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Open Enrollment Starts November 1st!

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Open Enrollment Starts November 1st!

Did you know that the enrollment period is much shorter this year? Make sure that you don't miss the window and sign up for coverage starting November 1st! Learn more at getamericacovered.org and sign up at healthcare.gov!

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Childhood vaccinations no longer available at our office after November 1st

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Childhood vaccinations no longer available at our office after November 1st

We will no longer provide vaccines for children in the office after 11/1/17. Although we won’t have vaccines in our office, we have come up with several options that will continue to offer families flexibility to follow a vaccine schedule that may vary from the standard recommendations laid out by the health department.   We stay committed to helping families with thoughtful and personalized medical care and personalized vaccine scheduling.   Options Available Include: Shots for Tots – State Program for all children under 19 We will give you a prescription for the vaccines your child needs for their personalized schedule Requirements for this...

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Fatty Liver – it’s not just for French Ducks!

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Fatty Liver – it’s not just for French Ducks!

Hey I love Foie Gras but I am not sure I will be able to ever eat it again.  It is made by force feeding the poor ducks with corn syrup, sugar and starch to give them fatty liver!  Yikes!   Humans, like those ducks get fatty livers from eating sugar, flour, fructose (soda) and processed grains.  Fatty liver is a dangerous disease. In America, it affects 90 million of us and 17 percent of our children.  Fatty liver literally means your liver fills with fat, paving the path for chronic disease and inflammation. Are you ready for some of...

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Are You a Carboholic? Why Cutting Carbs Is So Tough

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Are You a Carboholic? Why Cutting Carbs Is So Tough

Read the NYT Article Here   I am a card carrying carbaholic.  I jokingly call flour and sugar "the gateway drug" that leads me to want  more and more of it, to the exclusion of other foods.     I love any food that is white, and I am not talking cauliflower!     Unfortunately, it is not a joke when it comes to the risk of diabetes and heart disease and fatty liver. The thing I know for sure is that if I minimize  foods that spike an insulin response in me (processed grains, sugar,  I have a normal appetite....

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Dr. Trester is Humanitarian of the Year from TCMS

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Dr. Trester is Humanitarian of the Year from TCMS

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Trester has won the Humanitarian of the Year award from the Travis County Medical Society. Congratulations, Dr. Trester!  From their press release:  Elliot Trester, MDTCMS Humanitarian of the Year Bicycling to work through downtown Austin, Dr. Trester was intrigued by a small building he passed, so he stopped and went inside. It was the Volunteer Healthcare Clinic (VHC). Since that day in 2005, he has been a regular volunteer. His generosity with his time and skills has become legend—not only because of the VHC, but add serving on the board of Physicians for...

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