February is American Heart Month! We’re going to help shine a light on heart health, encourage our patients and community to make healthy lifestyle choices, and fill them in on how we can help folks with their cardiac care. According to the CDC, 1 in 4 Americans will die from heart disease, and it’s the…

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What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. As of November 2020, there are almost 12.5 million cases here in the U.S. You can view the COVID-19 dashboard managed by Johns Hopkins University to see the number of cases in the U.S. broken down by state.   Symptoms of COVID-19 Those with COVID-19…

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Millions of people get the flu each year, and many people are hospitalized or experience life-threatening complications. One of the best ways to protect yourself from contracting the virus is to get your annual flu shot. “There’s an often circulated myth that you can actually get the flu from the vaccine,” says Dr. Kyle Knabb…

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Please join us in welcoming Taylor Fraser Parker, ARNP, to Baker Rural Health Clinic. Taylor brings more than six years of nursing experience to the Baker Rural Health Clinic team. Patients will benefit from her comprehensive background in critical care, cardiology, surgery, and pediatrics. Taylor graduated from South University in 2017 with an MS in…

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month! During this month, we help raise awareness about diabetes risk factors and encourage our patients and community to make healthy lifestyle changes. The NIDDK (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) designated this year’s theme to focus on taking care of youth who have diabetes.. According to the…

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Did you know that, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime? Experts estimate that there will be more than 276,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in the U.S. in 2020. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it’s…

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As a woman, the thought of getting an annual female exam can cause some anxiety. Sometimes, we avoid scheduling the appointment altogether! But it’s incredibly important not to put this off. Your annual female exam is an essential part of preventive care and maintaining your health throughout every stage of life. During your appointment, you…

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Has your child had their back-to-school physical yet? While physicals are only required when first enrolling in a Florida school, an annual physical reinforces the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Your doctor can assess growth, discuss important milestones, and provide any required immunizations during a back-to-school physical. Annual check-ups are more important than ever to…

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Orthopedic care provides diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of injuries or disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. According to the United States Bone and Joint Initiative, Musculoskeletal diseases like trauma, back pain, and arthritis affect nearly half of people 18 and older and three-quarters of people 65 and older. While your primary care…

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Your primary care doctor is often the first point of contact for non-emergency medical needs such as check-ups, common illnesses, screenings, and immunizations. They specialize in diagnosing, treating, preventing, and managing a wide variety of medical conditions and can come from family medicine or internal medicine backgrounds. “Establishing a relationship with a primary care doctor…

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