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FEBRUARY IS HEART MONTH: Take Steps to a Healthier Heart

Reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke by taking on these health habits that may just save your life.

1) Quit Smoking.

    Smoking can actually double your chances of getting heart disease. If you don’t smoke, don’t start.

2) Monitor your blood pressure.

    Have your blood pressure checked at every doctor’s visit. High blood pressure can make your heart work too hard and increase your risk for heart disease. Keep your numbers below 120/80 mm Hg.

3) Control your blood sugar.

    Check your blood sugar level regularly and taking medicines as prescribed. Aim for a fasting blood glucose less than 100 mg/dL.

4) Control your blood sugar.

    Check your blood sugar level regularly and taking medicines as prescribed. Aim for a fasting blood glucose less than 100 mg/dL.

5) Maintain a healthy weight.

    Target a body mass index (BMI) of less than 25. Try to lose no more than 1 to 2 pounds a week.

6) Get active.

    30 minutes a day, 5 times a week. You will also experience benefits even if you divide your time into 2 or 3 segments of 10 to 15 minutes per day.

7) Eat a heart heathy diet.

     Eating a fiber rich diet is highly recommended. High-fiber foods that help lower cholesterol include whole-grain foods, fruits and vegetables. Opt for fish, lean poultry or meat. Limit sodium, saturated and trans fat, and added sugar.

8) Talk with your doctor.

    Your primary care physician is your best resource. Together you can go over your risk factors and develop a personalized plan to help you get started on the right path to a healthy heart.




IMPORTANT NEWS REGARDING PEDIATRIC AFTERS HOURS CARE

We’ve partnered with PIH Health to bring our patients greater access to care.

As of Saturday, January 26, 2019, Pediatric After Hours at the Downey Office will no longer be seeing patients.

- The last day for Pediatric After Hours will be Friday, January 25, 2019.

- This change applies to Pediatric After Hours ONLY. Adult After Hours care will continue to be available to our patients at PMG Downey After Hour sites during their regularly scheduled business hours. Click to View After Hours Locations.

- Children age 17 and over may be accommodated by Family Practice providers at Downey After Hours. If they cannot be accommodated, patients will be directed to PIH Health Urgent Care.

- All children under 17, will be accommodated at PIH Health Urgent Care Centers.


Please contact your child’s pediatrician during regular office hours for appointment availability prior to visiting the urgent care.

For your convenience, PIH Health Urgent Care Center locations are available to PMG pediatrics patients during after hours, weekends and holidays:

HACIENDA HEIGHTS

 1850 S. Azusa Ave., Suite 88, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745 | (626)225-4900

LA HABRA

 1400 S. Harbor Blvd., La Habra, CA 90631 | (562)789-5950

MONTEBELLO

 2205 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello, CA 90640 | (562)967-2780

SANTA FE SPRINGS

 12400 Bloomfield Ave., Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 | (562)967-2830

WHITTIER

 15733 Whittier Blvd., Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 | (562)967-2830

For additional information about PIH Urgent Care Centers, to view locations, and to check current urgent care wait times, visit PIHHealth.org/UCC.




Jerry Floro, M.D., cardiologist with Pioneer Medical Group, has been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Southern California Super Doctors® by Los Angeles Magazine. It is Dr. Floro’s tenth consecutive year of being selected to receive this prestigious honor, which is only awarded to the top 5% of doctors in Los Angeles County.

Super Doctors, will be published in the January 2019 edition of Los Angeles Magazine. Dr. Floro is a board-certified cardiologist with Pioneer Medical Group. With over 30 years’ experience, Dr. Floro is one of the most experienced cardiologists in Los Angeles County. Pioneer Medical Group is proud of Dr. Floro’s renewed selection as an elite cardiologist, and is grateful for his continued leadership.

Dr. Jerry Floro was nominated by a panel of his peers and was selected as a “Top Doctor” because of his experience and leadership among Cardiologists and Internists in LA County. Dr. Floro serves as the Director of Cardiology for Pioneer Medical Group, and the Director of Non-Invasive Cardiology at Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Dr. Floro is the President of Pioneer Medical Group and member of the Governing Board at Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Floro attended USC for undergraduate training, and completed medical school and his residency at Vanderbilt University. He continued his training in cardiology by completing a fellowship at Harbor General-UCLA Medical Center and continued his training at Long Beach Memorial/UC Irvine Medical Center with another fellowship in cardiac pacing and electrophysiology.

Dr. Floro practices at Pioneer Medical Group’s Lakewood Office, located in the medical office building on the campus of the Lakewood Regional Medical Center, 5750 Downey Ave., Suite 205, Lakewood, CA 90712. To schedule an appointment, please call (562) 977-1690.

Corporate Address: 17777 Center Court Drive, Suite 400, Cerritos, CA 90703.  Phone: 562-229-9452  Fax: -562-229-0952.
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