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Hope Health Family Practice
77 Elm Street, Suite 4
Camden Maine 04843
For an appointment, call 236-2201.
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
8am - 4pm
7:30am - 5:00pm
8am - Noon
- Closed Daily Noon - 1pm for lunch
- Closed Saturday & Sunday
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Author Archives: Hope Health
Should I take antibiotics before a dental procedure if I’ve had a hip, knee or other joint replacement?
Short Answer: No. Long Answer: There has been a fair amount of recent recommendations to take antibiotics before a dental procedure if you’ve had a joint replacement to prevent a hardware infection. There have been very few reported cases of joint … Continue reading
Imagine you are the parent of a newborn who is too young for a Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination. A group in your community has decided not to immunize and an outbreak of Pertussis occurs and spreads rapidly throughout this group. … Continue reading
Earlier this month the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that food claiming to be “gluten-free” must meet a new stringent standard: Gluten is a protein found mostly in wheat but also is some other grains. To comply with the … Continue reading
One of the biggest challenges our practice has is overcoming the perception that Nurse Practitioners can’t provide comprehensive primary care. The health care culture in this country assumes that only MDs are qualified to provide this kind of care. However, … Continue reading
Attached is a quick article with links to on-line drug interaction sites. These sites are designed to help you make sure that your prescription medications, over-the-counter remedies and herbs or supplements are safe to take together. When you read this … Continue reading
Many people struggle with getting enough exercise to stay healthy and maintain a healthy weight. Our days are often consumed with commuting, working behind a desk, doing school work, eating, watching TV or working on a computer. If anything, … Continue reading
When someone is having a heart attack we often imagine someone clutching their chest and describing the sensation of having an “elephant sitting on their chest”. While this is often the case, women may experience different symptoms causing a delay … Continue reading
Weight loss apps made for Smartphones and other devices, and on-line food diaries have been shown to improve the chances of successful weight loss. Why? These apps and websites make tracking what you eat, ie keeping a food diary, much … Continue reading
We all know exercise is a key component of overall health. Yet, most struggle to make it a natural part of our day. This three minute talk suggests an easy way to add exercise to our day and get all … Continue reading