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The Differences Between Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism Sep 1st, 2021

For a little gland, your thyroid does a lot of heavy lifting. It controls your metabolic rate, which means it regulates your muscles, digestion, heart, brain development, and bone maintenance. When your thyroid malfunctions, these systems malfunction as well. Here, Dr. James Lee at Woodstock Family Practice & Urgent Care...

What Can You Learn From a Urine Analysis? Aug 4th, 2021

Thanks to advanced technology, physicians can “see” what’s going on inside your body without wielding a scalpel. Diagnostic tests tell us a great deal about the state of your health. At Woodstock Family Practice & Urgent Care in Woodstock, Georgia, Dr. James Lee and our team offer onsite diagnostic tests...

Help! I'm Struggling to Lose Weight Jul 6th, 2021

Weight loss can be one of the most frustrating endeavors in life. You’re constantly bombarded with the newest fad diet or the latest miracle pill that promises to melt away fat overnight. If you’ve been struggling to lose weight for years, we don’t need to tell you that those tactics...

Signs Your Prostate May Be Enlarged Jun 10th, 2021

Age changes everything — hair thins and grays, skin dries and wrinkles, and gravity does a number on once-firm flesh. But changes happen on the inside, too, and you may not realize it until you experience clear symptoms. In many men, one of these changes is a growing prostate gland. ...

5 Tips for Easing Menopause May 18th, 2021

You’re in your late 40s or early 50s, your period is a bit irregular, and every once in a while you feel flushed. The perimenopausal stage, the transition into menopause, can last for months or even years.  Whether you’ve just started to notice the signs, or you’ve been living with...

Can Adults Still Get Ear Infections? Apr 1st, 2021

Ear infections and childhood go hand in hand because kids get them so easily. During the early stages of development, their eustachian tubes — the passageway between the nose, throat, and ears — are small, short, and parallel to the ground, so they don’t drain efficiently.  When mucus builds up...

When That Cut Might Need Stitches Mar 1st, 2021

Whether your knife slipped while slicing a melon, your elbow split when you fell and hit the pavement, or a sharp object punctured your foot, lacerations can range from mild to severe. Learning to tell the difference and knowing when to seek medical attention can help you ensure proper healing....

The Importance of Allergy Testing Feb 1st, 2021

Allergies can crop up at any point in your life. As your body ages and changes, it reacts differently to its environment.  Likewise, your environment changes as well. This means that children with allergies may grow out of them, and adults who have been fine their whole life may suddenly...

Why You Need Your Annual Physical Jan 1st, 2021

You change the oil in your car, check the air in the tires, and make sure there’s water in the radiator to keep it running smoothly. This regular maintenance helps you avoid breakdowns that leave you stranded on the side of the road and end up costing a lot of...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

How Does ED Affect My Overall Health? Dec 1st, 2020

Erectile dysfunction — the inability to get and/or keep an erection — affects about 52% of American males. If you’re one of them, you’re surely wondering if you have an underlying health problem to blame, and you might also be wondering if having ED can lead to problems with your...

Weight Management and Type 2 Diabetes Nov 5th, 2020

Normally, your pancreas produces a hormone called insulin to turn your blood sugar, or glucose, into energy.  If you don’t produce enough insulin, however, or your body doesn’t respond to insulin as it should, you have Type 2 diabetes, which comes with a long list of symptoms and risks for...

How to Manage Diabetes Through the Holidays Oct 6th, 2020

Candy corn, turkey feasts, and sugar cookies galore — It’s that time of year again to spend time with loved ones and indulge in holiday delicacies, but it can be difficult to really enjoy the holiday season when you have diabetes.  Everything from a co-worker’s innocent platter of Christmas cookies...

Causes of Chest Pain and Dizziness Sep 3rd, 2020

While chest pain and dizziness can be unsettling, you usually don’t need to rush to the hospital. But you do need to get to the bottom of these symptoms, because they could indicate a serious health condition.  Dr. James Lee at Woodstock Family Practice & Urgent Care can give you...

Signs Your Cold Symptoms Actually Stem From an Allergy Aug 9th, 2020

If you’re coughing and sneezing and have a sore throat, and you’re like most people, you’re probably confused about what your symptoms mean. Is it a cold? Allergies? Something worse? Here at Woodstock Family Practice & Urgent Care, those are some of the most common questions we get. The symptoms...

What to Do About Fingernail and Toenail Injuries Jul 12th, 2020

We’ve all done it — slammed our finger in the car door or dropped a heavy can on our big toe. The pain is excruciating and the visual is upsetting, as blood, swelling, and discoloration typically follow the incident. We see this type of injury often here at Woodstock Family...

How hCG Jump-Starts Weight Loss Jun 15th, 2020

Losing weight can be difficult, especially on your own. It’s no secret that obesity is prevalent in the US, and many patients who suffer from obesity also experience a number of related health conditions. One of the most effective weight loss plans we offer at Woodstock Family Practice and Urgent...

What is Immunotherapy, and Can it Cure My Allergies? May 15th, 2020

How do you know when spring has finally arrived? Perhaps it’s when the first flowers start to bloom, or the day when you move your coats to the back of the closet. Unfortunately, many people know spring has really arrived when their nose starts running and their eyes start itching....

Boost Your Allergy Immunity This Spring With Our Allergy Shots Apr 30th, 2020

While coronavirus has been commanding headlines and health care resources for three months, Mother Nature has continued as normal. As the days get warmer and flowers start to bloom, pollen and allergies may pop back into your mind. If your nose has started to run or your eyes have started...

5 Myths About Dieting Every Woman Should Know Mar 3rd, 2020

Butter. Coffee. Eggs. Other than parts of a delicious breakfast, what do these three foods have in common? They’ve all been subject to public debate on their level of healthfulness and nutrition.  Every few years, a report tries to change the conversation on whether you should eat butter instead of...

Why Children are at a Higher Risk for Ear Infections Feb 10th, 2020

When it comes to age, nobody is immune to ear infections. You could get an ear infection at any age, especially during allergy season or cold and flu season. But while anyone can get an ear infection, children are far more likely to come down with this bacterial infection.  According...

What to Expect During Your First Pap Smear Jan 9th, 2020

As a woman, a Pap smear is an integral part of maintaining your reproductive health. But if you’ve never had one before, you may be wondering just what it entails and why it’s so important.  At Woodstock Family Practice and Urgent Care, Dr. James Y. Lee and his team take...

Losing Weight Lowers Your Risk of These Chronic Conditions Dec 1st, 2019

Roughly two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Obesity is a growing health concern because carrying extra weight often leads to chronic conditions that can lower your quality of life. Being obese puts extra strain on your bones, muscles, and tissues, making your body work harder to carry you through...

Myths and Facts About Erectile Dysfunction Nov 4th, 2019

Did you know that more than half of all the men in America will experience erectile dysfunction, or ED, in their lifetime? With so many men affected, there’s no shortage of information out there about this condition. But much of what you read online or hear from friends simply isn’t...

What Every Woman Should Know About Heart Disease Oct 9th, 2019

All women live with a risk of heart disease. Heart disease is the most common cause of death for both men and women in the United States, but signs and symptoms can look different in women's cases than in men's. It's important for women to know about heart disease risks...

The Dangers of Low Testosterone Aug 31st, 2019

Much of what you associate with men, in terms of general appearance, is because of testosterone. During puberty, this hormone helps build muscle, deepens a man’s voice, and boosts the size of his sex organs. Throughout life, testosterone is the hormone that drives libido and keeps muscles and bones healthy....

What Is Weight Management? Aug 1st, 2019

Obesity is a chronic condition, affecting more than 2 in 3 adults and about 18.5% of children and adolescents. Obesity and carrying excess weight places you at an increased risk of developing a host of preventable illnesses, like: Heart disease Type 2 diabetes  Stroke Kidney disease Fatty liver disease Chronic...

Here's What Stem Cell Regenerative Medicine Can Do for You Jul 9th, 2019

Your body is amazing. Did you know that your body is designed to heal itself? You have the inbuilt ability to repair damaged cells and grow new healthy ones -- but sometimes you might need some help.   As you age, your body’s ability to heal itself slows down, and...

Which Birth Control Option Is Right for You? Jun 14th, 2019

Almost two-thirds of American women use a form of birth control. If you are new to contraceptives or are just looking for a change, we at Woodstone Family Practice & Urgent Care can help you determine the best method for you and your partner. When it comes to choosing a...

Medical Weight Loss Can Help You Achieve The Look You've Always Wanted May 14th, 2019

About 70% of American adults are overweight or obese. Carrying extra pounds can make you feel self-conscious, embarrassed, and less than your best. Extra weight often makes it difficult to enjoy your favorite activities, and it can harm your quality of life. Reaching a healthy weight by losing those extra...

You've Sprained Your Ankle: 5 Reasons Why You Want to Visit Your Urgent Care Specialist Apr 17th, 2019

One of the most common injuries, a sprained ankle often causes immediate pain and swelling. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, James Y. Lee, here at Woodstock Family Practice & Urgent Care in Woodstock, Georgia, specializes in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. When you sprain your ankle, you...

Allergy Testing and Injections Can Help You Get Through Spring Mar 29th, 2019

Northern Georgia is a hot spot when it comes to spring allergies, and it seems to be getting worse.  We enjoy a long spring, and while that means lovely temperatures and beautiful days, it also means more exposure to pollen. If you’re tired of sneezing and sniffling through spring, Dr....