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Medicare Preventive Services Help You Live

by James Heller 26. February 2014 10:57
As we approach and arrive at our senior years, we begin to understand why doctors always told us to take better care of our health.  Prevention is something we hear about all of our lives, and only a small percentage of us really take it seriously.  The good news is that many age-related health issues can be improved and avoided with preventive care services covered by Medicare.
 
 
Better health can always be found through exercise and an improved diet, of course.  There are other issues, though, that are not so easy to control.  It’s much more dangerous for seniors to get the flu, life events can cause depression, and smoking or earlier substance abuse can lead to a whole list of related health problems.  Preventive screenings, counseling, vaccinations, and lab tests help to diagnose or treat potential health risks before they become serious problems.

Using available preventive services improves your health, which leads to other benefits.  Your golden years should be spent enjoying life, so better health means fewer visits to care providers.  You have better things to do.  Just a wellness exam and flu shot will keep the doctor away for a while.  Good health means a more active lifestyle and less reliance on others to get around, as well.  So, preventive care really does give you more joy and freedom in life.

Tarzana Treatment Centers provides Medicare preventive care services at our Primary Care Clinics. We offer a wide variety of the covered services so you can experience that joy and freedom.  We look forward to seeing you soon.  Here is an alphabetical list:
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Behavioral counseling Intervention in Primary Care
  • Annual Wellness Visit (Including Personalized Prevention Plan Services)
  • Bone Mass Measurements
  • Cancer Screenings
    • Breast Cancer (mammograms and clinical breast exam)
    • Cervical and Vaginal Cancer (pap test and pelvic)
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Prostate (PSA blood test and Digital Rectal Exam)
  • Cardiovascular Disease Screening
  • Depression Screening in Adults
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Self-Management Training
  • Glaucoma Screening
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Screening
  • Immunizations (Seasonal Influenza, Pneumococcal, and Hepatitis B)
  • Initial Preventive Physical Examination - “Welcome to Medicare” Preventive Visit
  • Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease
  • Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy (for beneficiaries with diabetes or renal disease)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Screening 
  • High-Intensity Behavioral Counseling (HIBC) to prevent STIs
  • Tobacco-Use Cessation Counseling
 
Tarzana Treatment Centers in Los Angeles provides a full array of health care services including adult and youth alcohol and drug treatment.  We specialize in treatment for mental health and substance use disorders, and have two primary medical care clinics in the San Fernando Valley and Antelope Valley and specialized services for HIV/AIDS care.  If you or a loved one needs help with alcohol dependencedrug addiction, or co-occurring mental health disorders or from other services we offer, please call us now at 888-777-8565 or contact us using our secure contact form.
   
Telemedicine services are also available with online medical care, online mental health treatment, and online alcohol and drug treatment.

Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California in Los Angeles County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, and in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley.

Holiday Health Considerations

by James Heller 9. October 2012 10:26
The holidays are not far off, so we suggest that you plan ahead to ensure they are joyful.  Don’t be the person who gets treated after the good times are over.  You should take care of your health now, because this time of year brings tension, celebration, and reunions that require good physical and mental condition.
 
 
For most, it’s a time of joy and family, gatherings, food, drinks, gifts, and seasonal entertainment.  Others may not engage in the festivities, but it is difficult for them to completely escape the collateral effect of all that is going on.  And, while it is mostly a time of merriment, there are aspects of the holiday season that are very unhealthy for some individuals.  

Tensions rise as we lead in to November and December due to financial issues, relationships or lack thereof, lost loves and those who’ve passed on, and other factors.  These can be minor issues, and don’t affect most people.  When they add up for one person, though, and they have a heart condition, are a senior, in recovery, or already under pressure, anxiety can get out of control.  Even worse, it can actually cause a heart attack or stroke.

Those who engage in alcohol or drug abuse tend to binge during the holidays, either for celebration or as a result of the tensions mentioned above.  Individuals in recovery are vulnerable to relapse at this time of year as well.  They may ruin parties, anger loved ones, break things, and, worst of all, cause an accident while driving.  Too many holiday parties, that were otherwise enjoyable, end in tragedy due to alcohol and drug abuse.

Tarzana Treatment Centers wishes you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season.  To that aim, we are suggesting preventative care so that you may enjoy them to the fullest.  We want you to come see us before the tension rises and alcohol consumption increases, rather than when mounting health problems force you to see us after.

We provide preventative screenings at our clinics, including annual check-ups, cardio-pulmonary exams, and flu shots.  Seniors can get many of these preventative services under Medicare coverage.  For our friends suffering from substance abuse and addiction disorders, we can help with medical detoxification, residential and outpatient treatment, and Vivitrol treatment for alcohol or opiate craving reduction.  Our mental health treatment services are available for minor to severe disorders.

Please think ahead this year.  You will have a much better holiday season if you take a little time to prevent health problems.  Better yet, you will start a good habit for the new year.

Tarzana Treatment Centers in Los Angeles provides a full array of health care services including adult and youth alcohol and drug treatment.  We specialize in treatment for mental health and substance use disorders, and have two primary medical care clinics in the San Fernando Valley and Antelope Valley and specialized services for HIV/AIDS care.  If you or a loved one needs help with alcohol dependencedrug addiction, or co-occurring mental health disorders or from other services we offer, please call us now at 888-777-8565 or contact us using our secure contact form.

Telemedicine services are also available with online medical care, online mental health treatment, and online alcohol and drug treatment.

Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California in Los Angeles County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, and in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley.

Medicare Preventative Services at Tarzana Treatment Centers

by James Heller 24. September 2012 08:49
Medicare covers preventative care services that can help you to live healthier and happier in your senior years.  Better yet, you can choose the provider for any of these health care services at any time.  Tarzana Treatment Centers invites you to consider our clinics in the San Fernando and Antelope Valleys for these services.
 
 
Preventative care is a broad term describing health care services that are meant to help you avoid problems in the future.  Medicare covers annual office visits, screenings, flu shots, and other preventative services.  The list of services and detailed information can be found on this Guide to Medicare’s Preventive Services.

Since screenings are meant to confirm or eliminate the existence of some form of ailment, your preventative care provider is an important choice.  You want to be sure that your provider can treat you or quickly refer you for treatment in the event of a positive test result.  Your health deserves your focused attention, and we can make that convenient.

Tarzana Treatment Centers is a health care integration provider.  Patients who come to our clinics know that they will receive more than just quality medical care.  They are also comforted with the knowledge that we provide mental health, substance use, and HIV treatment services, along with many other services.

We hope that your preventative care finds you and keeps you in good health.  It is our goal, though, to be prepared to provide you with the best treatment you can get when you need it.  So we provide a wide array of health care services using the latest methods and technology.  You can be certain that your physical and mental health is in good hands at Tarzana Treatment Centers.

Tarzana Treatment Centers in Los Angeles provides a full array of health care services including adult and youth alcohol and drug treatment.  We specialize in treatment for mental health and substance use disorders, and have two primary medical care clinics in the San Fernando Valley and Antelope Valley and specialized services for HIV/AIDS care.  If you or a loved one needs help with alcohol dependencedrug addiction, or co-occurring mental health disorders or from other services we offer, please call us now at 888-777-8565 or contact us using our secure contact form.

Telemedicine services are also available with online medical care, online mental health treatment, and online alcohol and drug treatment.

Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California in Los Angeles County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, and in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley.

Youth and Family Services at Tarzana Treatment Centers

by James Heller 3. August 2012 07:11
When the health of family members is a concern, you want to trust their health care only to quality providers.  This is especially true for children and seniors.  It is also helpful if all of your health care providers are at one location.

Tarzana Treatment Centers provides many of the services you need to maintain good physical and mental health.  We also contract with several public funding sources so we can provide these services to anyone who needs them.  
 
 
Starting with our medical care clinics, physicians can attend to your physical health care needs in a clean and comfortable setting.  If you suffer from a mental health disorder, our licensed professionals are available for therapy.  Alcohol and drug addiction treatment is also available, including medical detoxification and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).  For individuals who are HIV positive, our well-renowned HIV Services can help manage your special needs.

Growing up can be difficult.  Our Youth Services staff specializes in treating teen alcohol and drug abuse, as well as adolescent mental health issues.  These problems can tear the family apart, so our youth programs are built to repair the bonds that have been broken.  Family members learn to accept one-another and work together, which strikes at the core of substance use disorders.  

We provide senior health services covered by Medicare and Medicare Advantage.  Along with medical care, mental health treatment and substance abuse treatment services are available.  These issues often go ignored by family members and seniors suffer needlessly.  We will provide services ranging from short-term therapy to residential treatment.

Tarzana Treatment Centers accepts Medi-Cal, Healthy Way LA (HWLA), and a few other forms of public funding for health care services.  You can call to find out if you are covered.  If you are not currently enrolled in a program, we can help you to apply.  We also accept most forms of private insurance, and private payment on a sliding scale based on your ability to pay.

Please call today.

Tarzana Treatment Centers in Los Angeles provides a full array of health care services including adult and youth alcohol and drug treatment.  We specialize in treatment for mental health and substance use disorders, and have two primary medical care clinics in the San Fernando Valley and Antelope Valley and specialized services for HIV/AIDS care.  If you or a loved one needs help with alcohol dependencedrug addiction, or co-occurring mental health disorders or from other services we offer, please call us now at 888-777-8565 or contact us using our secure contact form.

Telemedicine services are also available with online medical care, online mental health treatment, and online alcohol and drug treatment.

Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California in Los Angeles County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, and in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley.

Medicare and Medicare Advantage Services

by James Heller 6. July 2012 08:23
Tarzana Treatment Centers accepts Medicare and Medicare Advantage for a variety of healthcare services.  Primary medical care is certainly a priority for seniors to maintain good health.  We also cover medically necessary treatment for drug addiction and mental illness

The senior years can be very enjoyable.  This time of life also comes with many changes, both personal and environmental.  The environmental changes include relocation, loss of friends and family, financial concerns, and even the amount of medical care you need.  What this means is that you need to take care of yourself and remain aware of how environmental changes are affecting you.  We aim to help you through these issues so they don’t become the focal point of your senior years.

Mental health concerns arise for seniors because of the changes they face.  Obviously, when a long-time spouse or friend passes on there is grief to deal with.  Depression can accompany the grief even for the strongest of characters.  When the spouse who handled the finances and other concerns passes, it can leave the surviving spouse with great anxiety.  Sadly, too many seniors suffer loneliness due to infrequent visits from family members.

Drug addiction can seemingly come out of nowhere for seniors.  Individuals who rarely had a cocktail may be prescribed a painkiller for chronic pain.  Initially, this is fine and the pain is relieved.  But when they feel another type of relief, like an escape from the feeling of loneliness, they may continue to use the drug in increasing amounts and become addicted.  If their doctor refuses to continue filling the prescription, they may even resort to using illegal drugs.

For seniors suffering mental health or drug addiction disorders, or co-occurring disorders, physical health can quickly become a casualty.  It is important that you be treated for these problems right away so you don’t suffer needless medical problems.  

We staff quality mental health professionals who will handle your case with sensitivity in a confidential setting.  Our variety of treatment methods for drug addiction, including medical detoxification, counseling, and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), provides for a tailored treatment plan that will help you get back into life.

Click this link to see our Medicare services brochure:

Tarzana Treatment Centers in Los Angeles provides a full array of health care services including adult and youth alcohol and drug treatment.  We specialize in treatment for mental health and substance use disorders, and have two primary medical care clinics in the San Fernando Valley and Antelope Valley.  If you or a loved one needs help with alcohol dependencedrug addiction, or co-occurring mental health disorders, please call us now at 888-777-8565 or contact us using our secure contact form.

Telemedicine services are also available with online medical care, online mental health treatment, and online alcohol and drug treatment.

Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California in Los Angeles County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, and in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley.

Integrated Medicare Covered Services

by James Heller 2. July 2012 08:02
Retirement is a time in life when seniors can relax, travel, enjoy family, or anything else they want or have the means to do.  Along with this milestone comes the human condition of aging.  When positives and negatives mix in this way, it’s always a good idea to minimize the negatives.  Taking care of your health, the physical and the mental, needs to be a priority so the golden years shine.

Tarzana Treatment Centers accepts Medicare for medical and mental health care services, so you can enjoy those later years of life.

All through life we are told to take good care of ourselves so we can live long and be healthy.  Exercise and a balanced diet in adult years can minimize medical health issues for seniors.  Even so, our bodies deteriorate over time and we can be more susceptible to illnesses as we get older.  So seniors need to pay regular visits to a physician so these problems don’t overshadow the good times.

Even if you are in good physical health, though, events that come with aging can cause mental health to suffer.  Depression and anxiety might be caused by the loss of loved ones, the need to relocate, or financial issues, for example.  Seniors will often deny that mental health issues exist because they view them as a weakness, having been mentally stable all of their lives.  If their physician refers them to an outside mental health professional for therapy, they are likely to decline.

Tarzana Treatment Centers understands the sensitive nature of senior mental health problems, and we can help you to feel more comfortable about them.  Our physicians are trained to spot symptoms that may indicate mental health issues, and can provide quick referrals to one of our mental health professionals.  This saves you time, travel, and the headache of added paperwork.  You can also rest assured that your treatment is completely confidential and handled under one roof.

Another valuable benefit is that your health professionals work together and collaborate on treatment plans for you.  You can be confident that we will provide you with the most effective health care for all of your needs.

Tarzana Treatment Centers in Los Angeles provides a full array of health care services including adult and youth alcohol and drug treatment.  We specialize in treatment for mental health and substance use disorders, and have two primary medical care clinics in the San Fernando Valley and Antelope Valley.  If you or a loved one needs help with alcohol dependencedrug addiction, or co-occurring mental health disorders, please call us now at 888-777-8565 or contact us using our secure contact form.

Telemedicine services are also available with online medical care, online mental health treatment, and online alcohol and drug treatment.

Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California in Los Angeles County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, and in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley.

Latinos Aging in Place

by James Heller 12. January 2011 10:15
The Latino population in the United States is aging as it grows.  This will pose problems for many individuals in low-income communities who will suffer illnesses disproportionate to the greater population.  The presentation linked below describes efforts to prevent illness and promote wellness in these communities.

http://www.tarzanatc.org/ppt/latinos-aging-in-place.pdf

Tarzana Treatment Centers in Los Angeles provides a full array of health care services including adult and youth alcohol and drug treatment.  We specialize in treatment for mental health and substance use disorders, and have two primary medical care clinics in the San Fernando Valley and Antelope Valley.  If you or a loved one needs help with alcohol dependence, drug addiction, or co-occurring mental health disorders, please call us now at 888-777-8565 or contact us here.

Telemedicine services are also available with online medical care, online mental health treatment, and online alcohol and drug treatment.

Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California in Los Angeles County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, and in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley.