Semaglutide, Beyond the Hype

Posted by Carla Tamayo, MD on Mar 21, 2023 11:43:17 AM

 

They’re all over Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok; fashion magazines are talking about them. Many have started a conversation around unrealistic beauty standards set by celebrities using Ozempic® and other drugs to lose weight. But what’s the hype? Is there a healthy way of using them? 

So, What's the Hype all About?

GLP-1 (Semaglutide, Ozempic ®, Wegovy ®) and GIP (Tirzepatide, Mounjaro ®)  agonists are a class of medications that have recently gained a lot of attention for their potential as weight loss treatments. These drugs were initially developed in 2016 to manage Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, but a revealing secondary outcome was its effect on weight loss, an area in which it provided unbelievable results. 

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Topics: concierge medicine, health

The harsh truth of pediatrics in Puerto Rico

Posted by Fiarah J. Carrau on Jan 27, 2023 1:36:15 PM

 

Any parent knows that the pediatrician is one of the most important doctors in their lives. Is a doctor-patient relationship that goes beyond knowledge; it needs trust to flourish since it will last until the child is 21 years old. Before settling for a pediatrician, one would suggest research, making a list, visiting their offices, and learning about their approaches. 

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Topics: concierge medicine, health, pediatrics, pravan kids

Top 10 benefits of the Pravan membership

Posted by Ambar López on Jan 26, 2023 8:04:28 AM

 

Get better health, easier.

Tired of new year's resolutions? Here is one that really matters: improving your health in 2023. Getting better health is easier than ever with your Pravan membership.

Our membership revolves around prevention and giving you back power over your physical and emotional well-being by making it easier and more convenient to coordinate all your health needs.

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Topics: wellness, concierge medicine, health, membership benefits

How to manage your Vitamin D levels

Posted by Dr. Tania Rivera on Jan 3, 2023 10:17:19 AM

 

Vitamin D as a Key Health Indicator

At Pravan, we care about health optimization, and vitamin D levels are one of the key indicators for prevention. With insufficiency of this nutrient linked to many diseases, the aimed approach is to help the body get the amount it needs to function optimally. This is why we'd like to share more about how vitamin D benefits us and how to optimize it.

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Topics: supplements, vitamins, wellness, concierge medicine, health

Introducing LOVE YOURSELF by Pravan Clinic

Posted by Fiarah J. Carrau on Nov 18, 2022 1:12:40 PM

 

Using the latest products and techniques, Pravan's new LOVE YOURSELF program promotes outside beauty.

 

Our new LOVE YOURSELF program involves treatment with neuromodulators, which includes Botox, among other brands. They’re used to smooth skin and prevent wrinkles by relaxing facial muscles, most commonly but certainly not limited to the forehead, frown lines between the eyes, and crow’s feet. Neuromodulators can also be used therapeutically to treat symptoms of TMJ, migraine headaches, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).

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Topics: wellness, concierge medicine, health, botox, neuromodulators

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Hair Loss

Posted by Miguel Agrait, MD on Nov 18, 2022 12:26:36 PM

 

You may be familiar with PRP due to its frequent use here at Pravan in treating various musculoskeletal disorders, such as arthritis, tennis elbow, and rotator cuff injuries, among others. PRP is part of a range of therapies that are collectively known as regenerative therapies, and it can now be used to treat hair loss.

 

Some facts about Hair Loss

The most common type of hair loss, known as Androgenetic Alopecia or pattern hair loss, affects 80% of men and 25-50% of women overall. Men generally develop their early stages at a younger age. Around 30% of men in their 30s will have noticeable thinning and hair loss, which, if left untreated, will progress over time.
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Topics: wellness, concierge medicine, health, prp therapy

The Surge of Direct Primary Care and Concierge Medicine

Posted by Fiarah J. Carrau on Sep 9, 2022 12:23:31 PM

 

There are over 10,000 clinics in the US today operating under a new model called DIRECT PRIMARY CARE (DPC). It's called DIRECT because patients usually pay a monthly or yearly fee for better service and easy access to Primary Care Physicians (PCP). DPC aims to cut the red tape health insurance imposes on the industry. The model is gaining traction, making DPC more popular because of its quid-pro-quo idea of providing efficient solutions for physicians and patients.

 

Personalized care

Doctors operating with this model care for a fraction of the patients a regular PCP manages through the health insurance model, allowing them more time to invest in the quality of care and service experience. Meanwhile, patients get faster access to medical services, more time with their physicians, and personalized care.

 

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Topics: prevention, wellness, concierge medicine, health, primary care

15 Things to Know About your Concierge Medical Clinic

Posted by Fiarah J. Carrau on Feb 1, 2022 1:05:24 PM

 

Do you know the main differences between a traditional medical clinic and a medical concierge practice? In this blog, we explain some of the services that make a concierge medical clinic unique and attractive for some patients that are looking for better services, more accessibility, and a personalized medical experience.

As one of the first medical concierge clinics on the island, Pravan Clinic is proud to offer comprehensive support beyond what’s offered in a traditional clinical setting. With a focus on primary care and preventative medicine, we’ve built a model that provides our patients access to our medical team, and additional supportive services at the palm of their hands. 

Much like a hotel concierge, we give your requests the priority they deserve and provide fast-track access to deliver care with convenience.

This means that Pravan members have access to our medical team 24/7, either at our clinic, through our Mobile App, or via our Urgent Care services. We’re also committed to providing the following services:

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Topics: concierge, concierge medicine, health, primary care

Why this medical concierge clinic is the preferred destination for ACT 60 residents

Posted by Fiarah J. Carrau on Nov 22, 2021 9:41:07 AM


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Topics: benefits, concierge medicine, act60

13 Things to Know About your Concierge Medical Clinic

Posted by Dr. Ruth González on Mar 30, 2021 10:29:30 AM

 

Do you know the main differences between a traditional medical clinic and a medical concierge practice? In this blog, we explain some of the services that make a concierge medical clinic unique and attractive for some patients that are looking for better access, service and a more personalized medical experience.

As one of the first medical concierge clinics on the island, Pravan Clinic is proud to offer comprehensive support beyond what’s offered in a traditional clinical setting. With a focus on primary care and preventative medicine, we’ve built a model that gives our patients next-level access to our doctors, medical team, and additional supportive services.

Much like a hotel concierge, we give requests the priority they deserve, and provide fast-track access to deliver care with convenience.

This means that Pravan members have access to our medical team 24/7, either at our clinic, through our Mobile App, or via our Urgent Care services. We are also committed to providing the following services:

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Topics: concierge, concierge medicine, health, primary care

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