Posts by smgr12

Primary Care Provider

Primary Care Provider

New Paths to Healthcare provides a high quality of health care without the need for physician oversight. She maintains a relationship with physicians in all areas of medicine who support her role as a referring Primary Care Provider. What you can expect when Agnes Oblas,ANP-C Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner, is your Primary Health Care Provider (PCP). Same Day Appointments. On Time scheduling. 30-60 minutes for office visits. Phone calls answered and messages returned personally and promptly. Test results reported and interpreted personally and promptly. All questions answered to your...

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What is a NP?

What is a NP?

Nurse Practitioners’ are quickly becoming the health partner of choice for millions of Americans. As clinicians, they blend clinical expertise in diagnosing and treating health conditions with an added emphasis on disease prevention and health management, NPs bring a comprehensive perspective to health care. What sets Nurse Practitioners’  apart from other health care providers is their unique emphasis on the health and well-being of the whole person. With a focus on health promotion, disease prevention, and health education and counseling, NPs guide patients in making smarter...

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My Patients Almanac

My Patients Almanac

One of the goals I had on establishing my practice was to educate my patients and the general public about the role of the Nurse Practitioner in general and the contributions they bring to healthcare. In addition to disease management, Nurse Practitioners focus on illness prevention, life-style modification, and health education. To these ends, in the fall of 2001, I approached the local neighborhood newspaper editor and offered to write a monthly health-related column. The editor agreed and I have written a monthly essay ever since. After more than 10 years and 120+ articles later, it was...

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Bug off! Staving off the Flu Season in 2012 – and Beyond!

How have you fared during this year’s flu season?  There’s still time to get, or prevent, the flu this season.  Fill up your soap dispensers and stock up on tissue boxes, just in case! We toss the term “flu” around pretty liberally, but do you really understand what flu is?  The symptoms?  And how to prevent it from infiltrating your life?  Well, the Nurse Practitioner is in – and here to clear things up.  Have a tall glass of water and read on for a minute. Flu, defined: Flu, or Influenza is a respiratory infection caused by a virus.  Flu viruses are typically divided into three types, A, B...

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Reducing Breast Cancer Risk: Just Do it!

You’d have to be asleep at the wheel to not know it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I love it – everyone seems to get into the “pinking” of America.  Seeing those brawny NFL players strut their stuff sporting uniforms accented in pink – that must inspire more men to invest in the fight. After all, they have wives, mothers, sisters, aunts, daughters and friends to think about.  (And – men get Breast Cancer too!) There’s news both good and bad in the raging battle against Breast Cancer.   Let’s talk about the good news first:  Breast Cancer claimed the lives of fewer women in...

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