Date: 2/13/2018 1:31 PM EST

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Date: 8/5/2017 1:16 PM EDT

It's been about two months since my last blog post, when I had the sad task of informing you about Darcy's departure from the practice.  At that time we had also just moved into our brand new suite across the hall.  Here it is, two months later and we are still settling in to our bright (even if a bit smaller) new space. The laboratory that was supposed to sublet a room from us as a patient service center, has reneged on their commitment to us. Unfortunately corporate "bullies" can get away with this; thankfully I believe in karma.

So onward and upward we go as the practice continues to thrive and grow!  Our next big change is a happy, positive change.  It is with great pleasure that I announce the addition of another Nurse Practitioner to Just Us Women Health Center!  Chelsea Gould, MSN, WHNP-BC will begin seeing patients on September 18, 2017, on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.  It is our hope and plan to continue to grow and increase the hours that we are available to care for all your women's health needs.

Visit the "About Us" tab to read Chelsea's bio and then call the office to schedule an appointment.

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Date: 5/26/2017 12:54 PM EDT

Just Us Women Health Center, Inc has entered it's seventh year!  Although change is necessary for growth, it is also very difficult.  In October, 2014 we moved the practice from North Attleboro to our present location in Attleboro and Darcy accepted another position in nearby Providence and remained at Just Us Women on a very part time basis.  About that same time, Tina added wellness and weight management services to the practice and the practice began to flourish! Just three weeks ago on May 8, 2017 we moved into our brand new suite, just across the hall.  It is bright and beautiful, albeit, a little smaller.  Sadly, as we are settling in, another big change is happening....Darcy's position in Rhode Island has become a full time position and she will no longer be practicing at Just Us Women.  Here is a letter Darcy wrote to her patients in May:

May 24, 2017

An Open Letter to My Patients:

It is with great sadness that I write this letter to inform you that I will no longer be practicing at Just Us Women Health Center. As many of you know, several years ago I accepted a part time position at a clinic in Providence, RI. Due to the current economic climate in healthcare, there were cutbacks and my part time position was eliminated; I was asked to take a full time position. Unfortunately, accepting that position does not allow me to continue on at Just Us Women. I want to thank you for your support, encouragement and loyalty over the past six years. We have laughed together, cried together, pondered life's mysteries and purpose, and I have learned so much from you. You have given me more than you know and I will miss you very much. I hope that you will continue to support the Nurse Practitioner business model and keep your healthcare with the NPs at Just Us Women.  Please call the office to schedule appointments. Thank you again for all your love and support. Stay healthy and happy. ~Darcy

 

Although we are beyond saddened by her departure, please be assured that our model of patient-centered, innovative healthcare offered by board certified women's healthcare nurse practitioners will continue. We have recently hired a well-trained, compassionate, board-certified women's healthcare nurse practitioner to join Tina Rose, NP, part time.  Chelsea Gould, NP is now booking appointments for new and established patients.

As always, our Medical Secretary, Jane Mackenzie, as well as our Medical Assistant, Sherry Devine are available to assist you with any questions you may have.

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Date: 1/24/2017 3:58 PM EST

Are you making sense of all the “FAT HEAD” talk? Yup, much of what we were told about fat over the decades is a fully saturated MYTH! In a nut shell, fats do not make you fat. Nope… not nuts…not butter… not animal fat. Eating too many simple and medium/high glycemic foods however is documented to not just increase waist size, but relative risk for fat deposition in the liver, hormonal chaos, heart health concerns…not to mention elevated blood sugars. A new study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, throws its hat in the ring with other experts that agree, cutting out on carbs, not fat, can lead to more weight loss. Taking in to consideration how numerous studies also support the benefits of fat, including naturally saturated fat for heart health and you have a double Whammy on the fight against obesity! Dieters were followed for 1 year. The program was isocaloric between groups. Composition varied as a 28% carbs/40-45% Fat/27% protein vs. 45% carbs/28% fat and 28% protein. Those that lowered their carbohydrate consumption and increased their natural fats (including 15% saturated fat) lowered their weight by a magnitude of 3 when compared to those that continued on a 40-45% carbohydrate diet. Interesting findings of a group of similar studies supporting higher fat consumption, low Gi and sufficient protein also result in dieters burning on average 150 more calories than those that consume low fat diets with “healthy” grains like multi-grain breads and “high fiber” pastas. Study concluded: “In other words, the high-carb, low-fat pattern of eating "caused us to become hungrier and burn off fewer calories,". The way I see it, all signs point to eating food in its natural state, including plenty of fat and protein and the whittled waist is yours for taking.
--Dr. Deedra Mason, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

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Date: 6/26/2016 7:47 PM EDT

Don't be fooled by fad diets and programs which promise to shed pounds in weeks.  Many of these programs have no research to support effectiveness and many consumers do not do the proper investigating before starting a program.  As a patient, you are your own advocate.  It is important to understand what you are putting into your body as well as what you are putting your body through.  This will ensure that you are taking proper care of your health.

Eating a low glycemic impact diet has been widely proven to be an effective plan for safe and steady weight (or better yet, fat) loss.  This diet focuses on consuming more "low glycemic foods", which are foods that raise your blood sugar less than "high glycemic" foods.  Some foods which are considered low glycemic include certain whole grains, beans, legumes,  and certain vegetables and fruits.  These foods are all good sources of fiber, which help to stabilize blood sugar levels, keep you full longer and promote "fat" burning.

Are you interested in learning more about low gylcemic impact eating?  Call the office for an appointment and begin your journey to a healthier you.  Just Us Women Health Center provides individualized TLS meal plans based on low glycemic impact eating to aide with weight loss.  We also offer TLS Select, which is a medically supervised plan offered by our Nurse Practitioner, in collaboration with our Registered Dietician, to lose weight safely and keep it off for life!

This post is by:  Caitlin Pond, MS, RDN, LDN

 

 

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Date: 3/8/2016 1:03 PM EST

Medically Supervised Weight Management

Do you struggle with your weight?  Have you done so for years?  Do you try every new "diet" out there?  Have you lost a lot of weight only to gain it back even quicker? And even more importantly, is your weight effecting your health?

Obesity is the number one cause of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. today.  It is a well known fact that "diets don't work" for the long haul.  This is true because:
  • There's no one-size-fits-all plan for weight loss.  What's right for someone else isn't always right for you.
  • Many commercial weight loss programs place an emphasis on "what to eat", rather than on "how to eat".
  • Many programs focus on weight loss, rather than actual "fat" loss.  True health and fitness is the result of an optimized ratio of muscle to fat.
With TLS Select, we will create a customized program based on your individual health & goals. It may include lab studies, genetic evaluation, fitness training, need-based supplementation and/or medication, along with medical supervision/follow up and nutrition counseling by a credentialed wellness coach (nutritionist).

We will begin taking appointments in April, 2016.  Please call the office for more information.

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Date: 12/29/2015 3:41 PM EST

We'd like to wish all our patients a very healthy, happy and prosperous 2016!

Please like us on Facebook and tell all your women friends and family to check us out.  We hope to make 2016 our best year yet.

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