Patient Education


At Med+Plus Florence, we consider you to be the most important part of your health care team. Here, we offer a list of recommended web sites which may be helpful for your understanding of your health care issues and which may offer tools to help you manage your health care plan. Information from these websites should not be considered an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional health care provider. You should never ignore or delay seeking medical advice based on this information.

Personal Health Record:

www.myphr.com/StartaPHR/Create_a_PHR.aspx info on how to create a PHR
www.myphr.com/resources/choose.aspx PHR forms available

Weight Control:
www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator.html 
Center for Disease Control’s Adult BMI Calculator

www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/obe/treatment.html
 
info about overweight & obesity treatment options from the National Institutes of Health

High Blood Pressure:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/hypertension/htm/index.htm basic information
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/hbp/dash/new_dash.pdf DASH diet

Diabetes:
www.diabetes.org is the American Diabetes Association Home Page.
Here you will find diabetes information and tips on managing your diabetes.

Heart Health:
www.heart.org is the American Heart Association website.

Hyperlipidemia:    
www.uptodate.com/contents/high-cholesterol-and-lipids-hyperlipidemia-beyond-the-basics?source=search_result&search=hyperlipidemia&selectedTitle=1%7E4 

Lung Conditions and Allergies:
www.lung.org is the American Lung Association website.
www.acaai.org is American College of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology website.
www.acaai.org/allergist/allergies/seasonal/Pages/default.aspx info on seasonal allergies
www.patients.thoracic.org/information-series/index.php patient information and health series from the American Thoracic Society

Stop Smoking:
www.smokefree.gov offers step-by-step quit guide and other resources
www.lung.org/stop-smoking/how-to-quit/ help from the American Lung Association

Influenza:
www.flu.gov/about_the_flu/seasonal/index.html  for information on seasonal flu

Other Helpful Sites:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorial.html  is the website for tutorials from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources.
Interactive HealthTutorials are listed alphabetically for around 100 diseases and conditions, as well as tutorials on tests, procedures, surgeries, and health and wellness.

www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/by-category/ is the website for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and contains articles on diseases conditions, tests, procedures, etc. relating to the heart, lungs, and blood, and also sleep disorders

www.cdc.gov website for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

www.empoweryourhealth.org is the American College of Endocrinology’s Patient education website with links to the following endocrine conditions: Adrenal, Diabetes, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Parathyroid, Pituitary, and Thyroid

www.familydoctor.org is the web site operated by the American  Academy of Family Physicians

 

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