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Thursday, October 29, 2015

HEART HEALTHY RECIPE (BREAKFAST): QUICHE LORRAINE

·         16 ounces Egg Beaters
·         ½ cup chopped roasted red pepper
·         12 ounces chopped frozen spinach thawed and drained
·         ¼ tsp. garlic powder
·         ¼ tsp. salt and pepper
·         ¼ cup parmesan cheese
·         Cooking spray

1.      Preheat oven to 350˚
2.      Spray pie dish with cooking spray
3.      Combine all ingredients in medium bowl and mix well
4.      Pour into pie dish and bake for 30 minutes or until center is fully cooked

Servings:  6
Serving size:  1/6th of pie

Nutritional Information
Calories:  70
Fat:  1 g
Saturated Fat: .5 g                          
Cholesterol:  5 mg                           
Sodium:  360 mg
Carbohydrate:  4 g                        
Fiber:  1 g
Protein:  11 g

Serving Suggestion:
Add 15 grams of carbohydrates such as 1 cup of mixed berries.

"The Perfect Day"
By: Nanette Cameron, RD

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

LAB RESULTS, HOW TO ENSURE YOU WILL GET YOURS...

Ever been to your doctor and asked for your lab results and they aren't in your chart? This is because while most office run on some type of EMR (Electronic Medical Record), those EMR's don't connect with one another.  So if you had labs done at your PCP (Primary Care Physicians) office and didn't ask them to forward them to your Cardiologist, Endocrinologist, Hematologist, etc. The only person seeing the blood work will be your PCP.

If you have blood work done at a lab such as Quest Diagnostic or a Beaumont Lab these labs will get mailed or faxed to  ONLY the ordering physician.  If any of your physicians have access to EPIC, (The EMR that Beaumont uses) then they will be able to access your records.  Unfortunately Quest labs don't have don't have a system physician's can access from their offices, so the only way a specific physician will get your results is if you tell Quest where to send them.

In review, Labs taken at:
Physicians office:  Ask them to send labs to every physician office you think may need or want them

Quest Diagnostic:  Ask them to send labs to every physician office you think may need or want them

Beaumont Lab:   Ask them to send labs to every physician office you think may need or want them (Just to be certain)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

HEART HEALTHY RECIPE (DINNER): SICHUAN SHRIMP AND VEGETABLES

·         1 pound raw, cleaned and deveined shrimp
·         ½ cup water
·         ¼ cup brown rice vinegar
·         1 TBSP cornstarch
·         1 tsp. light soy sauce
·         1 TBSP hoisin sauce
·         2 tsp. grated ginger
·         2 tsp. chili puree with garlic
·         1 TBSP canola oil or sesame oil
·         1 medium onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
·         2 cloves garlic finely chopped 1 large red pepper, cut julienne
·         2 cups broccoli or 2 cups broccoli slaw
·         1 cup mushrooms sliced
·         1 cup mung bean sprouts


1.      Mix water, brown rice vinegar, cornstarch, hoisin sauce, soy sauce and chili puree in a medium bowl
2.      Heat wok or 12-inch skillet over high heat until hot
3.      Add 1 tablespoon oil; rotate wok to coat sides
4.      Add shrimp, garlic and ginger root, stir-fry 1 minute, or until shrimp are fully cooked
5.      Remove cooked shrimp and into a bowl and set aside
6.      Add broccoli, bell pepper, onion and mushrooms and stir-fry 2 minutes
7.      Add bean sprouts and sauce; heat to boiling stirring constantly
8.      Cook for 1 minute after sauce comes to a boil
9.      Stir in cooked shrimp


Servings:  4
Serving size:  1¼ cup

Nutritional Information
Calories:  184
Fat:  4 g
Saturated Fat:  1 g                          
Cholesterol:  230 mg              
Sodium:  400 mg                  
Carbohydrate:  18 g            
Fiber:  3 g
Protein:  19 g

"The Perfect Day"
By: Nanette Cameron, RD

Monday, October 26, 2015

ACCESS YOUR MEDICAL INFORMATION ONLINE!!!!!

WHY YOU SHOULD SIGN UP FOR THE PATIENT
 PORTAL AT MICHIGAN HEART GROUP

·         24/7 accessibility to medical records and important health information form any computer or smart phone
·         Quicker test results online
·         You now have the ability to email the office securely for:
§  Direct messaging to your physician
§  Appointment requests
§  Prescription refill requests

                                                                                                                                                         

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR THE PATIENT PORTAL AT
 MICHIGAN HEART GROUP

·         Go to www.mhgpc.com
·         Click the link on the left hand side of the page that says “Patient Portal”
·         Click “Create an Account”
·         Fill in the necessary account information
·         You will be directed to page called “Select a Log-in Method”. Click on the logo..........

·         Create a Username and Password and enter in your email address.  Click “continue”
              **Write your username down somewhere secure, if lost we cannot 
                 recover it**
·         You will be directed to a page that says, “Request Connection to Healthcare Organization”.  Type in the zip code 48098 and hit enter, and then select “Connect” next to Michigan Heart Group.
·         Click on the “Next” button where you will be directed to ta page that says, “Sign Release of Information Authorization”.  Select “I Accept”.
·         Once your account has been matched with your health record at our office you will receive an email notification, then you are ready to use the portal and view all of your information.
                                                                                                                                                            

Thursday, October 22, 2015

HEART HEALTHY RECIPE (LUNCH): TROPICAL CHICKEN SALAD

·         1 container (6 oz.) light pina colada or coconut yogurt
·         ¼ cup light mayonnaise
·         1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple, drained
·         ½ tsp. poultry, seasoning
·         ¼ tsp. salt
·         1 lb. boneless, skinless cooked chicken breast, chopped
·         2/3 cup red or white seedless grapes (about 16), halved
·         1 small celery rib, chopped
·         ½ cup sliced toasted almonds
·         2 tsp. chives or scallions, chopped 8 large Boston lettuce leaves


1.      Preheat oven to 350˚
2.      Spread almonds in a single layer on baking sheet and bake about 8 minutes until golden
3.      In a large bowl, combine the yogurt, mayonnaise, pineapple, poultry seasoning and salt
4.      Stir in the chicken, grapes, celery, apple, almonds, and chives or scallions
5.      Divide the salad among the lettuces leaves, sprinkle with toasted almonds and roll up into 8 small sandwiches


Servings:  4
Serving size:  2 lettuce sandwiches

Nutritional Information
Calories:  380
Fat:  16 g
Saturated Fat:  3 g                          
Cholesterol:  104 mg              
Sodium:  390 mg                  
Carbohydrate:  18 g            
Fiber:  2 g
Protein:  41 g

"The Perfect Day"
By: Nanette Cameron, RD

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

SNORING MEN GET HEART HELP WHEN BREATHING MASK IMPROVES SLEEP

Dec. 14 (Bloomberg)—A face mask used to treat a nighttime breathing disorder called obstructive sleep apnea can reduce a patient’s blood pressure, cholesterol and stomach fat, potentially improving their heart health, researchers found.
The condition affects as many as 18 million Americans, primarily men, and is often first recognized by the patient’s partner.  It is marked by a brief collapse of the airway, which leads the patient to stop breathing for a few seconds until the brain sends a signal to wake up.  The result is a fractured night’s sleep, daytime drowsiness and a host of health issues.

Standard treatment is a mask attached to a continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, machine.  The machines can by cumbersome, leading many to quit using them within a year.  The results should help persuade patients to stick with the therapy, said Surendra Sharma, lead author of the study released by the New England Journal of Medicine.

“These patients need to be properly counseled for regular use of CPAP machines,” because compliance is associated with greater benefits, said Sharma, head of the department of internal medicine at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, in an e-mailed response to questions.  “In a real-life situation, the machine will be used for a longer period and more benefits will be observed.”

Pfizer Inc. funded the trial through an investigator-initiated research grant.  The New York-based company, the world’s largest drug maker, doesn't manufacture or sell devices for sleep apnea and wasn't involved in the design, conduct or analysis of the study, the researchers said.

GROWING MARKET:
The global market to diagnose and treat patients with sleep apnea is about $2.9 billion and growing, with CPAP devices accounting for about one-third of the total, according to Global Industry Analysts Inc., a market research firm based in San Jose, California, and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corp. of Auchland, dominate the industry.

The study involved 86 patients recruited from the sleep laboratory at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.  They were treated with either a legitimate CPAP machine or a doctored device that included an airflow-restricting connector and tiny escape holes.  Patients used each of the machines, which looked the same, for three months, with a one-month break between treatment.

BLOOD PRESSURE
After treatment, patients’’ systolic blood pressure, measured during heart contractions dropped an average of 3.9 millimeters of mercury or mmHg, while their diastolic blood pressure, when the heart fills with blood, fell by 2.5 mmHg.  Previous studies of drug treatment found a 5 mmHg decline cut heart disease risk by 15% and strokes by 42%.

The CPAP machine also reduced total cholesterol by 13.3 mg per deciliter and artery-clogging bad cholesterol by 9.6 mg per deciliter, the study found.  Benefits also were seen in abdominal fat content, weight loss and improved hemoglobin levels, the researchers said.


A constellation of heart risk factors, known as the metabolic syndrome, also appeared to reverse in 11 or the 86 patients after CPAP treatment.  Those who were most adherent to the therapy showed a reduction in plaque buildup in the walls of the arteries leading to the brain.  “These results suggest a significant clinical benefit that will lead to a reduction in cardiovascular risk,” the investigators concluded.

POSTED BY:  Steven Ajluni, MD

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

HEART HEALTHY RECIPE (BREAKFAST): POTATO PANCAKES

·         1 lb. Idaho potatoes, peeled and cubed
·         ¼ cup onion (chopped)
·         2 egg whites
·         1 scoop whey or soy protein powder (equal to 20 grams)
·         1/3 cup whole wheat flour
·         ½ tsp. garlic powder
·         ¼ tsp. salt
·         ¼ tsp. pepper
·         Cooking spray

Garnish
Fat free sour cream
Unsweetened applesauce
Ketchup

1.      In a food processor combine all ingredients and blend until smooth
2.      Heat skillet coated with cooking spray
3.      Place ¼ cup of batter of hot skillet
4.      Cook each side until golden brown, garnish and serve


Servings:  15 pancakes
Serving Size: 1 pancake

Nutritional Information
Calories:  50
Fat:  0 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g                           TIP:
Cholesterol:  0 mg                           These pancakes may be frozen and used for
Sodium:  55 mg                                  up to 3 months.
Carbohydrate:  9 g
Fiber:  9 g
Protein:  5 g


Serving Suggestion:
Add 14 grams of protein such as ½ cup scrambled Egg Beaters.

"The Perfect Day"
By: Nanette Cameron, RD

Monday, October 19, 2015

MICHIGAN HEART GROUP'S LOCATIONS AND SATELLITE OFFICES

Michigan Heart Group has 2 main locations and 2 satellite locations.  Different physicians see patients out of different suits.  

THERE ARE TIMES, when a physician will need to SWITCH SUITES for one reason or another. It usually has to do with coverage or addition of office time.  

You will ALWAYS BE NOTIFIED of this DURING YOUR REMINDER  CALL so PLEASE pay close attention to the LOCATION when we call you. 


MAIN CAMPUS:
Beaumont Michigan Heart Group:
4600 Investment Drive, #200
Troy, MI 48098
(248) 267-5050
www.mhgpc.com
OPEN MON-FRI (7AM-4PM), Different Physicians are in on different days (see below)

Steven L. Almany, MD (Wednesday and Friday)
Steven C. Ajluni, MD (Monday and Wednesday)
William D. Devlin, MD (Tuesday and Thursday)
Terry R. Bowers, MD (Monday and Wednesday)
Michael J. Gallagher, MD (Tuesday and Friday)

Beaumont Michigan Heart Rhythm Group
4550 Investment Drive, #250
Troy, MI 48098
(248) 267-5050
OPEN MON-FRI (7AM-4PM), Different Physicians are in on different days (see below)

David R. Cragg, MD (Wednesday and Thursday)
Brian D. Williamson, MD (Tuesday and Friday)
Ilana B. Kutinsky, DO (Monday and Thursday)

SATELLITE OFFICES:
Beaumont Western Wayne Heart Group
39500 Ten Mile, #103
Novi, MI 48375
(248) 267-5050
Physicians in on certain days (see below)

Steven C. Ajluni, MD (Most Tuesdays)
William D. Devlin, MD (3rd Monday of the Month)
Ilana B. Kutinsky, DO (2nd Wednesday of the Month)

Beaumont Michigan Heart Group- Macomb
15959 Hall Road, #304
Macomb, MI 48044
(248) 267-5050
Physicians in on certain days (see below)

David R. Cragg, MD (Friday morning)
Terry R. Bowers, MD (Thursday morning)
Michael J. Gallagher, MD (Wednesday afternoon)

Thursday, October 15, 2015

HEART HEALTHY RECIPE (DINNER): SEARED SCALLOPS WITH TROPICAL SALSA

·         1½ lb. sea scallops
·         Salt and pepper to taste
·         Cooking spray

Salsa Ingredients:
·         ½ cup pineapples, diced
·         ½ cup fresh mango, diced
·         ½ cup cucumber, peeled and iced
·         ½ cup red pepper, diced
·         3 TBSP cilantro, chopped
·         4 tsp. fresh lime juice
·         1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced


1.      Combine all salsa ingredients and set aside
2.      Heat a large, no stick skillet over medium-high heat
3.      Coat the pan with cooking spray
4.      Season the scallops with salt and pepper
5.      Add half the scallops to the pan and cook until golden on both sides, about 2 minutes
6.      Transfer to plate and cook the remaining scallops
7.      Spoon the salsa over the scallops and serve


Servings:  4
Serving size:  1¼ cup

Nutritional Information
Calories:  151
Fat:  4 g
Saturated Fat:  .5 g                         
Cholesterol:  35 mg              
Sodium:  207 mg                  
Carbohydrate:  11 g            
Fiber:  2 g
Protein:  19 g

"The Perfect Day"
By: Nanette Cameron, RD

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

HEART HEALTHY RECIPE (LUNCH): THREE BEAN AND ARTICHOKE SALAD

·         1 (15.5 ounce) can white beans, navy beans or canola beans, drained
·         1 (15.5 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
·         1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans, drained
·         1 (13.75 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
·         4 green onions, chopped
·         2 large tomatoes, diced
·         3 cloves garlic, minced
·         3 TBSP olive oil
·         3 TBSP balsamic vinegar
·         ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
·         2 tsp. crushed dried oregano
·         1 tsp. ground black pepper


1.      Mix the white beans, black beans, garbanzo beans, artichokes, green onions, tomatoes and garlic together in a bowl
2.      Toss with the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, parsley, oregano, and black pepper until mixed
3.      Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving


Servings:  6
Serving size:  1¼ cup

Nutritional Information
Calories:  310
Fat:  6 g
Saturated Fat:  1 g                          
Cholesterol:  0 mg              
Sodium:  50 mg                  
Carbohydrate:  50 g            
Fiber:  13 g
Protein:  17 g

"The Perfect Day"
By: Nanette Cameron, RD

Monday, October 12, 2015

2015 MICHIGAN HEART GROUP HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Michigan Heart Group closes in observance of all the major holiday's.  The 2015 days are listed below.  We ask, in order to ensure your prescriptions are refilled in time, please call at least one week prior to the holiday.  Calls taken after 10:00 am, the days before closing, are not guaranteed to be called in.

Monday
May 25, 2015
Memorial Day
Friday
July 3, 2015
Independence Day
Monday
September 7, 2015
Labor Day
Thursday
November 26, 2015
Thanksgiving
Friday
November 27, 2015  
Day after Thanksgiving
Thursday
December 24, 2015
Christmas Eve
Friday
December 25, 2015
Christmas Day
Thursday
December 31, 2015
New Year’s Eve (1/2 day)
Friday
January 1, 2016
New Year’s Day


Thank you:

The Michigan Heart Group Staff

Thursday, October 8, 2015

HEART HEALTHY RECIPE (BREAKFAST): POTATO AND EGG CASSEROLE

·         2 cups Egg Beaters
·         2 TBSP Dijon mustard
·         ¼ tsp. pepper
·         3 ½ cups shredded raw potatoes
·         1 cup cheddar cheese (fat free and 2% cheese mixed together)
·         1 cup mushrooms, chopped
·         ½ medium onion, diced
·         2 cup broccoli, steamed


1.      Preheat oven to 375˚
2.      Spray 9x13 dish with cooking spray, including the sides of dish
3.      Line hash brown potato evenly along bottom
4.      Layer cheese, mushrooms, onion and broccoli on top of potatoes
5.      Mix egg beaters, mustard and pepper and pour over vegetables
6.      Bake for 40 minutes or until center is cooked


Servings:  6
Serving Size: 1/6th of casserole

Nutritional Information
Calories:  180
Fat:  5 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g                           TIP:
Cholesterol:  5 mg                           To save time substitute frozen
Sodium:  340 mg                                shredded potatoes such as O’Brien potatoes
Carbohydrate:  18 g
Fiber:  3 g
Protein:  17 g

"The Perfect Day"
By: Nanette Cameron, RD