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Sculpsure : What to Know Sep 17th, 2021

With Sculpsure there is no downtime and you can start going back to work the and/or resume your normal activities the same day as treatment. Patients describe the treatment as feeling first cool and alternating to a deep warmth - it is generally a well tolerated treatment. Patients typically report...

Annual Physicals Aug 31st, 2021

The physical exam is an essential part of any doctor's visit. During this visit, it is your chance to mention any complaints or concerns about your health. Your doctor will likely ask you about your lifestyle behaviors like smoking, excessive alcohol use, sexual health, diet and exercise. Vital signs are...

Blood Pressure Aug 6th, 2021

High blood pressure usually develops over time. It can happen because of unhealthy lifestyle choices, such as not getting enough regular physical activity. Certain health conditions, such as diabetes and having obesity, can also increase the risk for developing high blood pressure. High blood pressure can also happen during pregnancy....

Return for in-person exam Jul 8th, 2021

Our office closed the door in late February 2020 after seeing the evidence of highly contagious viral transmission prior to symptoms.  We learned to be good at diagnosing illness, order lab, and radiology testing without physically seeing a patient.  We also referred some patients to specialists to prevent deterioration of...

Time to return to the office Jul 7th, 2021

Our office closed the door in late February 2020 after seeing the evidence of highly contagious viral transmission prior to symptoms.  We learned to be good at diagnosing illness, order lab, and radiology testing without physically seeing a patient.  We also referred some patients to specialists to prevent deterioration of...

Nurse Practitioners Jul 6th, 2021

Nurse Practitioners can essentially do almost all the tasks that doctors do in terms of diagnosing and coming up with treatments. At Dr. Hamilton's office, we have well trained nurse practitioners that work under her supervision and wing to provide the best of care to our patients. We just want...

Primary Care May 28th, 2021

Primary care is very important because it is the first contact and principal point of continuing care for patientswithin a healthcare system, and coordinates other specialist care that the patient may need. Spruce Medical Group run by Dr. Shawn Hamilton is an internal medicine clinic that provides primary care to...

Arthritis Feb 26th, 2021

There are many forms of arthritis that affects over 54 million adults in the United States alone. Although it is more prevalent in adults, it can also happen in children. The statistic for children with arthritis in America is over 300 thousand. Early diagnosis and treatment can help delay progression...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

機能醫學 Functional Medicine Nov 13th, 2020

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Why Annual Wellness Visits are Important? Nov 6th, 2020

During your wellness exam you may receive screening for cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, mammogram, pap test, osteoporosis, or STDs. Your doctor may ask you about current stress, physical activity, diet, or drug use such as tobacco and alcohol. The Annual Wellness Visit is NOT a physical. Rather, it is conversation between you...

How WarmSculpting Works Aug 27th, 2020

The non-invasive, light-based technology targets and destroys treated fat cells. For good.  Just natural-looking and long-lasting results. No surgery. No downtime. Check out the areas we treat: under the chin, belly, love handles, back, inner and outer thighs.

Real SculpSure Patient Results Aug 18th, 2020

Even with diet and exercise, most people have stubborn pockets of fat that seem impossible to lose. WarmSculpting™ body contouring treatments are able to target and can reduce fat cells safely in just 25 minutes without affecting the skin’s surface. There is no recovery time following treatment, so you can...

What is ACE? Why is it important? Aug 14th, 2020

Childhood trauma is very common and has been proven to be linked to many chronic diseases like heart disease, lung cancer and diabetes. It is also proven to be linked to social and emotional issues like depression, violence, and even suicide. A questionnaire about ACE can help determine a patients'...

Latest FDA-cleared Body Sculpting Platform Aug 13th, 2020

During times of the COVID-pandemic, many of us are working from home and not getting much exercise in, especially with gyms being closed. This can lead to fat cells accumulating but SculpSure can solve that. It is a non-surgical procedure that takes as little as 25 minutes to complete! Click...

What's GERD diet? Jan 15th, 2019

What is GERD? GERD is gastroesophageal reflux.  It's when stomach acid comes up into the esophagus. How does GERD cause damage? The acid in the stomach can melt a pencil at Ph of 2.  Even when it does not come all the way from the stomach back into the mouth, you...

Low-impact Cardio Exercises Jan 13th, 2019

What is low-impact cardio? While it’s important to incorporate regular exercise into your lifestyles, a heavy physical activity can sometimes have a negative impact on your joints. If you suffer from joint discomfort or have an existing injury, then the pressure from any high impact exercise can have an adverse...

How to be happier without drugs? Jan 13th, 2019

Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa, and Lexapro, are just a few brands of serotonin that we prescribe for those who suffer from depression, and/or anxiety disorder.  There is evidence that these drugs can also improve premenopausal symptoms, even a role in the treatment of obesity and parkinson's disease.  Even though they...

How To Maintain A Low Sodium Diet? Jan 3rd, 2019

What is sodium? Sodium is an element that is found in many foods as well as water. The body requires a small amount of sodium in the diet to manage blood pressure and volume. However, most people consume many times the amount of sodium needed. The average American eats five...

when to initiate treatment for borderline hypertension Sep 14th, 2018

We used to start treating high blood pressure (hypertension) when it is consistently above 140/90, in order to prevent stroke and heart attack.  Unless there is another risk factor such as high blood sugar and high cholesterol, or a family history of heart disease and stroke, usually borderline high blood...

Should I try alkaline diet? Sep 12th, 2018

The body's bloodstream maintains a stable PH no matter what we eat, and there is no way that you can affect your blood PH by eating acidic foods. We now know that acidic food does not affect bone health.  A recent systematic review of the literature looking for evidence supporting the...

Don't ask for a test of PH level of the blood Sep 4th, 2018

I get asked about checking the blood PH or urine PH because more and more people are trying Alkaline diet.  They are following the diet and want to monitor if the diet made a difference.  Just like if a diabetic patient cut down on their intake of sugar, or carb,...