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Primary Care Provider

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Home | Comments Off on 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...

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What is a NP?

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Home | Comments Off on 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...

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My Patients Almanac

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in Home | Comments Off on 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...

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

Posted by on Jan 6, 2012 in General Health | Comments Off on 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...

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Reducing Breast Cancer Risk: Just Do it!

Posted by on Oct 11, 2011 in General Health | Comments Off on 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: ...

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Climbing the Career Ladder (or at least the Stairs): Good health in the Workplace

Posted by on Sep 12, 2011 in General Health | Comments Off on Climbing the Career Ladder (or at least the Stairs): Good health in the Workplace

Ever stop to consider how much of your time you spend earning a living?  Even a cursory scan of the hours you log each week will likely show you spend more waking hours at work than at home.  (Unless you work there, too!)  Better make sure you’re minding your health while you’re producing for everyone else – customers, managers, kids. I’m in the business of talking to people about wellness – and the truth is caring for our health is a full-time job, so to speak.  That means living well not just at home, but at the office, on the...

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The Upside of Downward Dog: Yoga’s a Real Treat

Posted by on Aug 4, 2011 in General Health | Comments Off on The Upside of Downward Dog: Yoga’s a Real Treat

Breathe. It sounds funny to focus on something we do without thinking.    But how often are you still and present enough to focus on your own breath? Try Yoga, and you may start paying attention to that – and more.  I know – you’ve seen devotees everywhere.  Sporting trendy workout wear, sipping green herbal tea and oh-so-calmly waiting in line while the clerk chats away with customers.  But you don’t have to pricey duds to enjoy the benefits of this age-old practice. Just what is Yoga, Anyway? First, Yoga is a...

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The ABC’s of getting some Zzzzz’s

Posted by on Jun 7, 2011 in General Health | Comments Off on The ABC’s of getting some Zzzzz’s

Exhausted. That’s how many women tell me they feel.  Often, they’re so worn out by day’s end they fall asleep before their head touches the pillow.  But staying asleep all night?  Now that’s another story. According to the National Sleep Foundation, studies indicate that while most healthy people require 7-9 hours of sleep each night, women between the ages of 30 and 60 get just over 6.4 hours on average. Women are more likely to report feeling daytime fatigue, which affects their mood and productivity.  Aside from...

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Footloose and Gluten-Free!

Posted by on May 30, 2011 in General Health | Comments Off on Footloose and Gluten-Free!

They’re everywhere… on restaurant menus and grocery store shelves:   Gluten-free food products. Just what is gluten – and why has it suddenly become such a prominent part of our national psyche?  You may know someone who suffers from gluten intolerance or from Celiac Disease; and since May is Celiac Disease Awareness month, I’d like to shed some light on the topic. So let’s start with answering the question: what is gluten? Gluten is a protein composite that may appear in foods processed from wheat.  You can think of gluten...

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Women and Matters of the Heart (Disease, that is)

Posted by on May 11, 2011 in General Health | Comments Off on Women and Matters of the Heart (Disease, that is)

Picture a typical heart attack victim.  What does your mind’s eye configure?  A stressed out, midlife male who’s consumed too many New York Strips?  I thought so.  It’s why there’s a robust campaign underway to ensure women get the message – they’re just as vulnerable to heart disease as men. Heart disease is ruthless, the number one killer in our society – and it isn’t sexist.  Women suffer as much as men do, but the symptoms may appear a bit differently, and their diagnosis often takes longer to uncover.  For a long while...

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