Antibiotics: When you need them, when you don’t
We all know antibiotics are good at fighting germs—just not all germs. And that’s good to remember the next time you get an illness like a cold.
No topic is taboo when talking to your doctor
It may not be easy to talk to your doctor about a health concern that seems sensitive or even embarrassing. But it’s crucial that you have the conversation.
Annual visits with a physician can help you stay well
Making an appointment to see your doctor for an annual wellness visit might sound strange. Why see your doctor when you’re feeling well?
Why you need an annual wellness visit
Most of us would agree: Going to the doctor when we’re sick makes a lot of sense. But what about when we’re feeling fine?
Q&A: Prediabetes: Heed the warning
Melissa Bertha, DO, of Mercy Primary Care at Roosevelt Boulevard, explains what prediabetes is and why it’s something you shouldn’t ignore.
Speak up about all medicines
Here’s something you need to do if you take prescription medicine— and it might surprise you: Tell your doctor about every over-the-counter (OTC) drug you take. No exceptions.
Make your meds work for you
Medications are important for good health. But managing multiple drugs can be hard sometimes. If you’re struggling to keep up, let your doctor know.
How one decision helped Vivian Madison beat cancer
40, 50, 60. Milestone birthdays have a way of creeping up—and getting folks thinking about what lies ahead.
Mercy Primary Care at Gloria Dei Estates
Instead of driving across town, wouldn’t it be nice if you could open your front door, step outside and within a minute or two receive expert medical care from a physician?
Stay cool and safe: Summer in the city
Sun in the sky and burgers on the grill—these may be some of your favorite things around this time of year.