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Inside Out

Docs tell all

Making a connection with a health care provider is so important for a patient's success. We asked a few of our favorite health care providers how they engage with patients (that's you and me!) and also what trends they are excited about for the new year. And, you have to be healthy to help others, so how do they stay fueled? Meet three Roswell docs with good attitudes.

Jeff DeMercy, DDS

DeMercy Dental

10930 Crabapple Road, Suite 140, Roswell

DeMercyDental.com

Patient engagement:

We ask if they are new to the area. How did you hear about us? Do we see any other family? What has been your previous dental experience? Any special concerns regarding their dental health?

New for ’22:

Airway/sleep apnea, especially in children, and its effect on development.

Dr. Steve Lako

Lako Family Chiropractic

1455 Old Alabama Rd Ste 125, Roswell

LakoFamilyChiropractic.com

Patient engagement:

We really treat our practice members like family. We want to know how their health concerns are affecting their lives and we ask what their life would look like if they had control of their health. We also want to know if they are interested in completely correcting their issues or if they are more interested in patching up the problem and coming back into the office if/when the issue comes back. We typically ask them if they’ve been to a chiropractor before and what was their experience?

New for ’22:

2022 is going to be a big year! I am very excited that I am able to attend advanced seminars in person (rather than online) in order to learn and grow for my practice members. Learning the new, cutting-edge advancements in chiropractic allows me to achieve results faster for my community. Also, the advancement of technology in chiropractic allows me to show people exactly what is causing their health issues and allows me to track their progress so they know where they are in the healing process. Information is power.  

Healthy noshing:

Dr. Steve loves weight training and eats toward his training goals, so, he is very boring when it comes to breakfast. He has 4 eggs, 2 slices of organic bread or oatmeal with berries, and 2 slices of turkey bacon (sometimes). For a late morning snack, it’s a protein shake with assorted nuts. Lunch is a large portion of chicken, with brown rice and a vegetable. A pick-me-up snack is typically something like the morning: a protein shake, and some healthy fats. “My kryptonite is pizza and Italian food,” says Dr. Steve.

Damon Christian Kimes, M.D.

Roswell Pain Specialists

1300 Upper Hembree Road, Suite B, Roswell

ThePainPros.com

Patient engagement:

As our office is mainly focused on the treatment of pain for patients, I generally start off by asking our patients to tell me about their pain. I usually follow that question with a timeline and a mechanism of injury question so that I understand more about what caused the injury. I generally take the approach of listening to my patients and really allowing them to help me figure out the diagnosis.

New for ’22:

Regenerative medicine has become a powerful weapon we as physicians can use it to treat chronic and acute pain patients. I am excited about this treatment because it truly heals the patient as opposed to just solely providing pain relief. We are able to use the body‘s own mechanisms of healing real-time with our patients, and because the treatment comes from their own bodies, we generally see no side effects and achieve great outcomes!

Healthy noshing:

I usually grab a bottled water and eat an omelette in the mornings. I don’t always eat breakfast as some days I enjoy intermittent fasting. However, I enjoy exercising in the mornings and consider breakfast a reward after a hard workout. 

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