Diet & Nutrition

No one food contains all the essential nutrients required for the proper care and maintenance of the human body. As such, we require many different foods in proper proportion to one another to maintain a healthy body.

Maintaining a healthy diet not only reduces cravings for foods that are not the ‘healthiest choices’ for us but also supports a robust immune system which helps protect us from infection and disease.

Of course, we need to consume food to create the energy we burn to go about our daily lives. However, we need to be mindful that the number of calories we take in is proportionate to the amount of calories we burn.

Primary Care Medical Associates can assist you in creating a balanced, proportionately correct diet for your healthy lifestyle.

Exercise

Doctors, coaches, trainers and professional athletes all know the benefits of daily exercise, do you?

Just 20 to 30 minutes of rigorous physical activity can help boost energy levels, maintain a healthy weight, improve muscle tone, maintain bone density, support memory and brain health, reduce the risk of chronic disease, help you relax and sleep better at night and even elevate your mood and overall happiness.

You don’t need to become a world class athlete, consistency is the key to a successful, long term, exercise regimen. 30 minutes of exercise, five days a week will provide any person with the benefits sought.

Primary Care Medical Associates can assist you in creating an effective program of exercise to help improve your quality of life.

Exercise

Doctors, coaches, trainers and professional athletes all know the benefits of daily exercise, do you?

Just 20 to 30 minutes of rigorous physical activity can help boost energy levels, maintain a healthy weight, improve muscle tone, maintain bone density, support memory and brain health, reduce the risk of chronic disease, help you relax and sleep better at night and even elevate your mood and overall happiness.

You don’t need to become a world class athlete, consistency is the key to a successful, long term, exercise regimen. 30 minutes of exercise, five days a week will provide any person with the benefits sought.

Primary Care Medical Associates can assist you in creating an effective program of exercise to help improve your quality of life.

Mindfulness

Whether you meditate by yourself or enjoy group yoga with a group in the park, there are many benefits resulting from the mind body connection achieved by focused thought.

There are nearly countless studies outlining the benefits achieved through meditation, yoga, and many other daily activities not normally thought of as meditative practices. Listening to music, drinking a warm beverage, taking a walk, journaling, even driving to work, can all be forms of meditation if performed mindfully.

Of course, the easiest, and most basic, method of meditation is to simply be quiet and to listen to ones breath as you slowly inhale and exhale.

Primary Care Medical Associates can assist you in finding a style of meditation that is appropriate, and beneficial, to you.

Visit

A regular visit with your primary care physician is a key element of a proactive, holistic, health plan.

While it may not seem obvious, establishing and maintaining a good relationship with your doctor is one of the best things you can do to improve your present and future health. Your doctor becomes familiar with you, and your medical history, and becomes your greatest advocate and asset in the management of your health.

Your annual checkup is the time you should raise any questions or concerns about any new changes in your body, diet, mood, sleep patterns, aggravations or irritability or any injuries or illnesses you may have. By sharing this information, your physician can often identify, and diagnose, problems at their onset when the opportunity for treatment is better.

A visit to your doctor should not be something to fear but an opportunity to support and improve your overall health.

Visit

A regular visit with your primary care physician is a key element of a proactive, holistic, health plan.

While it may not seem obvious, establishing and maintaining a good relationship with your doctor is one of the best things you can do to improve your present and future health. Your doctor becomes familiar with you, and your medical history, and becomes your greatest advocate and asset in the management of your health.

Your annual checkup is the time you should raise any questions or concerns about any new changes in your body, diet, mood, sleep patterns, aggravations or irritability or any injuries or illnesses you may have. By sharing this information, your physician can often identify, and diagnose, problems at their onset when the opportunity for treatment is better.

A visit to your doctor should not be something to fear but an opportunity to support and improve your overall health.

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Walk-In Hours

Established patients can be seen each weekday morning from 8:00-8:45 am by a physician or nurse practitioner, without making an appointment. Patients are seen on a first come, first served, basis. We advise our patients to arrive as close to 8:00 am as possible in order to be seen in a timely fashion. Walk-In hours are for a limited number of acute issues such as:
Flu symptoms – Rash – Sore throat – Urinary tract infection – Sprained ankles – STDs

Patients may not be seen during Walk-In Hours for the types of issues below. These matters require an appointment to ensure that the provider is able to do a thorough assessment to meet the patient’s medical needs.

Issues NOT included in Walk-In Hours
Prescription Refills – Follow up on chronic problems – Filling out forms – Multiple ailments – New patients

If you arrive during Walk-In Hours for any of these reasons, you will not be seen, and will be asked to make an appointment with your provider.

New patients must make an appointment to be seen by a physician or nurse practitioner during regular business hours.