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Heart HealthWe’re proud to be part of the “Heart Health Now!” initiative led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to help primary care practices improve the heart health of millions of Americans. Listen in at 7:00 a.m. Friday mornings throughout the summer.
AllergiesSummer weeds such as ragweed, air pollution, molds, bees, wasps, yellow jackets, hornets, fire ants, and other insects that sting, can all cause allergic reactions. If over the counter antihistamines are not helping your allergies, call our office to schedule a visit.
Arthritis CareIf non-prescription strength pain relievers are no longer managing your joint pain, it may be time to explore other options. These include prescription pain relievers or prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), immunosuppressants, physical therapy, and possibly surgery. Call our office to schedule an appointment.
With Telehealth Visits, it’s easy to get urgent care or other appointments through our virtual telehealth services. If you live in the Raeford area, you can connect remotely through online consultation or video call—right from home. It’s a convenient option for those who prefer not to travel.
All you need is your phone, tablet, laptop or computer. When you use one of our virtual services, you can consult with a doctor online or meet face-to-face through a video call. You will be able to have your symptoms checked and get next steps—including a prescription, if needed.
Karen L Smith MD wants to help you during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak!
Are you sick or in need of care, but unsure where to go because you don’t want to be around Coronavirus?
Are you worried you might have Coronavirus?
Common symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath Higher risk: very close (within 6 feet) contact to someone who had coronavirus OR recently in an area where coronavirus is very common.
The following symptoms could be dangerous. If you have any of these, GO TO THE ER:
- Difficulty breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in your chest
- New confusion or not able to wake up
- Bluish lips or face
If you are worried—CALL US FIRST! (910) 904-1695.
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Patient Education & Resources
Summer Cold or Allergies?
With colds and allergies so common, how do you tell them apart – and more importantly, what can you do about it? Check out this quick article from Dr. Alisa Hideg, MD on how to tell the difference. Even better, if you have symptoms and you’re not sure whether your allergies are flaring up or you have a cold, call us to schedule a visit.
Treatments for Obesity
How can overweight and obesity be treated? This article from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute offers practical advice on successful weight-loss treatments, including setting goals and making lifestyle changes.