It’s springtime and that usually means plenty of activity, warmer temperatures and lots of sunshine.
Here at Thumb Butte Medical Center, we want to help you enjoy this season while staying healthy and fit.
Stem Cell Therapy isn’t the future, it’s today
Of course, one of the best ways to enjoy spring is when you feel good and are able to move without pain and discomfort.
An exciting new treatment for a variety of medical conditions is stem cell therapy. You may have heard of it being used for joint pain, but it’s been found to be helpful for so much more:
- Hip, knee and shoulder pain
- Back injury
- Sports injuries
- Kidney failure
- Heart disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Erectile dysfunction
- Liver disease
- Chronic fatigue
- Sleep disorder
Habib Torfi, Ph.D., one of the world’s premiere experts on stem cell regeneration, will join us at Thumb Butte Medical Center for a free educational seminar on Stem Cell Therapy and how it may help you.
If you go:
- What: Stem Cell Therapy Seminar
- When: Saturday, April 13
- Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Cost: Free
Please RSVP at 928-445-7085; a healthy lunch will be provided.
Just because the weather is warmer, doesn’t mean the risk of falling goes away for the elderly. Falls can mean broken bones, severe injuries and hospital admittance. At Thumb Butte Medical Center we use a Vestibular Autorotation Test (VAT), to help in preventing falls. The VAT tests for potential issues with the inner ear, which can affect balance and dizziness. After receiving this test, patients are taught how to hold their head and eyes to improve their balance and avoid falling.
“The majority of our patients are above 65 years old,” explained Dr. Hojat Askari. “Many of our patients experience numerous falls resulting in emergency visits or office visits. I believe that a VAT test will prevent falls and the risk of trauma, head injury and fractures of the ribs, hips and other bones.”
It’s a fabulous time for biking, hiking, pickle ball, baseball and more, but sports can lead to injuries. Don’t overdo when you start up your exercise regiment again, and stay hydrated. Wear a hat and shoes with good support.
Unfortunately, despite all precautions, injuries can still happen. We offer extended office hours and accept walk-in patients. We also have a foot and ankle surgeon on staff for consultations.
Finally, schools and teams need their players to get a sports physical. Call our Prescott office at 928-445-7085, or in Prescott Valley call 928-775-9007 to schedule an appointment. For students without insurance, Dr. Askari offers sports physicals for just $30.
Asthma & Allergies
With budding trees, Cottonwood fluff and pollen from flowers, this is frequently the season for allergy flare-ups. Did you know it’s best to treat allergies before symptoms show up? If you think you’re likely to develop allergies, now is the time to proactively consult a physician. If your allergies have already kicked in, we offer allergy treatments.
Asthma can be a serious health condition sometimes made worse in the spring. Increased physical activity, temperature changes, pollen, fertilizers and even spring cleaning can trigger asthma episodes.
At Thumb Butte Medical Center, we are a state-of-the-art multi specialty clinic. Our mission is to treat patients like family.
We accept patients of any age. Walk-ins and new patients are always welcome.