The Overuse of Antibiotics

This blog post is about the use of antibiotics. When is it appropriate, and when is it not? A fun fact to get us started is that 4 out of 5 Americans will take some kind of antibiotic this year. That to me is unreal, and you can already see where I’m going to go...

How are your diabetes medications working?

There are many medications used to treat type 2 diabetes ranging from Metformin to Glucotrol to Ozempic to Farxiga. Diabetes medications are prescribed at time of diagnosis usually from A1c lab level (a 3 month average of blood glucose). In order to get patients at...

The 2019 Diabetes State of the Union

Hey everyone! This is Andy Rogers, one of Dr. Rogers’ newest PA’s in the Johnson City Clinic. We see a ton of diabetics at Performance Medicine, and in this post I wanted to share a few things that I work on with our patients that I think will help a lot...

Should Medicare Be Free For All?

This week, we’re going to talk about our healthcare system, what is happening with the 2020 Democratic debates that many of us watched, and why I don’t think free healthcare addresses the healthcare problem we have. Please note that these are just my...