In small doses, stress is not always a bad thing: it can be helpful for a burst of extra energy and focus like public speaking or playing a competitive sport. But when it’s continuous, stress begins to change your brain. Let’s examine ways stress affects your mind.Read More
For decades, people have avoided nuts because they’re high in fat, but WellcomeMD nutritionist Jess Godfrey argues that they’re actually one of the better foods we can eat. When you eat nuts, you’re also getting fiber, protein, and antioxidants all from one filling snack.Read More
Contrary to popular assumption, WellcomeMD nutritionist Jess Godfrey says that eggs should be an important part of everyone’s diet. While eggs have previously had a negative rep, a study published by the AMA (American Medical Association) found no relationship between egg consumption and heart disease. In fact, people who ate six eggs per week had a lower risk of heart disease than those who ate less than one.Read More
Last month, nutritionist Jess Godfrey spoke to WellcomeMD’s Richmond practice about the importance of eating a well-balanced diet, or as she refers to it, eating the rainbow. Over the next couple weeks, we’ll be featuring blogs on the nutritious foods that Jess recommends, and explaining how and why you should include them in your diet.Read More
Getting enough sleep is a necessary component of a healthy lifestyle, but these days, Americans are sacrificing more and more sleep in the name of productivity. Can we actually function well while cutting down on shut-eye?Read More
When they first appeared more than a decade ago, concierge practices had the reputation of being only of interest to the wealthy. Most concierge practice fees are far less than that, however, and the unfamiliarity is fading.Read More
Both patients and doctors are looking for solutions. "The doctor shortage is real - it's significant," a medical association president said recently. "Doctors rush through appointments as if on roller skates to see more patients and perform more procedures, " one report concluded.Read More
You may have heard of "membership medicine," "retainer medicine," or a "concierge medical practice" in the news or from friends, and wondered about it. Unlike many aspects of medical care, this subject is not at all complex. This increasingly popular form of primary care — family care — works. And, if it is available in your community, why you might consider it as an option.Read More
Yesterday's Richmond Times Dispatch features our founder, Linda Nash.
“Because of the extra time and the extra research, the doctors are going to be thorough, they’re going to be connected to the patient, and there’s a lot of research that shows that the better your connection with your doctor, the better the outcome,” Nash said.
... With one in three adults battling high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, such accountability can make a world a difference for patients.
I have practiced medicine for over 15 years, and I was struck by how many of my patients came to me with symptoms that I could not address with a prescription pad alone. Everything looked “normal”, but they still felt fatigue, pain, and a general lack of vitality.
My med school training told me the answer for these folks was, “Well you are getting older, this is to be expected.” But that was not an answer that satisfied me - I sensed that there was more I could do.Read More
Accommodating demand for an integrative and proactive approach to concierge medical care
RICHMOND (PRWEB) March 07, 2018 - Dr. Mary Colfer joined Dr. Neal Carl at the West End offices of WellcomeMD on March 1 to accommodate the demand for an integrative and proactive approach to concierge medical care.
"The response for a highly personalized approach to concierge care has surpassed our expectations," CEO Linda Nash said. "Dr. Colfer's arrival will allow us to keep pace and maintain small patient panels -- a critical component of delivering this level of care."Read More
I always wondered why I chose tennis as my sport. Not that I was bad at other more popular sports like baseball, basketball, or football, but I excelled in tennis. After looking at the results from a genetic analysis focused on fitness and nutrition genes, I have a better understanding of why tennis fit me so well. Still, I wish I had known this information earlier. I think I would have done more to optimize my potential by training smarter, eating better, and doing more to prevent injury.Read More