Valley-Wide Health Systems’ Diabetes Educator, Josh Phifer, will be hosting a Diabetes Night next Wednesday, November 14th. This is event is free for all participants and will feature information from providers and case managers from Valley-Wide. Please see the flyer below for more information.
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As part of American Diabetes Month, we are looking at the ways our integrated healthcare services can support people with chronic conditions like diabetes. In the video below, Marco Antillon, Valley-Wide’s Director of Behavioral Health, explains how behavioral health services can support individuals with diabetes.
By Dr. Phyllis Pennington The Medicare “Annual Wellness Visit” is available to Medicare recipients 65 year and older, once every 365 days. Annual Wellness Visit is not a physical exam. It is a conversation between patient and provider to discuss health history and concerns patient has regarding their health. It can be used to review
Periodontal disease (periodontitis) is when our teeth lose the support around them (bone, gums). This process can be related to diabetes. The likelihood of having periodontitis is 2.6 times higher in people with diabetes. When periodontal disease strikes and tooth support is lost, this can cause our teeth to become loose. Depending on the severity
November is American Diabetes Month and throughout the month, Valley-Wide Health Systems will be featuring education, tips, and information from our medical, dental, and behavioral health providers on living well with diabetes. We know diabetes is an everyday reality for many people and are here to support you. #diabetes #everydayreality
Written by Dr. Patrick Smith, Valley-Wide Health Systems and Dr. Nicole Oberfoell, Valley-Wide Health Systems Medical Resident Each year in the United States, approximately 480,000 people die from cigarettes. This astounding number has prompted a number of alternatives to smoking traditional cigarettes. One such alternative is the e-cigarette. However, are e-cigarettes “better” for you than
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Schedule your Well-Woman Exam today and keep yourself and your loved ones safe and healthy! Remember, early detection can help save lives. Schedule your appointment today.
Can you feel it? The crispness in the air, the daylight slowly getting shorter… As we quickly approach Fall, we also quickly approach flu & cold season! Here are some tips to keep you healthy through this season. Get That Vitamin D Now with the lack of sunshine, you will need to replace that source
In 2017, Valley-Wide Health Systems was awarded $225,000 from the Denver Foundation’s Colorado Health Access Fund (CHAF) to support the renovation of the behavioral health sections of the new Cañon City clinic. The clinic at 531 Main St. is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2019. In 2018, Valley-Wide applied for an additional CHAF
Valley-Wide Health Systems is pleased to announce that Terri Bowland, DO, FACOFP, has recently joined the medical staff at three Valley-Wide Health Systems clinics in the San Luis Valley. Dr. Bowland will work two days per week each at the Cesar E. Chavez Family Medical Center in Center and at the Edward M. Kennedy Health