How medicine has changed

This week on the blog I wanted to talk about how medicine has changed over the years. How its changed for a doctor, a patient, and how those relate to each other. Specifically, how it's changed over the course of two physician's careers. I had the opportunity to sit...

How to use compounding pharmacies

This week I want to talk about one of the most important relationships I have at Performance Medicine, and that's with compounding pharmacies. It would be impossible for me to practice medicine the way that I do without compounding pharmacies. The reason for this is...

Pellet Hormone Replacement Therapy

This week we are going to follow up our Note on the recent testosterone shortage with an explanation of what hormone pellet therapy is. As you may know, I'm a big believer in pellet therapy as a way of replacing your hormones. And after last week's email on the...

Nationwide Testosterone Shortage

This week I felt like it was a good idea to talk about some of the in office changes clinics like Performance Medicine and the pharmacies are having to make due to a nationwide testosterone shortage. If you've come in to our offices in the last week or so, you...

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 with...

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 of you who...

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 opinions based on...

Why You Should Take Collagen Protein

What Is Collagen Protein? Collagen protein is something that's in your connective tissues. It's in structures like your hair, skin, nails and bones. It's really the support your body needs for flexible joints, glowing skin, strong bones and nails. Getting enough...

Why you can’t lose weight

In this post I want to explore a statement I hear all the time from patients who come in to see me: "I can't seem to lose weight, when I eat way less than my skinny friend."  I get this all the time, and in this blog post are some of my thoughts on why this situation...