Swimmer’s Ear Infection (External Otitis)

Swimmer’s ear, or external otitis, is typically a bacterial infection of the skin of the outer ear canal. Swimmer’s ear can occur in both acute and chronic forms. Excessive water exposure and frequent instrumentation (usually with cotton swabs) of the ear canal are important causative factors. Early symptoms include: itchy ears, a feeling of fullness,…

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Safety Tips for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Outdoor enthusiasts typically cannot wait to get outside and make the most of a beautiful day and it’s important for outdoor enthusiasts to take safety seriously. In addition to packing sunscreen and water, outdoor enthusiasts can employ various safety methods depending on the activity they choose to enjoy. Cycling Cyclists must always be on alert when sharing…

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Saline Nasal Washes

Dry, dusty conditions and changing seasons can lead to sinus irritations and activate allergies. It’s easy to reach for an over-the-counter option to block histamines, but a simple, saline wash made with ingredients found in your own kitchen could help as well. Read this informative article from the National Institutes of Health about using saline nasal…

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Bellingham Family Medicine Earns Highest PCMH Accreditation Level

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that PHC –Bellingham Family Medicine of Statesville, NC, has earned NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition Level 3 for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology…

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Our July Special – Revision Skincare Products

Receive a free D·E·J face cream™ with your purchase of D·E·J eye cream™ and Nectifirm®  ($129 value.) D·E·J face cream™ approaches aging skin in a comprehensive new way. The product contains a proprietary ceramide blend, specialized herbal extracts and a unique peptide combination for proven results. 97% of subjects showed an improvement in smoothness, brightness and wrinkles* Reduces…

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Sherlock Internal Medicine Works Toward Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition

According to the NCQA, a Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) practice inspires quality in care, cultivates more engaging patient relationships, and captures savings through expanded access and delivery options that align patient preferences with payer and provider capabilities. As a part of the ongoing commitment to the highest level of care, the providers of Sherlock…

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Win a Sun Shirt!

Share a photo of your favorite summer activity and how you protect your skin for a chance to win a UPF sun shirt!   Details: Share a photo via  facebook, Instagram, or by clicking this link with a description of your favorite summertime activity to be entered for a chance to win a UPF* shirt. Winners…

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