Monthly Archives: September 2013

Safety Tips for Enjoying Arizona in the Fall

Fall Health Tips_Phoenix, AZ

Congratulations! You’ve made it through another summer in Arizona. In fact, summer 2013 was the hottest in phoenix since U.S. record-keeping began in 1895, according to And now, finally, as Phoenix temperatures began to become bearable again, and residents dare to venture outdoors once again, our Phoenix doctors wanted to remind our patients how to keep the family safe and healthy this Fall season.

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The Arizona Flu Season is Knocking on the Door

It seems like we were just talking about the 2012-13 flu season, and here we are talking about the 2013-14 flu season in Arizona. While it’s not technically flu season yet, it’s knocking on the door and our Phoenix doctors want you to be prepared. So, it’s time to dive in and take a look at how you can keep your family healthy and avoid the flu.

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Are E-Cigarettes Safe?

Just the other day I was sitting at a local Phoenix restaurant having a nice dinner when out of the corner of my eye I noticed a puff of smoke. As I glanced over, the gentleman sitting a few tables down from me was smoking – at least that’s what I thought. And after a few moments of confusion I realized he was smoking an E-Cigarette, indoors, legally. Recently there’s been quite a lot of talk about the effectiveness of E-Cigarettes to help people quit, and the coolness factor drawing kids in to trying these E-Cigarettes.

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How To Tell The Difference Between Arizona Allergies and a Sinus Infection

sinus infection_phoenix, az

All week we’ve been focusing on sinus infections vs allergies and colds. If you live in Phoenix, Arizona, you probably have figured out why. Besides the fact that monsoon season has brought about some wicked allergies, our Phoenix doctors are also seeing an increase in sinus infections this year. With that said, our Family Practice Specialists wanted to share with our patients the important differences between a sinus infection and allergies, how to notice the differences, and when to come in to see your Phoenix doctor.

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