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Friday, August 21, 2020

 If you have a FEVER or have had one in the last 48 HOURSCOUGH or SHORTNESS OF BREATH and/or have TRAVELED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES WITHIN THE LAST 14 DAYS, please call our office at (248) 267-5050, option 7 to reschedule your appointment.  You must be symptom free for 14 days in order to be seen.


In order to protect your community, should you have any of these symptoms please stay home.  If you are having severe symptoms please contact your PCP and/or go to your local Emergency Room.

We continue to see patients in the office who do not meet any of the criteria above.  We will continue to do our best to provide our patients and staff with a safe, clean environment.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

COVID-19 and Athletes: Return to Play Recommendations

 With high school and college sports right around the corner many people have questions in regards to COVID-19 and it's effect on the body.  What happens when an athlete has COVID-19?  How does it impact the cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary fitness of the athlete?  Dr. Michael Emery and Dr. Tamanna Singh, Do-Directors of the Cleveland Clinic Sports Cardiology Center, discuss the effects of COVID-19 and recommendations for return to sports.  Dr. Singh and Dr. Emery highlight the expert analysis paper published by the American College of Cardiology here as well as advice they provide their patients regarding return to play.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

WHAT WE ARE DOING TO KEEP YOU SAFE DURING COVID-19


We would like to emphasize that our first priority is keeping our staff and patients safe.  As a result below is what Michigan Heart is doing to make sure your safety comes first.

  1. Currently most patients are being seen via Telemedicine
  2. Those that absolutely need to be seen in person or have testing done are being seen in the office.  Those patients that are being we are screening on the phone prior to coming in and again before they are roomed
  3. We are rooming patients immediately upon arrival
  4. We are asking that only patients come into the exam room, asking anyone accompanying them to wait in the car 
  5. After each patient is walked back, roomed and seen the following cleaning process takes place:
    1. BP cuff fully wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    2. Exam table wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    3. Door handles (waiting rooms, exam rooms) wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    4. Sink handles wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    5. Chairs and hand rails wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
  6. Employees wear masks and will provide patients with one at the front desk if they don’t have one to prevent spread of any germs
  7. UnaSource is trying to become a COVID-free facility. 
  8. Provider rules for returning to work:
    1. Providers who become sick (have COVID proven or suspected) are able to return to work at 7 days after the onset of symptoms, although this must include at least 3 days of an asymptomatic interval.  
    2. Providers who are rounding on a COVID unit actively seeing COVID patients will need to stay away from the office for 1 week.  
    3. Our “well” providers who were simply in the hospital (without direct COVID exposure) may not need 1 week of quarantine but we will continue this for now. 
  9. These guidelines will be updated or changed based on guidelines from the CDC and other government agencies.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

MICHIGAN HEART GROUP WILL NOW OFFER TELEMEDICINE SERVICES TO SAFELY PROVIDE YOU WITH THE CARE YOU NEED


PYA White Paper “An Introduction to Valuing Telemedicine” Gets ... 

As a valued member of our Michigan Heart Group patient community, we appreciate the trust you place in us and want to inform you about how we are addressing the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We are closely monitoring events in our local community and continuously updating our policies and protocols as a result of new information. Please know that our office is following all recommended guidance from public health authorities, including best practices for hygiene, infection control and medical professional team health. We feel confident in our ability to continue seeing patients and providing the quality care that you have come to expect and deserve. Our highest priority is to keep all of our patients and staff as safe as possible.

In order to provide care for our patients who are unable to be seen face-to-face,  we now offer scheduled virtual video visit with your physician or extender.  Since you are already on the portal it is as easy as phone call to the office to arrange for one of these video visits. We have staff who can walk you through a few easy steps.  We are also offering On-Demand video visits with select providers at various time during the day.  This type of visit is available using your Follow My Health app on your phone or iPad.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

WHAT WE ARE DOING TO KEEP YOU SAFE DURING COVID-19


We would like to emphasize that our first priority is keeping our staff and patients safe.  As a result below is what Michigan Heart is doing to make sure your safety comes first.

  1. Currently most patients are being seen via Telemedicine
  2. Those that absolutely need to be seen in person or have testing done are being seen in the office.  Those patients that are being we are screening on the phone prior to coming in and again before they are roomed
  3. We are rooming patients immediately upon arrival
  4. We are asking that only patients come into the exam room, asking anyone accompanying them to wait in the car 
  5. After each patient is walked back, roomed and seen the following cleaning process takes place:
    1. BP cuff fully wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    2. Exam table wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    3. Door handles (waiting rooms, exam rooms) wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    4. Sink handles wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    5. Chairs and hand rails wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
  6. Employees wear masks and will provide patients with one at the front desk if they don’t have one to prevent spread of any germs
  7. UnaSource is trying to become a COVID-free facility. 
  8. Provider rules for returning to work:
    1. Providers who become sick (have COVID proven or suspected) are able to return to work at 7 days after the onset of symptoms, although this must include at least 3 days of an asymptomatic interval.  
    2. Providers who are rounding on a COVID unit actively seeing COVID patients will need to stay away from the office for 1 week.  
    3. Our “well” providers who were simply in the hospital (without direct COVID exposure) may not need 1 week of quarantine but we will continue this for now. 
  9. These guidelines will be updated or changed based on guidelines from the CDC and other government agencies.

Monday, May 18, 2020

MICHIGAN HEART GROUP WILL NOW OFFER TELEMEDICINE SERVICES TO SAFELY PROVIDE YOU WITH THE CARE YOU NEED


PYA White Paper “An Introduction to Valuing Telemedicine” Gets ... 

As a valued member of our Michigan Heart Group patient community, we appreciate the trust you place in us and want to inform you about how we are addressing the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We are closely monitoring events in our local community and continuously updating our policies and protocols as a result of new information. Please know that our office is following all recommended guidance from public health authorities, including best practices for hygiene, infection control and medical professional team health. We feel confident in our ability to continue seeing patients and providing the quality care that you have come to expect and deserve. Our highest priority is to keep all of our patients and staff as safe as possible.

In order to provide care for our patients who are unable to be seen face-to-face,  we now offer scheduled virtual video visit with your physician or extender.  Since you are already on the portal it is as easy as phone call to the office to arrange for one of these video visits. We have staff who can walk you through a few easy steps.  We are also offering On-Demand video visits with select providers at various time during the day.  This type of visit is available using your Follow My Health app on your phone or iPad.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

WHAT WE ARE DOING TO KEEP YOU SAFE DURING COVID-19


We would like to emphasize that our first priority is keeping our staff and patients safe.  As a result below is what Michigan Heart is doing to make sure your safety comes first.

  1. Currently most patients are being seen via Telemedicine
  2. Those that absolutely need to be seen in person or have testing done are being seen in the office.  Those patients that are being we are screening on the phone prior to coming in and again before they are roomed
  3. We are rooming patients immediately upon arrival
  4. We are asking that only patients come into the exam room, asking anyone accompanying them to wait in the car 
  5. After each patient is walked back, roomed and seen the following cleaning process takes place:
    1. BP cuff fully wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    2. Exam table wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    3. Door handles (waiting rooms, exam rooms) wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    4. Sink handles wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    5. Chairs and hand rails wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
  6. Employees wear masks and will provide patients with one at the front desk if they don’t have one to prevent spread of any germs
  7. UnaSource is trying to become a COVID-free facility. 
  8. Provider rules for returning to work:
    1. Providers who become sick (have COVID proven or suspected) are able to return to work at 7 days after the onset of symptoms, although this must include at least 3 days of an asymptomatic interval.  
    2. Providers who are rounding on a COVID unit actively seeing COVID patients will need to stay away from the office for 1 week.  
    3. Our “well” providers who were simply in the hospital (without direct COVID exposure) may not need 1 week of quarantine but we will continue this for now. 
  9. These guidelines will be updated or changed based on guidelines from the CDC and other government agencies.

Monday, May 11, 2020

MICHIGAN HEART GROUP WILL NOW OFFER TELEMEDICINE SERVICES TO SAFELY PROVIDE YOU WITH THE CARE YOU NEED


PYA White Paper “An Introduction to Valuing Telemedicine” Gets ... 

As a valued member of our Michigan Heart Group patient community, we appreciate the trust you place in us and want to inform you about how we are addressing the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We are closely monitoring events in our local community and continuously updating our policies and protocols as a result of new information. Please know that our office is following all recommended guidance from public health authorities, including best practices for hygiene, infection control and medical professional team health. We feel confident in our ability to continue seeing patients and providing the quality care that you have come to expect and deserve. Our highest priority is to keep all of our patients and staff as safe as possible.

In order to provide care for our patients who are unable to be seen face-to-face,  we now offer scheduled virtual video visit with your physician or extender.  Since you are already on the portal it is as easy as phone call to the office to arrange for one of these video visits. We have staff who can walk you through a few easy steps.  We are also offering On-Demand video visits with select providers at various time during the day.  This type of visit is available using your Follow My Health app on your phone or iPad.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

WHAT WE ARE DOING TO KEEP YOU SAFE DURING COVID-19


We would like to emphasize that our first priority is keeping our staff and patients safe.  As a result below is what Michigan Heart is doing to make sure your safety comes first.

  1. Currently most patients are being seen via Telemedicine
  2. Those that absolutely need to be seen in person or have testing done are being seen in the office.  Those patients that are being we are screening on the phone prior to coming in and again before they are roomed
  3. We are rooming patients immediately upon arrival
  4. We are asking that only patients come into the exam room, asking anyone accompanying them to wait in the car 
  5. After each patient is walked back, roomed and seen the following cleaning process takes place:
    1. BP cuff fully wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    2. Exam table wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    3. Door handles (waiting rooms, exam rooms) wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    4. Sink handles wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    5. Chairs and hand rails wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
  6. Employees wear masks and will provide patients with one at the front desk if they don’t have one to prevent spread of any germs
  7. UnaSource is trying to become a COVID-free facility. 
  8. Provider rules for returning to work:
    1. Providers who become sick (have COVID proven or suspected) are able to return to work at 7 days after the onset of symptoms, although this must include at least 3 days of an asymptomatic interval.  
    2. Providers who are rounding on a COVID unit actively seeing COVID patients will need to stay away from the office for 1 week.  
    3. Our “well” providers who were simply in the hospital (without direct COVID exposure) may not need 1 week of quarantine but we will continue this for now. 
  9. These guidelines will be updated or changed based on guidelines from the CDC and other government agencies.

Monday, May 4, 2020

MICHIGAN HEART GROUP WILL NOW OFFER TELEMEDICINE SERVICES TO SAFELY PROVIDE YOU WITH THE CARE YOU NEED


PYA White Paper “An Introduction to Valuing Telemedicine” Gets ... 

As a valued member of our Michigan Heart Group patient community, we appreciate the trust you place in us and want to inform you about how we are addressing the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We are closely monitoring events in our local community and continuously updating our policies and protocols as a result of new information. Please know that our office is following all recommended guidance from public health authorities, including best practices for hygiene, infection control and medical professional team health. We feel confident in our ability to continue seeing patients and providing the quality care that you have come to expect and deserve. Our highest priority is to keep all of our patients and staff as safe as possible.

In order to provide care for our patients who are unable to be seen face-to-face,  we now offer scheduled virtual video visit with your physician or extender.  Since you are already on the portal it is as easy as phone call to the office to arrange for one of these video visits. We have staff who can walk you through a few easy steps.  We are also offering On-Demand video visits with select providers at various time during the day.  This type of visit is available using your Follow My Health app on your phone or iPad.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

WHAT WE ARE DOING TO KEEP YOU SAFE DURING COVID-19


We would like to emphasize that our first priority is keeping our staff and patients safe.  As a result below is what Michigan Heart is doing to make sure your safety comes first.

  1. Currently most patients are being seen via Telemedicine
  2. Those that absolutely need to be seen in person or have testing done are being seen in the office.  Those patients that are being we are screening on the phone prior to coming in and again before they are roomed
  3. We are rooming patients immediately upon arrival
  4. We are asking that only patients come into the exam room, asking anyone accompanying them to wait in the car 
  5. After each patient is walked back, roomed and seen the following cleaning process takes place:
    1. BP cuff fully wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    2. Exam table wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    3. Door handles (waiting rooms, exam rooms) wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    4. Sink handles wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    5. Chairs and hand rails wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
  6. Employees wear masks and will provide patients with one at the front desk if they don’t have one to prevent spread of any germs
  7. UnaSource is trying to become a COVID-free facility. 
  8. Provider rules for returning to work:
    1. Providers who become sick (have COVID proven or suspected) are able to return to work at 7 days after the onset of symptoms, although this must include at least 3 days of an asymptomatic interval.  
    2. Providers who are rounding on a COVID unit actively seeing COVID patients will need to stay away from the office for 1 week.  
    3. Our “well” providers who were simply in the hospital (without direct COVID exposure) may not need 1 week of quarantine but we will continue this for now. 
  9. These guidelines will be updated or changed based on guidelines from the CDC and other government agencies.

Monday, April 27, 2020

MICHIGAN HEART GROUP WILL NOW OFFER TELEMEDICINE SERVICES TO SAFELY PROVIDE YOU WITH THE CARE YOU NEED


PYA White Paper “An Introduction to Valuing Telemedicine” Gets ... 

As a valued member of our Michigan Heart Group patient community, we appreciate the trust you place in us and want to inform you about how we are addressing the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We are closely monitoring events in our local community and continuously updating our policies and protocols as a result of new information. Please know that our office is following all recommended guidance from public health authorities, including best practices for hygiene, infection control and medical professional team health. We feel confident in our ability to continue seeing patients and providing the quality care that you have come to expect and deserve. Our highest priority is to keep all of our patients and staff as safe as possible.

In order to provide care for our patients who are unable to be seen face-to-face,  we now offer scheduled virtual video visit with your physician or extender.  Since you are already on the portal it is as easy as phone call to the office to arrange for one of these video visits. We have staff who can walk you through a few easy steps.  We are also offering On-Demand video visits with select providers at various time during the day.  This type of visit is available using your Follow My Health app on your phone or iPad.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

WHAT WE ARE DOING TO KEEP YOU SAFE DURING COVID-19


We would like to emphasize that our first priority is keeping our staff and patients safe.  As a result below is what Michigan Heart is doing to make sure your safety comes first.

  1. Currently most patients are being seen via Telemedicine
  2. Those that absolutely need to be seen in person or have testing done are being seen in the office.  Those patients that are being we are screening on the phone prior to coming in and again before they are roomed
  3. We are rooming patients immediately upon arrival
  4. We are asking that only patients come into the exam room, asking anyone accompanying them to wait in the car 
  5. After each patient is walked back, roomed and seen the following cleaning process takes place:
    1. BP cuff fully wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    2. Exam table wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    3. Door handles (waiting rooms, exam rooms) wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    4. Sink handles wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    5. Chairs and hand rails wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
  6. Employees wear masks and will provide patients with one at the front desk if they don’t have one to prevent spread of any germs
  7. UnaSource is trying to become a COVID-free facility. 
  8. Provider rules for returning to work:
    1. Providers who become sick (have COVID proven or suspected) are able to return to work at 7 days after the onset of symptoms, although this must include at least 3 days of an asymptomatic interval.  
    2. Providers who are rounding on a COVID unit actively seeing COVID patients will need to stay away from the office for 1 week.  
    3. Our “well” providers who were simply in the hospital (without direct COVID exposure) may not need 1 week of quarantine but we will continue this for now. 
  9. These guidelines will be updated or changed based on guidelines from the CDC and other government agencies.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

WHAT WE ARE DOING TO KEEP YOU SAFE DURING COVID-19


We would like to emphasize that our first priority is keeping our staff and patients safe.  As a result below is what Michigan Heart is doing to make sure your safety comes first.

  1. Currently most patients are being seen via Telemedicine
  2. Those that absolutely need to be seen in person or have testing done are being seen in the office.  Those patients that are being we are screening on the phone prior to coming in and again before they are roomed
  3. We are rooming patients immediately upon arrival
  4. We are asking that only patients come into the exam room, asking anyone accompanying them to wait in the car 
  5. After each patient is walked back, roomed and seen the following cleaning process takes place:
    1. BP cuff fully wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    2. Exam table wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    3. Door handles (waiting rooms, exam rooms) wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    4. Sink handles wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    5. Chairs and hand rails wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
  6. Employees wear masks and will provide patients with one at the front desk if they don’t have one to prevent spread of any germs.
7.       UnaSource is trying to become a COVID-free facility. 
  1. Provider rules for returning to work:
    1. Providers who become sick (have COVID proven or suspected) are able to return to work at 7 days after the onset of symptoms, although this must include at least 3 days of an asymptomatic interval.  
    2. Providers who are rounding on a COVID unit actively seeing COVID patients will need to stay away from the office for 1 week.  
    3. Our “well” providers who were simply in the hospital (without direct COVID exposure) may not need 1 week of quarantine but we will continue this for now. 
  2. These guidelines will be updated or changed based on guidelines from the CDC and other government agencies.

WHAT WE ARE DOING TO KEEP YOU SAFE DURING COVID-19


We would like to emphasize that our first priority is keeping our staff and patients safe.  As a result below is what Michigan Heart is doing to make sure your safety comes first.

  1. Currently most patients are being seen via Telemedicine
  2. Those that absolutely need to be seen in person or have testing done are being seen in the office.  Those patients that are being we are screening on the phone prior to coming in and again before they are roomed
  3. We are rooming patients immediately upon arrival
  4. We are asking that only patients come into the exam room, asking anyone accompanying them to wait in the car 
  5. After each patient is walked back, roomed and seen the following cleaning process takes place:
    1. BP cuff fully wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    2. Exam table wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    3. Door handles (waiting rooms, exam rooms) wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    4. Sink handles wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
    5. Chairs and hand rails wiped down with Disinfectant Hospital Grade Sani Wipe, sits for 3-5 mins. to dry
  6. Employees wear masks and will provide patients with one at the front desk if they don’t have one to prevent spread of any germs
  7. UnaSource is trying to become a COVID-free facility. 
  8. Provider rules for returning to work:
    1. Providers who become sick (have COVID proven or suspected) are able to return to work at 7 days after the onset of symptoms, although this must include at least 3 days of an asymptomatic interval.  
    2. Providers who are rounding on a COVID unit actively seeing COVID patients will need to stay away from the office for 1 week.  
    3. Our “well” providers who were simply in the hospital (without direct COVID exposure) may not need 1 week of quarantine but we will continue this for now. 
  9. These guidelines will be updated or changed based on guidelines from the CDC and other government agencies.

Monday, April 20, 2020

MICHIGAN HEART GROUP WILL NOW OFFER TELEMEDICINE SERVICES TO SAFELY PROVIDE YOU WITH THE CARE YOU NEED


PYA White Paper “An Introduction to Valuing Telemedicine” Gets ... 

As a valued member of our Michigan Heart Group patient community, we appreciate the trust you place in us and want to inform you about how we are addressing the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We are closely monitoring events in our local community and continuously updating our policies and protocols as a result of new information. Please know that our office is following all recommended guidance from public health authorities, including best practices for hygiene, infection control and medical professional team health. We feel confident in our ability to continue seeing patients and providing the quality care that you have come to expect and deserve. Our highest priority is to keep all of our patients and staff as safe as possible.

In order to provide care for our patients who are unable to be seen face-to-face,  we now offer scheduled virtual video visit with your physician or extender.  Since you are already on the portal it is as easy as phone call to the office to arrange for one of these video visits. We have staff who can walk you through a few easy steps.  We are also offering On-Demand video visits with select providers at various time during the day.  This type of visit is available using your Follow My Health app on your phone or iPad.

Friday, April 17, 2020

MICHIGAN HEART GROUP WILL NOW OFFER TELEMEDICINE SERVICES TO SAFELY PROVIDE YOU WITH THE CARE YOU NEED


PYA White Paper “An Introduction to Valuing Telemedicine” Gets ... 

As a valued member of our Michigan Heart Group patient community, we appreciate the trust you place in us and want to inform you about how we are addressing the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We are closely monitoring events in our local community and continuously updating our policies and protocols as a result of new information. Please know that our office is following all recommended guidance from public health authorities, including best practices for hygiene, infection control and medical professional team health. We feel confident in our ability to continue seeing patients and providing the quality care that you have come to expect and deserve. Our highest priority is to keep all of our patients and staff as safe as possible.

In order to provide care for our patients who are unable to be seen face-to-face,  we now offer scheduled virtual video visit with your physician or extender.  Since you are already on the portal it is as easy as phone call to the office to arrange for one of these video visits. We have staff who can walk you through a few easy steps.  We are also offering On-Demand video visits with select providers at various time during the day.  This type of visit is available using your Follow My Health app on your phone or iPad.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE

If you have a FEVER or have had one in the last 48 HOURSCOUGH or SHORTNESS OF BREATH and/or have TRAVELED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES WITHIN THE LAST 14 DAYS, please call our office at (248) 267-5050, option 7 to reschedule your appointment.  You must be symptom free for 14 days in order to be seen.

In order to protect your community, should you have any of these symptoms please stay home.  If you are having severe symptoms please contact your PCP and/or go to your local Emergency Room.

We continue to see patients in the office who do not meet any of the criteria above.  We will continue to do our best to provide our patients and staff with a safe, clean environment.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

HEART HEALTHY FACT #13

The heart has always been a mystery.  The Greeks thought it housed the spirit, the Chinese thought it was the center of happiness and the Egyptians pegged it as the source of intellect and emotion.  [Encyclopedia Britannica]

Friday, March 6, 2020

HEART HEALTHY FACT #12


Love heals?  Research shows married heart surgery patients make better recoveries than single patients.  [JAMA Surgery]

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

HEART HEALTHY FACT #11


A beating heart puts out between 1 and 5 watts of energy- about the same amount of electricity your DVR uses when on standby.  [National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute]

Monday, March 2, 2020

HEART HEALTHY FACT #10


Keep Calm and ... Stay Heart Healthy?  Studies suggest angry outbursts can boost the chance of heart attack and stroke.  [Harvard School of Medicine]

Sunday, March 1, 2020

TIPS TO LONGEVITY FROM OUR PATIENTS...#11

* A wonderful family to take care of me, a wonderful doctor that I see as needed, good nourishing food to eat and plenty of sleep...Dorothy Weghorst, age 93

* Caregiver for many years and my faith...Barbara Gilbert, age 94

* Exercise, faith, eating healthy, enjoying family, keeping busy, and volunteering...Barb Rosewarne, age 88

Saturday, February 29, 2020

HEART HEALTHY FACT #9

Electric paddles aren't really used to re-start the heart.  Doctors use them when it starts to beat in a dangerously irregular pattern.  [Cleveland Clinic]

Friday, February 28, 2020

TIPS TO LONGEVITY FROM OUR PATIENTS...#10

* Having loving and caring family and friends...Ann Frankini, age 92

* Worked as a nurse for 40 years, married 62 years, volunteer for the city 30 years, good food and lots of exercise...Ruth Cleaveland, age 92

* Keep active socially and physically, played golf til 92', still playing lots of bridge at 100, eat proper foods and exercise...Marion Wyatt, age 100

Thursday, February 27, 2020

HEART HEALTHY FACT #8

Run as fast as you can but you'll never get your heart to beat as fast as the Etruscan shrew.  Its tiny heart hammers away an amazing 835 times a minute!  [Journal of Experimental Biology]

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

TIPS TO LONGEVITY FROM OUR PATIENTS...#9

* God Bless your love...Sam Marino, age 92 (married to Betty Marino below)

* Secret to a long life is my faith...Betty Marino, age 88

* God and family for living to 100 and good doctors...Mary McLennan, age 100

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

HEART HEALTHY FACT #7


Researchers think Beethoven had an irregular heartbeat and that the condition may have inspired his greatest music.  what's your favorite Beethoven piece?  [A History of the Disorders of Cardiac Rhythms by Berndt L├╝deritz]

Monday, February 24, 2020

TIPS TO LONGEVITY FROM OUR PATIENTS...#8

* STOP SMOKING...Norman Hunstad, age 95

* Be happy, God, Great Family, Golf and a wonderful husband...Donna Mertz, age 90

* Walk 4 to 5 miles before breakfast every day, eat healthy, and stay interactive daily...Lee Cromwell, age 91

Sunday, February 23, 2020

HEART HEALTHY FACT #6


Heart attack sufferers do best when treated within an hour of symptoms starting.  Sadly, many wait hours before seeking help.  [Wall Street Journal]

Saturday, February 22, 2020

TIPS TO LONGEVITY FROM OUR PATIENTS...#7

* 30 year volunteer at the Detroit Zoo, cooking for the animals, doing zoo boo.  20 years teaching 5 year old to 18 year olds, plus having 4 children of my own...Irene Mazur, age 94

* Tip to longevity, marry the right woman...James Gale, age 90

* Jack Daniels and a quiet women, also when I had a voice I could never pass up the open mike!...Bob Hilton, age 94

Friday, February 21, 2020

HEART HEALTHY FACT #5


Sadly, 133,000 Americans die of heart attacks each year.  [Wall Street journal]

Thursday, February 20, 2020

TIPS TO LONGEVITY FROM OUR PATIENTS...#6

* Eating well...Margretta Steinmueller, age 92

* No smoking or drinking, walking daily...Shirley Augustyn, age 91

* Marry the best person you now and stay married (67 years).  Play music and sing, share all the songs to help preserve the great music of the past...Jerry Peterson, age 90

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

HEART HEALTHY FACT #4


Before the invention of the stethoscope in 1816 a doctor would listen to his patient's heart by placing his ear to the patient's bare chest.  A French doctor, who thought this approach was both awkward and of limited clinical value, used a rolled sheet of paper to create an aural tube that soon thereafter led to the stethoscope's invention.  [US National Library of Medicine]

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

TIPS TO LONGEVITY FROM OUR PATIENTS...#5

* 2 great kids, a great husband and a great doctor...Doris O'Daniel, age 94

* Strong faith...Webber Pettway, age 90

* Sense of humor is my secret to longevity...Rozanne McGraw, age 100

Monday, February 17, 2020

HEART HEALTHY FACT #3


Evidence of heart disease found in ancient mummies found around the world suggests heart disease has been an issue for thousands of years.  Not long ago, researchers reviewed CT scans of 76 Egyptian mummies, and 38 percent were found to have probable or definite calcification in their arteries.  [Global Heart Journal]

Sunday, February 16, 2020

TIPS TO LONGEVITY FROM OUR PATIENTS...#4

* Work out 3 times a week at the gym, drink scotch, mow the lawn (mine and my brothers), golf and date...Jim Blunden, age 91

* Marry a good woman...Bill Newman, age 94

* Everything in moderation, a happy marriage, a sense of humor, DON'T SMOKE, and take care of yourself...Gladys Jahnke, age 91

Saturday, February 15, 2020

HEART HEALTHY FACT #2

Laughing may, in fact, be good for your heart and overall health!  Research suggests a good belly laugh can increase your blood flow by 20%.  The positive effects of this chuckle can last for 24 hours.  [American Heart Association]

Friday, February 14, 2020

TIPS TO LONGEVITY FROM OUR PATIENTS...#3

* Team up with a partner who exhibits care, concern, good communication and most of all COMPROMISE.  My wife, Carolyn, of 66 years is proof that this secret pays off.  Also, family and friends!...Charlie Sanders, age 90

* My faith...Jennie Siwik, age 90

* Happiness living with family...Olga Wojtyshyn, age 94

Thursday, February 13, 2020

HEART HEALTHY FACT #1

With every beat of your heart blood is sent flowing through 60,000 miles of blood vessels, delivering important nutrition and oxygen to all your organs and tissues.  If you stretched the blood vessels in your body end-to-end, they'd circle the Earth almost 2.5 times! [Cleveland Clinic]

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

TIPS TO LONGEVITY FROM OUR PATIENTS...#2

* Upbeat attitude and listen to my doctors...Bill Vailliencourt, age 92

* The good lord game me this time to do good in this world...Theresa DeMartis, age 93

* Make sure you keep your 'inner child' alive...Carolyn Sanders, age 87


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

TIPS TO LONGEVITY FROM OUR PATIENTS...#1

* Being Stubborn...Ruth Hercula, age 93

* My secret to living long is being a dreamer...Irene Goodman, age 95

* Secret to a long life, happy, faith-filled marriage to my husband for over 60 years!...Marguerite Rouleau, age 91