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Family Nurse Practitioner Jen Scott, ARNP-C, treats patients of all ages and has a special interest in cardiac care. 

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Oh my Heart!

With a new little one, the tests, forms and information are abundant. Family Practice with Obstetrics Physician Dr. Shawn Richmond knows this all too well! One test that all of his little patients receive is a pulse oximetry to measure the amount of oxygen in the blood. Sounds big but it’s actually quite small. The test uses little sticky monitors (think of a band-aid), that are applied to a baby’s foot and hand. Don’t worry, this test is totally painless, but provides insight on their health, often before any signs and symptoms could be noticed. Pretty neat huh?

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Published Feb 23, 2017

Shake Those Hips!

When it comes to your body, aches and pains can really throw you for a loop! One common complaint is hip, knee and shoulder pain, at least in MHP Orthopaedic Surgeon Sreedhar Somisetty, MD’s, office! Some may think replacing those joints will fix all; however, Dr. Somisetty likes to remind patients that it’s not a race to the finish line and taking baby steps will get you on the road to recovery!

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Published Feb 16, 2017

Weight Management Program

Does your child need to have confidence in the food choices he or she makes? Then Create Your Weight with MHP’s Youth STEP (Start to Eat Properly) Program will give you the tools you need.

According to MHP Registered Dietitian Lea Rice, Create Your Weight is a 10-week youth weight management program designed from evidence-based nutrition guidelines from The American Dietetic Association. Your family will learn to make healthy choices that benefit the entire household.

 “This is a proven weight management program designed specifically for families with children and adolescents, who have unique nutritional needs,” Rice said. “It encompasses nutrition education, physical activity and the role of behavior therapy in weight reduction and life-long weight management.”

Nutrition education focuses on basic nutrition, meal planning, portion sizes, snacking, grocery shopping and dining outside the home. Physical activity focuses on the activity pyramid and exercise requirements for children. Behavior therapy focuses on building a child’s self-esteem, family involvement and understanding hunger and satisfaction or fullness.

If you would like to learn more about MHP’s program to teach you and your child how to develop a healthy lifestyle for life, including maintaining a healthy weight, please join MHP Registered Dietitian Lea Rice for a free introductory session on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Cedar Bluff Learning Center (Entrance #3) on MHP’s campus. Registration is required.

For more information or to register for the program, please contact Rice at 641-672-3303 or click here.