Blog Archive

Help for Your Hypertension Nov 1st, 2021

Many diseases come with warning signs, which come in handy if you know what to look for. For example, spotting the symptoms of diabetes, heart disease, or cancer can help you detect it quickly and treat it early before it progresses too far. But high blood pressure (HPB), also known...

Why It Might Be Time for You to Try Medical Weight Loss Oct 13th, 2021

Like millions of Americans, you’ve tried every diet out there, and you may have even had some success. But nothing seems to work for long, and as you get older, nothing seems to work at all. You’ve always heard about medical weight loss programs but never seriously looked into them...

How Radiofrequency Technology Can Rejuvenate Your Skin Sep 9th, 2021

You see the changes gradually at first — a line here, a few wrinkles there, and then suddenly it seems like your face changed overnight. Even if you’ve taken good care of your skin over the years, there’s no avoiding the eventual loss of structure and tone that leads to...

Salt and Hypertension: What's the Link? Aug 17th, 2021

Your body needs salt to keep it running smoothly. Every time your muscles contract and relax (including your heart muscle), you have salt to thank. Salt also enables your nerves to send signals to your brain and regulates the fluids in your body. But you only need a minuscule amount...

Skin Rejuvenation for Acne Scars: What to Expect Jul 21st, 2021

Acne affects about 50 million Americans a year, and the majority (about 85%) are between the ages of 12 and 24. Although acne can strike at any age, and many people suffer from it well into their 30s and 40s, it typically subsides when you reach young adulthood, and hormone...

How to Reduce the Pain of Osteoarthritis Jun 27th, 2021

Osteoarthritis (OA) attacks the cartilage in your joints. Once this protective barrier breaks down, your bones rub together and cause significant pain. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 32.5 million Americans suffer from this progressive disease.  Since osteoarthritis is incurable, those living with the...

5 Signs of Hormone Imbalance May 23rd, 2021

For the most part, it can be pretty easy to identify what’s causing changes in your health. Touching something you’re allergic to triggers makes you itchy, and rolling your ankle makes it swell. But other times, it’s not so easy to figure out why your health has changed so dramatically....

What to Expect at a Men's Health Appointment Apr 18th, 2021

Studies show that men are reluctant to visit their doctor and make appointments about 24% less frequently than women. And their avoidance costs them — men are more likely to: Suffer from congestive heart failure Skip cholesterol tests Be hospitalized for diabetes complications Lose a leg or foot to diabetes...

Diagnosing and Treating Your Allergies Mar 13th, 2021

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, the advent of spring may strike fear in your heart. Whether you get a stuffy nose, watery eyes, or sneezing and wheezing, the condition can make it a miserable time of year. But pollen and airborne allergens aren’t the only culprits. Allergies come in...

Understanding the Different Treatments for Diabetes Feb 16th, 2021

Of the 34.2 million Americans living with diabetes, a shocking 7 million aren’t diagnosed and, worse, not getting the right treatment. It can be confusing to navigate the various diabetes treatments available to you, but neglecting to treat your diabetes can lead to frustrating symptoms and serious health consequences. Our...

How to Get Your High Blood Pressure Under Control Jan 1st, 2021

More than 100 million Americans are walking around with hypertension (high blood pressure), and many of them don’t even know it. That’s because high blood pressure has no symptoms in its early stages.  But if you follow the “out of sight, out of mind” approach to health care, you may...

What Can I Expect From a Medical Weight-Loss Program? Dec 1st, 2020

It seems that for some people, weight loss is as simple as cutting back on carbs for a few weeks or stepping up their step count. But for a great many others, weight loss is extremely more complicated. It may seem as though hidden forces are thwarting your efforts no...

Do Adults Need Vaccines? Nov 1st, 2020

You know kids and pets need shots, but do adults need vaccines? The short answer is yes. But why? Which vaccines do you need? Many questions and misinformation surround the topic of adult vaccines, which is why Dr. James Batey and our team of medical professionals are here to clear...

Start Laser Hair Removal Now and Be Pool Ready by Summer Oct 5th, 2020

As the sun sets on another summer, it’s time to dust off your leggings and pull out your favorite sweater. And with the fall and winter chill settling in, your body hair care routine inevitably takes a vacation.  While it can be tempting to hide your hairy issues under your...

How Skin Rejuvenation Can Diminish Stretch Marks, Brown Spots, and More Sep 9th, 2020

Sink imperfections are a part of life. Some people consider their scars and wrinkles as badges of honor earned by living life to its fullest, and we agree — but that doesn’t mean you have to walk around with them for all the world to see. If time and life...

Say Goodbye to Fine Lines and Wrinkles Aug 5th, 2020

You went to bed with smooth skin, then woke up and spotted your first wrinkle. How could this happen? Why did it happen? More importantly — how can you eliminate the wrinkles and lines that seem to multiply before your eyes? Simple. You come in and see us at Premier...

Ways to Diminish Your Rosacea Jul 20th, 2020

A ruddy complexion, especially if accompanied by rough skin and acne-like bumps, signal you may have rosacea. This common skin condition typically appears on your cheeks and spread to your chin and forehead. While rosacea affects more than 16 million Americans, most of them are women who have fair skin...

How Often Do I Need a Pap Smear? Jun 12th, 2020

About 93% of women in the United States reported getting a pap smear at least once in their lifetimes. However, pap smears need to be routinely performed, not just once, to detect cervical cancer effectively. At Premier Primary Care, your health is our top priority. We offer a range of...

The Link Between Diabetes and Obesity May 26th, 2020

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes among obese adults is seven to eight times higher than adults with normal weight, and having a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or more makes you 20 times more likely to develop diabetes. The team at Premier Primary Care is here to help...

You Don’t Have to Live with Acne Scars: Skin Rejuvenation Can Help Apr 21st, 2020

As the most common skin condition in the United States, chronic acne affects up to 50 million Americans at any given time. While it’s often associated with puberty and adolescence, many adults deal with acne, too — women, in particular, are more likely to experience routine acne breakouts in their...

Get Your Allergies Under Control with Allergy Testing and Treatment Mar 3rd, 2020

Over 50 million people in the United States are affected by allergies at any given time, making it the sixth leading cause of chronic illness among Americans of all ages. Allergy occurrence is also on the rise, meaning an ever-increasing number of people will develop them each year.    Dealing...

Could You Have High Blood Pressure and Not Know It? Feb 3rd, 2020

High blood pressure often causes no symptoms until you have a heart attack or stroke, making regular checks a crucial part of detecting hypertension before it’s too late. High blood pressure is more common than you may think. It’s estimated that more than 100 million adults in the United States...