Dr. Villacis' Blog

I started this blog when I started Health Connections Direct Primary Care to have a place to put things that I commonly talk about with patients. Posts are my own thoughts and are not medical advice. Please talk with your doctor about your specific health recommendations.

Obesity – a hormonal disorder

Obesity, or having a BMI greater than 30, is becoming a more common health problem over the last few decades with about 40% of adults now dealing with this.  It is also a health problem that is stigmatized and the patient is frequently blamed for.  Everyone knows that...

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Healthcare 3.0 or ZDogg discusses Direct Primary Care

ZDogg, well known by those in the medical field for his musical parodies, has talked about something called Healthcare 3.0. He calls Healthcare 1.0 to be the old time family medicine, without clinical guidelines, and a paternalistic relationship between doctor and...

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Diabetes – Diabetic Neuropathy and Tips for Healthy Feet

What is Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy? Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN) is nerve damage that is caused by high blood sugar and triglycerides. It is unfortunately very common and up to half of all people with diabetes may struggle with diabetic peripheral...

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