat stroke and a host of others. During these physicals, your health care professional will look for vulnerabilities, this includes reviewing medical history as well as family health history. A sports or participation physical examines fitness levels, evaluates any medical conditions the patient has that may impact their ability to participate safely. Experts recommend scheduling your child’s physical six to eight weeks before the camp or sport begins, Experts remind us that these exams are not a replacement for your child’s annual health exam. Comprehensive checkup exams are still needed annually. Arbor View Family Medicine is pleased to offer this service to established patients. They will bill your insurance company, and self-pay exams are fifty dollars. Call us today at (740) 689-3627 to schedule your...
How Father’s Shape Us

How Father’s Shape Us

Each June we take the time to celebrate Father’s and all that they do in our lives to shape the people we become. There is a famous quote: “One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” George Herbert Each Father has his own lesson plan, but there are a few life lessons that many can credit Dad as the teacher. See if any of this advice sounds familiar to you. Hard Work Trumps Talent All of us have experienced feeling like the underdog at some point in our lives. Knowing that you can persevere by working hard and being diligent when faced with a challenge inspires us to keep at it!. You know what the experts say, the harder you work the luckier you will get! Happiness Is A Choice This counsel is perhaps one of the hardest lessons to apply and at the same time perhaps the most important to learn to live fulfilled. Waking up every morning and choosing to be happy is the easy part, choosing happy throughout the day as the challenges mount can be more difficult, sometimes you have to choose happy over and over. But you know the other favorite advice: practice makes perfect. Surround Yourself With The People You Want To Be Like This is life lesson that many of us have to learn for ourselves. The importance of those who we choose to surround ourselves with may impact all aspects of our life. Studies suggest that we become like the five people we spend the most time with, choose wisely. Father’s also have an enormous impact on their children’s health. Recent...

May is Mom’s Month!

Here at Arborview Family Medicine, we love moms! We have had the privilege of treating multiple generations of moms since 1976. We specialize in treating the entire family and have had the immense honor to help many generations in families, resulting in helping great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother from the same family. Our family approach to medicine allows us a unique understanding of family history and how it impacts health the health of family members. Different diseases strike women at different times in their life, knowing that family history allows us to work with each patient on lowering risks and hopefully preventing the disease altogether. Keep in mind that even if you have a genetic predisposition to any disease from your parents, lifestyle choices and a whole host of other factors ultimately play into developing any illness. So keep records of your mother’s (and father’s) health issues as well as those of other close relatives and be sure that your health care provider is aware of them. As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention can be worth a pound of cure, so eat a balanced diet, exercise and make sure your healthcare professional is in the...