PENSACOLA ó The new year brings a renewed spirit of positive change and commitment to health-related goals. Whether your aim is to attain a healthy weight, start an exercise regimen or eat a more balanced diet, set up yourself for success by first visiting a primary care physician you trust to discuss your goals. He or she will evaluate your needs based on your age and current physical condition to help you set practical objectives for 2013.
Worried you donít have the time? Making an appointment with a primary care doctor isnít as complicated as you think. In fact, some physicians, like those at Baptist Medical Group, offer convenient online scheduling of appointments, same-day availability and have locations close to your home or work to help you get the care you need.
ďAt Baptist Medical Group, we have more than 100 physicians who offer prompt appointments, quality medical care and convenient office locations throughout northwest Florida. We also have physicians who specialize in safe, effective weight loss programs who can help 2013 be your healthiest year yet,Ē said Kent Skolrood, president of Baptist Medical Group and vice president of Baptist Health Care.
And losing weight is more important for your health than you might think. Research shows that getting weight under control can alleviate or help manage many adverse health issues including diabetes, heart conditions, joint problems, depression, sleep apnea, high blood pressure and much more.
Thereís no shortage of fads and gimmicks that offer questionable results for wellness concerns. But itís the common sense approach with the involvement of a caring physician that will help address your health goals safely and effectively and increase your opportunities for success with your pursuit of a healthier lifestyle.
Want to take the first step? Baptist Medical Group offers convenient access physicians who can help you set the pace for your journey to wellness. Visit www.BaptistMedicalGroup.org to search our physician directory or request an online appointment. You may also call 437-8600 for personal assistance.
Baptist Medical Group: Start new year with doctor checkup
Jan 10, 2013 at 12:01 AM Jan 10, 2013 at 11:44 AM