DID YOU SWITCH TO AN HMO?
PLEASE BE SURE TO SELECT US AS YOUR DOCTORS PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT.
We will not able able to see you if we are not listed as your primary care physician. Call your insurance company to verify this.
Also, HMO's generally require a referral from the Doctor prior to seeing a specialist. Referrals take 7-10 days to process, so please call our office BEFORE you make an appointment to see a specialist. Find out more under Referrals on the Our Practice Tab.
SPRING SPORTS ARE JUST AROUND THE CORNER!
Does your school or team require a recent physical to participate? Don’t let your child miss a tryout or practice because their physicial is not up to date. Don't entrust your child's well being to an unknown practioner that does not know their history. Call our office today to make an appointment for your child's sports physical.
If your child has had a physical in our office within the last year we can conduct a sports physical at a reduced rate. Call our office for more information.
We accept most major insurances, please check with your insurance company directly to ensure that we participate with your specific plan. Each insurance company offer many different plans.
We participate with the following insurance plans:
Blue Cross Blue Shield:
- All States
- All Plans except BC COMPLETE
Blue Care Network:
- All Plans
- except DETROIT HMO
- except COMMUNITY PLAN (MEDICAID)
Health Plus (MI CHILD)
Priority Health PPO & HMO
Beaumont Insurance (BHP)
- We do not accept MEDICAID HMO HEALTH PLANS
Not all Insurance Plans are listed.
If you do not see yours listed please call our office at (248) 817-2230
to verify that we accept your insurance.
Did You Know...?
There is a New Vaccine Recommendation for Adults Age 65 and Older
Prevnar 13® is recommended for all adults 65 years of age or older. Adults 65 years of age or older are at increased risk for pneumococcal disease. Elderly patients are about 3 times more likely over the age of 65 to acquire community-acquired pneumonia (the prevalence rate 70 in 100,000). If you yourself have not already suffered from pneumonia at some point in your life, you probably know someone who has. It can be very serious, cause hospitalization, and possibly be fatal.
If you are over the age of 65, or if you know someone who is over the age of 65, take note of this new recommendation and take action.
Ask your Doctor for more information OR VISIThttp://www.adult.prevnar13.com
Kick Butts Day MARCH 21, 2018
Ninety percent of all adult smokers begin this deadly addiction as teenagers, or earlier. As a result, youth are critical and powerful voices in the fight against tobacco. Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. On March 21, 2018,more than 1,000 events in schools and communities across the United States and even around the world will focus attention on the deadly dangers of tobacco use.
On Kick Butts Day, teachers, youth leaders and health advocates work to:
- Raise awareness of the problem of tobacco use in their state or community;
- Encourage youth to reject the tobacco industry's deceptive marketing and stay tobacco-free; and
- Urge elected officials to take action to protect kids from tobacco.
Eat Right: 12 Health Tips for 2018
Go Further with Food by by incorporating these food, nutrition and physical activity tips.
1) Eat Breakfast
Start your morning with a healthy breakfast that includes lean protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
2) Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and veggies add color, flavor and texture plus vitamins, minerals and fiber to your plate
3) Watch Portion Sizes
Get out the measuring cups and see how close your portions are to the recommended serving size.
4) Be Active
Regular physical activity has so many health benefits. Start by doing what exercise you can for at least 10 minutes at a time.
5) Fix Healthy Snacks
Healthy snacks can sustain your energy levels between meals, especially when they include a combination of foods.
6) Get to Know Food Labels
Reading the Nutrition Facts panel can help you shop and eat or drink smarter.
7) Drink More Water
Quench your thirst with water instead of drinks with added sugars. Stay well hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
8) Get Cooking
Preparing foods at home can be healthy, rewarding and cost-effective..
9) Dine Out without Ditching Your Goals
You can eat out and stick to your healthy eating plan! The key is to plan ahead, ask questions and choose foods carefully.
10) Enact Family Meal Time
Plan to eat as a family at least a few times each week. Set a regular mealtime. Turn off the TV, phones and other electronic devices to encourage mealtime talk.
11) Cut Back on Added Sugars
Foods and drinks with added sugars can contribute empty calories and little or no nutrition.
12) Experiment with More Plant-Based Meals
Expand the variety in your menus with budget-friendly meatless meals. Many recipes that use meat and poultry can be made without..
From the Food, Nutrition and Health Tips from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
AMERICAN DIABETES ALERT DAY
MARCH 28, 2018
Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Another 86 million Americans have prediabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal but are not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. People with prediabetes are at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes and for heart disease and stroke. The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $245 billion.
The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Join them on March 28, 2018 as they give America a wake up call to take the Type 2 Diabetes Test. You can be part of the movement to Stop Diabetes. Take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out your risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Visit the American Diabetes website to learn about Health & Fitness, Healthly Diets, what you can do to stop diabetes and how to beg an advocate in your community.
see more at: http://www.diabetes.org/?loc=bb-dorg
MARCH IS National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. If you’re 50 years old or older, get your colonoscopy!
Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it. But this disease is highly preventable, by getting screened beginning at age 50.
Screening tests including a colonoscopy, help prevent colorectal cancer by finding precancerous polyps (abnormal growths) so they can be removed. Screening also finds this cancer early, when treatment can be most effective.
What You Can Do
- If you’re aged 50 to 75, get screened for colorectal cancer regularly. If you’re between 76 and 85, ask your doctor if you should be screened.
- Be physically active.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Don’t drink too much alcohol.
- Don’t smoke.
- Risk increases with age. More than 90% of colorectal cancers occur in people aged 50 and older.
- Precancerous polyps and colorectal cancer don’t always cause symptoms, especially at first. You could have polyps or colorectal cancer and not know it. That is why having a screening test is so important. If you have symptoms, they may include—
- Blood in or on the stool (bowel movement).
- Stomach pain, aches, or cramps that do not go away.
- Losing weight and you don’t know why.
- Some people are at a higher risk than others for developing colorectal cancer. If you think you may be at high risk, talk to your doctor about when and how often to get tested.