Phillips Health Care Newsletter
5970 South Rainbow Boulevard Las Vegas, Nevada 89118  Phone: (702) 363-4000    Fax:  (702) 362-0086   Email: phillipsclinic@cox.net
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Phillips Clinic 
Family Practice  Wellness & Anti-Aging Medicine

Phillips Health Care Newsletter

USE YOUR HEALTH BENEFITS BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR

by Phillips Clinic on 11/06/18

USE YOUR HEALTH BENEFITS BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR
The holiday season has arrived and your calendar is filling up. But, even though your time is already limited, it might be worthwhile to add a medical appointments to your schedule. Yes, you'll be extra busy, but you might save a significant amount of money by taking care of these appointments now, instead of waiting until next year.


PHILLIPS CLINIC OFFERS 
ON-SITE EXAMS, TESTING, SCREENINGS and 
IMMUNIZATIONS

Wellness Exams:
Have you had your yearly physical? A comprehensive wellness exam benefits anyone who has concerns about his or her health status. In particular, regular exams are considered the best way to prevent life-threatening illness and identify potential health issues before they become serious. 

To help people achieve and maintain their well-being, we review each patient’s family and medical history, listen to how the patient perceives their own health, identify potential concerns, and help implement a plan for the patient to ensure their well-being for years to come.  

Immunizations
Immunizations for childresn AND adults.
We help you determine whether your symptoms are related to allergies by listening to your complaints and concerns. We can take it a step further with skin or blood allergy testing. This can narrow down what you are allergic to, as well as, determine severity and help you decide on a more effective treatment plan. 

Gynecological Exams:
Gynecology is health care specifically for the female body, focusing on the sexual and reproductive organs. Proper gynecological care helps prevent many undesired cancers, diseases, and other illnesses by allowing for early detection. 

On Site Radiology:
Our Clinic is one of the few in the Las Vegas Valley with access to an in-house x-ray machine. We have an x-ray technician on site and highly-skilled healthcare professionals available to read and interpret these x-rays. 

Bone Density Scans:
At Phillips Clinic we offer bone density scans on-site. Our highly trained health professionals use bone density testing to assess the strength of bones and the probability of fracture in patients at risk of osteoporosis.  

On Site Ultrasound:
Phillips Clinic offers a full spectrum of ultrasound treatments for your convenience. These services include evaluations of the heart, vascular system, renal system, abdomen, pelvis, thyroid, soft tissue masses, and much more.

Echocardiography 
Cardiac echo (or simply an echo), is a sonogram of the heart is also offered at Phillips Clinic. Echocardiography, which uses ultrasound to create images of the heart, allows providers to assess heart-health. 

Peripheral Vascular Testing 
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) affects the areas that are “peripheral” (outside) your heart. Testis for PVD include ultrasound and treadmill.

Make Your “End of the Year” Appointment by creating your account and signing in  on our new PATIENT PORTAL!

TRY OUR NEW PATIENT PORTAL!

by Phillips Clinic on 10/02/18

Patient Portal

 

A patient portal is a secure online website that gives patients convenient, 24-hour access to personal health information from anywhere with an Internet connection.

Using a secure username and  password, patients can view health information.

With your patient portal, you can be in control of your health and care.  Patient portals can also save you time, help you communicate with your doctor, and support care between  visits.

PHILLIPS CLINIC PATIENT

PORTAL ALLOWS YOU TO:

· Request prescription refills

· Schedule non-urgent appointments

· Check benefits and coverage

· Update contact information

· Make payments

· Download and complete forms

· View educational materials

· View recent doctor vIsits

· View discharge summaries

· View Medications

· View Immunizations

 · View Allergies

· View Lab results

 

 

 

 

BENEFITS OF A PLANT BASED DIET

by Phillips Clinic on 06/29/18

PLANT BASED DIET

The US Department of Agriculture and Health and Human Services releases dietary guidelines every five years.
Current recommendations are to "shift food intake patterns to a more plant-based diet that emphasizes vegetables, cooked dry beans and peas, fruits, whole grains, nuts, and seeds.

According to the Cleveland Clinic, 
Plant-based diets are low in saturated fat, free of cholesterol, and rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. 

Plant-Based Diets: Pros
Following this type of diet will lower your risks of:

Heart disease
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Diabetes
Digestive disease
Colon and breast cancers
Overweight & obesity
Help lower total and LDL cholesterol

Plant-Based Diets: Cons
Following a plant-based diet means saying goodbye to all animal products — including lean meat and dairy products such as milk, yogurt, cheese and ice cream. Maybe easier said than done, since many prepared products contain dairy and animal fats.

In addition, if a plant-based diet is not planed correctly, it may not meet all protein, vitamin and mineral needs. Which could result in a nutritional  deficiency.
How To Get Enough Protein
To ensure that a plant based diet includes enough protein to  maintain muscle mass, strong bones and healthy skin, include the following foods are packed with protein:
Beans, lentils and split peas
Quinoa
Soy products: tempeh, tofu, soybeans, soy milk

How To Get Enough Vitamins 
& Minerals
It’s important to get adequate calcium and vitamin D in your diet to ensure healthy bones.

Drink a milk alternative such as soy, almond, rice or hemp milk, which contain both calcium and the vitamin D needed to absorb it.

Eat plenty of dark green leafy lettuce and beans, which contain calcium.
Eat mushrooms and fortified cereals, which contain vitamin D. Include a vitamin D supplement. 

To get enough zinc and iron to support a healthy immune system, and 
maintain energy and immunity, and enough vitamin B12 to produce red blood cells and prevent anemia:

Eat whole grains, beans and fortified cereals for zinc and iron. 


STEM CELL THERAPY & PRP FOR JOINT INJURIES & PAIN

by Phillips Clinic on 06/25/18

STEM CELL THERAPY & PRP FOR JOINT INJURIES & PAIN

Stem cell therapy for joint and soft tissue pain is a groundbreaking, minimally invasive procedure.
Stem cell therapy is performed to stimulate the body to repair and replace damaged tissue in any joint or soft tissue structures – such as knees, shoulders, hips, wrists, ankles, elbows, tendons and ligaments .

Stem cell treatment takes advantage of the body’s ability to repair itself. These stem cells have anti-inflammatory properties, similar to cortisone and steroid shots. However, stem cell therapy goes far beyond the benefits of standard “injection therapy.”

While cortisone and other drugs only provide temporary pain relief, stem cells actually restore degenerated tissue while providing pain relief. The growth factors in stem cells may replace damaged cells in your body. Additionally, stem cell injections hyaluronic acid, which lubricates joints and tendons, easing the pain and helping restore mobility.

For many patients with debilitating joint pain or osteoarthritis, treatment options are limited: steroid injections, joint replacement surgery (and replacement alternatives), physical therapy, etc. At Phillips Clinic Family Practice and Anti-Aging Medicine, new cutting-edge treatment options like stem cell injections may be used to successfully treat patients with knee osteoarthritis, Achilles tendonitis, rotator cuff tendonitis, and degenerative arthritis. Patients suffering form any kind of joint, tendon, or ligament pain may be considered as candidates for stem cell therapy

PRP: PLATELET RICH PLASMA
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)  is a concentrated source of growth factors, anti-inflammatory and regenerating factors that play major roles in healing. 

Several clinical studies have demonstrated that PRP injections  have improved function and decreased pain in various conditions,  including - but not limited to - wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip,  knee, and ankle tendonitis.  

PRP & Stem Cell Therapy work together to ease pain and inflammation, increase healing and restore function.

If you would like to learn more about Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy 
at Phillips Clinic Family Practice, 
please contact our office. Call Us: 702.363.4000

Hydrating Foods

by Phillips Clinic on 05/28/18

Watermelon
Watermelons, as their name suggests, are almost all water, 92% to be exact. This refreshing treat also contains plenty of beta -carotene, lycopene and vitamin C to help maintain eyesight, keep your skin glowing, and boost that immunity.

Strawberries
These tart berries are another fruit that are comprised of 92% water. In addition to their high water content, strawberries also offer an abundance of antioxidants and folate, both of which help maintain low-blood sugar.

Cantaloupe
This super fruit is super hydrating! Not only is this melon made up of 90% water, but just a one-cup serving contains as much potassium as one medium banana. Getting an adequate amount of potassium is essential in hydration, especially for athletes or those working up a sweat, as it helps to maintain fluid-balance, muscle function, and bone strength.

Pineapple
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This exceptionally juicy fruit made up of 87% water is beyond hydrating as it is packed with bromelain, an enzyme with potent anti-inflammatory, digestion, detoxing, and immunity-boosting benefits.

Oranges
This sweet treat makes the perfect after-workout snack. It’s comprised of 87% water, contains more than 100% of your daily recommended value for vitamin C as well as plenty of potassium known to help the body restore its fluid levels.

Raspberries
This delicious superfood also contain 87% water and are packed with fiber, keeping your digestion in check and blood-sugar levels low.
Our Raspberry Jalapeño Smoothie will pep you up and keep you hydrated!

Cucumber

Cucumbers boast an extremely high water content, with 96%! With most of its hydration being from the skin, which also contains vitamin C and caffeic acid. These two elements help soothe skin irritations and reduce swelling.

Iceberg Lettuce
This leafy green adds more than a crunch to your salad, it’s 96% water and is sure to keep you hydrated! Iceberg lettuce is also cholesterol and sodium free!

Celery
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This vegetables 95% water content isn’t the only nutrient responsible for its hydrating benefits, just 3 celery stalks provide provide natural salts that help to replenish levels of sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron and zinc.

Green Peppers
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This green veggie may be 92 percent water, but it’s still abundant in numerous vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, thiamine, vitamin B6, beta carotene, and folic acid.

Spinach
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This leafy green is also made up of 92% water, making it especially beneficial in keeping you hydrated. Spinach is also rich in magnesium, potassium, and B-vitamins, all of which are known to increase energy.

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