Author: Stephen Fogg

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Coat & Backpack Drive at Sensenbrenner Primary Care!

Sensenbrenner Primary Care is proud to be a sponsor to help collect coats and backpacks for the students of Billingsville / Cotswold School. These kids are especially in need this year and we want to do everything we can to help. If you have a gently used coat or backpack, please drop them off at our location. There is a Fundly link to donate financially. A $30 donation goes towards 10 new bookbags for kids in need. If you have any questions please contact ...


Now Hiring: Primary Care Physician

Join a reputable, well known Primary Care group in South Charlotte! We are actively seeking a Board-Certified Primary Care Physician to join our team! This established practice offers compassionate health care by a dedicated staff of professionals practicing medicine in a beautiful & convenient clinical environment. You will have an opportunity to take over an established panel of patients in a model that gives you quality time while emphasizing wellness and prevention.  The ideal candidate will have outstanding communication skills, be self-motivated, and work closely with knowledgeable staff. Competitive salary base plus bonusBlue Cross Insurance and Malpractice providedEquity and PartnershipThree weeks of PTO, seven annual holidays401(k) and tremendous growth opportunity Staff includes one MD, two PA’s, one CMA, two LPN's, one Practice Manager, three office staff, and our...


Diabetes and Me

Type 2 Diabetes is a condition that disrupts how your body metabolizes sugar. It causes your body to resist insulin’s signal to draw sugar out of the bloodstream and into the tissues that function off of it. Your pancreas futilely attempts to compensate by producing more and more insulin but eventually, it begins to atrophy and ceases hormone production. This process takes years to happen but silently damages your eyes, kidneys, nerves, heart, and vascular system along the way. Did you know? If you have type 2 diabetes, your risk for having a heart attack is as a high as someone who has already had a heart attack.The number one risk factor for end-stage kidney failure (i.e. being on dialysis) is diabetes. Additionally, if you have...


Do You Suffer from Depression or Anxiety?

Millions of Americans are affected by mental illness, depression, and anxiety being among the most commonly diagnosed mental health conditions. If you are feeling depressed or anxious, you are not alone. Recent studies revealed that nearly 16 million American adults suffer from major depression and 42 million suffer from anxiety disorders. Depression Depression is often referred to as a “depressive disorder.” It’s a mood disorder that can cause debilitating symptoms. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least 2 weeks.  Those suffering from depression often report the following symptoms: Mood variations from mild sadness to feelings of intense hopelessness, worthlessness, feelings of guilt or failureDifficulty concentrating or making decisionsLoss of interest in work or hobbiesGeneralize fatigueDisrupted sleep patterns or excessive sleepingDecreased libidoAnxiety Additionally, depression can occur under specific...

Safety Requirements for Office Visits

We are open to caring for your medical needs. Since the pandemic started we have increased sanitizing measures in our office and asked our staff to wear face masks for your safety. To ensure a safe office we are asking patients to wear a face mask in our facility. Don’t forget, avoiding medical care can compromise your overall health, putting you at greater risk should you contract COVID-19. Please continue to prioritize your health and inquire if telemedicine might be an option for you. We continue to monitor recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Below is the most up to date recommendations from the CDC. We appreciate your help in keeping our staff healthy, so we can continue to keep you healthy! Any guest coming to Sensenbrenner Primary Care is asked to...

SPC Important Notices

On Monday, May 4, 2020, Sensenbrenner Primary Care will reopen during regular hours with limited appointments and provider access. To our valued patients, At Sensenbrenner Primary Care, our main goal has always been to serve and protect the health of our patients, our team, and our community. As COVID-19 continues to affect many in our community, we want to take all necessary precautions to stop the spread of the virus and help flatten the curve while continuing care.  Beginning May 4 with consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic the office will be open during regular hours with limited appointments and providers. Please note we will not be seeing COVID-19 patients and they will be referred to a testing location.  If you feel you have a true medical emergency, you will...


Depression Screenings: Are You At Risk?

Approximately 40 million American adults struggle with depression or anxiety on a daily basis. At Sensenbrenner Primary Care, we are acutely aware that many of our patients cope with mental health issues. For this reason, we want to raise awareness of how important it is to be screened for depression. Screenings help to bring depression into the light; oftentimes ignoring or denying that you struggle with depression can only make matters worse. Receiving a diagnosis is the first step to beginning treatment and feeling better. National Depression Screening Day is October 10 and we encourage anyone at risk for depression to be screened. Screening is important because it can lead to a diagnosis, provide support/resources, and help fight stigma. For more information: Contact Us If you think you are at risk for...


Healthy Pumpkin Granola

This high-fiber granola is perfect for a cozy fall breakfast or snack! Plus, it’s Vegan and Gluten-free. Ingredients: 3 Cups of Gluten-Free Rolled Oats 1.5 Cup of Pecans 3 TBS of Flaxseed Meal 2 TBS of Almond Butter ½ TSP of Sea Salt 1 TSP of Pumpkin Pie Spice ½ Cup of Coconut Oil ¼ Cup of Pumpkin Puree ½ Cup of Maple Syrup of Agave Nectar Instructions: Pre-Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.Mix together oats, pecans, flax, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.Over low heat, mix together almond butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, and pumpkin puree.Combine the warmed ingredients with the liquid and mix together.Spread the granola over a sheet pan.Bake for 30 minutes or until crunchy, mixing occasionally.Let it cool.Enjoy! ...


Why Should You Prep for a Colonoscopy?

The American Cancer Society[1] recommends that individuals with an average risk for colon cancer begin regular screenings around age 45. One of the most commonly utilized colon-cancer screenings is a colonoscopy. Colonoscopies are often dreaded by patients because of the required preparation which involves consuming a “bowel cleansing agent” which clears your colon in a few hours.  When your colon is empty, doctors have a better view of your colon and can more easily detect polyps or tumors. The texture and flavor of bowel cleansing substances have come a long way over the years. Below are some tips to make your next colonoscopy-preparation more tolerable: Flavors: Many patients report that if they suck on a lemon slice immediately after taking a sip of the liquid, the flavor is more pleasant. Also, sucking...


Butternut Squash and Apple Bisque

Butternut Squash and Apples Two perfect ingredients to use for fall cooking. This Bisque combines both to make a velvety treat that is great to share around the dinner table! Makes 8 servings Prep Time: 30 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Butternut Squash (about 1 1/2 lbs) 3 Tart Apples 1 small white onion 2 quarts (8 cups) chicken stock of broth (vegetable stock is a suitable replacement for vegetarian diets) 2 slices white brea 1/4 teaspoon rosemary 1/4 teaspoon majoram 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon white pepper crushed black pepper to taste 2/3 cup heavy cream (or thin cashew cream) Peel squash and scoop out seeds. Cut into 2-inch pieces. Peel, core and coarsely chop the apples. Peel and chop the onion. Combine squash, apples, onion, rosemary, marjoram, chicken (or vegetable) stock, bread, salt and pepper in a large pot. Bring to...


In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Sensenbrenner Primary Care will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov 24th & 25th. See you all again on Monday, Nov 28th!