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Recognize and Prevent Illness with Our Health Blog

We pack Family Physicians Group’s health blog with valuable medical tips and research you can immediately use to improve your health. From disease prevention and symptom recognition to important updates about our medical community, you get the latest wellness information that lets you take charge of your health. 

Medicare now covers Obesity screening & counseling

It is estimated that around 30 percent of all Medicare recipients are obese, which can lead to chronic diseases such as diabetes or heart disease. Maybe you or someone you know is one of these individuals who have struggled with weight issues. Read More
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August VIP Appreciation Winners

Congratulations to all our VIP raffle winners. During the month of August we raffled thousands of dollars in gift certificates to all our patients as a way of saying thank you for choosing FPG. We are excited to share the photographs of some of the winners with you. Read More
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How does a patient portal work?

A key tenant of health care reform is giving patients more power in their health care decisions and an online patient portal is one of the key elements to giving that power to patients. Read More
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We've redesigned our social media profiles

If you have visited our social media sites, you may have notice something different: more color, more information, more prizes and better graphics. Read More
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What do the ratings for health insurance mean?

Starting soon, it will be easier for you to compare plans as health care reform is implementing a rating system for insurance coverage. Read More
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Will I lose my doctor because of new benefits?

It is very important for seniors to read and understand their benefits during open enrollment because there will be changes and there is a chance that a doctor will not be available this year. Read More
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Arterial Hypertension

Arterial hypertension afflicts 30% of adults. It is defined by a resting systolic blood pressure of greater than or equal to 140 or a diastolic blood pressure of greater than or equal to 90, verified by at least one other high reading. Read More
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Medicare now includes wellness visits. What does that mean for you?

Traditionally, our health care system has been one where doctors fix health problems. For instance, when you are sick, you go to the doctor for medicine. When you break a bone, you go to the hospital for a cast. Read More
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What is a Patient-Centered Medical Home and what does that mean to you?

Today's health care is broken into many different parts. If you are sick, you visit a doctor. If you have a serious disease, you visit a specialist. If you need urgent care, you visit a hospital. If you need a prescription, you visit a pharmacy. Read More
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What is a “Healthy” Lunch?

Lunch by definition is a small meal originally eaten at any time of the day or night, but during the 20th century, it gradually became a small meal eaten at midday. Read More
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Prostate Cancer Screenings Save Lives

What do you think, feel or see when you hear the words prostate cancer? If you’re like me just hearing the words trigger my body to cringe as my thoughts go to a friend who battled the disease for years. While not everyone has experienced this type of tragedy statistics do indicate that someone you know has or has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Read More
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Last Chance to Make Each Step Count

Today, nearly 26 million children and adults just in the United States are diagnosed with diabetes. Unless we take steps to stop diabetes recent estimates predict that as many as one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050. Read More
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