Anxiety is a normal emotion and is your body’s natural response to stress and stressful situations. It’s a feeling of fear or apprehension that can be brought on by any number of situations from public speaking to concern about current events. Anxiety can cause many different symptoms and might affect how you feel and behave.…

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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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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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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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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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You don’t have to travel far to find a caring physician who can manage the overall health of you and your family. At Dopson Family Medical Center, we’re committed to the health and well-being of the residents in our community. Establishing a primary care physician is one of the most important things you can do for…

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