A Provider’s Perspective

Articles and videos by our DMG providers to help you manage the health of you and your family.

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How to Reduce Your Risk of a Heart Attack

Andree Jones, DO, primary care sports medicine physician, shares risk factors for a heart attack and how to reduce your risk of heart disease.
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Healthy Nutrition Habits for Your Child

DMG Children's Rehabilitative Services (DMG CRS) registered dietitian, Dominica Dieffenbach, RDN, shares why starting your child off with healthy nutritional habits is critical to their future health.
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Reducing Your Risk of Cervical Cancer

The early stages of cervical cancer don’t have any symptoms, and that’s why it’s so important to get your well-woman exam annually. If you are aged 21-30, pap smears are recommended every three years
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Ross F. Goldberg, MD admitted into ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators

Ross F. Goldberg, MD, FACS, a District Medical Group (DMG) general surgeon in Phoenix, AZ, is among a group of 65 esteemed surgeon educators inducted into membership in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Academy of Master Surgeon Educators
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Tips for Getting Children with Special Needs Vaccinated

Whether it’s childhood immunizations or vaccinations for the flu or COVID-19, getting a vaccine is an anxiety-causing process for many children.  If your child has special needs or a complex medical condition, getting vaccinations can be more stressful for both you and your child. 
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The Importance and Safety of Childhood Vaccinations

As a parent or guardian, it’s our responsibility to provide safe care for our children and asking questions and getting the facts from credible sources are part of that responsibility.
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Discover DMG Children’s Rehabilitative Services

More than 25 medical specialties in one location. DMG Children’s was specifically designed to make it easy for pediatric patients- regardless of mobility or condition- to receive care.
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District Medical Group (DMG) to Close Primary Care Clinics

Your medical records will remain confidential with DMG. A copy of your medical records can be transferred only through your expressed written permission and authorization.
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Benefits of Breastfeeding for You and Your Baby

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends “exclusive breastfeeding for about six months, followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced, with continuation of breastfeeding for one year or longer as mutually desired by mother and infant.”
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Top Five Risk Factors of Death in Men

Did you know that in 1920, women outlived men by one year, and today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that women survive men by five or more years.
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Mental Health and Your Child

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Unfortunately, children in the United States are currently facing a mental health crisis.
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Four Types of Food that Increase Your Risk of Type II Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month, and the timing is perfect as the holiday season means a lot of food and celebrations. The holidays are busy and many of us get out of healthy routines such as exercise, eating a balanced diet, and more.
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What You Need to Know about Ovarian Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 20,000 women will receive an ovarian cancer diagnosis in 2021, and nearly 14,000 women will die from this form of female reproductive system cancer.
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What Immunizations Does Your Family Need?

August is Immunization Awareness Month, so let’s review vaccines recommended throughout our lifetimes.
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UV Safety for You and Your Dog

July is UV Safety Month, and in Arizona, protecting ourselves and those we love against the harmful rays of the sun is even more important.
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Delta coronavirus variant

Dr. Michael White weighs in on the Delta coronavirus variant is now becoming more common in the U.S.