Courtney Medical Group has been honored and privileged to provide quality medical care to Tucson since 1988.
We are dedicated to understanding and assessing your needs and concerns. Our committed team of medical staff and providers strives to educate, prevent illnesses, and improve your health and quality of life. Your overall health is determined by more than routine exams; we seek a partnership in approaching health concerns and work to establish a lasting connection in a respectful and professional manner. Building a quality lifestyle with you is our priority, understanding that each person brings their own needs and concerns.
You have a choice in your healthcare, and we value you choosing Courtney Medical Group.
With so much information available today, we wanted to share important news regarding your health and wellness in a simple, snapshot format. Here is the latest:
Additional Meds Added To Ranitidine Recall List
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is adding to a list of recalled lots of popular heartburn medications, including generic forms of Zantac, because the pills might contain small amounts of a suspected carcinogen, NDMA. New evidence points to the production of NDMA when ranitidine is exposed to heat. For additional information, read here.
FDA Exerts Authority Over Vaping Products In An Effort To Protect Public Health As Lung Injuries Continue To Rise
January 2020 brought about another FDA regulation over the e-cigarette market as EVALI cases continue to rise. Flavored e-cigarette cartridges are no longer permitted to be manufactured, sold, or distributed by companies, or else face FDA enforcement actions. Companies were given only 30 days to comply with the regulation.
New Study Shows Exposure To BPA Higher Than Previously Thought
Many people have transitioned to limit their use of plastic items, and avoid those that contain BPA. When we consider all plastics used to hold liquids, personal care products, cooking supplies, materials like paints, adhesives and protective coatings (including clear coatings on the inside of food cans and some kinds of paper such as receipts) contain BPA or a similar chemical, the potential for exposure is high. A new study shows it may even be worse then we first thought. Although protections for the consumer are in place, new evidence shows that Food and Drug Administration (FDA) testing methods may be unreliable and result in exposure to high levels of BPA. You can read more about the latest findings here.
FDA Raises Legal Tobacco Age To 21
The higher legal age was slipped in to the final version of the fiscal 2020 budget that was passed by Congress this month and signed by President Trump on Dec. 20, 2019.
The bill gave the federal government up to nine months to develop and implement regulations for enforcing the new rule, but the FDA said the higher age took effect with the president’s signature. The CDC reports that 6.2 million middle and high school students used some form of tobacco in 2019; the new law will help prevent youth tobacco usage, including vaping and e-cigarette products which have been under heavy scrutiny due to lung illnesses and deaths related to the products. You can read more about the legal tobacco age change here.
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What’s New at Our Practice
Schedule Your 2020 Annual Physical Today!
Most insurance companies cover an annual physical with no cost to the patient.
An annual physical exam is a visit focused on preventative care, immunizations, healthy lifestyle discussion, and coordinating care and referrals. Please keep in mind your annual physical is not part of your office follow-up appointments. An office visit, sick visit, or medication check appointment is a time to discuss and evaluate new and existing medical conditions.
You can call us (520-797-8555), Monday-Friday 8a-5p or contact us here. We look forward to helping you coordinate your annual physical appointment to ensure you start the new year off on a healthy note!
We Have Moved To A New Location!
We are excited to announce that Courtney Medical Group has moved! Our new office is located at 1671 W. Ina Road, Ste 101, Tucson AZ, 85704. You can read more about our new location here.
CBD Products Now Available
Courtney Medical Group now offers CBD infused products! What is CBD? It is a component of marijuana called a cannabinoid. CBD does not cause a high, but does appear to exert pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects and reduce anxiety. For more information, read here. You can also see what products are available for purchase here.
Read Our Latest Blog Post
We add a new blog post daily- topics range from general wellness information, local events and activities throughout Tucson, Arizona, weight loss information, Dr. Courtney’s personal perspective on a variety of topics, and an in-depth look into living with chronic pain. You can find our most recent posts below, and you can search our archives here.