This month, we mark another major milestone as we welcome our fourth primary care provider to the practice! Starting March 1, we’re thrilled to welcome Dr. Rachael Boland . Dr. Boland is board-certified in internal medicine and has special interests and advanced training in integrative medicine. Please join us for an evening meet-and-greet event at our offices, Tuesday, March 13 from 5:30 – 7 pm, and read more below about Dr. Boland.

February is also women’s heart health awareness month and cancer prevention month. On the blog, Dr. Megan Weisenberger discusses periodontal health in relation to heart health, and Dr. Gretchen Fermann discusses preventative measures for decreasing your risk of developing gynecologic cancers.

It’s also been a very busy month for Dr. Larkin and the media! She made several TV appearances in February, including nationally on Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson. See all the links in the articles below. Dr. Larkin was also recognized by the national publication Medical Economics as a “ChangeMaker in Medicine,” a terrific honor and very worthy recognition.

Read on for all the practice news this month, and we hope to see you on March 13 th !

In good health,
Lisa Larkin, MD, and Associates
ON THE BLOG
Periodontal Health Impacts
Heart Health

By Megan Weisenberger, DMD
Weisenberger Dental
1017 Delta Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45207
513-321-7300
www.weisenbergerdental.com

February is Women’s Heart Health Month, and research and awareness of heart health issues are critical to helping prevent and treat heart disease. One area that continues to be researched is the connection between one’s periodontal (gum) health and their risk of heart disease.  (Read more...)
Preventing Gynecologic Cancers

By Gretchen Fermann, MD
 
By now the enthusiasm with which we embraced healthy resolutions for the New Year is starting to lose its power. There definitely is a reason to continue to cultivate those healthy habits: CANCER PREVENTION. Let’s take a look at what preventative strategies are known to have an impact on gynecologic cancers.  (Read more...)
PRACTICE NEWS
Welcome, Rachael Boland, MD!

Join us for an evening open house meet-and-greet event, welcoming Dr. Boland to the practice on Tuesday, March 13 th from 5:30 – 7 p.m.

We are thrilled to welcome our newest internal medicine provider, Dr. Rachael Boland, beginning March 1!

Dr. Boland is a board-certified internal medicine physician with many years of experience caring for patients in both outpatient and inpatient settings. She believes in a holistic and personalized approach to the health and wellness of her patients. (Read more...)
Lisa Larkin, MD, Named a "ChangeMaker in Medicine"

Dr. Lisa Larkin was named to Medical Economics’ inaugural annual class of “ChangeMakers in Medicine” -- one of only seven physicians recognized by the national publication in a feature article released online this week.  
Now Offering Continuous Glucose Monitoring

We are pleased to now offer state-of-the-art Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) for patients.

CGM is a way to measure glucose levels in real-time throughout the day and night. A tiny electrode called a glucose sensor is painlessly inserted under the skin in your abdomen in our office. The device measures your glucose levels throughout the day and stores the information on a disk that is attached to the sensor (smaller than a half dollar). You’ll return within three to seven days for removal of the device. (Read more...)
 
IN THE NEWS
Lisa Larkin, MD, is making headlines!
 
Emmy award-winning investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson recently spent time with Dr. Larkin and some patients to discuss the Direct Primary Care model, including how it offers patients better access to their provider at a lower cost overall.

“This is a model where the patient and the physician have the relationship without the barriers of insurance,” said Dr. Larkin. See the full interview here .

Dr. Larkin appeared on Ch. 12’s morning show with Sheila Gray to discuss women’s heart health , including how women’s symptoms may be different than men’s and why women need to advocate for themselves. See the full episode here.

Dr. Larkin appeared on Fox 19’s Morning Show to discuss lifestyle changes people can make to help reduce their risk of developing certain cancers . See the full episode here.
SEXUAL HEALTH NEWS
Save the Date for the Cincinnati Sexual Health Consortium’s Second Annual Geering Lecture

Thursday, May 17
6 – 8 pm

Be sure to save the date for this free, community lecture on sexual health, featuring keynote presentation by Murray Freedman, MD, board-certified gynecologist, sexual health expert and author of Peanut Butter and Jelly: Great Sex is as Easy as Making a PBJ Sandwich .

Watch our website for more information in the coming weeks.
Cincinnati Sexual Health Consortium Kicks Off Membership 

Do you know a sexual health provider?

The Cincinnati Sexual Health Consortium (CSHC) is a newly formed nonprofit whose mission is to improve sexual health and wellness of individuals in the Greater Cincinnati area. It is a membership organization of clinicians in diverse specialties, launched with the goal of improving sexual health care through professional collaboration and community outreach. 

The organization is about to launch its first-ever membership drive and will begin reaching out to sexual medicine providers in the Greater Cincinnati area. If you are or you know of a provider who might like to join, please visit CincinnatiSexualHealth.org for more information.
DIRECT PRIMARY CARE NEWS
Direct Primary Care: The Doctor Will See You Now

"Under direct primary care, patients receive better healthcare for less money." Read more in this article from MacIver Institute .
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