Benefits of Primary Care – Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy – Lifestyle Medicine

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5 Benefits of Primary Care

In an increasingly complex medical world, having one doctor who knows your health history has become highly important.

Researchers at the journal Health Affairs found that patients who have a primary care provider benefit from better management of chronic diseases, lower overall health-care costs and a higher level of satisfaction with their care…


What is the Difference Between Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy?

Sports medicine and physical therapy are frequently confused for being the same thing. Understandably so since both focus on healing injuries of the muscles and bones. However, sports medicine and physical therapy have distinct differences. … A physical therapist does not need to attend medical school…


Physical Therapy: The Center for Massage Therapy Way

Whether you have sustained an injury on the job, strained a muscle working out, or simply fallen in your home, restoring your body to optimal performance is the goal of physical therapy. Physical therapy offers countless opportunities for you to pursue an active, healthy lifestyle. Neuromuscular massage therapy helps ensure that you do not miss out on these opportunities due to injury…


Schools Push Lifestyle Medicine to Boost Chronic-Disease Prevention

For all that medical students, residents and physicians learn or know about advances in pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and precision medicine that can improve patient outcomes, it is what happens in patients’ lives where they live, work and play that too often gets passed over—across the medical educational continuum. That is the case even though lifestyle choices can have the biggest impact on prevention and management of chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes…


Lifestyle Medicine: Treating the Causes of Disease

If doctors can eliminate some of our leading killers by treating the underlying causes of chronic disease better than nearly any other medical intervention, why don’t more doctors do it?

By treating the root causes of diseases with plants not pills, we can also avoid the adverse side effects of prescription drugs that kill more than 100,000 Americans every year, making them a leading cause of death…

How Does Smoking Damage Your Skin? – Marijuana and Your Skin

When someone mentions the toll smoking takes on your skin, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Most of us probably think of wrinkles, and with good reason. Some of the toxins in cigarette smoke damage collagen and elastin, which are fibrous components of skin that keep it firm and supple. This damage speeds up skin aging, making smokers more prone to wrinkles on their face and body…


Injury Prevention for Tennis Players – Shoulder Exercises

One of the main components of the RAW Tennis Performance Training Program is injury prevention. Tennis players are especially susceptible to shoulder injuries. One component of the AE shoulder pre-hab program is scapular stabilization exercises…


Dr. Hillel Harris

Dr. Hillel Harris treats patients in his office at Primary MD Care, located in Delray Beach, Florida. He provides thoughtful and intuitive primary healthcare in a comfortable, community setting. He aims to treat each patient with compassion and integrity. He utilizes the latest approaches to treating illness and managing chronic disease. He promotes an integrative approach towards wellness, using a combination of lifestyle modification and medications.

Dr. Harris promotes an active lifestyle through making wise food choices and promoting physical activity. His interest in sports science combined with the latest advancements in sports nutrition have led him to create MD Sports, which provides tailor-made programs for athletic performance, and for those seeking to become more physically fit…




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