Dr. Guy’s January 2023 Newsletter

Dear Patients, Knee pain is a very common problem with various causes. For example, Arthritis is a very common cause of knee pain and can easily confirmed by X-Rays. There are various treatments available for you, including but not limited to: physical therapy pain control (with Tylenol and/or NSAID's) corticosteroid injections viscous injections and even knee replacement. I have provided a link to the Mayo [...]

Dr. Guy’s January 2023 Newsletter2023-01-25T13:47:00-08:00

Dr. Guy’s December 2022 Newsletter

Dear Patients, Happy holidays! I wish you and all of your families good health this season and the coming year. There is a new blood test used as a tool in the early detection of cancer. This test is available through our office. I have been researching this test and still have mixed feelings about its use.   Click here to read the article in [...]

Dr. Guy’s December 2022 Newsletter2022-12-30T22:26:36-08:00

Dr. Guy’s November 2022 Newsletter

COVID, RSV and now the FLU -- we can't seem to catch a break. The good news is we have a Flu vaccine. If you aren't vaccinated against the Flu already, get the vaccine ASAP. The Flu is here and amongst us. Locally we are in the midst of a Flu epidemic. Key Points Influenza activity continues to increase. Regions 4 (Southeast) and 6 (South-Central) [...]

Dr. Guy’s November 2022 Newsletter2022-11-22T15:22:56-08:00

Dr. Guy’s October 2022 Newsletter

Overview Earwax blockage occurs when earwax (cerumen) builds up in your ear or becomes too hard to wash away naturally. Earwax is a helpful and natural part of your body's defenses. It cleans, coats, and protects your ear canal by trapping dirt and slowing the growth of bacteria. If earwax blockage becomes a problem, Dr. Guy and Becca can take simple steps to remove the [...]

Dr. Guy’s October 2022 Newsletter2022-10-20T13:53:13-07:00

Dr. Guy’s September 2022 Newsletter

At times I find myself struggling with insomnia. On a daily basis, I speak with patients about their struggles with sleep. For this reason, I thought it important to stress the practices of "sleep hygiene". As I write this, I realize I need to practice what I preach.   13 simple steps to sleep hygiene: Follow a consistent sleep-wake schedule Avoid afternoon naps Exercise daily [...]

Dr. Guy’s September 2022 Newsletter2022-09-21T11:39:43-07:00

Dr. Guy’s August 2022 Newsletter

Melanoma Overview Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, develops in the cells (melanocytes) that produce melanin — the pigment that gives your skin its color. Melanoma can also form in your eyes and, rarely, inside your body, such as in your nose or throat. Knowing the warning signs of skin cancer can help ensure that cancerous changes are detected and treated before the [...]

Dr. Guy’s August 2022 Newsletter2022-08-29T10:35:40-07:00

Dr. Guy’s July 2022 Newsletter

What is monkeypox? Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by the monkeypox virus. The monkeypox virus usually affects rodents, such as rats or mice, or nonhuman primates, such as monkeys. But it can occur in people. Monkeypox usually occurs in Central and West Africa. Cases outside of Africa are often due to: International travel Imported animals Close contact with an animal or person with monkeypox [...]

Dr. Guy’s July 2022 Newsletter2022-07-27T15:39:26-07:00

Dr. Guy’s June 2022 Newsletter

COVID Treatment and Paxlovid Rebound   Hello to all patients. COVID seems to be running rampant out there. Stay vigilant and please do everything possible to protect yourself and others. If you do develop viral symptoms, I recommend you assume that you have COVID until proven otherwise.   If you have viral symptoms, I generally recommend daily testing for COVID until you have multiple (about 7) [...]

Dr. Guy’s June 2022 Newsletter2022-07-12T19:24:17-07:00

Dr. Guy’s May 2022 Newsletter

COVID-19 "Long Haulers" Most people who have coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) recover completely within a few weeks. But some people — even those who had mild versions of the disease — continue to experience symptoms after their initial recovery. These people sometimes describe themselves as "long haulers" and the conditions have been called post-COVID-19 syndrome or "long COVID-19." These health issues are sometimes called post-COVID-19 conditions. They're generally [...]

Dr. Guy’s May 2022 Newsletter2022-05-23T10:24:24-07:00

Dr. Guy’s April 2022 Newsletter

Skin Cancer Overview Skin cancer (the abnormal growth of skin cells) most often develops on skin exposed to the sun. But this common form of cancer can also occur on areas of your skin not ordinarily exposed to sunlight. There are three major types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma.   You can reduce your risk of skin cancer by [...]

Dr. Guy’s April 2022 Newsletter2022-04-15T14:46:59-07:00