Doctor’s Blog

A Cold or the Flu? by Dr. Dale

So how do you suspect one or the other?  Let’s compare and contrast them. Colds are caused by viruses and can occur throughout the year. They may begin with a mild sore throat and sinus stuffiness, possibly with a low grade fever, and progress down the upper respiratory tract over a couple of days and [...]

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Thanksgiving Moderation by Dr. Dale

Thanksgiving heralds the coming holiday season, and we all are looking forward to our favorite holiday foods. I would encourage you all to enjoy your meals in moderation, but be cautious about overeating which can lead to a variety of problems. If you are diabetic, have high blood pressure, gout, or other common illnesses you [...]

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“Care Guides” Program for Diabetic Patients by Dr. Dale

Diabetic patients seen in the Leland Medical Clinic will be assessed with a program called “care guides.” This program is like scheduled maintenance in that your doctor or nurse practitioner will be alerted periodically when it is time for you to have certain lab tests, eye exams, diabetic foot exams, urine tests, and diet counseling, [...]

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Sinus Congestion by Dr. Dale

Fall is upon us and so goes the fact that fall pollens are out. These pollens, mixed with atmospheric harvest dust stirred up by farm machinery, are causing many people to suffer with sinus congestion and dry coughs. Before going to see your primary care provider, try using non-sedating over-the-counter antihistamines such as Zyrtec or [...]

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Make Leland Medical Clinic Your Medical Home by Rhonda Potter, FNP

Hi, My name is Rhonda Potter, nurse practitioner at The Leland Medical Clinic. Do you have a medical home? A patient centered medical home is a new and innovative approach that has been developed to improve primary care. In this model of care, patients have a direct relationship with a provider who coordinates a cooperative [...]

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Crying by Dr. Mitchell

Crying by Dr. Mitchell

Babies communicate through crying. Ask a first-time mom after a few weeks of being around her newborn, and she will be able to differentiate the meanings behind her baby’s various cries. Of note, not all cries indicate hunger, so a bottle is not the only solution to a baby’s cry. If babies cry for more [...]

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What are the signs of breast cancer? by Dr. Richardson

What are the signs of breast cancer? Some signs and symptoms of breast cancer include swelling, redness, increase in size or a change in shape, nipple discharge other than breast milk, general pain and lumps or nodes in the breast. If you have any of these symptoms you should contact your primary care provider. Testing [...]

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Vaccines by Dr. Mitchell

One of the most important things you can do for your children is to ensure their immunizations are up to date. Vaccines are very safe and indeed life-saving. Many of the infectious diseases that once required hospitalization and resulted in complications and even death are now preventable through routine vaccines. Unfortunately, many myths have been [...]

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Adolescent Immunizations by Dr. Patterson

Did you know that your tween or teen could need up to four shots?  These include Tdap, Varicella, Menactra and Gardasil. Any child entering the seventh grade in Mississippi needs to have a booster shot of Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis).  This protects them against the whooping cough, getting stuck by a nail, and a [...]

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Delta Cotton Belles – Support group for the under-insured by Dr. Richardson

Delta Cotton Belles is a support group located here in Greenville, Mississippi. They offer several services for women who are uninsured and under-insured. They offer screening mammograms, support groups, post surgical support and wigs. They also have an annual tennis tournament in October to raise money and awareness. If you need any of the services [...]

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