Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sutter Amador Hospital Welcomes Cardiologist Frank Pourzia, MD

JACKSON, Calif. – Sutter Amador Hospital is pleased to announce the arrival of board-certified cardiologist, Frank Pourzia, M.D. F.A.C.C. Dr. Pourzia is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has been a cardiologist for more than 20 years. As part of Sutter Medical Group and a member of the Sutter Amador Hospital medical staff, he cares for patients in the NEW Sutter Cardiovascular office at 100 Mission Boulevard, Suite 2200 (located in the Sutter Amador Outpatient Services Center) in Jackson.

After earning his medical degree from the University of Montpellier in France, Dr. Pourzia completed his internship and residency at Hines VA Hospital and Loyola Hospital in Illinois. He also completed a fellowship at Northwestern University, Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and a second fellowship at the University of Montreal, Montreal Heart Institute in Canada

Prior to his arrival in Jackson, Dr. Pourzia was in private practice in Long Beach, California where he also served as a clinical instructor of cardiology for rotating Internal Medicine residents and Cardiology Fellows from the University of California, Los Angeles Medical School and the University of California, Irvine Medical School. Dr. Pourzia’s passion for instructing developed when he served as a clinical instructor for the first time during his fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Since his arrival in Amador County, Dr. Pourzia has been working closely with Sutter Amador Hospital to improve access and strengthen cardiology capabilities so that more community members will be able to receive advanced life-saving tests and procedures locally. Some of the additional cardiac tests and procedures that Dr. Pourzia is now able to perform at Sutter Amador Hospital include stress echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) and pacemaker implants.


“It is our goal to be able to minimize any stress on a patient, including stress caused by travel, and provide as many services locally as possible,” said Anne Platt, CEO of Sutter Amador Hospital. “Dr. Pourzia is a true advocate for our patients and has partnered with us to provide many cardiology services that we once were not able to do here, such as pacemaker implants.”

Dr. Pourzia is accepting new patients. For more information or to make a referral, please call the Sutter Cardiology office at (209) 223-5445. The Sutter Cardiology Office recently relocated to the Sutter Amador Outpatient Services Center on 100 Mission Boulevard, Suite 2200 in Jackson.


Flu Reports Increase: It’s Not Too Late to Vaccinate

Sutter Creek, CA – Flu cases are increasing across the United States. California counties have reported an increase in influenza cases requiring hospitalization with reports of critical cases - many of them between the ages of 30 and 65.

“H1N1 virus is circulating and it is not only dangerous for the elderly, infants or people with medical conditions, but it could affect healthy, young adults as well,” says Dr. Bob Hartmann, Amador County
Health Officer. “Vaccination is your best protection again the flu.”

Amador County Public Health recommends that everyone receive their seasonal flu vaccine if they have not already received it this season. Public Health clinics are held the first and third Tuesdays from 2 pm to 5:30 pm. The next clinic will be held January 7th, 2014. The cost for flu vaccination is $20. Private providers, clinics and local pharmacies may also still have a supply of flu vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that all people aged 6 months and older receive a flu vaccine yearly.

Flu prevention measures are also important. Key recommendations are:
(1) Wash your hands often with warm soapy water for at least 30 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizers.
(2) Cover your cough and your sneeze. If you cough or sneeze into a tissue, throw it away and then wash your hands.
(3) Stay home if you are sick. Wait until you have been fever-free for at least 24 hours before returning to work or school. Although medication to reduce fevers can make people feel better, they are still contagious and can spread the virus to others. Antibiotics are not effective in treating a virus.

Flu symptoms include a fever of 100 degrees or higher AND a cough or sore throat. Headache, runny or stuffy nose, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea could also be present.

For more information on flu prevention, visit www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm or contact Amador County Public Health at 223-6407.


Monday, December 30, 2013

Amador's Best Loser - A Down to Earth Fitness & Weight-Loss Program

This is usually the time of year that people get more motivated to attend to their extra weight or lack of physical fitness.

Our 3-month small group program doesn't offer magic pills, or diets delivered to your door, or any get thin quick schemes . . . just encouraging support and guidance, a place to come and move and strengthen and tone your body with a small group of understanding people, and a place for planning your small and reasonable changes in your eating habits. 

This supportive and even fun 3-month program for men and women starts Monday January 13th. Includes weekly support and workouts, our Fitness For You program and more. Meets Mondays and Wednesdays and includes other workout days for free at Team Fitness in Pine Grove. Call Cherie at 209-296-BFit (2348) to learn more!

Next to the Pine Grove Post Office, Team Fitness is a 800 square foot open floor plan fitness studio for all ages and includes excellent exercise machines - including Elliptistrider, recumbant bicycle, treadmill, and elliptical, weight machines, mini-tramp, hand weights, punching bag, fit balls, hoola hoops, exercise bands, great music and much more.

PLUS - If you travel more than 30 minutes to get here for these 3 awesome months, Team Fitness will even help you pay for your gas!

Still not sure if you are ready to get fit at Team Fitness with a small friendly group? Then try our free week before our Best Loser Program starts!

The person to lose the biggest percentage of their weight and fat will even win the grand prize of $300!

Program is limited to 6 people so inquire and sign up soon! A $88 deposit will hold your spot!




Power Walking Classes resume in January


MotherLode Crossfit: New Year, New YOU!

INTRODUCING 

7 days a week!


STARTING IN THE NEW YEAR 2014,
WE WILL HAVE A SATURDAY MORNING WOD
AND SUNDAY OPEN GYM! 


 
JANUARY SCHEDULE

CLICK LINK BELOW

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EVERY DAY DEALS!

To all MLCF members-
If you did not already know
We have a great referral program which gets you a one time discount of $10 off your membership for every new member you bring in!
 
MONDAY-FRIDAY6am - 7:00am
9am -10:00am
4:30pm-5:30pm
5:30pm-6:30pm
6:30pm-7:30pm
DAILY WODS
 MON-WED-FRI10am - 11:00amWEIGHTLIFTING SESSIONS
Independent training for additional strength programming
PLEASE EXCUSE OUR CRAZINESS
WHILE WE TRANSITION
AND PIECE TOGETHER THE  EQUIPMENT
THAT WILL BE COMING IN OVER THE NEXT WEEKS


WE LOOK FORWARD TO A GREAT YEAR WITH A GREAT MEMBERSHIP!

GYM FYI

A FEW THINGS TO REMEMBER AT THE GYM
-PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN FRONT OF THE ROLL UP DOORS, WE WANT TO KEEP THOSE CLEAR FOR TRAINING SPACE.
-PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE BREEZEWAY BETWEEN THE AUTO RESTORATION PLACE AND OUR GYM, THEY HAVE ASKED US TO KEEP THAT AREA CLEAR.
-PLEASE CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF. I.E PUT YOUR WEIGHTS AWAY AND CLEAN UP ANY CHALK MESS YOU MAY HAVE.
-PLEASE DO NOT WALK THROUGH OR BEGIN NEW TRAINING IN THE AREAS IN WHICH PEOPLE ARE STILL DOING THE WOD.
-IF YOU ARE THE FIRST TO FINISH, PLEASE RESPECT EVERYONE ELSE THAT IS PUSHING THEMSELVES TO THE LIMITS AND CHEER THEM ON.
-USE BARBELL CLIPS
-BEING LATE STILL EQUALS BURPEES
-THE WORD "CAN'T" ALSO EQUALS BURPEES

THANK YOU!


 

Now offering FITAID drinks and ProAnox Supplements for purchase

Please see coaches for additional information

Erica's Outdoor Fitness New Year Specials


Friday, December 20, 2013

Jackson Creek Dental Group Opens Office for “Smiles for Kids 2014” in mid-January.

Appointments will be scheduled in advance on a first-come-first-served basis beginning January 15, 2014

Jackson, CA - Jackson Creek Dental Group will once again open their office to treat children, at no cost, who “fall between the cracks” in healthcare – children who would not otherwise receive dental treatment – on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Because of the overwhelming number of children attending this event appointments will be scheduled in advance starting
January 15th, 2014.  These appointments will be filled on a first-come-first served basis by calling Jackson Creek Dental Group at (209) 223-2712.  When the appointment blocks are full they will no longer accept patients. 

The doctors and their staff have provided this service to the community on a volunteer basis for the past 29 years.  Smiles for Kids also offers an opportunity to educate both the child and parent about how the effects of poor oral health extend far beyond problems in the mouth, often generating other related health problems.

To qualify for treatment, children must be 2-18 years of age, qualify for free or reduced fee school lunches, WIC or CHDP, be a resident of Amador County, and they must not be covered by private dental insurance or Medi-Cal/Denti-Cal.  A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child throughout the appointment. 

Children who meet the program requirements may receive, at no cost, a complete dental exam and
X-rays, as needed.  They will have their teeth cleaned, get a fluoride treatment and prescriptions, sealants, orthodontic evaluations, and other emergency dental care as time allows.  The doctors, staff and volunteers are honored to be able to give back to the community and make an impact one family at a time.

“Tooth decay is the #1 chronic childhood disease in America and is largely preventable.  When left untreated, dental disease is painful and affects a child’s physical, emotional and social development,” stated Ron Ask, DDS and founder of Jackson Creek Dental Group.  “On this special day our doctors, staff and volunteers join together with others to help educate families about oral health and give these kids smiles for life.”

Crucial follow-up treatment may be provided through the Sacramento District Dental Society’s
Adopt-a-Child Orthodontic and Specialty Referral Care Programs.  Several Amador County dentists will also be providing these services as part of the Adopt-a-Child Program.  Children requiring Orthodontic and Specialty Referral Care follow-up appointments may be assigned to a specialist to receive necessary endodontic, periodontic, pediatric, orthodontic and oral surgery treatments.

Jackson Creek Dental Group offers a full range of advanced, comprehensive dental specialties, from general care, periodontal care, dental implants and orthodontics to cosmetic dentistry, smile design and full mouth reconstruction.  For more information contact us at (209) 223-2712 or visit our website at www.JacksonCreekDental.com.

Jackson Creek Dental Group is open Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Friday,
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

PHOTO:
Over 65 children will receive treatment as a result of the 2014 Smile for Kids program. In addition, making sure they all have access to needed follow-up treatment is an essential part of this program.  Pictured above is Dwight Simpson, DDS working with one of the Smiles For Kids patients.