Mental Health Awareness

May  Mental Health Awareness Month

In today's society stigma and lack of understanding of mental health continues to be an ongoing trend. Stigma surrounding mental health prevents individuals from seeking the help they need for their mental health, and/or speaking with a love one regarding their mental health. 
The Mental Health State of America 2018 Facts reports the following 1 in 5 Adults have a mental health condition. That's over 40 million AmericansYouth mental health is worsening. Rates of youth with severe depression increased from 5.9% in 2012 to 8.2% in 2015. Even with severe depression, 76% of youth are left with no or insufficient treatmentMore Americans have access to services...Access to insurance and treatment increased, as healthcare reform has reduced the rates of uninsured adults. The greatest decrease in uninsured Adults with mental illnesses was seen in states that expanded Medicaid....But most Americans still lack access to care. 56% of American adults with a …

Heart Disease

FEBRUARY IS HEART DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH  Time for A Heart Health Check-up!  Did you know having uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to heart disease, causing an enlargement of your heart; which could lead to heart failure?  High blood pressure is called the slient killer, because individuals are not being screened or treated for their high blood pressure.  Other risk factors for Heart Disease include: 
· Overweight/Obese 
· Chronic Disease (eg. Diabetes) 
· Elevated cholesterol 
· Family History of heart disease 
· Smoker Your Primary Care Provider Can Perform A Heart Health Check here is what that looks like: 
· Blood Tests (eg. Cholesterol screening) 
· Blood Pressure Check 
· Collection of Family History (eg. Sudden cardiac arrest) 
· Collection of Social History (eg. Smoker) 

#Love Your Heart and See Your Primary Care Provider Today!
Dr. McFarland


Are You Healthy!
When is the last time you have been to see a provider (Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant) for a check-up, and I am not talking about the EMERGENCY ROOM OR URGENT CARE?
Many of us go to see our provider only when we are sick, and by that time it MAY BE TO LATE!
You should get a preventive physical at least once a year, and more if you have chronic medical conditions. 
Did you know that many conditions and cancer can be treated and managed more effectively if detected early on. Many of us have probably lost a love one to cancer or a untreated chronic health problem that if they would have just went to see a provider it may have been a treatable and manageable condition. 
If you or someone you know have not been to see a provider in at least a year or less.  It is time to setup that appointment TODAY NOT LATER WHEN YOU GET SICK!
Mynpprofessional, LLC

The Health Insurance Marketplace

The Health Insurance Marketplace allows individuals to take control of their healthcare, and increases access to a primary care provider. Having access to a primary care provider decreases unnecessary and expensive emergency room and urgent care visits; as we all know healthcare is not inexpensive! However, the Affordable Care Act has reformed healthcare as we speak. Many individuals who did not have health insurance in the past now have health insurance to receive preventive care. Prevention IS THE KEY to limiting your potential risk of developing chronic diseases and/or cancer; PREVENTION=EARLY DETECTION=EARLY TREATMENT. So you have health insurance now what? 

STEP 1: You have health insurance use it! Many of us work hard everyday to balance work and life and forget to take care of ourselves. In order to balance work/life you have to take care of YOU!

STEP 2: Find a quality healthcare provider that wants to be your partner in YOUR healthcare.

STEP 3: Control your healthcare, as the pat…