Patient Resources Medical Concierge

Monday, August 21st, 2017

At SM Concierge Medicine, we are committed to making it easy to manage your health. Dr. Maghidman recommends the following sites to learn more about wellness, prevention and disease management:

We are committed to empowering every patient to proactively take charge of his or her health.

www.understand.com
www.webmd.com
www.cdc.gov
www.pubmed.com
www.uptodate.com
www.smopinions.com

 

Diet & Nutrition

Many of our patients already recognize that a diet of fast food and sugary sodas is a recipe for weight gain, diabetes and chronic health problems. But between the latest super-foods and trendy dietary supplements, it can be difficult to know what you should be eating. At SM Concierge Medicine, we recognize that each patient has unique wellness needs and no single diet is suitable for every patient. We work closely with each patient to help him or her achieve and maintain an ideal weight. We can also make recommendations for dietary supplements and other specialized nutrition needs.

While each patient is unique, our general recommendations are as follows:

  • Consume at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day
  • Eat more lean protein, including seafood, and limit the intake of red meat
  • Swap refined sugars for whole grains
  • Limit the intake of sodium, saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, sugar and refined grains

 

Exercise

Studies consistently show that exercise is one of the best ways to stay healthy and reduce your risk for heart disease, diabetes and other chronic health conditions. Depending on your health, we recommend at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise (such as walking), five days per week or 25 minutes of vigorous exercise (such as jogging), three days per week.

 

Smoking Cessation

Smoking or using smokeless tobacco is one of the single greatest risk factors for heart disease and other chronic health conditions. No amount of smoking is safe, even “social smoking” with friends at a bar or exposure to second-hand smoke is dangerous. If you don’t smoke, congratulations for making this positive lifestyle decision. Whenever possible, avoid or limit your exposure to second-hand smoke. If you do smoke, we can provide smoking cessation assistance. Quitting now can reverse years and even decades of smoking-related damage to your body.