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Membership-based primary care comes to Homewood

Birmingham DPC is unique in that it provides individualized, unrushed medical care while cutting out unnecessary costs, insurance barriers, and long-wait times! In fact, Birmingham DPC members are often able to get a same-day appointment. Members of Birmingham DPC have access to in-person visits, telemedicine calls, email, and texting communication with Dr. Efe, and this …

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Men’s Health

Annual wellness exams! Just like we have kids go to well child visits annually (or more often), we need to continue these yearly preventive health visits after we become adults. During these preventive clinic visits we will do education and counseling on important items such on nutrition and exercise, tobacco cessation or decrease in excessive …

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Lifestyle Changes for Diabetes

Excess Body Weight and Obesity: Eight out of ten people with type 2 diabetes are overweight! Research examining this association has found the excess body weight interferes with the body’s ability to efficiently utilize insulin, resulting in greater insulin resistance and higher blood sugar levels. Weight loss is an important goal for individuals carrying excess …

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Nutrition In Primary Care

A healthy diet is one that is rich complex carbohydrates, fiber, protein, unsaturated fats, and includes all essential vitamins and minerals. A healthy diet includes whole grains, nut, beans, fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy, lean proteins, and heart-healthy fats. Regular consumption of a healthy diet aids in preventing chronic disease. An unhealthy diet is one …

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Seasonal Allergies

On that note, it may be only allergies. Yes, allergies do not cause fever or chest pain that are often associated with the Coronavirus, and the allergy symptoms are more “itchy” in nature. However we have learned that some people with the coronavirus are completely asymptomatic, which means they do not show any symptoms. It’s …

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