Men’s Health Month

This June, we are celebrating Men’s Health Month. Instead of talking about what can go wrong for men – diseases, chronic conditions, and more – we’d like to talk about what can go right, VERY right – with regular and preventative care, that is!

 

Tip #1: Stay active.

Simply going on a walk for 20-30 minutes does a lot of good for your mind and body. Being outside in the fresh air and the bright sun gives you a chance to clear your head and soak up that vitamin D that makes you feel so refreshed, productive and good about yourself. And get brownie points – take the dog with you, too! Exercising the heart helps you maintain a healthy weight and lower your risk for high cholesterol, heart disease and other things that prevent you from living your life to the fullest.

 

Tip #2: Intuitive eating – it’s not all or nothing.

Eat healthy, yummy foods you love. Eat when you’re hungry. Stop when you’re satisfied. Give into your cravings with moderation. Denying your cravings and foods you love makes it more likely that you’ll binge on them down the road. Our registered dietitian and diabetes educator, Michelle Ring, is an expert at creating nutrition plans around your lifestyle and tastes. She’s accepting new patients, too! Learn more and give her a call.

 

Tip #3: Try to enjoy just the good things in life.

Smoking, binge drinking, and too much stress aren’t necessarily the best things in life. What are some other healthy options you can enjoy? If you need to, seek help from your doctor for ways to quit smoking and limit alcohol consumption.

Additionally, too much stress wears on the mind and body, and can also become a reason people turn to alcohol, tobacco and/or other substances. It also seems as though men don’t feel comfortable sharing their feelings. Let us encourage you to talk about how you’re feeling. Seek help if you think you need it. The truth is – no one can get through the ups and downs of life on their own. We have a great team of expert mental health professionals – from mental health therapists to a psychiatrist and more. Learn more about our Mental Health team.

 

Tip #4: Learn to love the doctor.

When you visit your Think primary doctor regularly, you develop peace of mind knowing that you’re staying your healthiest. Your Think doctor and their team of nurses, care coordinators, clinical pharmacists and specialists get to know you personally – like things you like to do, your status and health goals and more. With this complete knowledge of you, they help you maintain your health in a personal, unique way – honoring you as a whole person and helping you live your life to the fullest. Need a doctor and want the convenience of coordinated care and a one-stop-healthcare-shop? Learn more about becoming a patient at Think.

 

Live your life to the fullest by doing the things you love. We’re here to support you every step of the way. And to help you stay out of the hospital, out of the ER and out there living life. After all, Life is for Living! Happy Men’s Health Month and keep loving life!

 


 

Life is for Living

So you’re living with a chronic condition. No matter what, there’s a bright side and we’re here to help you see it. As our patient, we can help make every day from here on out the fullest it can be. We know you’re a whole person with dreams and needs and that your Life is for Living. Here’s how.

1. Take control

Living with a chronic condition is no joke. But you can stay on top of your health now so that you can continue to do the things you love – even if your condition is along for the ride.

At Think Whole Person Healthcare, we like to see you when you’re well and work to keep you that way – not when it’s too late and you’re sick and suffering with expensive hospital and ER bills. That means seeing you often, too. That helps you stay on top of the symptoms of your condition.

When you take control, your health improves and stays that way. In fact, in Nebraska, Think Whole Person Healthcare’s patients stay the healthiest.

2. Care Coordination

It’s not all on you to take control of your health; we’re here to empower you and help you. This is because we truly see you as a whole person. You’ve got things to do and people to see – and no one can do this entirely on their own!

Instead of running around from doctor to doctor to specialist to the pharmacy, we’ve got everything you need in one place. Our one-stop-shop makes it that much easier for you to manage everything.

Not only are most of your care providers in one building, you’ve got an entire team – with a primary doctor, nurses, a clinical pharmacist and your care coordinator – people who really know you and are there for you, helping manage your health.

Your care coordinator is a very special part of your team. Your care coordinator is dedicated to providing you with a service that constantly monitors your health, organizes and plans your healthcare program, arranges your health services to keep you healthy, reduces preventable complications and keeps you out of the hospital. They work closely with your doctor and their team to give you personalized, high quality care. Learn more

3. Access to a doctor when you need it

At Think, we understand that if something feels “off,” there’s nothing worse than having to wait a week or more to get in to see your doctor. It’s bad for you emotionally and mentally, and could lead to physical complications. We see you the same day you need to be seen. That’s all part of our dedication to keeping you healthy – it just makes sense. Because why wait until it’s too late?

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We will help you experience that when you manage your health, you can really take control of your life. We meet you where you are and help you get where you need to go so you can have the highest quality of life. And who knows, you might have more control over your health and life than you ever did! So, you have to live with a chronic condition, but with us you can do more and get more out of life – because Life is for LIVING!

P.S. How can we help YOU live YOUR life to the fullest? What is it you love to do? Complete a bucket list and keep it as a reminder for yourself, then complete this short form to get more information about Think Whole Person Healthcare.