Blog Archive

Why the Holistic Approach With Functional Medicine Might Be Right for You Dec 1st, 2020

Specialized medicine allows doctors to narrow their focus and become experts at one thing. In theory, that sounds like a good idea. But there are times when that kind of laser focus may do more harm than good.  When you have a chronic condition or are simply interested in optimal...

I've Been Injured in an Accident: What Should I Do? Nov 12th, 2020

Accidents happen everywhere and all the time. In fact, there are 6 million car accidents, 8 million slip-and-fall accidents, and 2.8 million workplace injuries every year. Unfortunately, accidents are inevitable, and chances are you’ll have one at some point in your life. So the best thing you can do is...

How Psychotherapy Can Help With Your Behavioral Health Oct 15th, 2020

What habits do you have? Smoking? Biting your nails? Binge eating? Or maybe you tend to close yourself off from friends and family or avoid confrontation at work. The things you do every day that you think are just personality quirks may actually impact your mental and physical health.  The...

Break Your Opioid Addiction Sep 1st, 2020

Whether you used a prescription drug to battle severe pain, or you experimented with an illegal drug like heroin and got hooked, opioid addiction doesn’t care how you started — and it doesn’t care how badly you want to stop. Once opioids get a hold of your life, it can...

Manage Your Chronic Condition with Primary Care Aug 4th, 2020

From annual wellness exams to various injuries and illnesses, primary care is usually your first line of defense. If you need more advanced care, you probably expect to be referred to a specialist. But at Alpha Care Medical, you can expect comprehensive care for your chronic conditions right here in...

How Psychotherapy Can Help With Substance Abuse Jul 6th, 2020

Drugs and alcohol can seize your life and turn it upside down. They can rob you of control, joy, and even hope. They affect the lives of nearly 20 million Americans, and countless more who love and care for them. And it’s not only physical — psychological, emotional, and social...

Primary Care and COVID19: What You Should Know Jun 8th, 2020

If you have, or think you have, COVID-19, you probably have a lot of questions and some serious concerns. There are so many conflicting reports, you may be wondering where to turn for information you can trust. At Alpha Care Medical, our team of experienced primary care physicians are equipped...

What Is Functional Medicine? May 28th, 2020

If you’ve ever been examined by a doctor, you’ve probably experienced the conventional approach to health care. And for many acute conditions, this tried-and-true method is very effective. But, when it comes to chronic conditions, the traditional approach often falls short.  Our team at Alpha Care Medical embraces a more...

Why Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is so Effective in Treating PTSD Apr 13th, 2020

Once called combat fatigue or shell shock, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has historically been associated with combat, but it doesn’t take a war zone to cause it. PTSD can result from experiencing or witnessing a violent act, being in an accident, or repeated exposure to intense, traumatic events. In fact,...

How to Help a Loved One Battle Opioid Addiction Mar 12th, 2020

Addictive drugs have always been a problem and have ruined and ended countless lives. But it was never a full-fledged epidemic until 1999, when doctors began prescribing opioids as prescription pain killers and their patients became addicted.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), even though overdose...

The Importance of Having an Annual Physical – Even if You Feel Fine Feb 1st, 2020

Do you avoid annual physicals? You’re in good company. Millions of people avoid going to the doctor, especially millennials. These people often think there’s no reason to see a doctor unless they’re ill. They’re pressed for time and money. And they don’t want to invest in an annual physical if...