Blog Archive

5 Reasons Why the Keto Diet Is The Best Way to Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals Oct 1st, 2022

The weight loss specialists at Nation’s Best Family Health Care use more than 40 different weight loss programs, offering the best match for each patient. The ketogenic diet, or keto for short, is a low-carbohydrate, high-fat plan that changes how your body fuels cell activity. You may benefit from medically...

How to Know if You Need Urgent Care or if You Should Go to the Emergency Room Sep 1st, 2022

Sometimes you need to see a doctor and can’t wait for an appointment with your regular physician. In today’s world, you have a choice: You could go to an urgent care center or to the emergency room. How do you know which is best for your situation?  At Nation’s Best Family...

5 Benefits of Family Medicine Aug 1st, 2022

Ensuring that each member of your family receives the quality health care they need can be difficult in this world of increasing medical specialization. With a family medicine practice in your corner, this task is far less daunting. At Nation’s Best Family Health Care in Panama City, Florida, our highly skilled and...

Is an IUD Safe? Jul 1st, 2022

Although IUDs had a well-earned bad reputation in the 1970s, modern-day IUDs are very different and safe. IUD, which stands for intrauterine device, is one of the most effective birth control devices available. In the 1970s, the IUD at the time was called the Daikon Shield. It was found to...

Should I Get Botox? Jun 1st, 2022

Botox® is all the rage due to its ability to diminish the look of lines and wrinkles, particularly around your eyes and on your forehead. Approved for use in at least 98 countries and supported by hundreds of peer-reviewed studies, it’s the go-to treatment for men and women bothered by...

When Should I Consider Getting Testing for COVID-19? May 1st, 2022

Unless you’ve been living off planet for the last couple of years, you’ve heard a lot about COVID-19, the need for vaccines, and the need to get tested. What may be less than crystal clear, though, is when you should consider getting tested for the virus that causes the disease....

The Role of Insulin in Your Body Apr 1st, 2022

The hormone insulin plays a key role in the potentially serious chronic condition diabetes. That’s why it’s so important to understand how your body produces and uses insulin, how insulin connects to weight gain and weight loss, and how your body’s insulin production and usage can go wrong. At Nation’s...

Are You Up-to-Date with Your Immunizations? Mar 1st, 2022

As an important preventive health measure, vaccinations (immunizations) help stop the spread of many contagious diseases and other illnesses. To help keep everyone in your family healthy, it’s important to get the correct vaccination at the right time.   At Nation’s Best Family Health Care with two offices in Panama City,...

Help! I’m Struggling to Lose Weight Feb 1st, 2022

More than half the United States population tries to slim down every year, but more than 70% are still overweight or obese. At Nation's Best Family Health Care in Panama, Florida, board-certified family medicine physician Roman Nation, MD, offers individualized weight loss solutions that can help you not only lose...

Preparing for Your DOT Physical Jan 1st, 2022

The health of commercial drivers matters. As a professional licensed to drive large trucks or other heavy vehicles, you need to be fit enough to operate your vehicle safely. That's why the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) requires paperwork signed by a DOT Certified Medical Examiner stating that you're...

How Insulin Works in Your Body Dec 1st, 2021

It’s no exaggeration to say that diabetes is an epidemic in the United States. Cases have risen over the years to the point that now, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 34.2 million Americans are living with diabetes, while 88 million more have prediabetes — when your blood...

The Benefits of a 4D Ultrasound Nov 2nd, 2021

When a little life is growing inside you or your partner, the world can feel like it’s full of mysteries. Seeing your baby as he or she develops can give you a big measure of peace of mind.  And thanks to the latest technology, you can get a lot more...

How Preventive Screenings Can Help Keep You Well Oct 1st, 2021

Serious medical conditions like hypertension, diabetes and cancers all come with early warning signs. In many cases, catching these conditions early improves your chances for effective treatment. Regular preventive screenings give you and your family care doctor an opportunity to keep track of your health and find potential problems early....

When Urgent Care Is Necessary Sep 1st, 2021

We get injuries and illnesses all the time. Whether from minor accidents, cold or flu season or other causes, scrapes, cuts, burns, and viruses are all too common. Often these minor maladies can be managed at home with rest and over-the-counter creams and medications. But what happens when you can’t...

Understanding Common Mental Health Problems Aug 9th, 2021

Mental health is as vital to physical health, and millions of Americans struggle to cope with some form of mental illness. According to current estimates, one in four people in the US 18 years old or older deal with mental illnesses annually, and many have to deal with multiple illnesses...

Myths and Facts About PTSD Jul 13th, 2021

If you have witnessed or experienced a terrifying event in your life, you are likely dealing with a condition commonly known as post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. This mental health condition affects people of every culture, race, gender and age, as 3.5 million people find themselves dealing with it annually....

Don't Ignore Your Mental Health: We Have Help Jun 24th, 2021

Mental illness is often overlooked, and ignored, but millions of people deal with its effects. Over half the adults in the US will need to come to grips with some form of mental illness during their lifetime, but often social stigmas may make it harder to even admit you’re dealing...

How We Help You Lose Weight May 23rd, 2021

Weight loss is important for people who are overweight so that they can prevent a number of life-threatening conditions, like heart disease and diabetes. According to a 2018 national survey, most Americans believe that the busy modern lifestyles we live are making it harder for people trying to lose weight...

Recovering from COVID-19 Apr 15th, 2021

Named for the year it was first discovered, the strain of coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2, or COVID-19 has ravaged the US, with over 30 million cases, and more than 550,000 deaths. However, it also means nearly 23 million people have survived, which makes recovering not only possible, but common. This...

Urgent Care vs Primary Care: What You Need to Know Mar 21st, 2021

In 2018, of the 130 million people who ended up in the emergency room, 27% (35 million) of the cases were injury-related, and 12.4% (16.2 million) ended up in hospital admission. These figures cover a wide variety of conditions, including headaches, upper respiratory infection, dizziness, lower back pain, constipation, nausea,...

Vaccines and Boosters Every Adult Should Have Feb 15th, 2021

Getting immunized from diseases has helped reduce death rates from many viruses and other conditions for years. It reduces 2-3 million deaths worldwide, has prevented 21.1 million deaths from measles over a near 20-year period, and reduces flu risks by 40-60% every season. Vaccinations are the reason why people no...

Myths and Facts About Botox Jan 27th, 2021

Do you look in the mirror and wish you could do something about the lines and wrinkles on your face? Are you interested in a safe, effective way to look younger?  You’ve probably heard about Botox, but you still might be wondering what the positives and negatives are. Safer and...

What You Should Know About COVID-19 Sep 8th, 2020

In Florida, cases of COVID-19 have been surging since early July. Although businesses, beaches, and schools are open, the virus is still spreading.  No one enjoys the changes this pandemic has brought about — being restricted from socializing with friends and family, traveling through the world, or even breathing the...