Monthly Archives: December 2015

Family Practice Specialists Welcomes New Physician Assistant

Topher M. Bradshaw, PA-C

Family Practice Specialists is proud to welcome Topher M. Bradshaw, PA-C, back into the FPS family—this time as its newest physician assistant. Topher worked in the clinical laboratory at FPS for three years prior to leaving in order to obtain his Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Arizona State University and a Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies from A.T. Still University. Topher, who was raised in Arizona, is married with three children, two girls ages six and four, and a five week old son.

Topher explored a number of different jobs in the medical field prior to deciding on a career as a physician assistant. What drew him to the PA field is his passion to help others. The specialties that interest him most are family medicine and psychiatry. Topher likes the broadness of family medicine. “You get to treat people with diabetes, mental health disorders, acute issues, or long-term management,” he says. He also enjoys making personal connections and watching the patient grow over time.
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Top 10 Natural Ways to Enhance Your White Blood Cell Count and Immune System


White blood cells work together with to battle infections. There are some natural ways you can increase your white blood cells and boost your immune system. By taking sufficient quantities of the following foods, minerals and vitamins, you can boost your white blood cell counts.

  1. Vitamin E
    Vitamin E is one of the most crucial antioxidants and immune boosters.  Vitamin E encourages the making of killer cells that kill germs and cancer cells. It also boosts the manufacture of cells from the immune system that produce antibodies to kill bacteria. You can get Vitamin E from seeds and grains or supplements.
  1. Zinc
    Zinc is a mineral essential in manufacturing of white blood cells to fight infection. It enables white blood cells to release antibodies. You can also get zinc from your meals and also supplements.
  1. Selenium
    The mineral helps in combating infections and also aids in building up the white blood cells in your body.

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