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!”
Giggles and Greens
Are you a new parents, or going to be very soon? Then we have the perfect class for you!
Giggles and Greens will address all stages of pregnancy and early child development with a focus on the nutritional, emotional, social, and physical requirements of the parent-baby pair. This class is for parents who are expecting or who have a baby less than 18 months old. It’s a great way to get a lot of health/postpartum advice, and meet other families in the area…all at once!
Giggles and Greens is going to take place on the second Friday of every month, and you can call the front desk at (413) 549-8400. The class is going to be run by Katelyn Dutkiewicz PA, Michele La Rock MS RDN LDN, and Chaia Wolf LICSW, and takes place right here at AFP!
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?
Then join Deb Ellis PT and Jessica Jimison FNP for a practical and supportive approach to restarting regular exercise and…JUMP START YOUR EXERCISE IN THE NEW YEAR!
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 six sessions, and all it costs is your traditional co-pay times six! Call the Front Desk to learn more.
Balance Clinic with Deb Ellis
Are you concerned about your balance? Have you had any falls in the last six months? Do you wonder if you should be working on your balance more actively to prevent problems? If so…
TAKE STEPS TO PREVENT FALLS WITH AFP’S PHYSICAL THERAPIST, DEB ELLIS!
Come to the Monthly Balance Clinic for a FREE Balance Assessment!
Deb Ellis, MSPT, NSC, and Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy
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
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.