There is a wealth of health care information on the internet, and some of it is great!
Here are a few web sites we find trustworthy and non-commercial. We believe the more our patients know about their health the better, and we welcome discussion. Obviously, personal review of online media is no substitute for shared clinical decision making within a doctor and patient relationship.
FamilyDoctor.org is compiled by our professional affiliate, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and contains health advice for all ages.
Up to Date
Up to Date offers both straigtforward and more advanced topic discussions. If you have interest in the physcian level information (provided on this site for a fee) come in for an appointment so we can review it together!
This index of materials for health topics specific to children and adolescents is well considered. It is maintained by the Children’s Physician Network in Minnesota.
The United States Preventative Services Task Force
The United states Preventative services Task Force or USPSTF publishes an excellent summary of recommendations for screening and preventative care. Select from adult, pediatric, graded or alphabetized indexes.
Help With Smoking Cessation
The American Academy of Family Physicians “Stop Smoking Guide (Click Here for PDF Download)” is an approachable, comprehensive and very well done program. This table comprehensively compares the available medications that can help you stop smoking. The National Quitline Number serves as a single access point to the National Network of Tobacco Cessation Quitlines throughout the United States: (800) QUIT NOW or (800) 784-8669.
The DASH Diet
The DASH diet, published by the National Institute of Health, is the current “standard of care” for medical dietary advice.
My Life Check: Life’s Simple Seven
My Life Check was designed by the American Heart Association as an educational tool about healthy lifestyle choices that can reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. Any person can make these changes, the steps are not expensive, and even modest changes make a big difference.
Cardiac Risk Calculator
This tool estimates your risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years. It can really demonstrate the power of healthy interventions like tobacco cessation, blood pressure control and improved cholesterol on your personal heath risk.
Long Acting Reversible Contraception
Long acting reversible contraception is now recommended as first line contraception for all women and adolescents by The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, The National Institute for Health and The American Academy of Pediatrics. Here is a great link comparing the effectiveness of contraceptives. The Mirena IUD, the Paraguard IUD and Nexplanon are long acting reversible contraceptives available in our office.
The Grand County Rural Health Network maintains a list of medical and ancillary services right here in Grand County.
Specialty Clinic and Calender
The Middle Park Medical Center hosts visiting specialists in Cardiology, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Gynecology, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Pain Management, Podiatry, and Urology.