Brehm Medical Center

Brehm Medical Center

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In observance of Independence day, our office will be closed Friday the 3rd. Have a safe and happy July 4th from our family to yours!!! 🇱🇷💥🎇🧨
very nice people .
Dr Brehm was very kind and takes his time to explain all matters. The staff are also very professional .
The average age of our population is increasing, and as a result the prevalence of conditions such as Dementia is a growing concern. If we can better understand the risk factors associated with this debilitating cognitive impairment, we can more effectively intervene before the development of the disease. Earlier studies are suggesting that obesity and "belly fat" are linked with decreased cognitive function. Read the article to understand the details of why belly fat specifically is linked with cognitive impairment.
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One of the best doctors in Dallas Texas if you are looking for health care with personal care this is the place and office personal is awesome.

Family Physician - health and wellness for the entire family It is our mission to provide state of the art family medical care with compassion, integrity and dignity for all of our patients.

Family practice medicine specializes in maintaining the health of every member of your family... from childhood through adolescence, adulthood and the senior years. We treat acute illnesses and injuries as well as chronic conditions. We strongly promote preventive medicine and complete wellness. Our fully integrated Patient Portal and Electronic Medical Records system ensures even greater efficien

Operating as usual

[09/01/21]   In observance of Labor Day, the office will be closed on Monday, September 6th.

- Brehm Medical Center

06/28/2021

In observance of 4th of July, our office will be closed Monday, July 5th.

In observance of 4th of July, our office will be closed Monday, July 5th.

05/25/2021

We will be closed Monday, May 31st in observance of Memorial Day.

We will be closed Monday, May 31st in observance of Memorial Day.

The Hidden Heart Problem That's Claiming Men's Lives Now 05/05/2021

The Hidden Heart Problem That's Claiming Men's Lives Now

Atrial Fibrillation, or A. Fib, is a heart - rhythm disorder that can increase your risk of stroke or heart failure; and its killing nearly 40% more of Americans now that it did decades ago. Researches are not quite sure what is causing this increase in A. Fib - however rising obesity rates and increased stress levels are considered strong factors.

If you experience the following symptoms, call your doctor:

- Heart Palpitations
- Dizziness
- Feeling Tired
- Short of Breath

https://www.menshealth.com/health/a35471520/atrial-fibrillation/

The Hidden Heart Problem That's Claiming Men's Lives Now It's all about rhythm.

Losing steam? Avoid these energy zappers - Harvard Health 02/24/2021

Losing steam? Avoid these energy zappers - Harvard Health

Age and disease - related factors may not be the only cause of your fatigue. Your lifestyle habits may be to blame for some of the fatigue you experience day to day. Here are some common culprits you can work on and change to increase your energy levels:

- Inactivity
- Too much stress
- Poor diet
- Too little sleep
- Poor fluid choices
- Social isolation

Losing steam? Avoid these energy zappers - Harvard Health Lifestyle habits may be to blame for some daily fatigue. For example, eating too much processed food can increase inflammation, which impairs the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP)—the molecule that delivers energy to cells throughout t...

02/09/2021

A friendly reminder to our patients and community - with the colder weather coming to Dallas - if DISD chooses to close schools on a particular day due to inclement weather and road conditions, we will close as a clinic as well. Stay warm and be safe!

A friendly reminder to our patients and community - with the colder weather coming to Dallas - if DISD chooses to close schools on a particular day due to inclement weather and road conditions, we will close as a clinic as well. Stay warm and be safe!

6 Supplements to Boost Your Immune System 02/08/2021

6 Supplements to Boost Your Immune System

Now, more than ever, it is critical to keep your immune system strong! Here are 6 supplements to help give your immunity a boost.

https://experiencelife.com/article/6-supplements-to-boost-your-immune-system/

6 Supplements to Boost Your Immune System Many Americans are deficient in micronutrients, which can drag down immunity. These six supplements can help you rebuild your immune system.

COVID-19 Vaccination Hub Providers 02/01/2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Hub Providers

COVID - 19 Vaccine supplies continue to be limited... However, in the state of Texas, VACCINATION HUBS (i.e large vaccination sites) have been established. Check with a hub near you - LINK PROVIDED BELOW!

ALSO, check with local community vaccine providers. For example, pharmacies may have vaccines available. Check the provider's website for how to best sign up for a vaccine.

https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/immunize/vaccine-hubs.aspx#hublist

COVID-19 Vaccination Hub Providers Texas Homeland Security | Statewide Search | Texas.gov | Texas Veterans Portal | Privacy Practices | Report Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

COVID-19 and the brain: What do we know so far? 01/26/2021

COVID-19 and the brain: What do we know so far?

What do we currently know about the effects of COVID - 19 (SARS - CoV-2) on the brain?

A group of researches, spanning over 30 countries, will be conducting research to focus on the neurological effects of this novel virus. There is a long history of similar viruses affecting the brain, thus, it is suspected that SARS - CoV - 2 may have a similar impact.

COVID-19 and the brain: What do we know so far? How might SARS-CoV-2 affect the brain? While many unknowns remain, we round up the evidence that has emerged so far.

Treating post-infectious smell loss in COVID-19 patients 01/20/2021

Treating post-infectious smell loss in COVID-19 patients

TREATING POST - INFECTIOUS SMELL LOSS IN COVID - 19 PATIENTS:

Losing your sense of smell and taste has become increasingly recognized as a symptom of COVID - 19 infections. If you are continuing to experience this symptom post - infection, a treatment option for you may include Smell - Training Therapy. Studies completed in recent years have shown that repeated short - term exposure to certain smells may benefit individuals who have lost this sense! Click on the article below for more details!

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20210118/Treating-post-infectious-smell-loss-in-COVID-19-patients.aspx

Treating post-infectious smell loss in COVID-19 patients News-Medical catches up with Professor Carl Philpott about the latest findings regarding COVID-19 and smell loss.

01/14/2021

Below is additional information regarding the COVID - 19 VACCINE in Texas. This image and data is available to all at the Texas Health and Human Services website:

https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/immunize/vaccine.aspx

WHO can get the VACCINE NOW?

- PHASE 1A: Front - line health care workers and residents at long - term care facilities
- PHASE 1B: People > 65 years old with chronic medical conditions that puts them at higher risk for severe illness related to COVID - 19. If you are in this phase, below is a link to access vaccine availability:

https://tdem.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=3700a84845c5470cb0dc3ddace5c376b

Below is additional information regarding the COVID - 19 VACCINE in Texas. This image and data is available to all at the Texas Health and Human Services website:

https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/immunize/vaccine.aspx

WHO can get the VACCINE NOW?

- PHASE 1A: Front - line health care workers and residents at long - term care facilities
- PHASE 1B: People > 65 years old with chronic medical conditions that puts them at higher risk for severe illness related to COVID - 19. If you are in this phase, below is a link to access vaccine availability:

https://tdem.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=3700a84845c5470cb0dc3ddace5c376b

dshs.state.tx.us 01/04/2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Hello to All, below are a few COVID - 19 VACCINE UPDATES to share:

- The distribution of vaccines to clinics is decided by the state of Texas.

- Distribution of vaccines can be found on the following website:
https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/immunize/vaccine.aspx

- The state of Texas regularly updates who received the vaccines in the link above. Use the link above to find locations where vaccines are available.

We will continue to keep you updates with more information regarding the COVID - 19 vaccine. Stay safe!

dshs.state.tx.us The CDC has issued an updated guidance on allergic reactions associated with COVID-19 vaccines. Please visit the CDC Clinical Considerations webpage for all the latest updates.

[12/22/20]   We wish everyone in the community a wonderful holiday season!

Below are our CHRISTMAS HOURS:

Thursday, December 24th (Christmas Eve): CLOSED
Friday, December 25th (Christmas Day): CLOSED

Merry Christmas to All!

[11/24/20]   THANKSGIVING HOURS:
Wednesday: 730AM - 12PM
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: CLOSED

Brehm Medical Center will resume normal business hours on Monday, November 30th.

We wish everyone a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!

[09/29/20]   Brehm Medical Center has resumed its usual hours of operation. Please call the office at (972) 851 - 0055 to schedule your appointment.

Monday: 730AM - 400PM
Tuesday: 730AM - 400PM
Wednesday: 730AM - 400PM
Thursday: 730AM - 400PM
Friday: 830AM - 330PM

[05/26/20]   Brehm Medical Center has ADDED back additional office hours, effective immediately.

Our temporary, new clinic hours are:

Monday: 730AM - 12PM
Tuesday: 730AM - 12PM
Wednesday: 730AM - 430PM
Thursday: 730AM - 12PM
Friday: 830 AM - 12PM

Stay safe and healthy!

Please call our office with questions or to schedule your appointment.

[04/01/20]   To our patients and the community, Brehm Medical Center will have reduced clinic hours in light of Coronovirus (COVID - 19) effective immediately.

Our temporary, new clinic hours are:

Monday - Thursday
730 AM - 1200 PM
CLOSED FRIDAYS

We wish you all to stay HEALTHY AND SAFE; and please contact us for any questions or concerns.

[03/12/20]   Sharing from Dr Louis P Coates

Coronavirus-19 Update March 12th

WIth more information coming out and people getting scared, time for another update. Remember this is a new disease that was just discovered about 3 months ago, so information will be changing rapidly as tens of thousands of doctors and virologists study this new strain of the coronavirus and those affected by it daily.

Why are so many new cases developing?

Stay calm and expect many more positives to start showing up. This is not because of a new pattern or a major increase in the spread of this disease but due to testing methods. As I said in my earlier update that the denominator of this disease is highly underestimated. Because many people have mild symptoms they have not been tested, as evidenced by the Utah Jazz player ready to play while waiting on his test to come back. If not for mild fever he would not have been tested and not known he had the disease spreading it to more people. So likely thousands of people are walking around spreading the disease because they do not know they have it.

Also, the number of testing kits and locations that have them have been very limited. As I said above this a new disease so not easy to get millions of test kits made in a short amount of time. Now as the test kits will start to become more readily available at more locations, many more people will be found to be positive.

Finally, the people who are allowed to be tested is now changed. Up until very recently, if you had flu like symptoms but had not recently traveled to China, Italy, South Korea or Iran you could not be tested.

So unfortunately, expect the number of cases to start dramatically increasing over the next days to weeks. However, this is not all bad as the mortality rate should start to fall significantly as the denominator grows in numbers.

How is it spreading?

This virus is not airborne but is spread through respiratory droplets. This means close contacts within 6 feet can inhale these droplets and become infected. Coughing, sneezing, kissing or eating and drinking after others spread this disease. It can also potentially, I emphasize potentially not proven spread via contaminated surfaces as we know now it can live up to 3 days on certain surfaces.

Who is dying?

What we have learned from the cases we have so far is that certain groups seem to be at a much higher risk.

The highest risk group appears to those with cardiopulmonary disorders. What this means if you have COPD or a heart disease such as congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathy, severe atherosclerosis you are much more likely to progress to severe disease or death. If you smoke this is a really good time to quit as most of the deaths in China have been linked to smokers.

Also over age 70 or if you are immunosuppressed such as undergoing chemo, Psoriasis drugs or on oral steroids your risk of progressing to significant disease or death is high. A high risk of death in China has been linked to oral steroid use which makes sense as chronic smokers with COPD frequently take oral steroids.

How are they dying?

It appears to be that patients that become fatal have one of three significant issues. First is they obtain a bilateral interstitial pneumonia. This pneumonia advances toARDS (adult respiratory distress syndrome). This essentially means your lungs stop working and if you don’t get on a ventilator you can’t breath on your own so you suffocate from lack of oxygen.

The second way is from severe dehydration. When you feel bad you don’t feel like drinking so you don’t meet your fluid demands. Also you have increased fluid demands from sweating and diarrhea. Your body is trying to fight the infection and has 2-3 times your normal fluid needs. This leads to kidney failure and sepsis which is frequently fatal.

The previous two are the same most common ways that influenza kills also. We also now know that the Covid-19 also can rarely cause viral cardiomyopathy to spontaneously develop. This is a known terrible consequence of other viruses but not common with influenza. A viral cardiomyopathy is where your heart muscle essentially becomes very weak and can not adequately pump blood throughout your body. This leads to heart failure and fluid backs up into lungs drowning you.

Is it time to panic?

Not directly but it is time for some concern! This is not the end of the world and everyone is not going to die. But we need to be prepared for some significant short term changes in your plans. If you are immunosuppressed, have lung disease, heart disease or are over the age 70 you should consider limiting travel and possible exposure to the virus.

The fatality rate as i mentioned above will certainly fall from 30 deaths per 1000 patients to a much lower number but even at 3-4 deaths per 1000 that is twice as many as influenza at 1-2 per thousand. So it should be taken very seriously for those at the highest risk. In spite of that it is still very unlikely to reach the total annual fatality rates of influenza with 50,000 Americans and 500,000 worldwide.

However, the scary part and reason for some concern is with no people vaccinated this disease could spread rapidly. So if too many severe cases develop simultaneously, will have enough hospital beds, ventilators and IV fluids to treat them all simultaneously. So prevention here is very key to start limiting the number of cases and more importantly severe cases.

In addition the panic from this disease is likely to cause more damage than disease itself. I fear many people or worse clinics/hospitals could be left without hand sanitizer because of hoarders. This will cause not only this virus but many other dangerous pathogens to proliferate putting everyone at risk.

What can I do to fight this disease?

WASH YOUR HANDS!!!! I can not say this enough, the single most important barrier you have for this disease is to practice good hygiene. Do not touch your face, eyes or nose this can contaminate yourself. The virus has been shown in studies at the National Institutes of Health virology laboratory to live on plastics and stainless steel for upto 3 days. But the good news is it is easily killed with almost all disinfectants or alcohol 60% or more. Wipe down surfaces with disinfectants or spray lysol as these kill the virus.

Do not forget to disinfect your cell phone! Cell phones are a major carrier of bacteria and viruses! If you wash your hands than check Facebook waiting on your food you have recontamined yourself. If your phone is water resistant and most are then alcohol wipes are safe to use. If not they make ultraviolet sterilization devices for sale that will kill everything in a few minutes time.

Eat a well balanced diet and get a good night's sleep. Take all of your prescription medications as prescribed. You need to make sure your immune system is at full strength.

Have enough food, water or gatorade for 2 weeks in case you are infected and instructed to stay home. But DO NOT horde hand sanitizer, soap, toilet paper or other cleaning agents. Because doing so will leave others without and spread the virus putting yourself at more risk too. If someone is out of these agents and you have extra, give them some. You can’t stop it yourself. We have to work together as a team to fight this virus. Remember there is no I in team.

Also practice social distancing? This will be a commonly used term over the next few months. But essentially means staying over 6 feet apart. Using the phone or video conferencing when you can. If your job allows you to work from home do so.

The good news is this will likely kill off influenza and make this disease easier to diagnose.

If you are at high risk for severe disease as described above then you should consider staying home for a while. Wait for this virus to die down before going on a trip or to a highly attended event.

What if i think I have the disease?

First, the symptoms are a little different than influenza. It is not a sudden onset like FLU but rather a prodrome of myalgias, fatigue, cough and no or only low grade fevers taking an average of 8 to 9 days to develop shortness of breath.

Do not go to your doctor’s office yet and risk contaminating others but rather contact the local health department about where you can be tested. Your local doctor does not have the test yet so he will have to send you out to get tested. Your local health department will know the locations that have been provided test kits.

What if i test positive?

Do not panic because over 80% are mild disease and have very little symptoms. Stay home and isolate yourself. No matter how good you feel, do not go anywhere until you are released. As you will contaminate others and some might develop severe disease. When someone is in the room with you then YOU should wear a mask to not infect them.

Watch for signs of shortness of breath, chest tightness, or severe swelling in your legs. Also drink lots of water as much as you can. If you have those symptoms or do not urinate in over 5 hours then you should go to the ER wearing a mask to not infect others.

Feel free to share as the more informed with actual information the more likely we are to defeat this virus!

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6190 LBJ Fwy
Dallas, TX
75240

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Monday 7:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 5pm
Thursday 7:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 3:30pm
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