This October is the 33rd annual Talk About Your Medicines Month, encouraging a nationwide conversation about medication and the role it plays in our society today. We spoke with Dr. Lisa King from Utica Park Clinic about her tips to best manage medication, how to monitor medication as a caregiver and why it is so important to communicate with your doctor about the medications you are prescribed.
October is National Spinal Health Month and we reached out to Dr. Zee Khan, orthopedic spinal surgeon at Utica Park Clinic, to speak about the importance of spine health. Dr. Khan first became interested in being an orthopedic spine surgeon while he was in a previous career position as a jet mechanic. After helping an older patient, Dr. Khan realized he wanted to pursue being an orthopedic spinal surgeon, noting “spine surgery was meant for me - itis the way I can make a difference in people’s lives.”
October is National Psoriasis Month, bringing awareness to the immune-mediated disease that effects approximately seven million Americans. Psoriasis causes red, scaly patches to appear on the skin and can often be a disease that is difficult to deal with. We spoke with Matt Dohlman, PA-C, in dermatology at Utica Park Clinic about the importance of raising awareness of psoriasis, what he wants the general public to know about it and how he treats his patients who have it.
Flu season is right around the corner. Unfortunately, predicting the type of flu season that’s ahead is very difficult. One thing that’s for sure is that flu epidemics occur almost every year to one degree or another.
Last year's flu season was particularly severe. An estimated 80,000 Americans died of influenza and its complications - the highest death toll from the flu in at least four decades.
The flu season in northeastern Oklahoma typically peaks in January or February, but flu activity can span the months of September through May.