This week marks the beginning of the busy holiday season, and we want to express just how thankful we are for all of you. You might have read that we recently signed on our 1,000th patient in October, and we couldn't be more grateful for the support and trust you've shown us as your healthcare providers. We are more committed than ever to continuing our relationship-based and evidence-based practice, as we know it yields better health for you! Thank you for sharing our commitment to better healthcare in our community.

This month, we share thoughts on the blog about a more convenient way to prep for colonoscopy and current thinking about HRT therapy for treatment of menopause symptoms. And, nutritionist Jennifer Bain shares thoughts about a super-berry and a healthy recipe just in time for Thanksgiving.
With the holiday shopping season quickly approaching, we're excited to join our Mariemont merchant neighbors by participating in Small Business Saturday with an open house and specials. We hope you'll stop by and see us Saturday, Nov. 25 from 10 am - 2 pm.

As always, we appreciate your trust in us as your healthcare providers, and we wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving!

In good health,

Lisa Larkin, MD, and Associates

* Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
  • Closed, Thursday, Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving Day)
  • Not seeing patients (but phones will be turned on from 9 am - 3 pm) Friday, Nov. 24


Let's Shop Small!

Join us Saturday, Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. for an open house event as we participate in Small Business Saturday.

Learn more about our offerings, tour our office, and take advantage of special, one-day-only discounts and pricing on select products and services! (Read more...)
Hormone Therapy for Treatment of Menopause Symptoms May Be Safer Than Previously Reported

by Lisa Larkin, MD, FACP, NCMP, IF

In September of this year, The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published results from the most recent study examining hormone therapy for women using data from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI.) This latest study is important because it may impact the quality of life for the millions of women who seek treatment for menopause management, specifically hormone replacement therapy (HRT.) (Read more...)
New Colonoscopy Prep System Offers Comfortable Alternative to Traditional Prep

By Karen Haberthier, MD
Ohio GI
3301 Mercy Health Blvd. Suite 500 
Cincinnati, OH 45211
No one likes to prep for colonoscopy. From forcing down the liquid to camping out in the bathroom, the prep can be a barrier to colon cancer screening. Of course, a bowel that is not adequately cleansed can result in a missed polyp or cancer, a longer procedure time, and a repeat colonoscopy at much shorter intervals than if adequate cleansing.
Cincinnati HyGIeaCare Center introduced the HyGIeaCare Prep System to Cincinnati in February 2017. HyGIeaCare has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to effectively clean the bowel using a gentle infusion of warm, gravity-flow filtered water.  (Read more...)
A New Twist on a Thanksgiving Classic: Cranberry Sauce

By Jennifer Bain, MEd, LDN, RDN
We all have that memory of the dreadful, pink, gelatinous, cranberry-like side dish on the dinner table that Uncle Bob just can't get enough of. But before you dismiss cranberry sauce all together, let's take a closer look at this magical berry. (Read more...)
Welcome, Dr. Matacia!

We’re thrilled to welcome Gina Matacia, MD. Dr. Matacia is a medical oncologist who is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology. She specializes in all forms of cancer but has a special interest in breast cancer and palliative care. She will focus on management of women at high risk of breast cancer in our offices. Read more about Dr. Matacia here .
Feeling Ill but Don’t Want to Leave your House? Or Can’t Get Away from Work? Schedule a Virtual Visit!

Working through the HIPAA-compliant American Well Telehealth platform – the same telemedicine platform used by the Cleveland Clinic – our providers can meet virtually with patients (when appropriate. Note that some conditions or acute needs may not be appropriate for virtual visits. Check with the office to be sure your needs can be served with a telemedicine visit.) Patients download the AmWell app and use their own personal device (laptop, desktop, phone or tablet) that has a camera.

Telemedicine visits are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis, with only a few offered each day. Here’s what to do:
  1. Download the secure, HIPAA-compliant app by searching for AmWell in the iTunes or Android app stores.
  2. Call the office for our unique practice code (you’ll only need to do this the first time you use the app.)
  3. Then, schedule using the app or by calling the office (513.760.5511.)

Read more about telehealth/virtual visits here !

* Each urgent visit is $60.
Lisa Larkin, MD, is making headlines!
Dr. Larkin was interviewed by Emmy-award winning, Washington, DC-based journalist Sharyl Attkisson with the national program “Full Measure” about the emerging model of Direct Primary Care. The full interview will air in January. Stay tuned for more information! 

Dr. Larkin was interviewed by MedScape for an article about the “comeback” of private practice, and she discussed the benefits of direct primary care for both provider and patient. Read the full article here .
Doctors Are Opting Out of Insurance

The “direct primary care” movement is attracting physicians sick of red tape. And it’s transforming the doctor-patient relationship.

Thank you! The highest compliment we can receive is your trust and confidence in referring friends and family to our practice. We also know your friends and family seek recommendations – including those online. If you would like to leave a review about your experience with our practice, please do so at Google, ( Dr. LarkinDr. Wright, or  Anna Fox, CNP) or on  Facebook. We so appreciate your time and trust in us.
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