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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Topics: wellness, concierge, health, holidays

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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Topics: prevention, care coordination, concierge, quality time

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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Topics: nutrition, nutritionist, concierge, quality time, health

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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Topics: concierge, corporate wellness, corporate medical clinic

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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Topics: prevention, diagnosis, care coordination, concierge, quality time

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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Topics: prevention, diagnosis, care coordination, concierge, quality time

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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Topics: prevention, wellness, concierge, health, proactive health, early detection

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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Topics: wellness, concierge, health, holidays

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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Topics: wellness, concierge, health, holidays

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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Topics: wellness, concierge, health, holidays

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