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Helping People Feel Well … Because They Deserve It

Helping People Feel Well … Because They Deserve It

Everyone wants—and deserves—to feel well, both physically and mentally, said Tamara Player, the Chief Executive Officer of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic (WYGC).

Now more than ever, health professionals are focusing on treating the whole person, in terms of physical, mental, and emotional wellness.

Across the country, Tamara said, “Providers are looking at, ‘How do we provide better treatment?’”

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Tomar Pain Centers offers a holistic approach to healing

Tomar Pain Centers offers a holistic approach to healing

“We do go that extra mile for our patients,” Dr. Masters relates. He is a fully licensed Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), meaning he focuses on providing a holistic and preventative approach with all of his patients. Doctors of Osteopathy receive extra training in the musculoskeletal system, which is the interconnected system of nerves, muscles and bones that make up two-thirds of a human body.

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Age Healthier, Live Happier, Feel Your Best

Age Healthier, Live Happier, Feel Your Best

Research has shown that the physical benefits of BHRT are numerous, including added lean muscle mass, thicker hair, stronger bones, better brain function and focus, and enhanced sleep patterns. Each patient’s symptoms are unique, and so is each patient’s path to hormone optimization through BHRT, which is customized using pellets. Most BHRT patients report some symptom resolution in as little as four weeks, but full optimization may take up to six months. 

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You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

Margo Williams offers a simple message for people in the midst of a new medical diagnosis, decision-making for appropriate care, or just in need of support and direction:  “You are not alone.”

In the Prescott Woman Magazine April/May issue, Margo shared her personal experience about her grandmother’s and mother’s struggles with Alzheimer’s disease. Because of this experience, she understands the roller coaster these challenges take you on. She understands how difficult it is to ask for help; to be vulnerable and depend on others.

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Drip Your Way to Health & Wellness

Drip Your Way to Health & Wellness

Now more than ever, our health and wellness are at the forefront of our minds.  It is for this reason that Intravenous (IV) vitamin drips are becoming more and more popular.  Because IV vitamins are directly infused into the circulatory system, bypassing the gut, intravenous vitamin absorption and utilization is far more effective than supplements taken orally.

The first intravenous vitamin drip was pioneered in the 1960s by Dr. John Myers, who formulated the “Myers’ Cocktail” for the treatment of a wide range of clinical conditions. Today, the modified Myers’ Cocktail, which consists of combinations of magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, vitamin C, and zinc, has been found effective against fibromyalgia, depression, asthma, migraines, fatigue, muscle spasm, and other disorders.

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It Takes a Community

It Takes a Community

They say it takes a village to raise a child. Leanne Shearer, who co-owns Anytime Fitness with her husband Jonathan, takes that philosophy one step further.

“I believe it takes a community to live and grow,” she said during a recent interview.

That’s why she and Jonathan strive to run their fitness center—which has locations in Prescott Valley and Chino Valley—like a true community.

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Alzheimer’s vs. Dementia

Alzheimer’s vs. Dementia

Alzheimer’s and dementia can be a difficult subject matter for any family.  Finding the right services will ensure your loved one has the treatment he or she deserves during a very challenging time. Since 1999, Adult Care Services, which includes The Margaret T. Morris Center (Northern Arizona’s only assisted living community dedicated solely to dementia care) has served hundreds of women and men and their families living with Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia, mild cognitive impairment, and memory loss.

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Leading With Heart

Leading With Heart

In this issue of Prescott Woman Magazine, eight James Family Heart Center leaders share their cherished memories and professional accomplishments—all which have contributed in some way to the growth of exceptional cardiovascular care in our community.

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Are Your Kids Getting Their Zs?

Are Your Kids Getting Their Zs?

Matthew Hinton, MD, has been providing quality, compassionate care to local children and their families since 2004. He’s a member of the YRMC PhysicianCare Ponderosa Pediatrics team, whose focus is honoring parents as the true primary caregivers of their children, and creating a therapeutic alliance to help children reach their health potential. We spoke with him recently about the growing concern that children aren’t getting enough quality sleep.

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