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Refer a Friend or Loved One!

Mary Brace - Friday, January 18, 2019

Refer a friend or loved one to join Wellcare MD! You have the best stories and examples of how amazing it is to have Direct Primary Care. Share your experiences with your friends and family so they too can have accessible, unlimited, quality primary care. Starting today this will be an ONGOING promotion!! The rewards will change each month - For now through the end of February you can CHOOSE between a $50 gift card at Mosaic (at the Sheraton in Redding) or a FREE MONTH at Wellcare MD.
 

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Refer a Friend or Loved One!

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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Improving Balance and Preventing Falls

Innovative Health Benefit

Mary Brace - Thursday, July 28, 2016

Tangible, valuable benefits such as direct primary care help set your business apart to keep and attract quality employees. In addition, by providing Wellcare MD, your staff is more likely to stay healthy and stay on the job thanks to the preventative care that is inherent to our in-depth Doctor-Patient relationship. Your workforce will benefit from text and email access to address concerns quickly as well as same and next-day appointments. 

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Innovative Health Benefit

Three Reasons Why Employers Should Care about Direct Primary Care

Mary Brace - Monday, April 18, 2016

By Dr. Samir Qamar, Founder & CEO, MedLion  

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Three Reasons Why Employers Should Care about Direct Primary Care