Last Updated on December 14, 2018 by Bryan Fiveash
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Epoch, but all opinions are my own.
I grew up with relatively good health, but the past decade has been quite a difficult journey. I first battled ITP – a dangerous autoimmune disease where the body destroys platelets. Thankfully, I’ve been in remission for several years.
More recently, I have been hit with another autoimmune disease: ulcerative colitis. This is new for me, so my doctors are still trying to nail down a treatment plan to encourage remission. Like ITP, this new diagnosis has completely changed my life. If there’s any positive to come from it, though, it’s that I’m eating much healthier now. Technically, I was considered obese; now I’m very close to weighing what I should be.
Like most healthy young people, I grew up not being too concerned about health. Now that I’m older with four kids of my own, living with good health is a primary concern. Not only do I want to be healthy for me, I want to be healthy for my kids too. I want to be able to get out and play with them! Sometimes though, one has to deal with unexpected health problems like I have.
However, there are ways to live proactively and promote good health. One great way is to get regular health screenings to be on the lookout for problems while they can be treated and managed. Other issues to watch out for could be various deficiencies in the body, such as low testosterone.
You can stay on top of issues like these with regular visits to an Epoch Health clinic.
At Epoch Health (pronounced “epic” ), their philosophy is a clinical approach designed to help men and women enhance their quality of life through truly personalized and professional clinical care. They stress appropriate health treatments, proactive screenings and lifestyle modifications.
Epoch Health clinics are conveniently located throughout Arkansas and also offer a free health screening, which includes:
– PSA: (prostate specific antigen) prostate health
– CBC: complete blood count
Other areas of patient care include cancer detection and prevention, heart health, prostate health, sexual health, testosterone and hormones, and general wellness.
Epoch Health provides a relaxed, yet professional clinical environment where patients can feel confident in the safety of their treatment choices. Their atmosphere, posters, artwork, and informational materials are inspirational and motivational, and are designed to encourage patients to make positive health and lifestyle improvements.
As soon as I walked through the front door of the downtown Little Rock, AR clinic, I was greeted by a very relaxed atmosphere. The waiting room is large, decorated nicely (it felt hip and trendy), and features a large coffee bar with coffee and snacks. I’ve been in many waiting rooms; this is the first time I’ve seen a coffee bar!
Everyone I interacted with – from front staff to physician – was friendly, professional, and very knowledgeable. Dr. Thom DeGraff, who serves as Medical Director for Epoch Health, answered many of my wife and I’s medical questions and gave us friendly, un-rushed personal attention.
From start to finish, I felt like I was in good hands. Once my test results come back, I look forward to implementing any necessary changes that Epoch Health recommends!
Epoch Health currently has five clinics in Arkansas: Little Rock, North Little Rock, Benton, Conway, and Rogers. Walk-ins are welcome and as I mentioned, Epoch Health is for both men and women.
The goal at an Epoch Health clinic is to do your free screening in 10-15 minutes. If you couple that with the relaxed atmosphere, the time spent there should feel like a break from a normally hectic and stressful life.
So, stop in like I did and get your free health screening! Take control of your body and your life!
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