Why Weight Management is a Top Preventive Medicine Priority

Here at Family Practice Center, we are passionate about the power and importance of preventive medicine. Being proactive and living a healthy lifestyle can do wonders for helping a person maintain long-term health and wellness. Although the number on your scale is not the only measure of health, establishing and maintaining a healthy body weight is one important factor to preventing and treating health concerns. Today we wanted to discuss why lifestyle management...

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Spotlight Family Medicine Provider of the Month: Dr. Leah Macklin

Here at Family Practice Center, our goals reach beyond just providing top-level primary care services. Our providers love being able to cultivate and build lasting, meaningful relationships with our patients over time. That means allowing our patients to better get to know our family medicine healthcare providers. This is why we are happy to present our spotlight provider of the month, Dr. Leah Macklin. Dr. Leah Macklin grew up right here in Georgia. She obtained...

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Lifestyle Modifications To Help Manage Anxiety

Close to 20% of the adult population in the US has been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. The actual percentage of people suffering from anxiety is likely significantly higher, but for a variety of reasons, many folks choose not to report their anxiety symptoms to their healthcare provider. My general assumption when I meet with a patient suffering from anxiety is that they have already explored some anxiety reducing lifestyle modification options. Both...

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Are Elevated Liver Enzymes A Cause For Concern?

When patients come to our office to have blood work done, many are most interested in some of the more well-known signifiers of health and wellness including their cholesterol, blood sugar, and function of vital organs like the kidneys. However, testing for enzyme levels should not be ignored. Enzymes are proteins that assist the body in essential chemical processes, like breaking down food and clotting blood. Abnormal enzyme levels may be an indication of certain...

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Body Mass Index (BMI): What Does It Mean To Me?

Original blog written by Melanie Lacy, MSN,CPNP-AC,NP-C. Each of us has probably discussed Body Mass Index (BMI) at some point with our Primary Care Provider (PCP). That’s because BMI can be a useful tool for measuring the state of a person’s body conditioning and wellness. However, some people believe that BMI may be a somewhat controversial method of measuring the health of an individual. So, what is the truth? What does body mass index mean exactly? I wanted to...

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