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Summer Refer-A-Friend Program

Mary Brace - Monday, June 19, 2017

Refer a friend or loved one this Summer! Current patients of Wellcare MD are encouraged to refer their friends and loved ones to join our practice. Refer someone who joins Wellcare MD this Summer (before August 31, 2017) and get a free month of membership! Here are the details:

  • This offer is only available to current patients who refer new patients who join Wellcare MD between June 19 and August 31, 2017.
  • This offer is only good for one free individual month for referring patients who sign up. The offer is limited to 3 free months per patient.
  • New patients who sign up this Summer will be asked who referred them but the current patient making the referral is responsible for letting Wellcare MD know if they have referred someone so their account can be credited.
  • There is no cash value to this offer and it cannot be combined with any other offers.
  • Patients who have pre-paid for the year will earn a free month to be applied at their annual renewal.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to give us a call (262-6626) or shoot us an email (info@wellcaremd.com)
 

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Improving Balance and Preventing Falls

Mary Brace - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Here is follow up info from our healthy lunch in April of 2017.  

 

Drills for improving ones balance:

1.Standing with feet together and arms crossed over chest, close your eyes and count to 20. Repeat 5 times.

2.Standing in a toe/heel pattern with arms at 90 degrees for balance, move forward for several feet. As you become confident drop arms down to your side for even more of a balance challenge.

3.Same as #2 but walking backwards with same toe/heel pattern.

4.Standing on one leg, move arms slowly in different directions - overhead, lifting arms up from side to front of body. Challenge balance by adding a soup can or a very light hand weight. (Make sure legs do not touch each other while in balance stance).

5.The 5 dot drill is to imagine you have a dot in front, on each side of you and to the back while standing in the middle of dots. Point foot to all the different dots slowly as well as crossing one foot over the other to touch dot to your side.

6.Walking with your normal gait move head from side to side.

 

Many examples for improving balance can be found by searching YouTube, "Balance for Seniors."

~Yvonne Skinner, Personal Trainer, Shasta Family YMCA

 

 

 

 

 

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Refer A Friend in February

Mary Brace - Friday, February 03, 2017

Refer a friend or loved one this Valentines!  Current patients of Wellcare MD are encouraged to refer their friends and loved ones to join our practice.  Refer someone who joins Wellcare MD during the month of February and get a free month of membership!  Here are the details: 

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Refer A Friend in February

You Have the Best Stories

Mary Brace - Monday, October 17, 2016

What is your favorite feature of being a member of Wellcare MD? Do you love being able to text in for a refill or to set up an appointment? Have you been able to email Dr. Jill about test results and saved an unnecessary visit while setting your mind at ease quickly? Have you been able to get into the office the same day you called so you could get better? Have you been able to have unhurried appointments and enjoyed a relationship with a doctor who truly cares about keeping you healthy?  

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September Referral Program

Mary Brace - Thursday, September 15, 2016

Don't keep it to yourself! Current patients of Wellcare MD are encouraged to refer their friends and loved ones to join our practice. Refer someone who joins Wellcare MD between Sept 15 and Sept 31 and get a free month of membership! If you refer someone who signs up for a year, you get 2 months free.  Here are the details: 

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September Referral Program