January, 2022

Start Your New Year Off Right With the Doctor’s Choice Weight Loss Program

Thursday, January 20th, 2022

If your New Year’s resolution is to lose weight and reach your ideal physique, it can be difficult to find the right weight loss program for you. At Suncoast Urgent Care, we offer a proven, doctor-recommended weight loss program: Doctor’s Choice Weight Loss. This unique program can help you safely shed pounds and develop healthy habits to keep the weight off for good! 

What is Doctor’s Choice Weight Loss?

Doctor’s Choice Weight Loss is a comprehensive, supervised weight loss program. Upon selecting this program, you’ll get an individualized weight loss plan developed by your physician to fulfill your needs. 

The Doctor’s Choice Team

Our team includes experienced physicians, nurses, and a dietician. These professionals are trained to provide education and counseling throughout the program, providing the support that you need to reach your goals. 

The physicians at Doctor’s Choice Weight Loss are constantly assessing new supplements that may support weight loss and ramp up the metabolism. With this program, you can feel confident that you have access to the latest, most effective weight loss solutions. 

What Makes Doctor’s Choice Different?

Unlike other weight loss programs, Doctor’s Choice Weight Loss doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, the program begins with a comprehensive evaluation with a physical. During this evaluation, one of our physicians will discuss your weight loss goals with you and learn more about factors that may have previously inhibited your success. 

Appetite control is a significant aspect of this weight loss program. Your individualized plan may include supplements and appetite suppressants, along with a strategic diet and exercise to bring your goal weight within reach. We also focus on making our program easy to follow, regardless of how hectic your daily schedule is. 

Keeping the Weight Off for Good

After the weight loss phase of this program, we’ll help you keep the weight off by transitioning you to a maintenance diet plan. In this plan, we’ll transition you back to eating more of the foods that you enjoy with an understanding of healthy portion sizes and calorie goals. 

If you’re interested in learning more about Doctor’s Choice Weight Loss, contact us today!

When to Seek Medical Assistance for a Burn

Monday, January 10th, 2022

Accidents happen, and burns are an injury that can happen in the blink of an eye. Whether you accidentally grab a hot pan or spend too much time out in the sun, a burn can cause serious pain. 

Burns range in severity and are classified as either a first-degree, second-degree, or third-degree burn. To ensure that it heals properly, it’s important to know when you need to seek medical care for a burn. Here, we’ll explore this topic so that you can receive the care that you need for future injuries. 

Factors to Consider Before Seeking Medical Care for a Burn

To determine what kind of care that you need for a burn, consider these factors:

The Depth of the Burn

Burns are classified by depth. First-degree burns affect the epidermis, which is the outer layer of the skin. Second-degree burns reach the epidermis and part of the dermis, which is the lower layer of the skin. Third-degree burns go through both the epidermis and the dermis, and may reach the next layer of the skin, the subcutaneous tissue. 

While first-degree burns can often heal with at-home treatment alone, second and third-degree burns require immediate medical care. If the burn is third-degree or worse, the patient generally will need to go to the emergency room. 

The Size of the Burn

The size of the burn, meaning how much of the skin it spreads across, is also a factor to consider. Burns that are large and/or spread across a significant portion of the skin are often more dangerous. If the burn is bigger than the size of your hand, you should head to the ER. 

The Location of the Burn

Some parts of the body are more likely to become infected than others, including the hands, feet, face, and genitals. This also makes burns in these areas more difficult to treat. Burns that extend all of the way around a limb, toe, finger, or over a joint may also require more extensive medical care. In any of these cases, you should seek out medical care for the burn. 

At Suncoast Urgent Care, we offer immediate care for burns. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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