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DID YOU SWITCH TO AN HMO?
PLEASE BE SURE TO SELECT US AS YOUR DOCTORS PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT.
We will not able able to see you if we are not listed as your primary care physician. Call your insurance company to verify this.
Also, HMO's generally require a referral from the Doctor prior to seeing a specialist. Referrals take 7-10 days to process, so please call our office BEFORE you make an appointment to see a specialist. Find out more under Referrals on the Our Practice Tab.
SPRING SPORTS PHYSICALS
Does your school or team require a recent physical to participate? Don’t let your child miss a tryout or practice because their physicial is not up to date. Don't entrust your child's well being to an unknown practioner that does not know their history. Call our office today to make an appointment for your child's sports physical.
If your child has had a physical in our office within the last year we can conduct a sports physical at a reduced rate. Call our office for more information.
Michigan: Why Arthritis Matters
Arthritis affects 30% of the population in Michigan. That’s 2,305,000 adults living with doctor-diagnosed arthritis in the state.
- There are over 54 Million American adults with doctor diagnosed arthritis in the U.S. Millions more are living with arthritis and don't know it.
- 1 in 3 veterans has arthritis, and veterans account for 13% of the people in Michigan living with arthritis
Over 24 million Americans experience activity limitations due to their arthritis.
- 1, 038,000 adults in Michigan have activity limitations caused by arthritis
- Among all adults in Michigan with arthritis, 36 % hove work limitations
- Arthritis in the U.S. has an economic burden of $304 billion- made up of direct medical expenses and lost wages
Adults with arthritis often have one or more chronic conditions.
- Mental Health: Anxiety and depression affect 1/3 o f U.S. adults with arthritis 45 years of age or older
- Diabetes: 53% of adults in Ml with diabeles also have arthritis
- Hypertension: 48% of adults in Ml with hypertension also have arthritis
- Obesity : 39% of adults in Ml who are obese also have arthritis
We accept most major insurances, please check with your insurance company directly to ensure that we participate with your specific plan. Each insurance company offer many different plans.
We participate with the following insurance plans:
Blue Cross Blue Shield:
- All States
- All Plans except BC COMPLETE
Blue Care Network:
- All Plans
- except DETROIT HMO
- except COMMUNITY PLAN (MEDICAID)
Health Plus (MI CHILD)
Priority Health PPO & HMO
Beaumont Insurance (BHP)
- We do not accept MEDICAID HMO HEALTH PLANS
Not all Insurance Plans are listed.
If you do not see yours listed please call our office at (248) 817-2230
to verify that we accept your insurance.
A stroke is a "brain attack". It can happen to anyone at any time. It occurs when blood flow to an area of brain is cut off. When this happens, brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die. When brain cells die during a stroke, abilities controlled by that area of the brain such as memory and muscle control are lost.
How a person is affected by their stroke depends on where the stroke occurs in the brain and how much the brain is damaged. For example, someone who had a small stroke may only have minor problems such as temporary weakness of an arm or leg. People who have larger strokes may be permanently paralyzed on one side of their body or lose their ability to speak. Some people recover completely from strokes, but more than 2/3 of survivors will have some type of disability.
Stroke By The Numbers
- Each year nearly 800,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke.
- A stroke happens every 40 seconds.
- Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S.
- Every 4 minutes someone dies from stroke.
- Up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented.
- Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in the U.S.
Myths by Numbers
Stroke affects only the elderly: A stroke can happen to anyone at anytime
Stroke happens in the heart: A stroke is a brain attack
Strokes are rare: There are 7 million stroke survivors in the US
Strokes are not hereditary: Family history of stroke increases your chances
If stroke symtoms go away you don’t need to see a doctor: Temporary stroke symtoms are a warning to an actual stroke.
Nip Seasonal Allergies in the Bud
Spring is officially here and so is allergy and asthma season. Most of us love it when spring finally gets its turn on the calendar, but for many of us, the sunny skies come with pesky allergies. If you've got seasonal allergies, you may already be experiencing the hallmarks of seasonal allergies: sneezing, runny nose, congestion, watery eyes and itching.
For most allergy sufferers, over-the-counter treatments are enough to ease the discomfort. There are a number of treatments available to help manage the symptoms of seasonal allergies, including antihistamines such as Claritin, Alavert, Zyrtec and Allegra. Over-the-counter medicines like Zyrtec and Claritin do a good job treating symptoms without the sedative effect of products like Benadryl. Steroid nasal sprays can help relieve allergies. Nasal sprays like Nasacort contain corticosteroids and help reduce swelling and stuffiness in the nose. Rinsing your sinuses with a distilled saline is a another good way to relieve congestion. Neti pots or squeeze bottles for this purpose can be found at most pharmacies. Eye drops can help control eye symptoms.
One of the most helpful things you can do is to start your allergy medication before the symptoms start showing up, but the best way to manage allergies is allergen avoidance. Avoiding allergens in the air can be tough, but doing so can help reduce exposure and manage your symptoms.
For severe cases, other options are available through a doctor’s office. In some cases, your physician may recommend skin tests to determine the exact nature of your allergy and prescribe allergy shots. If your symptoms don’t seem to be alleviated by over the counter medications or if your asthma is becoming difficult to control, call our office to make an appointment with your doctor.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ASTHMA!
Asthma causes swelling of the airways. This results in narrowing of the airways that carry air from the nose and mouth to the lungs. Allergens or irritating things entering the lungs trigger asthma symptoms. Symptoms include trouble breathing, wheezing, coughing and tightness in the chest. Asthma can be deadly.
- There is no cure for asthma, but it can be managed with proper prevention of asthma attacks and treatment. More Americans than ever before have asthma. It is one of this country’s most common and costly diseases.
How Common Is Asthma?
- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 13 people have asthma.
- About 25 million Americans have asthma. This is 7.6 percent of adults and 8.4 percent of children. Asthma has been increasing since the early 1980s in all age, sex and racial groups.
- Asthma is more common in adult women than adult men.
- African-Americans in the U.S. die from asthma at a higher rate than people of other races or ethnicities.
- More than 11.5 million people with asthma, including nearly 3 million children, report having had one or more asthma episodes or attacks in 2015.
- Asthma is the leading chronic disease in children.
- Asthma is more common in children than adults.
- Asthma is more common in boys than girls.
- Currently, there are about 6 million children under the age of 18 with asthma.
- In 2015, 1 in 12 children had asthma.
- It is the top reason for missed school days. In 2013, about 13.8 million missed school days were reported due to asthma.