Latest Happenings at AFP
TMS: Alternative Depression Treatment
Do symptoms from depression interfere with your every day life? Are you dissatisfied with results from your antidepressants, or do the side effects worry you? Have you tried 2-4+ different anti-depressant treatments, and had unsatisfactory results?
Then TMS Therapy may be the right choice for you!
TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) is the first and only FDA Approved treatment for depression that does not require surgery or medication, and is safe and effective. TMS has had extensive research to back it up at several major medical research universities, and the only side effect is slight scalp discomfort during the actual procedure. Dr. Kate says,
“I am so excited to have a non-pharmaceutical treatment right here in the office for people suffering from depression. The studies using TMS technologies fill me with optimism, and I’m looking forward to a brighter future!”
Watch Your Back! Healthy Back Class
Are you concerned with your (lack of) core strength? Do you have a lot of lower back pain from poor posture? Not sure where to get started? If so…
WATCH YOUR BACK!
Join Jessica Jimison NP and Anne Ye MSPT’s newest class. In Watch Your Back! Healthy Back Class, you’ll learn how to…
- Build and maintain healthy core strength
- Reduce lower back pain
- Improve posture
- Stabilize postural support muscles
- Prevent future injury
This small class provides unique attention from a seasoned physical therapist and nurse practitioner, and will help you pave the way to independence from back pain. Each participant will get a customized regimen specific to their own medical need.
Call the Front Desk at (413) 549-8400 to learn more!
Jumpstart! Exercise Prescription Program
Are you motivated to restart an exercise program? Are you having trouble making exercise goals and knowing what is the best approach for you?
Turn over a new leaf with Jessica Jimison NP, Deb Ellis MSPT, and Anne Ye MSPT at the Jumpstart! Exercise Program!
You will learn why you do each exercise, how to get the most out of what you’re doing, how/when to make each exercise harder/easier, how to adapt each exercise to accommodate existing issues, and how to push yourself using clear, reasonable parameters. THEN you’ll work with providers to come up with ideas for an exercise progression to continue trying new things after the program is over. Participants MUST commit to two classes a week for eight weeks. Call the Front Desk at (413) 549-8400 to learn more.
Wellness for Life Nutrition Class
A Weight Loss and Lifestyle Change Program
Come meet with AFP’s PA Charles Milch and RN Michele LaRock once a week to learn how to make delicious, HEALTHY food that provides for a stable foundation
How to transition to healthy eating
How to safely increase physical activity
How to recognize and manage stress
How to set goals and stay motivated
Change the way you eat, exercise, manage stress, and set goals with Michele LaRock MS, LDN, RDN and Charles Milch MHP, MBA, PA-C.
Cost: Your Traditional Co-pay (times six weeks) + $20 fee
Balance Your Blood Sugars
Functional Medicine uses a customized, comprehensive approach to wellness based in science and the latest genetic research. This can optimize the body’s natural healing mechanisms and address the root cause of disease, rather than treating it symptomatically. In Balance Your Blood Sugars with Jessica Jimison FNP-C and Gina Fasser, functional medicine assistant, you will use Functional Medicine to learn…
- To understand how daily habits affect blood sugar, and why you should care
- Why diabetes develops and how to slow/prevent it
- Natural ways to balance blood sugar
This supportive, collaborative environment is ideal for patients with: PCOS; Obesity; Impaired Fasting Glucose (pre-diabetic); Concerns with health implications regarding weight management; Type II Diabetes (or a family history). Call the Front Desk at (413) 549-8400 to learn more today!
Atkinson Family Practice Blog
With these services and a lab right in the fabulous Atkinson Building, getting all the health care I need is convenient. Best of all Dr Kate is an awesome human being. She is pragmatic and caring and a real delight to be around.
Our community is so lucky to have Dr Kate’s practice filling the void where massive medical conglomerates have wiped out most local family doctor’s offices. It’s not an easy role to fill these days but Kate is tireless and driven to make a difference in patients’ lives.