“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
Here at Partners in Wellness, we are hoping you will be taking some time to enjoy the intermittent “sunbreaks” as well as the spring showers. Remember this is high allergy season and if your having headaches or fatigue, it could be a sign of allergic rhinitis. Make an appointment to discuss ways to prevent allergy symptoms and boost your immune system!. In wellness, Dr. Alvarez
“The path to healthy body, and happy soul is based upon self-study, mindfulness, love and awareness.”
Happy March from Partners in Wellness!
How are your 2018 Health and Wellness goals coming along? Just a reminder to come in and discuss barriers to your goals or just to share in your successes and take something from my ” you are doing an AWESOME job” basket!
If at the end of the day, week, month, year we can look back at maybe just one mindful moment that helped change our pathway… we will have accomplished much.
Look for a mindful quote here each week this month in an effort to move us in that direction. If you have one to share, please send it my way!
In wellness, Dr. Alvarez
“Wherever you are, be there totally.”
– Eckhart Tolle
The office will be CLOSED Friday 12/8/17 and Thursday 12/21/17- Monday 12/25/17. There will be some modification of hours the rest of the year. Please contact our office if you do not see your scheduling needs on the portal and we will try to accommodate you.
Please make arrangements in advance for medication refills and getting your follow up appointments scheduled. Thank you for using the Portal for scheduling and do contact your pharmacy for any refills.
As always, any closures for winter weather will most often follow the PPS closure or late opening for that day.
Have a safe and healthy holiday season !
The office of Dr. Kathy Alvarez will be CLOSED
Wed. 8/9/17-Monday 8/14/17
PLEASE make arrangements regarding medication refills and follow up for before or after these dates. We will offer some extended hours the days before and the week after if booked so please call.
THANK YOU, for remaining an active participant in your health and wellness Have a safe summer.! ~Dr. Alvarez
Partners – PLEASE STAY TUNED! – Beginning June 19th, We are planning to add some appointments to the schedule. We are listening and hope you will continue to let us know what times and days are best for your needs. We will offer early morning appointments and still keep one late day clinic. See the website or listen to our voicemail for details next week. Please keep this in mind if you are due for your annual exam or follow up.
We hope you are off to getting some fun summer plans underway, whether that be time in your garden or away time at the beach…
Be Safe and always keep your health and wellness goals on the “to do” or ” take with you” list!!
See you soon.
Our Athena Portal just had a new release and some functionality has changed, for the most part, to improve efficiency. PLEASE NOTE: YOU CAN “check in” online, BEFORE your appointment. PLEASE do help us by using this function – it allows us to confirm any changes you may have had, It gives you a place to document briefly what you are coming in for, you can even pay your copay on line, AND there is a link to complete and update your HEALTH HISTORY QUESTIONNAIRE.
FOR ALL NEW PATIENTS and all ANNUAL EXAMs/PHYSICALs of returning partners, Please DO update this if you will BEFORE the appointment date. **You do not have to worry about specific dates of surgeries/ procedures/ immunizations etc. We will fill in those for accuracy at your appointment.
I do find the social history update is the one that changes most often and ask that you fill this section in , as well as for women the Gynecological history. PLEASE phone our office if you are having problems with this process so we can walk you thru it, again to give you more time in the visit with Dr. Alvarez, and less at the front desk on our tablet.
**PLEASE NOTE – for the Health history questionnaire, this is not a function you can do on your cell – Please use a tablet or desktop or laptop.
THANK YOU partners for continued active participation ! The portal ( your open medical record and mode of non urgent communication with Dr. Alvarez) is a crucial part of how to keep the practice efficient.