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Our mission at ACV Health is to provide comprehensive care to those who need it in a convenient and welcoming environment. We are located only 20 minutes from Live Oak, Perry, Madison and Mayo.

To work toward our mission of accessible healthcare, we have provided a number of free ACV Health resources to help you live a healthy, active life. We hope you take advantage of these blog posts, articles and other materials provided by our experienced healthcare team and partners.

Pharmacist

How to Find a Pharmacy

Taking care of your health is more than just going to the doctor once a year. While getting an annual wellness visit is important, the real positive change happens when you follow through with the doctor’s orders after the appointment.

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Family health history. Patient at doctor's office.

Do You Know Your Family Health History?

Your genes determine factors like your hair and eye color, the shape of your nose and your body type. You might even have the same laugh as your mother or walk with the same gait as your father. While these types of things are easily seen by the naked eye, certain medical conditions your family members had may not be so easy to determine from just a glance.

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Who Should Get the Shingles Vaccine?

Herpes zoster — commonly known as shingles — is a painful rash caused by the same virus that is responsible for chicken pox, a disease most commonly seen in children. After the chicken pox resolve, the virus stays in the body in a dormant, “comatose” condition. For many, years later, the virus “wakes up” and produces a new rash, and with it, the potential for complication.

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5 Tips for a Healthy Heart

Your heart is the hardest-working muscle in your body, which is why you should take extra steps to protect it. Taking small steps in your everyday life can help keep your heart healthy and strong while warding off a variety of potential problems, with heart disease being at the top of that list. Here are a few simple tips for a healthy heart this new year.

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Image of a woman receiving home health care from a care provider in her home

What is Home Health Care?

Receiving health care does not always happen in a hospital or a doctor’s office. Depending on the situation, a patient may want or need to receive care in another setting, such as their home. This is referred to as home health care.

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A health care provider instructs a woman in physical therapy exercises, which is one of the three types of physical rehabilitation

What Are the Types of Physical Rehabilitation?

For some patients, physician rehabilitation is an important step toward recovery after an illness or injury. For others, it’s a tool that can help them gain skills, functional movement and confidence in their daily lives. Rehabilitation is a broad term and encompasses several types of therapy and many different patient needs.

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How to Choose a Primary Health Care Provider

Going to the doctor for a well-check should be a positive experience. From the moment you walk through the doors, you should feel heard, supported and cared for by your primary health care provider. Whatever care you need, they are responsible for guiding you through dietary changes, exercise, supplements and medications.

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Copeland Medical Center

ACV Health Services Staffing Update

Are you gearing up for those New Year resolutions, goals, or health transitions? You might find yourself looking for a primary physician to receive routine care. Copeland Medical Center (CMC) has a few new faces that complete a team of providers, along with a familiar face, ACV Vice President for Health Services, Keri Hilliard.

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