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Listening to Your Feet 

Diabetes is the number one cause of blindness, kidney failure and amputation. More than 30 million Americans are living with diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That’s one in every 10 people. More than seven million have diabetes and don’t know it. It’s a disease that affects every major system […]

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Doctor Heart Medical

What is Integrative Medicine? 

Integrative medicine (IM) is the future of health, wellness and quality of life. It focuses on healing the human body by identifying and treating the root cause of a condition. It is an open-minded way of practicing medicine that includes all forms of healing, traditional and alternative.   As an Integrative Medicine Practitioner, I am classically trained […]

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Cody Martin, MD

Wondering About a Hip Replacement?

The ability to walk in a balanced, fluid motion is something that many of us take for granted. The hip joint is an essential part in creating this function. When pain and stiffness alter this ability and non-operative measures fail, I begin the discussion with my patients about total hip replacements. This surgery involves replacing […]

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Surgical Advancements Help Improve Trigger Finger Treatment Experience 

Every day, there are new advancements in medicine and surgical procedures. New technology and specially trained surgeons mean a greater number of minimally invasive surgical procedures are being performed in hospitals or clinics on an outpatient (no overnight hospital stay) basis, allowing the patient to go home within hours after surgery.    Recently, a breakthrough in […]

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Defining Arthroscopic, Laparoscopic, Endoscopic

Thirty years ago, many of the modern minimally invasive surgery techniques had yet to become common place in the operating room. When I was an intern in General Surgery in 1986, we were still doing gallbladder removals by cutting large open incisions beneath the rib cage on the right side – a very painful approach, […]

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Joint Pain in Your Loved One: When is it Time to Talk?

The winter season brings friends and families together more – usually, to help each other. In areas such as Flagstaff, where we typically receive snow, day-to-day activities become difficult for the elderly. You may just find yourself helping the members of your inner circle with many of the challenging tasks snow can bring. Because of […]

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Want More out of Life? Consider a Mission Trip

As a physician specializing in primary care and anesthesiology, I have been fortunate to be able to use my expertise to care for numerous people in the United States, Mexico, the Yucatan, Guatemala, Haiti and other locations around the world. Going on mission trips within and outside of our country allows me to care for […]

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Growing Responsible, Successful Children

As parents and adults, we are tasked with preparing children for adulthood and the real world. When asked what traits parents, future employers and other adults would like children to have now and as adults, one of the most common responses is “to be responsible and successful.” These are broad terms, which can mean many […]

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