Office closure October

The office of Dr Alvarez will be closed for a fall vacation 10/19/18 – 10/29/18.

We will be back in office 10/30 and offer some extended hours as needed that week. As always , contact your pharmacy for medication refills and remember in most cases, if you are out of refills you are due for a visit so please schedule.

If you are an established patient and have a non urgent issue , you may message us via portal. Response in 2-3 days. If you are an established patient with an urgent issue please phone and leave a message . Staff will be checking messages daily. Dr. Alvarez has a back up provider for something that needs urgent attention.

Thank you for your patience. We appreciate you as a partner in your health!

In Wellness ~

Dr. Alvarez

Autumn Wellness Challenge

Autumn Wellness Challenge

This weekend Autumn officially arrives. How will you celebrate fall?

You may have already settled into a new fall schedule, and this is a good time to explore ways this season can include your health and fitness goals.

Will your bike go into storage? Maybe replaced by a spin class?
Are you inclined to have a pumpkin spice latte ? (Calories 260-420 and sugar 48-50 grams) or will you cook some roasted root vegetables- packed with fiber, vitamins A,C, potassium and magnesium .
How about the darker mornings ? Will you sleep in a little later or put on one more layer, challenge the weather forecasters on the rain prediction and get out anyway with the rain jacket in your backseat.
I’m recovering from summer injuries and feel grateful every morning for the physical therapy exercises stretches and challenges that lead me to my next steps of healing. I see this new season as an opportunity to set new goals.
Maybe you too will find this time of year and weather change as an opportunity to spice up your routine for good physical and mental health.

If you know you suffer from mild to moderate seasonal mood changes such as SADD, makes plans to be proactive in prevention. There are a number of non pharmacological therapies that help boost mood in winter months , but you will want to start those now.

Whatever you do, remember this – each journey can benefit from a road map. Successful steps forward take some mindful planning.
If you feel stuck or you haven’t been in for a check up on how your health goals are going, please consider a follow up visit. I’ll be offering some extended hours this fall and winter.
In Wellness , Happy Fall !

Dr. A

Clinic Closed

The Office of Dr. Alvarez will be closed Wednesday 8/22/18- Thursday 8/23/18. We will be open half day Friday 8/24/18.

We will check messages daily . As always, please call your pharmacy for refill requests and use the portal for scheduling and any non urgent messages.

Thank you. In Wellness, Dr. A and staff

Heat and Health advisory

Summer is officially here with hot days ahead!

Dr. Alvarez advices you check the forecast and plan ahead. If you have a lung condition, an autoimmune disease, allergies or neuropathic symptoms, being out in the heat ( even just to and from your car ) can be a major flare trigger. Plan your errands around daily temperatures. You might check the air quality index at the airnow.gov website.

This summer, we will offer early morning or evening appointments upon request. If you are due for a medication check in or refill or your annual exam , don’t let the weather keep you from scheduling. Give us a call or send a portal appointment request and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Happy Spring!

“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

Mindfulness in March

“The path to healthy body, and happy soul is based upon self-study, mindfulness, love and awareness.”
– unknown

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