McLaren Thumb Region

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  • MemberConnect Winter 2024

  • Early detection is key for this common form of cancer. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Already one of the most common forms of cancer, lung cancer is also the leading cause of cancer death. Early detection is key. If caught early — before the cancer has spread — the five-year survival rate increases three-fold. Unfortunately, only 16 percent of lung cancer cases are detected in this early stage, according to the American Lung Association. Could you or a loved one benefit from a low-dose CT lung...

  • Fall skin cancer check

    Fall is a great time to self-check for signs of skin cancer. There was plenty of sun over this Michigan summer. Spending time in that sun exposes everyone — and their skin — to a potentially harmful amount of UV (ultraviolet) rays. Even though skin may be layered with sunscreen, there’s still a chance for skin damage. As we move deeper into the fall, now is a good time to check for any potential signs of skin cancer. Self-exams Knowing the signs and symptoms of skin cancer is critical to catching the di...

  • What services do you offer that caters to women’s health? I currently offer a variety of Women's Health Services including routine screening for breast or cervical cancer with mammogram or Pap, IUD insertion, Nexplanon insertion, contraception discussion and prenatal/OB care in conjunction with a local obstetrician. What about your clinic providers and environment would women find appealing when selecting their primary care provider? The benefit for the patient is that we can provide care for the whole ...

  • The Thumb area, known for vast farmland and tall grasses is not a favorite area for ticks. Ticks are most commonly found in the Upper Peninsula and the western side of Michigan. Although ticks are not prevalent in the Thumb area, one local family medicine physician believes it is smart to be informed and know how to avoid tick bites. What types of ticks transmit Lyme disease? Female blacklegged ticks, which are also known as deer ticks, are responsible for the spread of Lyme disease . A female blacklegg...