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Profile of Kene Anyanwu Anamekwe, MD
Internal Medicine, Board Certified Physician. Dr. Kene Anamekwe is a compassionate, Board Certified, Internal Medicine Physician, who is no stranger to the Plano/Murphy/Wylie area and surrounding cities. She completed her Medical internship at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Afterwards, she joined Methodist Hospital Dal

las where she completed her Residency program. She practiced at Parkland Hospital of Dallas before joining Murphy Medical Clinic and now own her own practice -Vivify Wellness Center which will be serving the Wylie, Murphy, Sachse, Parker, Plano and Richardson areas. Her area of special interest is wellness and Obesity prevention and treatment. She is married with three Children and enjoys growing organic fruits and vegetables. She also enjoys cooking, painting and the outdoors. Dr. Kene Anamekwe would welcome the opportunity to attend to your medical needs at the Vivify Wellness Center located at 500 S. Westgate Way, Wylie TX. 75098. Feel free to contact her at 972-941-8484 or [email protected].

Hello Vivify Family!I AM BACK IN THE OFFICE THIS WEEK after being out on medical leave for several weeks. I want to THAN...
09/12/2023

Hello Vivify Family!
I AM BACK IN THE OFFICE THIS WEEK after being out on medical leave for several weeks. I want to THANK YOU ALL for your care and concern, thoughtfulness and checking in on me, and most importantly your prayers. I also thank you all for your patience and understanding. Please continue to bear with me as I try my best to clean up the back log of pending tasks. If you have pending test results that are not yet reviewed and/or published to your account, please send a gentle reminder through our patient portal. I have already received a lot of such messages and trying my best to address them as soon as I am able. I am not yet back to my baseline and following my doctor's orders however, I am now available. Remember that I am NOT A ROBOT, I am A HUMAN who loves helping my patients take back their health/life. Looking forward to continue seeing you in the office. Thank you and God bless you all.

09/12/2023

SHOUT OUT to Leslie at 102.6 POUNDS WEIGHT LOSS!!!
Leslie through hard work, targeted education, learned mindfulness as well as being a member of our weight management program here at Vivify Wellness Center, is feeling her best self and showing off her new beautiful curves without flabs. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

07/21/2023

SHOUT OUT to Jo Ann at 110 POUNDS WEIGHT LOSS!!!
Jo Ann through hard work, targeted education, learned mindfulness as well as being a member of our weight management program here at Vivify Wellness Center, is feeling her best self. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

06/30/2023

SHOUT OUT TO CODY AT 111.2 POUNDS WEIGHT LOSS!!!
Cody through hard work, targeted education, learned mindfulness as well as being a member of our weight management program here at Vivify Wellness Center, has attained a normal BMI and is feeling her best. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

06/16/2023

Shout out to Cathie at 109.3 pounds weight loss!
With recommended dietary and lifestyle medication, education and mindfulness. Cathie has lost 109.3 pounds as of today. CONGRATULATIONS!

05/30/2023

SHOUT OUT TO HEATHER at 100.1 POUNDS WEIGHT LOSS TODAY!!!
Heather has lost 100.1 pound through hard work, dedication and education. CONGRATULATION!!!

05/22/2023

Shout out to Pat at 201 pounds total weight loss as of 5/22/23!!!
Pat, through hard work, targeted education, learned mindfulness as well as being a member of our weight management program here at Vivify Wellness Center, has achieved an enviable feat of >200 pounds weight loss. CONGRATULATIONS PAT!!!

03/04/2021

METABOLIC SYNDROME
By Kene Anamekwe M.D.
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There are 5 risk factors that make up metabolic syndrome
Metabolic syndrome is not a single disease condition but the basis of many chronic disease. I prefer to call it the umbrella housing a group of serious risk factors.
These combination of risk factor set the stage for serious health problems. These risk factors multiplies your risk of blood vessel and heart disease, which can lead to heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, diabetes mellitus, cancers etc.
Metabolic syndrome occurs when a person has three or more of the following conditions:
1.Abdominal obesity (Waist circumference of greater than 40 inches in men, and greater than 35 inches in women)
2. Triglyceride level of 150 milligrams per deciliter of blood (mg/dL) or greater
3. HDL cholesterol of less than 40 mg/dL in men or less than 50 mg/dL in women
4. Systolic blood pressure (top number) of 130 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or greater, or diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) of 85 mm Hg or greater
5. Fasting glucose of 100 mg/dL or greater
Metabolic syndrome is controlled, largely with changes to your diet and lifestyle in addition to appropriate medications.
I felt a need to put this information out because I am coming across new patients daily that Doctors are missing this condition on.
These patients have their type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol being managed with medication alone and they also have a large belly. You will NEVER improve because metabolic syndrome requires the dietary and life style changes. You will find yourself needing more medication to control your chronic medical issues while you become more and more fatigued and continue to feel bad.
Let put a stop to "a pill for everything syndrome" and treat the real person in front of us, not just the numbers!

04/10/2020

Thank you so much Park Lane Jewelry and Marilyn Fitch for the beautiful earrings and the wonderful cards! We love them 🥰 And a special thank you to Jamie Nicholson for nominating our office to receive these gifts,
WE LOVE OUR PATIENTS ❣
❤YOU

04/04/2020
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Why I think Everyone Should wear a mask!
By Kene Anamekwe M.D.

Covid 19 is confirmed to be airborne and remains in the air 8 hours or more depending on the condition.
Corona virus is confirmed to also survive on surfaces as well.
Copper, Steel -2 hours
Paper, plastic -3-4 hours
Air – 8 hours or more depending on condition.
WHO reversed their earlier position that the Covid 19 virus is not airborne?
And finally, on 04/03/2020, the CDC has also made changes to their recommendation about the public wearing face clothing like home-made masks and scarves.

I want to take a minute to explain it to you all.
I started asking my patients, family and friends to wear masks 2-3 weeks ago.
Some medical people/public didn’t agree with me but I knew it was the right recommendation.
We have shortage of PPE for medical professionals so please people DO NOT COMPETE WITH THE MEDICAL PEOPLE FOR THE MEDICAL GRADE FACE MASKS. They need it for their own protection as they are exposed to much bigger dose of the virus than they general public. I worry that if our healthcare population starts to get sick, we will have a shortage of medical personnel to care for the critically ill in the hospital. These are tough times and your doctors and nurses are humans with feelings and families. Many are afraid for their lives but they must put on that bold demeanor and go to the battle field daily. I have lived that life in the past as a swine flu survivor. I got the H1N1 virus after intubating a patient I didn’t know had swine flu in the early days of the disease. I watched her fight for her life for 2.5 months in my hospital ICU and needless to say when I became sick, I was afraid if my disease course would mirror hers or will I be able to respond better with treatment since I was very healthy. I was worried about my family, husband and my very young kids at the time. I did well as you can see, I am still around. I have since become a big advocate of people supporting that health and immunity naturally and most of my patient population are doing this daily.

Why wear a facial clothing?
If you walked into a store aisle where an asymptomatic person shedding the virus just coughed or sneezed or did any other action that released the virus into the air. Since the virus can survive suspended in the air. You would innocently come into that aisle after they left and breath in the invisible enemy. If our asymptomatic shedder (someone who has the virus but is not sick yet) was wearing a facial cover, it would trap most of the virus in his mask or facial clothing preventing release into the air or a much a smaller dose. And your cloth fabric face mask can trap large droplets but not very small ones, thereby reducing the dose of the invisible enemy getting into your system. I choose to believe some protection is definitely better than NONE. I was finally pleased to see CDC recommendation which mirrors my recommendation from 2-3 weeks ago.

Please every one take precaution. This recent recommendation does not negate any of the current social distancing order already in place. We need to continue all previous recommendations in addition to wearing a facial clothing. Also, it is not necessary to run to the store to buy anything to make a face mask because you can make one from everything you currently have at home like an old bed-sheet or pillow case, old T-shirt, old cotton scarves, bandana or old cotton clothes. I had posted a face-mask pattern to make it easy for you all to print and duplicate for your personal use. I do not own the right to that pattern but she did expressed permission for personal use only. If you do not have elastic at home, no problem, you can use the elastic head ties most people have for tying up their hair for the ear loops.
This is very Important!!!!!!!
When you make your mask, please use 2 different fabric for ease of identifying the side worn directly on your face. Never reverse your cloth mask to wear the opposite side. These I would wash with every use.

Once again, do not compete with the medical community by buying medical grade face masks. If you purchased some already, please consider donating it to the people that need it the most which is the medical clinics and hospitals in your community.

Some common symptoms of the virus.
Symptoms often start 2 days to 2 weeks after exposure
1. Sore throat/ Dry cough
2. Flu-like symptoms- headache, myalgia (body aches)
3. Fever of 99.6 F or greater
4. Loss of smell and/or taste
5. Loss of appetite and fatigue
6. Gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhea, indigestion and vomiting.
7. Shortness of breath, and low oxygen with pneumonia.

Our patients are still able to purchase supplements online at https://www.thorne.com/u/VivifyWellness
Vit C, Vit D and Zinc to support your immunity in addition to all your previous personal recommendations

We have implemented telehealth visit to meet the needs of our patients.
https://doxy.me/dranamekwe
Call our office at 972-941-8484 to get on my schedule and when your appointment time arrives, click the link above to enter my virtual waiting room and I will meet you there. This visits can be done on your phone, computer or any device with face time capability.
I initially limited my telehealth visits to only existing patients however, I have opened it up to new patients as there are people testing positive for Covid 19 who are mildly/moderately symptomatic at home but not suitable for inpatient care in the hospital and seeking care but because they have no previous healthcare relationship are struggling to get treatment. I have a protocol and I have treated some of these cases and some are recovering well. Many of the appropriate medical visits will be moved to Telehealth visits. Telehealth visits remain covered just like your usual medicals by your insurance, so don’t be afraid to use the services if you have a medical need.

IF YOU ARE NOT SICK, PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THE EMERGENCY ROOMS/ URGENT CARES.

So far, I believe we are still meeting the needs of our patient population from a distance and I still have continued in person care for those that need it. And please help us to help you. If you are sick call the office first. Do not come to the clinic. Please respect the instructions on the sign posted on our door.

I want to Thank the City of Wylie fire department for supporting our clinic with some of the appropriate PPE which has made it possible for us to stay open, in addition some PPE I was able to purchase from medical society.
I want to thank our patients for their prayers and supports. Some of you have donated masks and gloves to the clinic. You know yourselves and we greatly appreciate you all.

We miss you all and look forward to seeing everyone back in person when appropriate. Be safe. Stay home. Do not over eat. I never thought that a day would come when everything that was important in our lives will become non-essentials. Children are home, parents are home, churches are closed etc. Let us emerge from this period as much better people. Let us use this period to learn a new skill. Let us use this period to reflect on our lives and our relationship with God or any superior being that you believe in.

My Best Regards!
Kene Anamekwe M.D.

Lastly, below is New/ updated CDC recommendation on facial clothing use.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html?fbclid=IwAR2aYntev7mykJWVyijJokuw73C8Ikut6jh5DHTPkfFpgi1yH1TeqDt4f3g

04/04/2020

Wylie, TX City Hall

The Wylie City Council passed an updated disaster ordinance during last night's meeting urging residents to stay home to stop the spread of coronavirus. The ordinance, based on the Governor's Executive Order, runs through April 30. The council also postponed the May election to Nov. 3. Mayor Hogue will provide a Facebook Live update at 3:30 pm today.

Read the April 2 Ordinance and download the Closed/Open fact sheet at www.wylietexas.gov/coronavirus

04/04/2020
CDC

CDC

Breaking: CDC’s recommendation on use of cloth face coverings, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission of COVID-19. Read more at link below.

Recent studies show that a significant portion of individuals with COVID-19 lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms.

In light of new evidence, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings to slow spread of COVID-19 in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) esp. in areas of significant community-based transmission.

Maintaining 6-feet min. social distancing remains important to slowing spread of COVID-19. CDC also advises use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.

Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

The cloth face coverings recommended to slow spread of COVID-19 are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those critical supplies must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance. https://bit.ly/2Ravt42

04/04/2020

Hello Friends and Family,
I hope we are all taking the social distancing orders very seriously. I wanted to take a minute to reach out and share my recommendations. I have already treated some Covid 19 patients and I am asking everyone to take precaution. Unfortunately, this will get much worse before it will start to get better. Please do the basic things already recommended.
1. Frequent Hand Washing. Friction on your hands for 20 seconds. Use Hand sanitizer if unable to wash your hands.
2. Cover your cough and sneeze. You can wear a home-made face mask as a mark of respect for the next person so we slow down the community spread of this virus.
3. Keep a distance of 6 feet or more between you and the next person.
4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth and face. Take a shower once you are home and able.
5. Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces daily in household common areas (eg. tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, light switches, phones, tablets, touch screens, remote controls, keyboards, handles, desks, toilets, sinks faucets). Some bleach in water makes a good disinfectant even if your usual wipes are not available.
6. Stay home if you do not have a need to be anywhere outside of your home.
7. Take your vitamins- Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Zinc which support your immunity.
8. Eat a healthy diet- Avoid sugar and refined carbohydrates
9. Drink plenty of filtered water
10. Most importantly PRAY!
We must pray for our nation -that hope gets restored soon, our leaders -that God will guide them to make the right decisions, our healthcare worker- that they may they not lose their own lives in the course of saving the lives of others and that the much needed personal protect equipment (PPE) is readily available for their protection, our Police, Fire fighters, First responders and essential services – that they are also safe and protected as they care for the people in the community, and lastly the sick people at home and in the hospital with Covid 19 infection -that their health be restored completely and the Mightiest Healer of all lays his healing hands on them and take away from their infirmity.🇺🇸

04/03/2020

Please be proactive and protect yourself. Here is an easy pattern to make your own face mask. The material you can would be anything like an old t-shirt, an old bed sheet or old pillow cases. For the ear loops you can use hair ties. Use 2 different fabric so you can tell which side you have against your face. Please do not reverse your mask once in use as you may have virus particles already settled on the outside of the mask. Also, If you want to make an even better home-made face-mask, you can leave room between your two layers of fabric for an INSERT. You can insert HEPA FILTERS piece like you can obtain from a new vaccum bag or you can use the MERV 13 filters that we insert into the AC unit in the home. These can trap viruses. That way your can boost the efficiency of your home made mask. Stay safe!

04/03/2020

Please be proactive and protect yourself. Here is an easy pattern to make your own face mask. The material you can use for example would be anything like an old t-shirt, an old bed sheet or old pillow cases.. For the ear loops you can use hair ties.

04/03/2020

There are two Covid 19 Drive through testing locations in Dallas, open to any member of the general public with symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath.

1. American Airlines Center 2500 Victory Avenue from 8.00 am until 5.00pm (or until 250 tests run out).

2. Ellis Davis Fieldhouse
9191 South Polk Street from 8.00 am until 5.00pm (or until 250 tests run out).

03/19/2020

In keeping with our commitment to provide quality medical care, maintain standards of efficiency and convenience for our Patients, avoid any possible prescription abuses, and abide by all applicable laws and regulations, Vivify Wellness Center has these established policies with regards to prescription refills:

1. Please do not use the patient portal to send multiple messages requesting refills on multiple medication.

2. It is your responsibility to notify the pharmacy in a timely manner when refills are necessary. Approval of your refill may take up to three (3) business days, so please be courteous and do not delay in contacting your pharmacy. You can contact your pharmacy seven (7) days before you are due to run out to request a refill. If you use a mail order pharmacy, please contact them fourteen (14) days before your medication is due to run out.

3. Medication refills will only be addressed during regular office hours (Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm). Please notify your provider on the next business day if you find yourself out of medication after hours. No prescriptions will be refilled on Saturday, Sunday or Holidays.

4. Refills can only be authorized on medication prescribed by providers from our office. We will not refill medications prescribed by other providers. We also do not refill controlled substance without appropriate follow up.

5. It is important to keep your scheduled appointment to ensure that you receive timely refills. Repeated no shows or cancellations will result in a denial of refills. All prescriptions require a follow up appointment every 3 to 6 months as deemed appropriate.

6. If you have any questions regarding medications please discuss these during your appointment. If for any reason you feel your medication needs to be adjusted or changed please contact us immediately

7. New symptoms or events require a clinic appointment. Our provider will not diagnose or treat new conditions over the phone.

8. Controlled Substance prescriptions will only be filled at your office visit. NO EXCEPTIONS.

03/17/2020

Vivify Wellness Center is happy to announce that we now offer Virtual Visits! While we still recommend to see our patients face to face, we understand that it may be difficult at this time. If you are needing to do a Virtual Visit, here are the steps to follow:
1.) You must have access to a computer or phone that allows facetime with audio.
2.) You must call our office to schedule the appointment. *Even though this is a virtual appointment, we will still be scheduling appointments as usual.
3.) Once scheduled, you will be sent a link to join our virtual waiting room by our office via email. *Please note: If you are late, there is a chance that the appointment will be cancelled and have to be rescheduled as this will be part of our regular patient schedule.
4.) Your usual copay, if one applies, will be collected over the phone prior to your appointment.
5.) You may need a way to check your weight, blood pressure, temperature and pulse, If this applies.
6.) Please have your medication bottles available if you are taking medication.
Please note, not all visits types will qualify for this service and this service will be provided at the discretion of Vivify Wellness Center.

03/13/2020

💥With regards to Covid 19- Vivify Wellness Center is here to help you and answer any questions you may have regarding Covid 19. We need to protect all of our patients, so we are asking anyone who believes they may have been exposed to this virus to please CALL our office first. To minimize exposure to other patients who may be immune compromised and ourselves, we will phone triage all of our patients. We do not have testing kits available in our office at this time and we may need to refer you to the county health department. Thank you for your cooperation.

03/10/2020
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DO YOU KNOW YOUR NUMBERS??? by Dr. Kene Anamekwe
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Here are parameters I believe everyone should know about themselves.
1. BP ( desired is

03/10/2020
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Vivify Wellness Center

Let's try some self evaluation here!!!
1. Do you have metabolic syndrome?
2. Are you at risk for metabolic syndrome?
3. Do you have a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, cholesterol and/or obesity?
4. Are you overweight by over 10 pounds?
5. Have you been overweight or obese for more than 1 year?
6. Have you lost weight and gained it all back?
7. Is your weight gain mostly around your midsection?
8. Are you very fatigued?
9. Do you crave foods such as bread, pasta, chips?
10. Do you snack/graze often?
11. Do you use sugar in your beverages or do you drink sugar sweetened beverages and fruit juices?
12. Are you dependent on caffeine and energy drinks to get through your day?
13. Do you smoke?
14. If you answered YES to one or more of these questions, then you need to seriously rethink where you are with your health.
15. You can start by measuring your waist circumference today, then pull out your most recent labs and look for your blood sugar value, Triglyceride level, HDL level, your most recent blood pressure and then have a conversation with your physician!
Best of Luck!

Kene Anamekwe M.D.

03/10/2020
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METABOLIC SYNDROME
By Kene Anamekwe M.D.
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There are 5 risk factors that make up metabolic syndrome
Metabolic syndrome is not a single disease condition but the basis of many chronic disease. I prefer to call it the umbrella housing a group of serious risk factors.

These combination of risk factor set the stage for serious health problems. These risk factors multiplies your risk of blood vessel and heart disease, which can lead to heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, diabetes mellitus, cancers etc.

Metabolic syndrome occurs when a person has three or more of the following conditions:
1.Abdominal obesity (Waist circumference of greater than 40 inches in men, and greater than 35 inches in women)
2. Triglyceride level of 150 milligrams per deciliter of blood (mg/dL) or greater
3. HDL cholesterol of less than 40 mg/dL in men or less than 50 mg/dL in women
4. Systolic blood pressure (top number) of 130 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or greater, or diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) of 85 mm Hg or greater
5. Fasting glucose of 100 mg/dL or greater

Metabolic syndrome is controlled, largely with changes to your diet and lifestyle in addition to appropriate medications.

I felt a need to put this information out because I am coming across new patients daily that Doctors are missing this condition on.
These patients have their type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol being managed with medication alone and they also have a large belly. You will NEVER improve because metabolic syndrome requires the dietary and life style changes. You will find yourself needing more medication to control your chronic medical issues while you become more and more fatigued and continue to feel bad.

Let put a stop to "a pill for everything syndrome" and treat the real person in front of us, not just the numbers!

12/31/2019

Just a friendly reminder that we will be closed 01/01/2020. We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe evening!

12/16/2019

We wish everyone a joyous season spending time with loved one this Holiday. Vivify Wellness Center will be closed on the following days so we too can spend time with our loved ones.
Wednesday 12/25
Thursday 12/26
Friday 12/27
Wednesday 01/01/2020

11/26/2019

Vivify Wellness Center is committed to providing the best care to our patients and look forward to addressing any questions and concerns that you may have regarding your care and health. However, we would like to remind our patients any question or concerns related to health care should be addressed through your patient portal account which is a secure and HIPPA compliant platform. We have noticed an upsurge in people trying to get health care services addressed via social media. We do not address any patient care issues on any social media platform for your privacy and safety. If you need help setting up a patient portal account, please contact our office and we will be happy to help you set this up. Thank you!

11/21/2019

Just a friendly reminder, Vivify Wellness Center will be closed November 28 & 29 for the holiday.

10/17/2019

It is that time of year, protect yourself! Call our office to schedule your appointment!

09/27/2019

The year is quickly coming to an end! Make sure you have taken advantage of your health plans preventative benefits before time runs out!

08/29/2019

Make your health a priority.

02/13/2019
Ultraprocessed foods may increase death risk

Sugar will kill off the Millennia generation unless we take solid steps today to stop this health disaster. Take the right steps to eat real food and eat food closer to the way it is produced by nature.

According to one large new study, eating more ultraprocessed foods—such as sugary drinks and ready-made meals—increases the risk of all-cause mortality. There has never been a closer eye watching the average diet of people in the US than there is today. Rising obesity and diabetes rates...

01/01/2019

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12/31/2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

12/20/2018

Happy Holidays from Vivify Wellness Center! Just a reminder, our office will be closed on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25, 2018.

11/11/2018
Just one energy drink may hurt blood vessel function | American Heart Association

Energy drinks do not provide real energy. The level of your energy comes from good cellular nutrition and not the quick fix from sugar and caffeine.

DALLAS, Nov. 5, 2018 — Young, healthy adults experienced notably diminished blood vessel function soon after consuming one energy drink, according to preliminary research from a small study to...

11/01/2018

We are offering ☝ One free lipotropic injection💉 to our patients today only⌛ Please call to schedule yours or come by!
⚠While supplies last ⚠

10/31/2018

Happy Halloween from Vivify Wellness Center! Share pictures of your family dressed up with us!

10/19/2018

💡 Everyone knows that there is a lot of sugar in soft drinks and energy drinks but SEEING 👀 how much is in them will make you think twice 🚨 about what you are drinking 😮! Here is a visual example of how much sugar you are actually consuming with these drinks! ⚠

10/18/2018

It is that time of the year 🤧😷🤒! Make sure you are protected this flu season by getting your Flu Shot 💉💪! We have it available now, just call and schedule your appointment with us 😊!

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METABOLIC SYNDROME
By Kene Anamekwe M.D.
, , , , ,
There are 5 risk factors that make up metabolic syndrome
Metabolic syndrome is not a single disease condition but the basis of many chronic disease. I prefer to call it the umbrella housing a group of serious risk factors.
These combination of risk factor set the stage for serious health problems. These risk factors multiplies your risk of blood vessel and heart disease, which can lead to heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, diabetes mellitus, cancers etc.
Metabolic syndrome occurs when a person has three or more of the following conditions:
1.Abdominal obesity (Waist circumference of greater than 40 inches in men, and greater than 35 inches in women)
2. Triglyceride level of 150 milligrams per deciliter of blood (mg/dL) or greater
3. HDL cholesterol of less than 40 mg/dL in men or less than 50 mg/dL in women
4. Systolic blood pressure (top number) of 130 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or greater, or diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) of 85 mm Hg or greater
5. Fasting glucose of 100 mg/dL or greater
Metabolic syndrome is controlled, largely with changes to your diet and lifestyle in addition to appropriate medications.
I felt a need to put this information out because I am coming across new patients daily that Doctors are missing this condition on.
These patients have their type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol being managed with medication alone and they also have a large belly. You will NEVER improve because metabolic syndrome requires the dietary and life style changes. You will find yourself needing more medication to control your chronic medical issues while you become more and more fatigued and continue to feel bad.
Let put a stop to "a pill for everything syndrome" and treat the real person in front of us, not just the numbers!
Thank you so much Park Lane Jewelry and Marilyn Fitch for the beautiful earrings and the wonderful cards! We love them 🥰 And a special thank you to Jamie Nicholson for nominating our office to receive these gifts,
WE LOVE OUR PATIENTS ❣
❤YOU
Why I think Everyone Should wear a mask!
By Kene Anamekwe M.D.

Covid 19 is confirmed to be airborne and remains in the air 8 hours or more depending on the condition.
Corona virus is confirmed to also survive on surfaces as well.
Copper, Steel -2 hours
Paper, plastic -3-4 hours
Air – 8 hours or more depending on condition.
WHO reversed their earlier position that the Covid 19 virus is not airborne?
And finally, on 04/03/2020, the CDC has also made changes to their recommendation about the public wearing face clothing like home-made masks and scarves.

I want to take a minute to explain it to you all.
I started asking my patients, family and friends to wear masks 2-3 weeks ago.
Some medical people/public didn’t agree with me but I knew it was the right recommendation.
We have shortage of PPE for medical professionals so please people DO NOT COMPETE WITH THE MEDICAL PEOPLE FOR THE MEDICAL GRADE FACE MASKS. They need it for their own protection as they are exposed to much bigger dose of the virus than they general public. I worry that if our healthcare population starts to get sick, we will have a shortage of medical personnel to care for the critically ill in the hospital. These are tough times and your doctors and nurses are humans with feelings and families. Many are afraid for their lives but they must put on that bold demeanor and go to the battle field daily. I have lived that life in the past as a swine flu survivor. I got the H1N1 virus after intubating a patient I didn’t know had swine flu in the early days of the disease. I watched her fight for her life for 2.5 months in my hospital ICU and needless to say when I became sick, I was afraid if my disease course would mirror hers or will I be able to respond better with treatment since I was very healthy. I was worried about my family, husband and my very young kids at the time. I did well as you can see, I am still around. I have since become a big advocate of people supporting that health and immunity naturally and most of my patient population are doing this daily.

Why wear a facial clothing?
If you walked into a store aisle where an asymptomatic person shedding the virus just coughed or sneezed or did any other action that released the virus into the air. Since the virus can survive suspended in the air. You would innocently come into that aisle after they left and breath in the invisible enemy. If our asymptomatic shedder (someone who has the virus but is not sick yet) was wearing a facial cover, it would trap most of the virus in his mask or facial clothing preventing release into the air or a much a smaller dose. And your cloth fabric face mask can trap large droplets but not very small ones, thereby reducing the dose of the invisible enemy getting into your system. I choose to believe some protection is definitely better than NONE. I was finally pleased to see CDC recommendation which mirrors my recommendation from 2-3 weeks ago.

Please every one take precaution. This recent recommendation does not negate any of the current social distancing order already in place. We need to continue all previous recommendations in addition to wearing a facial clothing. Also, it is not necessary to run to the store to buy anything to make a face mask because you can make one from everything you currently have at home like an old bed-sheet or pillow case, old T-shirt, old cotton scarves, bandana or old cotton clothes. I had posted a face-mask pattern to make it easy for you all to print and duplicate for your personal use. I do not own the right to that pattern but she did expressed permission for personal use only. If you do not have elastic at home, no problem, you can use the elastic head ties most people have for tying up their hair for the ear loops.
This is very Important!!!!!!!
When you make your mask, please use 2 different fabric for ease of identifying the side worn directly on your face. Never reverse your cloth mask to wear the opposite side. These I would wash with every use.

Once again, do not compete with the medical community by buying medical grade face masks. If you purchased some already, please consider donating it to the people that need it the most which is the medical clinics and hospitals in your community.

Some common symptoms of the virus.
Symptoms often start 2 days to 2 weeks after exposure
1. Sore throat/ Dry cough
2. Flu-like symptoms- headache, myalgia (body aches)
3. Fever of 99.6 F or greater
4. Loss of smell and/or taste
5. Loss of appetite and fatigue
6. Gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhea, indigestion and vomiting.
7. Shortness of breath, and low oxygen with pneumonia.

Our patients are still able to purchase supplements online at https://www.thorne.com/u/VivifyWellness
Vit C, Vit D and Zinc to support your immunity in addition to all your previous personal recommendations

We have implemented telehealth visit to meet the needs of our patients.
https://doxy.me/dranamekwe
Call our office at 972-941-8484 to get on my schedule and when your appointment time arrives, click the link above to enter my virtual waiting room and I will meet you there. This visits can be done on your phone, computer or any device with face time capability.
I initially limited my telehealth visits to only existing patients however, I have opened it up to new patients as there are people testing positive for Covid 19 who are mildly/moderately symptomatic at home but not suitable for inpatient care in the hospital and seeking care but because they have no previous healthcare relationship are struggling to get treatment. I have a protocol and I have treated some of these cases and some are recovering well. Many of the appropriate medical visits will be moved to Telehealth visits. Telehealth visits remain covered just like your usual medicals by your insurance, so don’t be afraid to use the services if you have a medical need.

IF YOU ARE NOT SICK, PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THE EMERGENCY ROOMS/ URGENT CARES.

So far, I believe we are still meeting the needs of our patient population from a distance and I still have continued in person care for those that need it. And please help us to help you. If you are sick call the office first. Do not come to the clinic. Please respect the instructions on the sign posted on our door.

I want to Thank the City of Wylie fire department for supporting our clinic with some of the appropriate PPE which has made it possible for us to stay open, in addition some PPE I was able to purchase from medical society.
I want to thank our patients for their prayers and supports. Some of you have donated masks and gloves to the clinic. You know yourselves and we greatly appreciate you all.

We miss you all and look forward to seeing everyone back in person when appropriate. Be safe. Stay home. Do not over eat. I never thought that a day would come when everything that was important in our lives will become non-essentials. Children are home, parents are home, churches are closed etc. Let us emerge from this period as much better people. Let us use this period to learn a new skill. Let us use this period to reflect on our lives and our relationship with God or any superior being that you believe in.

My Best Regards!
Kene Anamekwe M.D.

Lastly, below is New/ updated CDC recommendation on facial clothing use.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html?fbclid=IwAR2aYntev7mykJWVyijJokuw73C8Ikut6jh5DHTPkfFpgi1yH1TeqDt4f3g
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