Keeping Hearts Healthy

Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women worldwide. It affects at least 1 of every 4 persons in the United States and it claims more lives than all cancers combined.  Its untreated symptoms can also lead to stroke, the number one cause of disability in the United States and also a major cause of death.

The good news is that 80% of heart diseases are preventable with timely intervention and better life choices.

Exercise, good nutrition, blood pressure control and proper stress management can help you keep heart disease at bay or manage it successfully if you already have it.

Visit your doctor to protect your heart and brain health by learning your numbers (cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index), risk for developing heart disease and stroke, and how to take immediate action towards a healthy heart health.

Call us today to make your appointment, walk-ins are also welcome.

The Benefits of Deep Breathing

Forming a daily habit of deep breathing can have a significant impact in your mental and physical health, from reducing stress (a big contributor to anxiety and depression) and improving muscle relaxation to lowering a rapid heartbeat and stabilizing blood pressure.  Deep abdominal breathing produces full oxygen exchange and its practice can help improve a person’s mental ability to focus. Even singers use deep breathing techniques to help them achieve higher vocal range and keep their chords healthy.

 

Many practices, including Yoga and Pilates, employ deep breathing techniques, but you don’t have to be a Yogi to benefit from forming a habit of good deep breathing; find what works for you, start with just a few minutes a day and reap the healthy benefits of wholesomely good deep breathing.

 

Here are 6 breathing exercises to get you started!

Your Best Health Is Our Mission

Make 2019 your healthiest year and let our caring and highly professional Safecare team help you achieve your goals to your best health.

Our doctors and staff would be happy to welcome you and assist you with your health concerns. Urgent care and walk-ins are also welcome.

Call us at 954-454-6300 for an appointment!

 

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 to maintain a healthy immune system.

Visit one of our doctors at any of our two convenient locations if you or a loved one have concerning symptoms. Call us at 954-454-6300 for more information, walk-ins are also welcome.

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

Happy New Year!

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

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

We wish you a healthy and happy New Year 2019!

Flu Season

Flu & cold season is here! With sudden changes in our South Florida weather, temperatures rising and dropping, there is a higher chance of catching the flu or a simple cold that could debilitate you for weeks.

But how can we avoid the flu completely? Although there is no sure way to avoid it entirely, here are a few steps you can take to prevent falling prey to the flu:

  • Get the annual flu shot.
  • Wash your hands regularly.
  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Exercise regularly, aim for 30 mins a day at least 5 days a week.
  • Drink enough fluids to maintain good hydration
  • Consume vitamin C.
  • Take extra precautions when caring or spending time with some one that already has the virus.

Talk to your doctor for a more personalized preventative treatment. The flu can be a very debilitating illness that you want to avoid.

There is still time to equip yourself for the season, get your flu shot and stay healthy during the holidays and winter days.

Call our Hollywood office at (954) 989-7441 or our Hallandale Beach office at (954) 454-6300 for more information regarding the annual flu shot and to make an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome, see our office hours for more details.

Merry & Bright

Our offices will be closed on Tuesday, December 25th in observance of Christmas Day, We will re-open on Wednesday, December 26th at our regular business hours.

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

 

Safecare Medical Center received 4.5 out of 5 stars rating from Humana’s HEDIS Quality Program!

Congratulations to Chiapone David Ting, M.D. and Richard J. Wilbur, M.D and Susie Budowsky, PA of Safecare Medical Center for achieving 4.5 HEDIS star rating level according to Humana Medicare Quality measures.

The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) is a widely used set of performance measures, developed and maintained by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA.)  Medicare HEDIS measurements include preventive measures, management of chronic conditions, and physician responsiveness to improve patients’ quality of life.  Safecare Medical Center is committed to helping our patients achieve their best health through providing quality care.

To schedule your appointment with one of Safecare’s primary care physicians, please contact our office at 954-454-6300

Join us on Nov. 28th at Kay Rico Coffee

You’re invited to a delicious cup of coffee and an informative seminar to learn more about the 2019 Medicare Open Enrollment Benefits.  Don’t miss this opportunity to get your health coverage ready for the new year!

Seating is limited, RSVP now to reserve your spot and invite up to two friends.

Free event and the best coffee in town is on us!  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Closed for Thanksgiving!

Our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd in observance of Thanksgiving Day, and will reopen on Friday, November 23rd at our regular business hours.  Call us at 954-454-6300 to make an appointment, walk-ins are also welcome.

We wish you and your loved ones a beautiful Thanksgiving celebration and we thank you for choosing us to be your primary health care provider.

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