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Meet Tara Mode, RN

Certified Diabetes Education

Burke Primary Care is proud to announce a new member of our Medical Home healthcare team. Tara Mode, an RN with more than 14 years in the field of diabetes education, is now available to help our diabetes patients and their families make sense of the condition and get on track toward better diabetes control.

Diabetes is a chronic condition that requires a team approach. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 20 years ago, Tara’s personal and professional experience gives her a unique perspective on diabetes management. She will be working closely with our diabetes patients, their ...

Care For Women Over 30

One of the most important things a patient can do for their medical care is visit the doctor for a wellness visit. Many serious medical problems can either be avoided or detected early through regular non-sick visits.

Women over the age of 30 are often confused about when various screens are needed. Pap smears are recommended every 1-3 years and can generally be stopped after age 65 if pap smears have been normal.

Self-breast exams are important every month and mammograms should be done yearly after age 40. A DEXA scan or bone density test should begin at age 65 ...

Preventative Health Care

Medicare now offers annual physicals as a covered benefit.

At Burke Primary Care our goal is to help you stay healthy. Your annual physical is an important way to stay in touch with your doctor and to be proactive with your health.

We encourage our patients to have screenings that are appropriate based on clinical history, family history and factors unique to their health. We rely on the recommendations and guidelines provided by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the National Cancer Institute, and other nationally recognized health organizations.

  • Beginning at age 18, we suggest high blood pressure screening ...

Preventive Care for Teens

This will be a three part series, divided into care for Ages 11-14, Ages 15-17 and Ages 18-21, or early, middle, and late adolescence.

The AAP and AAFP recommend annual visits, to include discussion of school, family life, medical issues, puberty, sexuality, mental health, peer interactions, drugs, alcohol use, tobacco use, dangerous behaviors, violence and immunizations. These visits should include time with the parent (or caregiver) and teen, time alone with the teen and an exam.

The examination should include height, weight, blood pressure, vision and hearing screens, body mass index; these should be plotted in a growth chart to ...

Are You Getting the Right Fuel?

You wouldn’t knowingly go to a gas station and fill up with poor quality gas so why do you put poor quality fuel in your human tank?

Our fast-paced lives are filled with food on the run – grab it and go – run through the drive-up or pop it in the microwave. The fast foods may be tasty and fill your tank, but far too often you are filling up with empty calories, salt, preservatives and fat.

The further the food is from its natural state, the harder your body has to work to use it and the more likely ...

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