Patronus Medical Blog

The Patronus Medical Onboarding Process

Posted by Carey Grainger on Sep 29, 2016 9:01:22 AM

New patients of Patronus Medical may be wondering how their transition from traditional medicine to private health management will begin. It is understood that there will be many questions concerning the initial onboarding process: What is to be expected? Luckily for our patients, Patronus Medical takes the hard work out of onboarding by making the experience as comprehensive and seamless as possible.

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Topics: Patronus Medical, Patronus Medical client, Onboarding

How Can You Burn the Most Calories at Work?

Posted by Robert G Darling, MD on Sep 27, 2016 9:46:20 AM

How many hours a day to you spend sitting at work? If you work at a desk job, this time sitting probably comes close to your entire workday. According to the New York Times, many Americans spend up to six or seven hours sitting at their desks each day. We are not doing ourselves any favors staying sedentary for long periods of time. In fact, the damage can be so long lasting that even daily trips to the gym will not be able to reverse the harm done. Sitting might as well be the new smoking.

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Topics: health, fitness, Workplace

The Benefits of Gene Editing

Posted by Patronus Medical on Sep 8, 2016 1:39:04 PM

 Gene editing: it is no longer science-fiction. Today’s scientists are using microscopic “scissors” to cut, alter and repair broken gene cells.  This upcoming healthcare tool could be the answer to “incurable” genetic diseases, such as muscular dystrophy, sickle cell anemia and even cancer. Although the science behind it is still fairly new, gene editing may be the next big thing in ultra-personalized healthcare.

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Topics: Gene Editing, Personal Healthcare, preventative healthcare

Do You Follow an Eating Schedule? You Should.

Posted by Patronus Medical on Sep 1, 2016 9:15:17 AM

Have you ever skipped lunch to work through an important meeting? Missed out on breakfast because you just did not have time? As long as you are consuming nutritious food and not overeating, when you eat does not matter, right? As it turns out, when it comes to eating for your health, timing is everything.

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Topics: Healthy Eating, Meal Planning, Wellness

How Can You Prepare for a Medical Emergency?

Posted by Robert G Darling, MD on Aug 25, 2016 12:26:05 PM

A medical emergency can happen in an instant.  Whether it is a car accident or food allergy, the risk posed is immediate to your life or long-term health. Do you or your loved ones have a plan in place on how to react during the golden hour of a medical emergency?

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Topics: medical emergency, contigency planning, health security

What is the Prescription for a Longer Life?

Posted by Robert G Darling, MD on Aug 18, 2016 9:41:43 AM

Imagine a world without chronic illness, where every human being would have the chance to live to 100. Envision a planet without costly prescription medications with dangerous side-effects. What if that world was possible today? It is; so long as proper nutritional concepts are incorporated into a healthy lifestyle. 

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Topics: preventative healthcare, personalized nutrition, prescription alternatives

Five Reasons why Patronus Medical is the choice for you

Posted by Patronus Medical on Aug 11, 2016 9:12:47 AM

It seems that now more than ever, individuals worldwide are moving away from traditional healthcare plans and towards exclusive private health management. The benefits are staggering, especially for those living in a fast-paced world. With private health management, there is no more waiting to get the healthcare you deserve. The world has changed, so why shouldn’t your medical care?     

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Topics: Private Health Management, Telemedicine, Functional Medicine

Could a Text Message Really Help Prevent a Heart Attack?

Posted by Patronus Medical on Aug 4, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Smart phone technology has made day-to-day life simpler and less stressful for users. Changes in weather, road conditions and special appointments can be tracked with the swipe of a finger. But could a text message help prevent you or your loved ones from suffering a heart attack?

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Topics: text messages, heart attack, preventing a heart attack

Why Everyone Over (and Under) 55 Should Do Yoga

Posted by Patronus Medical on Jul 21, 2016 10:26:41 AM

Dementia is a term used to describe the symptoms of cognitive impairment or decline that include forgetfulness, repeating oneself, misplacing things and a number of other degenerative symptoms. While there are many possible causes of dementia, the two main causes are Alzheimer’s disease and a vascular version of dementia created by a series of small strokes.

There is great news now for anyone at risk of developing Alzheimer’s or other dementia!

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Topics: yoga, Alzheimer's Disease, dementia, meditation

A White House Physician’s Journey from Conventional Medicine into Functional Medicine

Posted by Robert G Darling, MD on Jul 19, 2016 9:04:34 AM

My journey from conventional medicine to Functional Medicine began in possibly the most conventional setting possible. I graduated from medical school in 1985 and have been practicing medicine for over 31 years. I was trained as a traditional medical doctor (MD) and completed a residency in emergency medicine in 1994, and I served in a number of clinical and administrative positions during my 25-year career in the US Navy Medical Department including three years as White House Physician to President Clinton from 1996 to 1999.

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Topics: Private Health Management, Functional Medicine