Ask the Expert: John Everett, MD, Cardiologist

October 21st, 2014|Categories: Heart Services|Tags: , , |

John Everett, MD, Cardiologist, Heart Clinics Northwest My doctor told me I have congestive heart failure, what do I do now? John Everett When a doctor tells a patient they have congestive heart failure (CHF) oftentimes that patient assumes it is due to a weak heart resulting from a heart attack, or some [...]

Ask the Expert: Andrea Dinning, DO

October 8th, 2014|Categories: Internal Medicine|Tags: , |

Dr Andrea Dinning, DO Andrea Dinning, DO, Kootenai Clinic Internal Medicine Question: How can I decrease my risk of having a heart attack? Answer: There are many ways to decrease your risk of having a heart attack. Smoking, obesity, physical inactivity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diet, and diabetes are all risk factors [...]

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September 30th, 2014|Categories: Family Medicine|Tags: , |

Shaun Brancheau, M.D Family Medicine Q: I’m confused as to whether I should see a family medicine provider or an internal medicine provider. What’s the difference? 1. What is family medicine? For decades the specialty of family medicine has been fondly caring for patients "from womb to tomb." All family physicians have been trained in [...]