Patient Education

Asthma Treatment and Medications

Asthma treatment involves the use of "rescue" medications to treat asthma symptoms and "preventive" medications to keep asthma under control, as well as a plan to track and manage your asthma symptoms. See your family physician about asthma treatment options and to develop a personalized Asthma Action Plan. More...

Benefits of Vaccines

Vaccines provide protection from serious illnesses, such as measles, whooping cough, and meningitis. In healthy individuals, the benefits of vaccines far outweigh the risks. Vaccines protect not only yourself but also others around you. Talk to your family doctor about the importance of vaccines. More...

Cholesterol-Lowering Medications

If you can not bring your blood cholesterol levels to healthy level through proper diet and exercise, your physician may recommend a medication, such as a "statin", to lower your cholesterol. Medications do not "cure" high cholesterol so they much be continues to keep your cholesterol levels in the recommended range. More...

High Blood Pressure Treatment

High blood pressure usually has no symptoms, but can lead serious medical problems, including heart failure, kidney failure, and stroke. If you have high blood pressure (hypertension), your family physician may recommend a treatment plan to bring your blood pressure under control. Treatment options include lifestyle changes (dietary changes, weight loss, smoking cessation) and blood pressure medications. More...