AFP Halloween Costume Contest 2020

We have such a great variety of costumes this year! Below is the gallery of them as well as the voting categories and ways to make your vote! Thank you for supporting us! Click on the link below to see the gallery! To vote online go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3J85RTW

Teen Support Group at AFP

Every Wednesday at 6:30pm, Jennifer Smolinski, the young adult therapist at Atkinson Family Practice, leads a Teen Support Group. This group provides emotional support for teenagers, as well as a safe space to talk about the world today, in the midst of Coronavirus. Jennifer Smolinksi shared more information about this very important group with us here. AFP: What topics does …

Disordered-Eating-In-Teens

By Amanda Mittman, RDN, LDN As parents, there is no manual that we are given for our children that tells us how to feed them or how they should eat. One of the biggest questions I get from parents in my practice as a dietitian is “Is my kid’s behavior around food normal?”  Quite often the answer is yes- for …

Seniors Can Embrace Savvy Tech For Better Connections

We have a guest blogger this week! Mary Shannon from Seniors Meet (seniorsmeet.org) is writing about seniors and technology–so relevant for today’s world of medical televisits, online classes and webinars and the need for social distancing in our “normal” world. Thanks to Mary for this great article! When you’re a senior living on your own, communication with your friends and …

Learning More About Your Core!

Anne Ye, PT, instructor of the two popular classes Introduction to Exercise and Healthy Back is debuting a NEW class this Thursday, September 3 at 6pm. This class is called Say Hello To Your Core and primarily focuses on the importance of our core muscles! Anne gave us some more important information on this five week series! AFP: Why is …

What Is Intuitive Eating?

With Covid-19 keeping us indoors more and playing havoc with our emotional state, we have noticed significant changes in what and how we eat. In this time of stress, emotional eating has seen many of us putting not the greatest choices in our mouths and feeling it as we gain pounds and lose energy. One way to take charge of …

Our New Certified Health & Wellness Coaches!

Not long ago, two members of our AFP staff became National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coaches! Judy Grupenhoff and Liz Gelotte completed hours of training to achieve this certification and we are so proud of them both. Judy and Liz took a few minutes out of their busy day to talk more about what it means to work for …

Keeping Our AFP Family Safe

During these unprecedented times, we at Atkinson Family Practice have made it our priority to keep our patients and staff as safe as possible while still maintaining the level of service we are known for. We are so proud that we have been able to do this and thought it worthwhile to share with you what we have put in …

Art is Freedom

The title of today’s blog is actually part of a quote about art by Christo (1935 – ), the famous environmental artist. The entire quote is “The work of art is a scream of freedom.” Art is amazing and can be transformational, even life-changing. We are so fortunate to have both offices located in areas heavily into the art scene. …

Senior Decisions: When It’s Time to Consider Assisted Living

We are very fortunate this blog post to have a guest blogger–Lydia Chan. Lydia is the co-creator of Alzheimerscaregiver.net, which provides tips and resources to help caregivers. Today, she writes about when it might be time to consider assisted living. Lydia can be reached at lydia@alzheimerscaregiver.net. As your parents or other loved ones get older, you may have to help them decide the …