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How To Thank Your Doctor

 

How to (1)This week holds a holiday that means a lot to the medical field. National Doctor’s Day of course! National Doctor’s Day is a day to celebrate and appreciate doctors all around the country. Doctors do so much for the individual patient, communities, and the world as a whole. If it weren’t for doctors we would all be dead. With such a prominent position in the community, it can be hard to know how to show your thanks. Here are a couple ways how you can thank your doctor.

  1. A thank you note

If you’ve been seeing a doctor for a long time now make sure to send a thank you note. It’s a courtesy that tons of people don’t take advantage of. Thank you notes have been overlooked in recent years, and I’m positive that your doctor will appreciate it.

  1. A letter

A nice heartfelt letter to your doctor would be more than appropriate especially if you have been with the same doctor for quite some time. Also, if you went through any traumatic disease, or had a really bad injury where you were constantly seeing the same doctor. Writing a letter expressing how much you appreciate them helping you through this stressful time in your life.

  1. A gift

Some sort of small token of appreciation would show our doctor that you really care that they are there for you. Something small such as a gift card, a bouquet of flowers, or something you know about them personally like a round of golf. There’s no need to get your doctor anything huge, they don’t practice medicine for the gifts they do it to help patients.

Now that you know how to properly thank your doctor, make sure to make an appointment with Open MRI of Pueblo. We have the best radiologists, an ACR accredited facility, and the lowest prices in the area. Call to make an appointment for an MRI today at (719) 404-0991.

 

 

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5 Ways To Celebrate National Nutrition Month

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Not many people know this, but March is National Nutrition Month! What does this mean? It means making choices that are better for our overall nutrition this month. In March we should focus on the importance of making better informed decisions about what we eat. Obesity has been on the rise in the U.S., and it contributes to a plethora of diseases such as, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. In honor of National Nutrition Month, we are highlighting 5 ways that you can celebrate and do good for your body in March!

 

  1. Read the ingredients

A lot of times we go through the grocery store mindlessly, just picking up whatever looks tasty and disregarding what the nutritional value is. Most people never look at the actual ingredients of a product. We challenge you this month to read the ingredients on everything you buy. This will show how much sugar, and how processed some foods that we frequently buy are. A good standard of what we all should be buying is that less is more. The less ingredients that are in something, more likely the healthier it is for our bodies.

 

  1. Eat meals mindfully

You have probably heard this before. What does mindfully mean? Eating meals mindfully means that you take time to actually eat food and listen to your body while you eat it. People frequently try and eat meals as fast as they can, it’s a mechanism that dates back to the cave men era. We try and eat as much as we can because back in the days of the cave men humans didn’t know when they were going to eat again. This isn’t true anymore. Try and take 10 extra minutes to sit down and eat each of your meals and you’ll feel fuller and more satisfied.

 

  1. Don’t drink soda

If you don’t know that soda is basically just a glass of sugar, then you know now. Just one can of soda can add over 150 calories and almost 40 grams of sugar, which is well over the daily recommended value. If you drink soda once a day, try and limit yourself to once a week. Instead try and drink fresh brewed tea, or fresh squeezed juice, but be sure there isn’t any added sugar.

 

  1. Don’t start a diet

You’re probably pretty shocked we would say this, but we mean it. Don’t go on a diet for a month, or a cleanse for a week. Make healthy choices 80% of the time, and your entire body will thank you. Research shows that dieting every now and then doesn’t help your overall health. By eating healthy choices 80% of the time, and eating junk in moderation is better than any diet that’s out there.

 

  1. Eat more protein

We all love our protein, but eating the right type of protein has a huge impact on how protein works in your body. Protein such as, fatty fish, eggs, lean chicken, and beans are the best types of protein for the body and will keep you fuller for longer. Proteins such as bacon, and lots of red meat are proteins to indulge in only 20% of the time.

 

With these tips you can make the most of National Nutrition Month! Remember, even though it’s only nutrition month in March we should all be striving toward better nutrition year round. At Open MRI of Pueblo, we put a huge emphasis on overall health. That’s why we offer the lowest priced MRI’s for all of our patients. Book your appointment today!

 

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Drafting A Health Care Provider

Football season is finally upon us, but it’s likely that at this point you’ve probably had enough drafting drama to last for a lifetime. Drafting a killer fantasy team isn’t easy, and drafting a killer league in all four of your fantasy leagues? Even less likely. Most of us will be lucky to come out with one or two mediocre teams, and will be even luckier if those players make it to the regular season with a season-ending injury (we’re looking at you, Jordy Nelson).

The best thing you can do to make sure your fantasy team is as great as it possibly can be is to ask yourself a few simple questions. Ironically, they’re pretty similar to the questions you’d ask yourself if instead of drafting Eddie Lacy, you were drafting a health care provider.

 

Did you do  your  research?

We’ve all  been there  before. Your  computer is  starting to  beep at you,  the ticker is counting down, and suddenly you’ve got just 90 seconds to decide who’s worth taking with your first-round pick. Your eyes are frantically jumping back and forth between Adrian Peterson, Eddie Lacy, Jamaal Charles, or if you’re one of those people who wastes first round picks on quarterbacks just to mess the whole draft up…Aaron Rodgers. You start to panic, and before you know it your time is down to 5 seconds. You do probably the worst thing possible—you close your eyes and just click on someone. Shortly later it’s followed up with a “DID I SERIOUSLY JUST TAKE ANDREW LUCK IN THE FIRST ROUND?!” and a face-palm. It never pays to not do your research, in fantasy or in the real world. Being prepared and knowing your options goes a long way towards reducing that last-minute panic and making sure that you end up with a stellar team.

What is the quality of the services offered?

This is obviously a pretty important factor when you’re drafting your fantasy lineup, but it’s also a huge influencer when you’re trying to decide where to go for an MRI or whether or not to choose someone as your PCP. In fantasy, saying “Oh that person’s a wide receiver, I need a wide receiver, I’ll pick them” usually doesn’t end well. Sure, there may be multiple players available for the position that you need, but that doesn’t mean that they’re all the same skill level. The same can be said for your medical needs. It’s not enough to say “I need an MRI, that place offers MRI’s, let me book one”. All MRI machines are not created equal, and neither are all medical imaging centers. There’s a lot of disparity in quality of services and quality of care, and it’s important to know that the center you choose provides you with the best services available.

Do they meet your particular needs?

You may get to some point in the draft where there’s a player left that you really like. Maybe he’s a rookie running back but he’s had a great preseason and you know he’s gonna have an awesome year. If you’re sitting with 3 running backs already and you’re still short on wide receivers, though, you’d better let him pass. Everyone has different needs, but it’s important to focus your decisions around those needs. Don’t draft a player in a position you’re already too heavy on, don’t choose a medical imaging center that charges you more than you can afford. Understand the reality of the situation, evaluate your particular needs, and make your decision accordingly.

Are you taking your personal feelings into account?

At the end of the day, it’s not just about doing your research, assessing the quality, and evaluating your needs. Whether you’re drafting a fantasy team or a medical imaging center, one of the final most important things you can do when trying to make a decision is to make sure you’re taking your personal feelings into account. In real life, the office staff at one center might make you feel more welcomed and cared for, and that might be something you really value that influences your overall decision. In fantasy, it’s the same thing. Maybe you’ll stick your neck out and draft your favorite team’s defense instead of a slightly better one, just because that team pride and loyalty matters to you. And that’s ok!

Researching all your options, determining the quality of the services offered, evaluating exactly how each option meets your particular needs, but then also allowing yourself to let your personal feelings help shape your final decision, are all things that we as either patients of fantasy football whiz’s should do when drafting our medical imaging center or team. In the end, you’ll be a much happier person.