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:
Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Guidlines
News surrounding Covid-19, also known as coronavirus, is circulating at a rapid pace and can make it difficult to feel adequately informed about the topic and what precautions to take.
-Establish hand hygiene. Most illnesses are transmitted by people touching contaminated surfaces (door handles, keyboards, pin pads, etc), then touching their faces. Routinely washing hands and avoiding touching your face can reduce the chances of illness significantly.
-Avoid being around those that are sick, and stay home if you yourself are ill. It can’t be stressed enough the importance of avoiding group settings when ill- not to mention that anybody that is under the weather will benefit from resting at home.
-There is no evidence that wearing masks will protect people from getting sick. The CDC does not recommend that people use face masks, as this can create a false sense of security and actually increase how often people touch their faces. The face masks that may protect against coronavirus, N95 respirators, require annual fit testing to be considered effective, and are used by those in professions that may expose them to harmful chemicals, dusts, fumes, etc., not daily use by the general public. Officials are strongly recommending people do not stockpile face masks of any sort as that may cause a shortage for those in professions that require them, or individuals who otherwise need them. You can read the latest CDC info here.
Ask Your Provider About Daily Aspirin
New research shows that healthy people who don’t have known heart disease or stroke should speak to their provider before starting a daily aspirin regimen. Evidence highlights that the risk of internal bleeding and other side effects offset potential benefits for those considered to be at low or moderate risk for heart disease. Please speak to your provider before starting (or stopping!) any medication. Read more about the recommendations from the American Heart Association here.
Parents, Grandparents Responsible For Half Of Child Poisonings
Most would agree that the safety of our children and grandchildren is one of our highest priorities. It may shock many people that parents and grandparents are often responsible for half of child poisonings. How can that be? A study found that caregivers take their meds out of tough-to-open containers and put them in easy reach places for convenience, they are inadvertently contributing to some 50,000 emergency room visits by kids every year who swallow dangerous pills when adults aren’t paying attention. Read more here about how this oversight can be life threatening to children.
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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.
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.