Mobile Health and Telehealth

Mobile Health In Phoenix Many people think mobile health and telehealth is just about convenience.  We've found that it means a lot more than that to our patients.  Perhaps the most important ingredient in the doctor and patient relationship is trust.  When I take time to have a virtual visit with a patient, [...]

By | 2018-06-05T21:09:55+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pros and Cons of Whole30

Many patients ask me about Whole30 and as someone who has been through the program myself and a physician this is what I tell them. Pros: The biggest pro of Whole30 is the emphasis on whole unprocessed food.  The link between processed food and cancer and other disease is well documented. (reference) Learning how to [...]

By | 2018-06-02T00:18:00+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Plantar Fasciitis – What’s after steroid injections?

In response to the question about how soon you can do another steroid injection, there is no clear answer in the literature that I can find. Everyone recognizes the risks of tendon rupture and fat pad atrophy with repeated injections but nobody seems to have studied how many might be too many. I have used [...]

By | 2018-02-22T19:06:50+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lifestyle Medicine

What is it? As defined by The American College of Lifestyle Medicine it is the, “evidence-based practice of helping individuals and families adopt and sustain healthy behaviors that affect health and quality of life.” The most deadly and crippling disease processes seen today certainly have a genetic component, but research strongly suggests many diseases [...]

By | 2018-02-22T19:06:50+00:00 July 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Upside of Stress – Book Review

What if you could prolong your life and improve your life just by changing your mind about what the stressful events in your life are doing to you? Kelly McGonigal says you can and I think I believe her.  This book is definitely worth reading in my opinion.  You can get a taste for [...]

By | 2018-02-22T19:06:51+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Books|0 Comments

Colonoscopy vs. FOBT

Why do we all need a colonoscopy at age 50? Is there anything else I can do? Have you ever had this question before? I know I have. We at Ark Family Health want to keep you informed as to why testing is recommended, what options are available to you and how we can [...]

By | 2018-02-22T19:06:51+00:00 January 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Finding an alternative to health insurance

What are Health Sharing Plans? Are you sick of seeing your insurance premiums skyrocketing?  Ever wonder why you have to pay so much money for health insurance you feel like you never use?  Ever wonder if there’s an alternative way to bypass this financially binding ACA requirement?  Well, now you are in luck.  At Ark [...]

By | 2018-02-22T19:06:51+00:00 January 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Win an Apple Watch

Get Ready for a Healthier 2017 and enter to win an Apple Watch. To Enter: LIKE OUR PAGE, and SHARE THIS POST To get an additional entry in the drawing, CHECK-IN at our office: 8514 W Deer Valley Rd. Ste 105, Peoria, AZ 85382. Winner will be announced December 31, 2016 Rules and Regulations: NO [...]

By | 2018-02-22T19:06:51+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reasons to Distrust This Post

Reasons to Distrust This Post (and all other posts) Plus a Guide to Finding Truth Amid Lies and Exaggerations 1. If you have something to sell, you can't be totally trusted. 2. Bias is everywhere. Reason # 1: We've All Got Something To Sell There are all kinds of reasons to distrust what I write [...]

By | 2018-02-22T19:06:51+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments