Mental Health Matters: Psychologists in Primary Care

Posted by Dr. Sayra González Huertas on Feb 19, 2021 3:23:53 PM

 

How are you feeling?
We recently closed the book on an incredibly challenging year, and many of us are still catching our breath. If the thought of scrolling through your feed and seeing one more piece of bad news is almost too overwhelming, you are not alone.

In the past year, the boundaries which separated the different areas of our lives blurred or seemed to disappear. We took on a variety of roles as some of us became teachers, made-to-order cooks, and household managers on top of our usual work and family responsibilities. We honed the art of multitasking. We bought masks, scoured medical blogs, and watched the news relentlessly. We took great measures to protect and nurture our physical health.

As weeks became months, many of us began to feel the emotional toll of a very atypical time that included the double punch of a global pandemic and a divisive election, both on the island and the United States. Almost out of necessity, many of our conversations moved from the merely superficial to a different level of openness as we acknowledged the cumulative psychological effect of what we have experienced. It has become clear that mental health has to a be a priority if we want to make it through to the next chapter of our story and thrive.

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5 Ways to Show Your Heart Some ❤️ This Valentine’s Day!

Posted by Dr. Tania Rivera on Feb 13, 2021 9:27:36 AM

 

As your trusted partner in health and wellness, we’ve decided to flip the script this Valentine’s Day. Don’t get us wrong, we love love, but since it’s American Heart Month we figured we’d take this opportunity to talk about the heart from a different perspective. This year the American Heart Association is putting a lot of attention in women health since Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, killing more women than all forms of cancer combined

While we often hear about what not to do when it comes to heart health, we are here today to focus on five things you can do to show your heart some love!

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A healthier you!

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Jan 22, 2021 5:12:45 PM

With January behind us and the rest of 2021 ahead of us, we want to remind you that it’s never too late to set an intention to better your health and wellbeing. Over the past year we’ve seen just what a difference a preventative approach to healthcare can make, and our hope is that if there’s a single takeaway from 2020 it’s that there’s no time like the present to prioritize your health.

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‘Tis the Season to Stay Safe

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Nov 20, 2020 4:44:04 PM

As the holidays approach and infection rates of COVID-19 are on the rise, we want to share some information to help you celebrate as safely as possible. The CDC shows that more than 11 million people in the U.S. have now been infected, with more than 1 million infections occurring in just one week in mid-November. This really concerns us, and our priority is keeping you and your family healthy. We hope that you’ll consider the risks when thinking about how you’ll spend time with friends and family during the holiday, as even a small gathering can carry some big risks.

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What is a Concierge Nutritionist?

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Sep 25, 2020 3:46:54 PM

There is an overwhelming body of evidence that connects the food we eat to our overall state of health. Considering this, it's surprising that we don’t have access to basic nutrition education at an early age, since understanding what a balanced diet looks like is critical for our wellbeing.

We believe everyone should have access to a nutritionist as part of basic healthcare. That's why at Pravan Clinic all of our members have access to unlimited visits with our Concierge Nutritionist, who works in collaboration with our primary care physicians to create a personalized health optimization plan, based on your goals and any health condition(s). Our nutritionist will take the time to get to know you, and will educate you on ways to nourish your body, mind and soul.

Whether you’re in need of a total overhaul or just a little fine tuning, we have the tools and resources to see you through your journey. As your trusted advisor, our Concierge Nutritionist can help you expand your knowledge and assist you in:

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Platelet Rich Plasma: What It Is and When to Use It

Posted by Miguel Agrait, MD on Aug 14, 2020 9:43:43 AM

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a highly concentrated collection of plasma obtained from a patient’s own blood. A sample of blood is taken from the patient, then via centrifuge, concentrated down to a collection of platelets, proteins, enzymes, and growth factors that are key in the body’s own regenerative process. This distilled collection can then be injected into an area of injury in order to accelerate healing. It has been used extensively in the world of professional sports, but is also used around the world for patients and athletes of all skill levels.

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The Importance of Having a Primary Care Doctor in the Middle of a Pandemic

Posted by David Melchor on Jul 17, 2020 1:27:17 PM

Before the mass migration to urban cities, there was a time when the doctor was much more integrated in the community. They were a part of the extended family, knew the family background, and developed a relationship with the family members based on trust.

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How is Pravan Clinic different?

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Jun 30, 2020 10:32:09 AM

When we started Pravan a few years ago we did so with the belief that the current healthcare system was outdated. Old medical offices with decor from the 1980s and paper files stored in physical cabinets, where you are just a “number” didn’t feel right.

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Let's Talk About Mental Health

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Jun 5, 2020 7:00:07 PM

How are you doing?

It’s been a rough few months, and most of us are likely some version of drained. As much as we focus on physical health at Pravan, we have always recognized the critical roles mental and emotional health play in keeping a person well.

With everything going on, we want to support you in all the ways we can. Whether through self-care support or a more hands-on approach, we want you to know that we’re here for you.

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Benefits of Maintaining a Healthy Weight - Especially Now

Posted by Leyda Figueroa RD, LND on May 22, 2020 1:53:17 PM

Finding a healthy weight that works for you also means finding a weight that works for your health. When your weight is in a healthy range, you are able to prevent many diseases and conditions like high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Finding your healthy weight can also contribute to increased energy and strength, feelings of joy, and to greater self-esteem.

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Cómo fortalecer tu sistema inmunológico

Posted by Leyda Figueroa RD, LND on Apr 20, 2020 1:30:44 PM

Cuando nos vemos amenazados por problemas de salud o crisis globales como la que estamos enfrentando con el coronavirus, se despierta en nosotros una alerta. Con esto, comienza una búsqueda de tratamientos y remedios que fortalezcan nuestro sistema y nos proteja de enfermedades. El sistema inmunológico es nuestra primera línea de defensa y se puede proteger con acciones muy sencillas que garantizan el pleno y óptimo funcionamiento de las defensas del organismo.

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How to Support Your Immune System During a Pandemic

Posted by Leyda Figueroa RD, LND on Apr 17, 2020 6:13:59 PM

When we face challenges to our health or a global health crisis like the current pandemic, we tend to experience a state of alertness. With this comes a search for treatments and remedies to strengthen our system and protect ourself from disease. Our immune system is our first line of defense, and there are many simple actions we can take to set it up for success.

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Respondemos a las preguntas más comunes sobre el COVID-19

Posted by Dr. Tania Rivera on Mar 30, 2020 7:34:55 PM

 

A medida que la información sobre el COVID-19 continúa evolucionando, nosotros seguimos enfocados en ofrecer servicios de alta calidad e información pertinente. Hemos compartido varios comunicados y continuaremos haciéndolo; estamos comprometidos en mantenerlos informados. Es importante dejarles saber que en Pravan continuamos trabajando incansablemente para educarnos en el manejo de este novel virus. Esperamos que la siguiente información te brinde claridad y responda la mayoría de tus preguntas.

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Your Most Common COVID-19 Questions, Answered

Posted by Dr. Tania Rivera on Mar 27, 2020 4:03:33 PM

As information surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve, we remain focused on providing quality care and relevant information. We have already sent out several communications, and we will continue to as we have more to share. We also want you to know that we are working tirelessly to educate ourselves on the best options available. We hope that the following information brings you clarity, and answers most of your questions.

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Consejos de dieta y estilo de vida para superar una cuarentena

Posted by Leyda Figueroa RD, LND on Mar 26, 2020 2:59:33 PM

Con el impacto que ha causado el coronavirus en nuestro diario vivir, ha aumentado nuestro estado de alerta y la nutrición es más importante que nunca.

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Diet and Lifestyle Advice to get You Through a Lockdown

Posted by Leyda Figueroa RD, LND on Mar 24, 2020 3:35:33 PM

With the arrival of the coronavirus in Puerto Rico, we’ve rushed to secure items we feel will help us through an uncertain future. While the focus has been on stocking basic household items and sanitizers, we want to remind you that your diet and lifestyle choices are especially important right now. Because when it comes to supporting your immune health, there really are no substitutes!

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A Coronavirus Update from Pravan Clinic

Posted by Dr. Ruth González on Mar 17, 2020 6:56:01 PM

As we have monitored the developments with COVID-19, we have made every effort to prepare ourselves to protect the health of both our members and our team of caregivers. We recognize that these are uncertain times, and our team is working diligently to provide as much support as possible. As things progress in the coming days, weeks and beyond, we will remain committed to providing quality healthcare around the clock.

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How Pravan Clinic Can Help You Through the Coronavirus

Posted by Dr. Tania Rivera on Mar 5, 2020 4:52:55 PM

With the coronavirus in full-swing and showing no signs of slowing down, we are hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst. In times like these it becomes especially clear that quality healthcare can make all the difference in a person’s outcome. Whether through health and wellness optimization or risk management, we are here to support our members' needs.

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An Update on the Coronavirus

Posted by Yolanda Rodríguez, MD on Feb 25, 2020 3:55:47 PM

As cases of COVID-19 continue to mount across the globe, we’ve turned to our resident infectologist, Dr. Yolanda Rodriguez, for a breakdown of everything you need to know about this novel coronavirus. Whether you’re wondering how the virus is transmitted, what considerations to take into account when traveling, or even if it’s ok to place an order through Amazon, we’ve got you covered.

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Top 5 Benefits of Concierge Medicine for Business People

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Feb 18, 2020 11:49:39 AM

There's a reason it's called "business." People in the business world are busy. There’s always another meeting to rush to, a conference to attend, a phone call to make, an email to return… you get the idea.

Success in business depends on a person being mentally and physically fit, and it's often a challenge to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Whether you’re a small business owner, CEO, manager, or in sales, it's impossible to give your top performance if you’re not feeling your best.

This where concierge care comes in, and why Pravan Health is such a great option for business people in Puerto Rico.

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3 Steps to Take Your Health and Wellness to the Next Level in 2020

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Dec 31, 2019 11:28:12 AM

Did you know that over 90% of New Year’s resolutions are never kept? It likely doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but since hindsight is 20/20 (couldn’t help a 2020 reference!), we’re here to help you come out on the right side, statistically speaking, this year!

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Self-Care Support to Help You Survive the Holiday Season

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Dec 20, 2019 1:43:09 PM

 

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Concierge Doctors for Act 20/22 Residents in Puerto Rico

Posted by David Melchor on Dec 4, 2019 3:40:45 PM

It’s no secret that there’s been an influx of people moving to Puerto Rico from the mainland looking for warmer weather and lower taxes. The Puerto Rican government’s implementation of several tax decrees collectively known as Act 20/22, to incentive investors, business leaders and successful entrepreneurs to move to the island with their families and generate economic activity, has had a very real impact on our island.

With so many people moving here - and with the healthcare system becoming a major concern, there’s been a growing demand for certain needs to be met.

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Five Tips for Staying Healthy this Thanksgiving

Posted by Leyda Figueroa RD, LND on Nov 14, 2019 5:17:53 PM

If you’re trying to figure out how to create a healthy balance through the holiday season, you’re not alone. The best way to make this Thanksgiving a special occasion is by sharing a meaningful experience with family and friends. The priority should be to connect with your loved ones and share quality time with them. You can do this by being more mindful and conscious of the time you spend together, demonstrating appreciation, and finding some time to play and feel festive. While food can play a central role, holiday engagements are about so much more, and what’s important is to be more present in your everyday life. 

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How Can Corporate Wellness Reduce the Silent Killer - Workplace Stress?

Posted by David Melchor on Sep 12, 2019 6:14:47 PM

Stress, also known as the silent killer - mental or emotional strain or tension that results from adverse or very demanding circumstances – can weigh heavily on a person's health. It can increase a person's risk for heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and many different mental health problems like anxiety and sleeping disorders, something very common among our patient base in Puerto Rico. Stress reduces the quality of life and makes it difficult to handle the day-to-day pressures of living.

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Top 5 Lifestyle Changes for Staying Healthy

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Sep 3, 2019 5:33:03 PM

Is there really a need to change your lifestyle when you already eat healthy foods and exercise regularly? Truth be told, living a healthy life goes beyond diet and exercise. You'll likely be surprised at how little tweaks in your lifestyle can improve your overall health.

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What's new at Pravan Clinic (Video)

Posted by Dr. Ruth González on Aug 19, 2019 2:19:47 PM

Hello! For those of you I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting, I’m Dr. Ruth Gonzalez, VP of Operations for Pravan Health. It’s been a while since I last touched base, but pretty soon we will be celebrating our 2nd anniversary, can you believe it? This has a been a fantastic journey, and we’ve been so happy to be a part of so many of our patients’ success stories. I have prepared a 2-minute video with an update for you about Pravan Clinic’s latests news. Just take a couple of minutes to watch it so you can learn more about how we are making a difference in our members’ health.

 

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Creating Healthy Lifestyle Habits in Your Daily Routine

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Aug 13, 2019 6:35:03 PM

Most people dream of leading a healthy lifestyle and being fit, active, and free of health ailments. They want to be as healthy as possible, and while they may have some idea of how to make that happen, they aren’t sure of how to implement this knowledge within their daily routine.

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Puerto Rico Offers an Innovative Medical Solution for Busy People

Posted by David Melchor on Aug 6, 2019 6:28:17 PM

Who has the time to waste a full day waiting to see a doctor in a waiting room full of unhappy patients? Did you know the average time to get a doctor's appointment in Puerto Rico is 2-3 months? Health and wellness are essential to job performance, but in Puerto Rico, it can be really difficult for busy professionals to find the time for these things. Regular medical check-ups, routine lab work and health maintenance are often the first things to go when workplace duties must be the main focus of the day.

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How to Start A Healthy Lifestyle

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Jul 26, 2019 5:49:00 PM

Do you know that neglecting your health will often lead to illness that could otherwise be avoided? Getting motivated to start a healthy lifestyle isn't the hard part, but building and maintaining a healthy routine requires you to be consistent. Spoiler: it's worth it! Leading a healthy lifestyle can increase your productivity and make you feel at ease with your body. Learn how in our latest blog!

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5 Main Advantages of Concierge Medicine

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Jul 19, 2019 5:47:23 PM

Ever feel like your doctor doesn’t spend enough time with you to know what exactly your problem is? Most physicians currently try to see as many patients as they can in a day, which can lead to some severe issues. A doctor who spends less than 10 minutes with you will not have the best idea of what is going on with your health. There is a better way to get the type of healthcare you need and deserve, and it is known as Concierge Medicine. 

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Our Top 5 Healthy Lifestyle Tips

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Jul 2, 2019 7:28:58 PM

It can feel like there's a constant battle to improve our habits and lead a healthier life. Yet no matter how hard some of us may try, we just can’t seem to stick to the strict rules that are apparently tied to building a healthy lifestyle. At Pravan Clinic in Puerto Rico we work every day to help improve the quality of life of hundreds of patients who have decided to join our membership program and live healthier lifestyles. Below are our top 5 healthy lifestyle tips, and surprisingly, some of them are extremely simple to commit to. 

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Getting Yourself into Shape with a Concierge Nutritionist

Posted by Leyda Figueroa RD, LND on Jun 25, 2019 10:12:10 AM

Believe it or not, nutrition involves a lot more than just a balanced diet. It dives right into the science of the foods that we eat, and helps to identify what our bodies actually need. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ in terms of nutrition, as we all have varying needs. So how exactly can a nutritionist help, and how can you get into shape with the new concept of a concierge nutritionist?

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How Does Corporate Wellness Influence Productivity?

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Jun 14, 2019 9:46:19 AM

These days more and more corporations are searching for ways to help get the team motivated. One way that's picking up traction and getting attention is corporate wellness. While this isn’t necessarily a new concept, it's becoming more and more popular for companies and corporations to take advantage of. So, what does corporate wellness involve, and can it really influence productivity?

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How Coordinated Care Can Save Your Life

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Jun 5, 2019 6:48:10 PM

Puerto Rico's healthcare system has fallen behind. If there is one thing in this world that is priceless, it's your health. As technologies and knowledge evolve, so does the practice of healthcare. Each and every person is different, and although one may seemingly experience the same thing as another person, their needs can be vastly different depending on their situation and support network. This is when coordinated care comes into play.

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Concierge Doctors Who Work For You

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on May 17, 2019 2:20:18 PM

You awake suddenly with sharp abdominal pains. You've been experiencing digestive issues recently, but nothing you've lost sleep over, and nothing as intense as this. You start to think the worst, and a Google search of your symptoms does nothing to calm your fears. Then you remember you'll be traveling in a few days, and realize you'll need to sort this out ASAP. The thought of an ER visit even crosses your mind, but you know this may mean several hours of waiting time, not to mention an unreasonable hospital bill. You hate the idea of this, but you're feeling pretty desperate at this point...

Pravan Clinic is here to change this scenario. Our modern medical practice delivers quick access to Concierge Doctors and personalized health care around the clock. Our HIPAA compliant mobile app and state-of-the-art medical clinic are backed by the level of medical professionals and customer service you deserve. In short, we're here to flip the switch on your previous patient experiences.

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Empowering Women Towards Better Health

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Mar 15, 2019 7:33:09 PM

We've noticed that many of our patients don't make it to their annual gynecologist visit, even when they clearly recognize the importance of this appointment. An annual gynecological exam is a fundamental part of preventive medical care for women, and is critical for identifying any risk factors for disease (cancers, in particular) as well as detecting any existing medical issues. This is an appointment to make, not miss!

Having said this, we understand why it happens. When you're busy balancing work, family, or just life in general, it's very hard to consciously commit to spending hours or more waiting to see a physician, which is typically the case in Puerto Rico. We know you’ve got a lot going on, and the last thing we want is for your hectic schedule to prevent you from taking care of yourself.

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Five Ways to Show Your Heart Some ❤️ This Valentine’s Day!

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Feb 10, 2019 6:28:46 PM

 

As your trusted partner in health and wellness, we’ve decided to flip the script this Valentine’s Day. Don’t get us wrong, we love love, but since it’s American Heart Month we figured we’d take this opportunity to talk about the heart from a different perspective. While we often hear about what not to do when it comes to heart health, we are here today to focus on five things you can do to show your heart some love!

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Become Your Healthiest Self in 2019: Step 3

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Jan 25, 2019 10:56:10 PM

 

This week we are exploring one aspect of every health and wellness journey that is often overlooked, despite being critically important! Over the past few weeks we’ve taken a deeper dive into each of the steps outlined at the start of this month’s blog series, A Guide to Making (and Keeping) a New Year’s Resolution to Improve Your Health. We’ve already worked through the first two steps (Find a Doctor You Can Trust Who Cares About You and Fuel Your Body with a Balanced Diet and Exercise), and are going to close out the series with the last (but not the least) of the three: Commit to Self-Care.

 

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Setting an Intention to Become Healthier in 2019: Step 2

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Jan 18, 2019 7:56:35 PM

As we discussed in our New Year blog, we have defined three steps for setting an intention to improve your health:

  1. Find a Doctor You Can Trust Who Cares About You
  2. Fuel Your Body with a Balanced Diet and Exercise
  3. Commit to Self-Care

For this part of the series we will be discussing Step 2: Fuel Your Body with a Balanced Diet and Exercise. Though there are many ways to lead a healthy life, two things all approaches have in common are clean eating and physical fitness, for which there are no substitutes. Fortunately, we are here to show you the way!

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A Guide to Becoming Healthier in 2019: Step 1

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Jan 11, 2019 1:31:44 PM

As we discussed in our previous blog, we have defined three steps for making (and keeping) a New Year's resolution to improve your health:

  1. Find a Doctor You Can Trust Who Cares About You
  2. Fuel Your Body with a Balanced Diet and Exercise
  3. Commit to Self-Care

For this part of the series we will be discussing Step 1: Find a Doctor You Can Trust Who Cares About You. When you want to make improvements or become an expert at something, what do you do? A typical response would be to partner with a professional or seek out the support of a mentor. Let’s apply this to your health!

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A Guide to Making (and Keeping) a New Year's Resolution to Improve Your Health

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Dec 28, 2018 7:14:22 PM

Did you know that less than 10% of people keep their New Year’s resolutions? It sounds like a crazy statistic, but it likely comes as no surprise. Can you remember the last time you made and kept a New Year’s resolution? Read on for some tips on how to become the healthier version of yourself.

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The Most Special Gift for this Holiday Season...

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Dec 13, 2018 7:03:21 PM

This year, give a different kind of gift! A a gift that will inspire health and well-being, and keep the special recipient excited and engaged into the New Year and beyond!

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Health Hacks to Help You Survive the Holiday Spirit

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Dec 11, 2018 10:25:29 AM

 

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Eat, Drink and be Healthy these Holidays

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Nov 21, 2018 1:39:50 PM

 

With the holidays rapidly approaching, we at Pravan Clinic find ourselves focusing on family, friends and food comas! Thanksgiving is typically recognized as a time to go all out, over-indulge and recover after the fact, but this doesn’t have to be the case. Sticking with healthy habits like exercising, getting plenty of sleep, staying hydrated and eating whole foods is ideal, but we recognize the challenges here, as well as the natural desire to live it up a little.

While we would never tell you to skip your favorite seasonal foods and drinks (we know better than that!), we do offer a range of wellness services that can help you bounce back stronger than ever. We’ve also included a few tips and tricks, as well as recipes for cleaned-up versions of our favorite holiday classics to ensure that you have the healthiest, happiest holidays ever!

 

 

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Preventing Disease Before it's Too Late

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Nov 14, 2018 10:48:17 AM

 


As Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Preventive healthcare can help you stay healthier throughout your life, and there is no reason for you to wait to see signs or symptoms of illness before seeking care. Preventive care includes health services such as screenings and check-ups that can help detect illness at an early stage when treatment will most likely work best. 

With your Pravan Clinic membership, we will help you get up-to-date and stay on top of the appropriate preventive health maintenance required for your age and gender. From the services included in your membership and services offered by specialists we refer to, we will manage your health needs.

Explore some of the services we offer in collaboration with our network of specialists which enable us to be proactive when it comes to necessary health maintenance and prevention for our members.

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Pravan Clinic: Where Modern Medicine Meets Modern Technology

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Oct 23, 2018 8:16:05 PM
 

Advances in technology impact us every day, from our personal lives to our work lives. At Pravan Health we are working to harness the latest medical technology to drive forward personalized patient care. We are fully aware that our patients live busy lives with demanding schedules at home and at work, and we are dedicated to improving health through all avenues possible. While we love to see our patients in person, we recognize that offering quality remote care can make a commitment to improved health and wellness far more accessible.

 

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Food With Us Pop-Up Dinner - Series 2 Vianda

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Oct 20, 2018 5:07:08 PM
 
Last Wednesday evening,  members of Pravan Health and Piloto 151 attended our second s old-out Food with Us event. Our host, Vianda , worked with us to curate an exquisite dining experience based off of their seasonally rotating menu that highlighted some incredible local flavors. 
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Intravenous Therapy: The Best Way to Give Your Body What it Needs

Posted by Dr. Tania Rivera on Oct 13, 2018 12:43:39 PM

Background

An IV vitamin drip or IV infusion refers to the process of providing concentrated levels of vital nutrients directly into the bloodstream.  When nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids are injected directly into the bloodstream, they bypass the digestive system and are pushed directly into cells where they can be more effectively utilized by the body.  

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Corporate Wellness: Rethinking Employee Health and Corporate Productivity

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Oct 5, 2018 5:31:06 PM

 

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Why Generation X Avoids Dr. Check-Ups

Posted by Marta Picaporte on Aug 31, 2018 5:48:30 PM

If you're like me and were born between 1965 and 1980, you probably suffer from generational middle child syndrome. Generation X is the shortest spanning generation sitting between the Baby Boomers and the Millenials. Generation X is currently facing a mid-life crisis. 

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Wellness Coaching: Your Path to Sustainable Change

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Aug 24, 2018 6:09:25 PM

 

“The next major advance in the health of the American people will be determined by what the individual is willing to do for himself.”

– John Knowles, former president of the Rockefeller Foundation

If you are reading this, it’s likely you have already taken major steps to invest in your health and wellbeing. Congratulations! Routine medical care is crucial for positive health outcomes, yet there is so much more that plays a part in one’s wellness. Did you know that a recent CDC report showed that just over 6% of American adults engaged in the top five health-related behaviors known to prevent chronic disease? Considering that one in two Americans has a chronic disease, and one in four Americans suffers from multiple chronic diseases, it is more important than ever to change the status quo.

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Why this medical concierge clinic is the preferred destination for Act 20 / 22 residents

Posted by Dr. Ruth González on Aug 14, 2018 11:45:56 AM

 

There are 3 main reasons why Pravan Clinic is becoming the most popular health and wellness destination for Act 20 22 residents.

 

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3 Razones por las que patronos y ejecutivos adoran este nuevo beneficio para su salud

Posted by Dr. Ruth González on Aug 14, 2018 11:24:16 AM

 

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Intravenous Therapy: The Best Way to Give Your Body What it Needs

Posted by Dr. Tania Rivera on Aug 9, 2018 7:29:41 PM

Background

An IV vitamin drip or IV infusion refers to the process of providing concentrated levels of vital nutrients directly into the bloodstream.  When nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids are injected directly into the bloodstream, they bypass the digestive system and are pushed directly into cells where they can be more effectively utilized by the body.  

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Lose Those Extra Pounds with this 10-Day Detox Program

Posted by Leyda Figueroa RD, LND on Aug 5, 2018 4:00:00 PM

 

Back by popular demand! One of the most convenient and effective ways to reset your body is through one of Dr. Mark Hyman's programs, The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet. Using this model, after just 10 days you’ll feel lighter, cleaner, and more energized—ready to get back on track after what felt like endless festivities!

 

 

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Find your purpose to move

Posted by Marta Picaporte on Jul 11, 2018 4:22:28 PM

On the first day of my certification as a yoga teacher in 1999, an older woman walked into the classroom, pulled herself a chair and sat in front of us. She stated her name and age, I don’t recall her name, but she was 91 years old. As she gripped her right leg and pulled it behind her neck, she said: “I will never stop doing yoga, so when I grow old, nobody has to tie my shoes or wipe my ass”. Since then I’ve lived by those words.

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Concierge Medicine may be the answer for Act 20/22 residents.

Posted by David Melchor on Jul 6, 2018 1:34:35 PM

Over the last few years we have seen a growing trend of people moving to Puerto Rico from the mainland looking for warmer weather and lower taxes. A few years ago the Puerto Rico government implemented several tax incentive decrees collectively known as Act 20/22, to incentive investors, business leaders and successful entrepreneurs to move to the island with their families and generate economic activity. After being in effect for a few years, there are more than 1,000 individuals who are now Puerto Rico residents benefiting from the tax decrees.

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Food With Us Pop-Up Dinner - Series 1

Posted by Dr. Ruth González on May 30, 2018 4:30:07 PM
 
On Friday, May 4th, Pravan Health collaborated with our friends at Piloto 151 to host a dinner event called Food With Us at Atelier in Cocina Abierta in Condado.     This was the first of a series of pop-up dinners to create community around healthy lifestyle, bring like-minded people together, learn about food, support local agriculture and offer opportunities to learn from Leyda, Pravan’s nutritionist and Chef Martin of Cocina Abierta. 
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Finally a Concierge Medical Clinic in Puerto Rico

Posted by David Melchor on May 4, 2018 5:19:01 PM

It’s 11pm and you’re losing sleep over what-ifs. You feel fine, but there is that one thing that runs in your family. Or maybe you don’t feel fine. Was it the sushi? Or that bug that took down half the office last week? You start feeling worse and the thought of going to an ER crosses your mind. What should I do? If I go to the hospital, it is going to be a nightmare with several hours of waiting time.  That doesn't sound like a pleasant experience... 

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3 Ways to Recruit and Retain the Best Talent in Post-Maria Puerto Rico

Posted by David Melchor on Apr 25, 2018 6:55:06 PM

The professional working landscape in Puerto Rico has changed a lot over the last decade, but especially after Hurricane Maria.  

After the hurricane, many companies went out of business or were forced to downsize to reduce costs.  Some even made salary and benefits cuts for their employees.  As a result, thousands of talented and educated professionals have left the island for the mainland United States in search of better work opportunities and quality of life.  This is a big problem for Puerto Rico; the worst thing that can happen to a country is losing its intellectual capital.  

 

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Neurofeedback: 21st Century Technology To Improve Brain Function

Neurofeedback is a non-invasive approach used to normalize brain wave patterns in order to function more efficiently, improve our emotional state and increase cognitive performance.  Thanks to the neuroplasticity of our brain, improvements can be seen regardless of age.  Neurofeedback helps teach you the connection between your emotions and your body.  When your brain is functioning better and is more aware and connected to your emotions, you can live a calmer, more productive and happier life. 

"Often times, we imagine our brain as a dark room we don't have access to.  Neurofeedback helps you get to know your brain and make it work for you not against you."

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Feeling Depressed? When To See a Doctor

Posted by Dr. Ruth González on Apr 3, 2018 4:43:42 PM

The goal in life is to be happy.  Anything that is interfering with your happiness should be attended to.  It is important to take care of your mental health to be able to enjoy the small things in life and be effective in the many roles you play in your family, relationship or workplace.

If when you evaluate your current state of mind you are feeling unhappy, how unhappy do you feel?  Is it something that can be easily fixed, or do you need further help? 

 

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How does the food we eat directly impact our health?

Posted by Leyda Figueroa RD, LND on Mar 10, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Did you know food can help prevent and in some cases even reverse disease?  I emphasize a whole foods diet for my patients which focuses on quality of nutrients instead of quantity.   Some of the results I have seen in my years of experience as a result of my patients' commitment to these diet changes include body transformations, healthier social lives, increased activity levels, and overall improved health and vitality. 

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IV Vitamin Drips: What's with the trend?

Posted by Dr. Tania Rivera on Feb 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Background

An IV vitamin drip refers to the process of providing concentrated levels of vital nutrients directly into the bloodstream.  When nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids are injected directly into the bloodstream, they bypass the digestive system and are pushed directly into cells where they can be more effectively utilized by the body.  

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Influenza & how to bounce back faster!

Posted by Dr. Tania Rivera on Jan 25, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Background

Influenza or ‘flu’ is an acute respiratory illness caused by the Influenza A or Influenza B virus.  Outbreaks and epidemics occur worldwide, mainly during the winter months of December through March.  Historical data shows that December and February are peak months for influenza cases. (1)


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Boost Your Health with Supplements... Especially Now

Posted by Dr. Tania Rivera on Oct 24, 2017 11:49:31 AM

There's truly never been a more crucial time to maximize your health. At Pravan we focus on a multidimensional approach with an emphasis on preventive health and wellness, and one of the ways we do this is by offering the highest quality supplements available to ensure that your body has exactly what it needs, when it needs it.

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Staying healthy after a hurricane | Pravan Health

Posted by Dr. Tania Rivera on Oct 6, 2017 2:08:22 PM

Puerto Rico has suffered a major hurricane event, which creates multiple challenges to staying healthy and preventing disease. With the collapse of Puerto Rico's healthcare system, it becomes imperative that you take great care of yourself to avoid getting sick.

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