When Under The Sun…

Spring time is here! The weather is hot, the days are longer and the outdoor activities are great fun during this time of the year. But did you know that too much unprotected exposure to the Sun can cause skin damage and in some cases, skin cancer?

Sun exposure accelerates the skin’s aging process by breaking down elastin, the fibers that keep the skin from sagging and losing elasticity. Extreme sun exposure can also cause unwanted skin marks and tears that take longer to heal.

So How Can You Prevent Skin Cancer and Other Skin Related Problems?

  • Take good care of your skin by keeping well hydrated and eating a healthy diet. Consume more water based fruits and vegetables, such as watermelon, cucumber and celery.
  • Apply sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or greater (for UVB protection) and zinc oxide (for UVA protection) 20 minutes before sun exposure and every 2 hours thereafter, more if you are sweating or swimming.
  • Select clothing, cosmetic products, and contact lenses that offer UV protection.
  • Wear sunglasses with total UV protection and a wide-brimmed hat to shade your face and neck.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure as much as possible during peak UV radiation hours (between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.).
  • Perform skin self-exams regularly (at least monthly) to become familiar with existing growths and to notice any changes or new growths.
  • Eighty percent of a person’s lifetime sun exposure is acquired before age 18. As a parent, be a good role model and foster skin cancer prevention habits in your child.
  • Lastly, discuss promptly any changes in your skin or concerns with your doctor.

Visit your doctor if you have any concerns regarding your skin health. You can call us at 954-454-6300 to make an appointment at any of our convenient locations, walk-ins are also welcome. Your best health is our priority!

Come & See Us on Saturday!

Hectic schedule during week days? We’re here to help!
Our Hallandale Beach office will open this coming Saturday, April 14th from 9 AM to 12 PM to help you catch up on your healthcare needs. Dr. Chiapone Ting will be onsite. Call us at 954-457-6300 to make your appointment, walk-ins are also welcome.

Your best health is our mission!

We Are Hiring!

Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care (FT)

Safecare Medical Center – Hallandale Beach and Hollywood, FL

Company

Safecare Medical Center is an established, full-service Primary Care Physician office that has been serving the South Broward and North Dade communities since 1967. We have two busy Primary Care offices conveniently located in Hallandale Beach and Hollywood, Florida. Our talented medical staff includes two Board Certified Internal Medicine Physicians, a Physician Assistant-Certified and two Licensed Massaged Therapists. Safecare Medical Center is open during regular business hours with the exception of one evening per week and alternating Saturdays to ensure accessible appointments for all of our patients.

 

Position Summary

Safecare Medical Center is seeking experienced candidates or new graduates to fill our full-time Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner position. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work alongside our knowledgeable Board Certified Internists to diagnose, treat, prescribe and refer patients for follow-up treatment as needed.

 

Responsibilities and Duties

The Physician Assistant (PA) / Nurse Practitioner (NP) will provide high-quality direct patient care under the supervision of and in collaboration with our Board Certified Internists. The PA / NP will work directly with staff, physicians, administration, patients and families. The PA / NP will perform new and follow-up office visits which include but are not limited to:

 

  • Capturing patient histories
  • Performing physical exams
  • Reviewing and prescribing medications
  • Evaluating and ordering diagnostic tests
  • Making medical diagnoses
  • Developing appropriate plans of care for patients with acute and chronic illnesses

 

Required Skills and Qualifications

The Physician Assistant (PA) / Nurse Practitioner (NP) will demonstrate at minimum the following skills and qualifications to be considered for this position:

 

  • Florida Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant license
  • ANCC or NCCPA certification
  • Graduate of a Physician Assistant training program accredited by the ARC-PA or Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Excellent patient management skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate as needed
  • Strong computer knowledge
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Experience working in Electronic Medical Records software preferred

 

Compensation and Benefits

Safecare Medical Center is proud to offer a competitive salary and compensation package to include health insurance, paid sick / vacation time and a 401-K retirement plan for all of its full time employees.

www.safecare.com

 

Make The Move In 2018!

We have spaces available for lease in 2 amazingly convenient locations.  Will 2018 be the year to branch out into a successfully equipped medical office space?

Two Convenient Locations

Hollywood, FL:  4050 Suite D Sheridan Street. Hollywood, Florida 33021

  • Convenient location close to Memorial Regional Hospital.
  • Reception area, 2 examining rooms, 1 bathroom.
  • Physician’s office.
  • Independent entrance in same location as Safecare Medical Center.

 

Hallandale Beach, FL:  1117 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd. Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

  • East of US1. In shared location with Safecare Medical Center.
  • Reception area, lab room, spacious & equipped examining rooms.
  • Comfortable & fully furnished Physician’s office.

Tips for a Healthy Winter

It’s winter time! … and for us in South Florida it can be one of the most pleasant times of the year.

Sunny skies, cool breezes, and our beaches packed with many visitors from the north that appreciate our weather as much if not more than we do.  The occasional temperature drop forces us to gather our old sweaters, jackets, and boots, and the smell of hot cocoa seems more appealing than at any other time when compared to the seemingly everlasting hot and humid months.

But with this joy comes a series of viruses that lurk our homes and work spaces.  Advertisements for the flu shot are present everywhere during the Fall months and doctor’s offices and pharmacies don’t cease to ask patients if they have already taken advantage of its benefits.  But, now that winter is finally here, how else are you taking care of yourself during the cold and flu season?  Even if you have had the flu shot, there is still a chance of feeling under the weather, so be proactive this winter season and take preventative measures to avoid colds and flu-like viruses.

Here are a few healthy tips to keep you going strong during this winter season:

  • Eat a healthy diet full of antioxidants
  • Eat protein rich foods
  • Sip hot herbal tea
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Drink a lot of fluids, especially water
  • Uptake your vitamin C
  • Wash your hands regularly, especially when visiting doctors’ offices and in public places
  • Keep your immune system healthy by exercising regularly
  • Eat probiotics or a supplement containing them
  • Pop some Zinc
  • Wear warm clothes when temperatures drop
  • Avoid close contact with people that are sick
  • Clean your phone regularly
  • Sanitize your home and work space
  • Keep stress under control

We hope these few tips are helpful and wish you a fun and health winter under the Sun!

Visit your doctor if symptoms persist, we have two convenient locations and walk-ins are also welcome.

Happy New Year!

Our offices will be closed on Monday, January 1st in observance of New Year’s Day.

We will re-open on Tuesday, January 2nd at our regular hours.

We wish you a safe weekend and a healthy and happy New Year 2018!

 

Benefits of Sleep

Getting a good night sleep is not only pleasant but also a great way to keep optimum health.  Good sleeping patterns positively affect many health aspects of the human body, from organ health to mood and behavior. However, the demands of our busy lifestyles, health complications, and stress can take away from our shut eye time and the ongoing sleep deprivation can have negative short and long term effects on our overall health.    

It is estimated that an adult should have between 7-9 hours of sleep each day. How many hours of sleep do you get on a regular basis?

A good night sleep will not only make you feel rested but will also provide you with benefits to carry you through the day and help you achieve your goals. Some of those benefits are:

  • Increase your cardiovascular health
  • Boost your happy mood
  • Sharpen your attention
  • Increase your memory
  • Help you control your weight when combined with good diet and exercise.
  • Increase your fitness ability.
  • Lower stress
  • Strengthens your immune system
  • Balances your hormones which boosts sexual drive
  • Helps keep your skin healthier

In other words, to get more done during the day and be fully present and truly productive and happy, make sure you get 7-9 hours sleep!

Seasons Greetings!

Our offices will be closed on Monday, December 25th in observance of Christmas Day.

We will re-open on Tuesday, December 26th at our regular hours.

We wish you and your loved ones a beautiful Christmas Day and a very Happy Holiday Season. Enjoy!

Only a few more days left!

December 7th is the last day for Medicare patients to enroll for coverage to begin on January 1, 2018.

If you are not yet set for the new year, don’t delay! Learn about all options and benefits for successful medical coverage and peace of mind for the new year.

Find valuable information and guidance to help you navigate your options and make important decisions about your healthcare coverage at medicareresources.org and medicare.org.

Open & Closed

Our Hallandale Beach office is open todayFriday November 24th on our regular business schedule.   Call us at 954-454-6300 or visit us to see a physician and to make your future appointments.

Please note that our Hollywood office is closed today, Friday November 24th, for scheduled maintenance but will re-open on Monday, November 27th, at our regular business hours.  

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