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Congratulations to Dr. Melody Zamora “Best S.A. Dentist, as voted by peers,” for multiple years. — Scene in S.A., Best S.A. Dentist 2020

Dr. M. Zamora Dr. Aissa Longoria 4135 E Southcross, San Antonio 210-333-4421 1202 W Bitters Rd., Ste. 1207, San Antonio 210-494-2206

www.zamdental.com

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2021 • 11th Edition Special Publication of the Wilson County News

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Table of Contents cHiropractic

medspa

Wilson County Chiropractic ...................... 6

M.A.C. MedSpa ........................................ 17

dental

nursing Home

David L Fleitas, DDS, PLLC, ........................ 6 GPS Dental .................................................. 6 Randall Lerich, DDS .................................... 7 Larry H. Poth, DDS & Christopher Balser, DDS ....................... 8 Professionals in Dentistry ............................ 7 Sister Creek Dental ..................................... 8 Zam Dental .................................... Front Cover

Country Care Manor ............................... 17 Floresville Residence & Rehab................ 18 Prairie Meadows Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center ............................ 18 Stockdale Residence & Rehab .............. 18

dermatology

Frederick L. Vinson, M.D. ......................... 19

Kim M. Ross MD........................................... 9

ortHopedics

eye care

Edward B. Elmer, M.D. .............................. 19 Seguin Orthopedics ................................. 19

ob/gyn

Eye Associates of South Texas .................. 9

family practice Kaiser Family Practice .............................. 10 Morning Star Family Medicine ................ 10

pHarmacy Walmart ..................................................... 20

podiatrist

Home HealtH

Agave Podiatry, PLLC .............................. 21

Advanced Home Health Services.......... 11 Kaiser Home Health Services .................. 14 Pride Health Care Services ........................ 23

Vascular

medical center Connally Memorial Medical Center ........................................................... Back Cover Guadalupe Regional Medical Center ...... 15 Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital ................ 14 WellMed .................................................... 16

Peripheral Vascular Associates ............... 22 San Antonio Vascular and Endovascular Clinic ................................ 2

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How adults can take active roles in their health care

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dults play a significant role in their own health care. Adults focused on getting fit may visit various fitness facilities before signing up for a membership, and individuals who want to improve their diets may spend countless hours poring over healthy recipes and the latest trends in nutrition. Such research pays dividends, and the same commitment can be applied to choosing the right health care services. Adults who are enrolled in employer-sponsored health insurance plans may feel as though their options are limited in regard to their health care services. However, there are many ways for patients to get more out of their health care plans. 4

• Shop around for a primary care physician. It’s easy to be overwhelmed when perusing lists of in-network primary care physicians provided by insurance companies. Such lists can seem endless and it can be hard to distinguish one physician from another. Adults in need of new primary care physicians can ask neighbors or family and friends who live nearby for recommendations. It’s important to put the time in when choosing a primary care physician, as people who are comfortable with their physicians are more likely to schedule annual wellness visits or book appointments when they aren’t feeling well. Such visits can be lifesaving.


Did you know? • Schedule annual wellness visits. Annual wellness visits are very important, even for health-conscious individuals who are not experiencing any signs of illness or injury. Regular checkups and screenings can uncover health problems even when no symptoms are present, potentially saving patients’ lives. For example, Hackensack Meridian Health reports that mammograms have reduced breast cancer mortality in the United States by 40 percent since 1990. Many insurance providers cover annual physicals at no cost to the patient, and screenings can catch diseases early when they’re at their most treatable and treatment is less expensive and less time-consuming. • Be a prepared patient. Prepare a list of questions prior to a scheduled doctor’s appointment. Jot questions down as they come to you in the weeks leading up to the appointment and don’t hesitate to ask questions during the visit. • Be open and honest with your physician. Concealing behaviors from your physician will negate some of the benefits of visiting the doctor. For example, if you live a largely sedentary lifestyle but tell your doctor you’re physically active, he or she won’t offer advice on how to make exercise a bigger part of your life. Being open and honest with a physician enables the doctor to give the best medical advice. Taking an active role in their health care is a great way for adults to improve their overall health and can help them reduce their risk for illness.

Health screenings are a vital component of preventive health care. Specific screenings for older adults can help them stay healthy. Healthline and WebMD recommend older adults schedule these routine tests. The frequency of the screenings may depend on individuals’ health histories, so each test should be discussed with a physician during adults’ annual checkups.

✓ Blood pressure check ✓ Blood test to check cholesterol and triglyceride levels

✓ Colorectal cancer exam starting at age 50

✓ Weight screening to check for gains or losses

✓ Prostate cancer screening for men age 70 and older

✓ Breast exam and mammogram for women, starting at age 40

✓ Pap smear and HPV tests at the recommended intervals advised by a doctor

✓ Hearing test ✓ Osteoporosis test ✓ Shingles and pneumococcal vaccines

✓ Eye exam ✓ Periodontal exam once per year 5


Wilson County ChiropraCtiC Health care without a prescription

830-253-PAIN (7246)

•Massage Therapy •Nutrition

1213 10th Street, Floresville

Jo Younts, Patricia Quinn C.H., Dr. Bruen C. Goolsby, Li Waters L.M.T.

wilsoncountychiropractic.net

Specializing in Children’s Dentistry

David L Fleitas, DDS, PLLC 830-779-3013 101 Juniors Place, La Vernia www.pediatricdentalofwilsoncounty.com

Comprehensive Care for Smiles of All Ages

GPS DENTAL

Gary Skrobanek, DDS

210-633-3477 Brooks City-Base, next to Target

Cosmetic Dentistry Implants Wisdom Tooth Removal No-metal Crowns Sedation Whitening TMJ Therapy Snoring & Sleep Apnea Accepting most insurances

GPSDentalSA.com

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LeriCh DentaL Family Dentistry

Insurance and major credit cards accepted

Plaza Shopping Center

Floresville

830-216-1185

“We change your world with a smile.”

Giving you the CARE you deserve for over 30 years. General Dentistry that provides:

Cosmetics, Veneers, Implants & Full Mouth Reconstruction, Digital Imaging, Oral Cancer Screenings, Scanned Impressions, Orthodontics, Sedation & Comfort Care options, Full Family Dentistry

David A. Little, DDS, Brittany Seifert, DDS Of all the things you wear YOUR SMILE is most important. Your health is reflected in your smile. •Do you eat what you want or eat what you can? •Do you speak more clearly and bite without pain? We offer customized personal care to fit your personal dental needs.

Call us today! 210-648-4411 • 6961 Hwy 87 E., San Antonio www.professionalsindentistry.com DENTAL • 7


Serving the area for 36 years.

Family Dentistry Larry H. Poth, D.D.S. Christopher Balser, D.D.S. 830-393-2064 • 1110 B St., Floresville By appointment: Mon.-Thurs. 8-5, Fri. 8-Noon www.dentistlarrypoth.com

Accepting new patients of all ages!

•Gentle, comprehensive dentistry •State-of-the art technology •Most insurances accepted •Free 2nd opinions

D E N TA L 1605 Hwy 181 N., Floresville

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50% OFF E XAM, XRAYS, & CLEANING NEW PATIENTS ONLY

Now open more days to serve you better! Call for an appointment today!

830-391-8200


“Beautiful Skin Makes a Difference” Our Services: •Skin Cancer Detection & Treatment •Superficial Radiation Therapy •Hair Growth Stimulation •Skin Care & Sun Protection

•Skin Resurfacing •Botox & Fillers •Chemical Peels •Psoriasis, Acne, Atopic Dermatitis •Warts

Open Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

Accepting new patients and same day appointments available

Kim M. Ross MD

Board Certified Dermatologist

830-401-0123 309 Silverado St., La Vernia

www.drkimross.com Comprehensive Eye Care •Cataracts •Eyeglasses •Glaucoma •Contact Lenses •Diabetic Eye Care •Dry Eye

830-379-EYES (3937) www.EyesTx.com

Located in San Antonio, Seguin, New Braunfels, La Vernia, Luling, Lockhart, Hondo, Castroville, Gonzales, & San Marcos Most Vision & Health Insurance Plans Accepted

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Morning Star Family Medicine Raynell Odom

Amber Hoberg

MSN APRN FNP-BC

MSN APRN PMHNP-BC

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The health benefits of spinach

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octors may not recommend their patients take dietary advice from cartoons, but people looking to eat healthy could do worse than to follow the example set by Popeye. The beloved, nearly century-old, musclebound cartoon sailor often credited his incredible strength to spinach, a nutrient-rich green vegetable that can benefit the body in myriad ways. A 2010 study from researchers at Mahidol University in Bangkok found that children increased their vegetable consumption after watching Popeye cartoons. And while adults can certainly follow suit and watch more Popeye if they need motivation to eat right, many may only need to learn just how spinach affects their body to start including more of it in their diets. • Spinach is good for your bones. The National Osteoporosis Foundation notes that green foods, including kale, spinach and Brussels sprouts, are great sources of vitamin K and calcium, each of which promotes healthy bones. Spinach alone won’t be enough to prevent broken bones or osteoporosis, but when coupled with exercise and an overall healthy diet, spinach can be a key component to keeping bones healthy and reducing risk for fractures. • Spinach can help fight off viruses. The world received a crash course in immunology in 2020, when the global COVID-19 pandemic changed life as the world knew it, seemingly in the blink of an eye. As measures to prevent the spread 12

of the virus took hold, individuals looked for ways to bolster their immune systems. Leafy green vegetables, including spinach, are loaded with vitamins and nutrients that strengthen the body’s immune response. For example, vitamin A is fat-soluble vitamin that’s vital for immune system function, and spinach is loaded with it. In fact, a single cup of cooked spinach provides men and women with more than the recommended daily amounts of vitamin A as advised by the Institute of Medicine. • Spinach promotes a healthy heart. Spinach is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, B vitamins, and fiber, making it a heart-healthy food worthy of


addition to anyone’s diet. Spinach is especially rich in folate, which research has shown promotes the growth of healthy red blood cells necessary for a healthy heart. • Spinach can benefit your eyes. Spinach is high in the antioxidant lutein, which has been linked to eye health. Lutein naturally absorbs UV blue light, which is the most harmful wavelength of sunlight. But it’s important that people recognize that

uncooked spinach tends to be the most effective way to consume it and still benefit from lutein, the effects of which may be minimized when the spinach is cooked. Whether they eat spinach thanks to the influence of a beloved cartoon character or after reading about the leafy green vegetable’s many health benefits, people who include spinach in their diets can reap a host of rewards.

Enjoy this recipe ... Creamy Spinach, Mushroom and Lasagna Soup Recipe courtesy of Emily Weeks of “Zen and Spice” Cook time: 30 minutes, Total time: 40 minutes, Servings: 4 Ingredients: 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium onion, small diced 8 ounces crimini mushrooms, sliced 1 jar (24 ounces) marinara sauce 1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes 2 tablespoons tomato paste 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 1 tablespoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon oregano 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 bay leaf 3 cups vegetable broth lasagna noodles, broken into pieces 1/2 cup heavy cream 5 ounces fresh baby spinach 1 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, for topping

Directions: Heat large pot over medium heat. Add olive oil, garlic, onion and mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions and mushrooms soften, 4-5 minutes. Add marinara, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, vinegar, sugar, basil, salt, oregano, pepper, bay leaf and broth. Bring to boil over high heat then reduce heat to low and simmer. Add lasagna noodles and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and remove bay leaf. Stir in heavy cream and spinach until wilted, 2-3 minutes. Divide between bowls and top with dollop of ricotta and sprinkle of mozzarella. Source: Mushroom Council

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First & only full MedSpa in La Vernia since 2011!

We carry Skinmedica, Epionce, Elta MD, Obagi and more

www.laverniamedspa.com www.laverniaboutique.com

BOTOX * FILLERS * KYBELLA * SPIDER VEINS DIAMOND GLOW HYDROFACIAL TEETH WHITENING * SKINCARE AND MORE

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Floresville Residence & Rehab Center Medicare • Medicaid Insurance • Private pay Respite Care Call for inquiries 830-393-2561 1811 6th St., Floresville • 830-393-2561 (Fax 830-393-8817)

We have long-term beds available, including Medicaid Pending. Admissions accepted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays!

Affiliated with Nexion Health. Your local leader in nursing & rehabilitation services.

Nursing Services: • 24-hour Skilled Nursing Care • Wound Care • Telemedicine • I.V. Therapy • Bi-PAP & CPAP Trained Nurses

Rehabilitative Services: • Short Term Rehab Stays • Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy • Rehabilitation Modalities include, but are not limited to: E-Stim, Ultrasound, & much more!

1615 11th St., Floresville • For info call Brandi Garcia 830-216-7090. www.nexion-health.com/prairiemeadows/

STOCKDALE RESIDENCE & REHABILITATION CENTER

300 Salmon, Stockdale • 830-996-3721 • www.stockdalecare.com 18 • NURSING HOME


30+ years’ experience providing OB/GYN services... Including: Normal & Complicated Prenatal Care Gynecological Surgery FREE PREGNANCY TESTING

Frederick L. Vinson, M.D. Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Lauren Eshenroeder, N.P. 8508 Hwy 181, Ste. B, Floresville • 830-393-6800

Edward B. Elmer, M.D. Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon 800-275-3063 1411 3rd St., Floresville next to Arcadia Theater

OrthOpeDicS Office iN LA VerNiA High quality care for musculoskeletal disorders and injuries.

G. Steven White, MD

•Sports injuries •Trauma •Fractures •Joint Replacements •Arthritis •Hand/Foot Problems

Most insurances accepted, including Medicaid and Workers’ Comp.

Walnut Springs Family Health 309 Silverado St., La Vernia

Appointments now available thursday 9-12

cALL fOr AN Appt. 830-379-9492 OB/GYN/ORTHOPEDICS • 19


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I got my flu shot...did you get yours? Mon.-Fri. 9-9 305 10th St., Hwy 181, Floresville Sat. 9-7, Sun. 10-6 830-393-3119

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Podiatrist Charles White, DPM

Terri Quebedeaux, DPM

Specializing in Care of the Foot & Ankle •Foot & ankle injuries •Diabetic foot & wound care •Sports medicine •Pain management •Ingrowns •Nail & skin care

Call now for an appointment! 830-303-0005 La Vernia • 309 Silverado St. — Seguin • 1345 College St. New Braunfels • 1761 SH 46

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