More Than An Ounce: An Internist’s View On Preventive Care..By Jonathan Finks, M.D.

Post written by Jonathan Finks, M.D. Last Thursday in my afternoon clinic I watched quietly while a middle-aged woman tried to coax her resistant, slightly confused, ailing mother into allowing me to examine her. “Remember mom, doctors heal people. They help fix the sick. That’s why we’re here.” It occurred to me that I hadn’t seen the 40-something daughter in my clinic for over three years and that I had already observed signs of her following in her obese, debilitated mother’s footsteps. On their way out, I asked how she was doing. Her response was, “A bit tired and overworked.” …

Kansas City Internal MedicineMore Than An Ounce: An Internist’s View On Preventive Care..By Jonathan Finks, M.D.

WATER: Why You Need It. How Much You Need. And How To Tell If You’re Hydrated.

Post written by Mallory Bratton, MS, RD, LD, Dietitian, Kansas City Internal Medicine Who knew two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom (H2O) combine to make such a refreshing and important liquid? Water consumption is important all year-round, but during the summer (particularly a summer as hot as this one has been) it is even more crucial. In this type of hot summer weather we often hear, “Make sure you drink plenty of water,” but very few understand exactly why water is so vital. The human body is made up of 2/3rds water. In other words, water is used in almost every …

Kansas City Internal MedicineWATER: Why You Need It. How Much You Need. And How To Tell If You’re Hydrated.

Soak Up The Sun This Summer With These Safety Tips

Post written by Lori Groom, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner at Kansas City Internal Medicine Oh, how we love to feel the warming rays of the summertime sun on our bodies! However, it’s important to remember that the warm feeling can wreak havoc on our skin, which is the body’s largest organ. Prolonged exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet light can have damaging effects to our skin. The National Institute on Aging has stated that sunlight is a major culprit of wrinkles, dryness and age spots. Excessive sun exposure is linked to skin cancers, which is the most common form of cancer …

Kansas City Internal MedicineSoak Up The Sun This Summer With These Safety Tips

Preventive Medicine and the Pursuit of Personal Health…By Dr. Andrea Arvan

By Andrea Arvan, M.D., Kansas City Internal Medicine The buck stops here. One of my favorite quotes. This clearly states a sense of accountability and proactivity for one’s actions. It shows integrity, bravery and a sense of taking charge. Taking Responsibility to Improve One’s Health Preventive Medicine has the same sense of proactivity. Taking responsibility and seeking out ways to improve one’s own health. Most doctors want to prevent disease, but preventing disease is based on the will and desire of the patient who comes to the doctor as well. For example, it would be great to stop the blood …

Kansas City Internal MedicinePreventive Medicine and the Pursuit of Personal Health…By Dr. Andrea Arvan

PREVENTION: A NEW WORLD OF HEALTH CARE!

Post written by Lori Mallory, CEO, Kansas City Internal Medicine I first want to be sure everyone knows that this post comes from the perspective of a non-physician or non-clinical person. As a health care leader, it is exciting, and in fact downright exhilarating, to witness a major transformation in the health care delivery system in our country. (Please also note, that my viewpoint has nothing to do with politics or health care reform.) It does however, have everything to do with the tide change we are currently experiencing from a universal focus on acute and chronic illness to a focus …

Kansas City Internal MedicinePREVENTION: A NEW WORLD OF HEALTH CARE!