FNP-BC, MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Master of Science, Nursing
In April, 2014, Greenville Medical Clinic (GMC) opened its doors with a philosophy, a goal, and far more dedication than working capital! For Toni Silver, owner and Family Nurse Practitioner (advanced-practice registered nurse) GMC fulfilled a lifetime dream...
If someone may have been poisoned, call the toll-free Poison Help line (1-800-222-1222), which connects you to your local poison center, to speak with a poison expert right away. This expert can give you advice on first aid and may save you from a visit to the emergency room.
Below is a checklist to help you in the event of a poisoning.
If the person is not breathing, call 911.
If the person inhaled poison, get him or her fresh air right away.
If the person has poison on the skin, take off any clothing the poison touched. Rinse skin with running water for 15 to 20 minutes.
If the person has poison in the eyes, rinse eyes with running water for 15 to 20 minutes.
Do not use activated charcoal when you think someone may have been poisoned.
When accidents happen with chemicals, medicine, or household items, call the Poison Help Line and get help right away from a local poison expert.
POISON HELP LINE 1-800-222-1222
A poisoning has occurred. What should I do?
There are dangerous poisons lurking inside and outside of our homes, and home is where 90% of poisonings take place. Are you aware there is a Poison Help Line you can call that could save you a trip to the emergency room?
Tune in Friday to learn to identify and minimize the dangers of poisonous medications, household products, and plants. It could save someone's life!
It keeps things moving smoothly (you know what we mean), lowers our risk for diabetes and heart disease, and leaves us fuller, longer.
What is this magic stuff?
Okay, add in exercise and water, and you have the secrets to optimal health in your digestive tract.
Although there may be some variances due to diet, age, and general health, the time it takes for food to move completely through your digestive tract is between 24 and 72 hours. There are a few minor changes you can make to ensure your system is processing your food efficiently.
Exercise. Your digestive tract moves food through by a series of muscle contractions called peristalsis. A sedentary lifestyle slows these contractions, but exercising for 30 minutes at least four days a week will stimulate their activity.
From the time it hits your tongue until it exits your body, food takes 24 to 72 hours to be fully digested. There are actions you can take to aid in this process and therefore keep your colon functioning optimally.
Visit us again on Friday for a list of these foods and some tasty recipes.
Polyps are not an unusual occurrence in the colon or rectum. They form on the inner lining (mucosa) of the colon or rectum. Some may become cancerous; that is, the cells grow out of control and invade the inner lining, and spread through the other layers as well. They can then grow into blood vessels or lymph vessels (tiny channels that carry away waste and fluid). From there, they can travel to nearby lymph nodes or to distant parts of the body.
There are several lifestyle risk factors that contribute to colorectal cancer. These are the risk factors you can control.
GREENVILLE MEDICAL CLINIC PRESENTS TWO HEART-HEALTHY CLASSES ON TUESDAY FEB 28TH AND MARCH 7TH 7 to 8 pm
The Greenville Medical Clinic is sponsoring two heart-healthy classes at their clinic classroom located at 50 Parkins Mill Road on two consecutive Tuesdays -- February 28th and March 7th -- from 7 till 8 pm.
The first class will focus on the meaningful lifestyle choices that will prevent heart disease, rather than treatment after the fact. The second class will talk about the role of diet, and we will share some heart-healthy recipes.
The classes are $5 each, and can be paid at the door by cash or debit card.
We invite you to join us as we begin a series of classes to prevent the diseases that threaten our well-being. Check our website or Facebook page regularly for important articles and announcement of upcoming classes.
It's hard to believe that in April of 2017, the Greenville Medical Clinic will be starting its fourth year. My, how time has flown! We have had so many wonderful patients, some with serious problems, all needing understanding, compassion, and quality medical care. We have some exciting events in store for this year. Starting in February, we will have a series of heart healthy classes, diabetic classes, and language classes in the months to come. The language classes will be Beginning Spanish and English As A Second Language.
Our mission is still to minister to the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of our patients. We will also be adding another day of clinic service in the next few months.
We are excited to see what the Lord will do this coming year. Please stop by as a new, former or returning patient. We would love to see you!
Greenville Medical Clinic it pleased to announce that it has experienced growth from part-time to full-time this year. There are plans for classes right here in our own building in the near future.
Did you know that this is Random Acts of Kindness Week, and that Friday, February 17th, is Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Day? It's a lovely way to end Valentine's Week. It isn't just for lovers! The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation (RAK), a nonprofit, was founded in 1995 in the USA, and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. It stands to reason that RAKs benefit the recipient and lifts the giver, but it has a profound positive impact of anyone witnessing such an act.
Look for clinic news, a word from clinic director Toni Silver, and stories about random acts of kindness in our newsletter this Friday, February 17th.
Heart disease is the #1 killer in the USA, the UK, Canada and Australia.
Heart disease and cardiovascular disease are terms that are often used interchangeably. However, heart disease is relegated to the heart alone, while cardiovascular disease also includes abnormalities of the blood vessels.
Your heart, a muscle roughly the size of a fist, is the Energizer Bunny of pumps, to the count of 60 to 100 times per minute, which is approximately 100,000 times a day. Many heart issues are associated with atherosclerosis, or narrowing of the arteries by plaque, making it more difficult for blood to flow freely. If a blood clot forms, blood flow is stopped, thus causing a heart attack or stroke. Treatments for it include medications, coronary angioplasty, or coronary artery bypass grafting.
Here are some other types of heart disease: Heart failure: Also called congestive heart failure. In this instance, the heart doesn't stop. It is working, but not at the level it should. It can worsen if it goes untreated, so following up with your physician is important.
Arrhythmia: It could beat too fast, too slow, or just irregularly. This is an abnormal rhythm of the heart or fibrillation. Bradycardia is when the heart rate is less than 60 beats per minute. Tachycardia is when the heart rate is more than 100 beats per minute. An arrhythmia can affect how well the heart works. The heart may not be able to pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. Treatments may include medications or placement of a pacemaker.
Heart valve problems: There are four valves -- the tricuspid, the mitral, the pulmonary, and the aortic -- that open in one direction only and seat tightly to prevent leaks. If a valve does not close properly, the resulting leak is called regurgitation. The treatments could include medications or heart valve surgery.
Offering consultation, prescriptions, blood work and testing, referral to associated physicians and more
$30 Fee Paid by Debit or Cash
Online pre-registration medical form available
50-C Parkins Mill Rd, Greenville, SC 29607
Always welcome: 864.987.9919
The better we understand your symptoms and issues the better we can treat you and speed recovery.
Please be prepared to answer a few preliminary health questions when you arrive at our clinic and register. To save time, CLICK HERE to print out and complete the Registration Form, then present it when you arrive.