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Archive for May 2015

Vitamin B12 Injections: 3 Great Reasons to Start

There’s been a lot of talk about B-12 injections lately – in New Orleans, across the country, and around the world. While the concept is not new, more and more people everyday are warming up to the idea – and with good reason: the potential benefits of B-12 are almost incalculable.

While most supplements arrive on the scene, quickly become the next big thing, and then just as quickly disappear, a growing, decades-long body of research suggests that B-12 injections might just be the most important thing you can do for your continued health.

For the skeptical, here’s a list of 3 great reasons to begin B-12 injections today.

Vitamin B12, ample supply & ready to go at Urgent Care MD.

Vitamin B12, ample supply & ready to go at Urgent Care MD.

Increased Energy

If you’re feeling a general sense of fatigue, B-12 deficiency might be the culprit. Without getting too science-y, B-12 helps your body convert carbohydrates into glucose, which your body uses for energy. Upping your intake of B-12 could be just the thing to boost your tired mind and body, keeping you out of urgent care and off living your life.

Wellness expert and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Joseph Mercola agrees:

“Your body relies on the efficient conversion of carbohydrates to glucose — your body’s source of fuel — to run smoothly, and vitamin B12 plays a major role in that conversion.”

Better Health

Evidence suggests that regular B-12 injections aid in lowering bad cholesterol, a primary cause of eventual heart disease. Moreover, patients with anemia, diabetic neuropathy, and even sickle-cell disease saw improvements using the supplement. Studies have also shown that, in healthy patients, B-12 injections can help to stave off age-related conditions like joint pain, inflammation, and bone loss.

A Clearer Mind

While not all conclusively proven, studies have shown that B-12 can significantly improve conditions like depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, dementia, and certain sleep disorders. Even more significantly, many Alzheimer’s patients were found to have lower than normal levels of B-12, leading some researchers to conclude that regular B-12 injections can be beneficial even for healthy, young brains.

By some estimates, nearly 40% of American adults have a B-12 deficiency. As the population of New Orleans continues to age, that percentage will only increase. Urgent Care MD can help – a B-12 injection can go a long way toward keeping you healthy, happy, and full of energy.

 

Interested in a B12 boost? Stop by Urgent Care MD in Lakeview or Mid-City New Orleans today for a fast & affordable injection… only $20! 

 

By combining the skills of emergency room trained doctors and nurse practitioners, along with friendly office staff, Urgent Care MD prides itself on providing fast and efficient urgent care for all of New Orleans.

Urgent Care MD has two locations in New Orleans, 826 Harrison Ave in Lakeview, and 2525 Canal in Mid-City. No appointment necessary, just walk-in!

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Meet Urgent Care MD’s Newest Staff Member

At Urgent Care MD, we are always looking to expand our team. Especially when we come across someone who is both friendly and incredibly professional. Such is the case with our newest team member, Ricky Phillips, DNP!

Meet, Dr. Ricky Phillips, UCMD's newest nurse practitioner!

Meet Ricky Phillips, DNP, UCMD’s newest nurse practitioner!

An Air Force veteran with over 20 years of health care experience, Ricky Phillips is a board certified family nurse practitioner. He received his Associates of Science in registered nursing from Pensacola Community College. Both his Bachelors and Masters of Science in Nursing came from Loyola University New Orleans. His Doctor of Nursing Practice degree came from Chatham University in Pittsburgh.

Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, he was an emergency/flight nurse, and clinical manager in a large emergency department located in the New Orleans metropolitan area.

Ricky is not just a great nurse practitioner, he’s a great person. As is the case with many of our team members, we’re especially excited that he is an armed forces veteran. Dedication to our country is something we take great pride in at Urgent Care MD.

Ricky will spend time between both our Lakeview and Mid-City locations.

Interested in becoming a member of the fast growing Urgent Care MD New Orleans team?

Send an email today, along with your resume, to chanelm.ucmd@gmail.com!

 

By combining the skills of emergency room trained doctors and nurse practitioners, along with friendly office staff, Urgent Care MD prides itself on providing fast and efficient urgent care for all of New Orleans.

Urgent Care MD has two locations in New Orleans, 826 Harrison Ave in Lakeview, and 2525 Canal in Mid-City. No appointment necessary, just walk-in!

Urgent Care MD, why wait?

Read More