Kids and Allergies Don’t Mix: What Your Pediatrician Wants You to Know


Allergy season is just beginning and already the pollen count is nearing record highs – made obvious by the amount of yellow cars we keep seeing and red eyed allergy suffers all around. When your little one is suffering, they do not have to go it alone, even if they can’t take powerful medications for relief. Helping your little ones may be easier than you think, especially if you are willing to make minor changes.

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Arizona Is The WORST State for Allergies

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Allergy season is in full swing here in Phoenix, and our family physicians are definitely busy with valley cases, symptoms and allergy diagnosis. From the little ones with runny noses and watery eyes to moms and dads with all sorts of symptoms, it’s going to be a long and rough allergy season. But do not fear, because our Phoenix family doctors and specialists have over 40 years of experience in Arizona and know everything there is to know about seasonal allergies. For example…


Did you know that people once moved to the Arizona valley to get rid of their allergy symptoms? To essentially be allergy free? It’s true, many years ago, if you had bad allergies you were told to move to Arizona , to the dry, desert climate, to live allergy free. Because the air is so dry, and the population was a bit lower with mostly desert landscaping, the allergens in the air were far less than what they are today. Many families and older generations moved to the Phoenix and metro areas to get away from their intense allergy symptoms.
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Interdisciplinary Medicine Right Here in Phoenix

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There are very few, if any in fact, family physicians here in Phoenix that work in the same offices as your dermatologist, optometrist, x-ray technicians, lab techs, and psychiatrist. That is just one of the unique aspects of healthcare that Family Practice Specialists brings to the valley. With over 43 years serving Phoenix families, our specialists and physicians are truly like no other.


Integrated Medicine

What is integrated and interdisciplinary medicine? Great question, and one that we don’t hear enough because the answer is quite unique to Phoenix! Let’s break it down for you.

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How To Choose The Best Family Doctor in Phoenix

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When selecting a doctor for your family, you want the best. Phoenix family physicians are a dime a dozen, so it can be hard to know who to trust, who’s genuine, and who is just racing through the day to get in as many patients as possible. As a family of doctors and specialists who have been in service here in Phoenix for over 40 years, we’ve learned a few tips along the way.


Choosing The Right Doctor For Your Family

First off, understand what a family doctor, or family physician, really is. At Family Practice Specialists, a family doctor literally takes care of the entire family. We not only take care of the entire family from a medical perspective, we take pride in building relationships with family members through the generations. I see children today of parents who I once saw as children themselves.
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Choosing the Right Health Plan for Your Situation





With the New Year and New Year Resolutions often comes deciding which healthy diet will work best for your body. We can’t stress enough the importance of talking to your Phoenix doctor about any new diet or exercise plans you’re thinking of taking up in the New Year.  But, with that said, WebMD has published a list of the most popular and the healthiest diet plans for 2013. Here’s what they had to say:


MyFitnessPal, a free web site and smartphone app, got top satisfaction marks in the survey. 


Weight Watchers got the highest satisfaction marks of the four commercial diet plans rated by dieters.

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