Welcome, Spring! 

We are counting down the days to spring - and to the opening of our new offices! Read more about our opening date and open house events, and about the expanded offerings in our new home.

Also, learn more about Hypertension: what it is, how to prevent it, and how to treat it, from Maria Wright, MD. And, Amy Paterno, RD, shares her thoughts on the best apps for helping your weight-loss journey.

We're looking forward to seeing you in Mariemont!

Thank you for allowing us to partner in your heath care!

Lisa Larkin, MD, and Associates
ON THE BLOG
Hypertension 101: What You  Need to Know
by Maria Wright, MD, NCMP

Hypertension – or high blood pressure – is one of the most common conditions we see in internal medicine. In fact, according to the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC,) more than 75 million Americans (1 in 3 adults) have high blood pressure.  Only half of hypertensive patients (about 54%) have the condition under control. Here are key things you need to know about what those numbers mean, how to prevent hypertension, and how to treat it. (Read more...)
 
NUTRITION
There's an App for That! 4 Apps to Help Your Weight-Loss Journey
by Amy Paterno, RD

In the age of smart phones and app stores, keeping a food and exercise journal should feel relatively simple. Unfortunately, the abundance of options makes choosing the correct applications a bit complicated.  In an attempt to make choosing weight loss tools easier, I have listed a few apps that I find most helpful and a quick summary about their functions. (Read more...) 
 
EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT
Keri Rickenbaugh
Director of Clinical Operations

It’s pretty safe to say that if you’ve been a patient with Dr. Larkin at nearly any point during her career, you’ve also gotten to know one of her biggest supporters and collaborators: Keri Rickenbaugh. Keri is the Director of Clinical Operations with the practice, but that’s really just a fancy title meaning, “jack of all trades.” (Read more about Keri here...)

PRACTICE NEWS
New Office Opens April 10; Open House Celebration May 6

We’re so thrilled to share our new offices with you, and we’re excited to move into our new home in Mariemont at 3908 Miami Road, near Graeter’s on the square. Our new, 2,400-square-foot space offers six patient rooms, including two procedure rooms, and a consult room for wellness, nutrition and behavioral health consultations. (Read more...)

Gretchen Fermann, MD, to offer Gynecology Care in our Office

Seven Hills Women’s Health Center and board-certified gynecologist Gretchen Fermann, MD, will begin offering patient appointments in our Mariemont location in May. Dr. Fermann provides comprehensive gynecology services, including contraception, IUD insertion, colposcopy and other office-based procedures and care.
(Read more...)
Sexual Health Lecture to be held May 11

The 2nd Annual Catherine Geering Community Lecture will be held Thursday, May 11 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce (3 E. Fourth St., Downtown, Cincinnati). The lecture is free and open to the public; however, reservations are required. (Read more...)


Happy Honeymooning!

Just a reminder that Dr. Larkin is out of the office for the remainder of this month, as she is enjoying her honeymoon in New Zealand! Dr. Larkin’s patients have access to her partners (Dr. Wright and Anna Fox, CNP) as needed in her absence. If you have any questions or urgent needs, please call the office (513.760.5511.)

DIRECT PRIMARY CARE
With Direct Primary Care, It’s Just Doctor and Patient

Patients pay a monthly fee for a range of basic services, eliminating the insurance middleman

"Although less than 2% of the nation’s 900,000 licensed physicians are involved in direct primary care to date, proponents say the model could grow as Republicans encourage more free-market alternatives to insurance-based, fee-for-service medicine." 

Read more from this recent article in the Wall Street Journal...

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 Healthgrades.com ( Dr. LarkinDr. Wright, or  Anna Fox, CNP) or on  Facebook. We so appreciate your time and trust in us.
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