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High Blood Pressure – What You Need to Know

Did you know nearly 1 in 3 American adults have high blood pressure? High blood pressure will not go away without treatment such as lifestyle changes or physician prescribed medications. Blood pressure is the force of blood flow inside your blood vessels. Blood pressure measurement consists of two numbers. The first number is the pressure […]


Benefits of Quitting Smoking

Quitting smoking can be a difficult task for most people. Nicotine is very addictive which is why smokers crave cigarettes. However, there is no safe amount of cigarette smoke. When you smoke your blood carries toxins to every organ in your body. After quitting for just 20 minutes your body begins to heal itself. Here […]


Kitchen and Food Safety

In Cuyahoga County the most common food-borne illness is Norovirus. It is highly contagious. The most common symptoms of Norovirus are diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and stomach pain. Regular, thorough hand washing with warm soapy water helps to prevent the spread of this disease and many others. Helpful hints below will guide storage and preparation of […]


Camila Faria, APRN-CNP, MSN, RN Joins Southwest Family Physicians

Camila Faria aspired to work in healthcare since she was sixteen years old and took her first biology class. Her passion for science and helping others led her to pursue a bachelor’s degree in biology and then in nursing. While working as a heart failure and epilepsy nurse, Camila realized her desire to learn more […]


Michele Prezenkowski, APRN-CNP, MSN, RN is Our Newest Nurse Practitioner

Michele Prezenkowski is the newest nurse practitioner to join Southwest Family Physicians. Not a stranger here at the office, Michele has been our registered nurse for the past 7 years and recently completed graduate school to fulfill her dream of becoming a family nurse practitioner. She joins our group of practitioners in providing exceptional, family-oriented […]