At Thompson Peak Family Care we feel that an informed patient will be an active participant in their health care. People need good information to make good decisions and through our Patient Portal our patients have access to the Healthwise® Knowledgebase. The Healthwise® Knowledgebase is the only online health encyclopedia designed to help people make informed decisions. With consumer-friendly content and tools on thousands of topics, it’s a virtually unlimited guide to better health. In addition to the Healthwise® Knowledgebase we have also compiled links to health-oriented websites that we feel may be of interest to our patients.
Health information, self-care advice and daily health tips can be found on this site established by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). All of the information on this site has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the AAFP.
The largest and most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. KidsHealth has separate areas for kids, teens, and parents, each with its own design, age-appropriate content, and tone.
Excellent source for travelers’ health, including health information and vaccination recommendations for specific destinations. Also provides information on health promotion, smoking cessation, injury and violence, bioterrorism, and up-to-date information on infectious diseases such as influenza, West Nile virus, SARS.
This is the website for the American Heart Association. It provides excellent information on prevention and management of heart disease, hypertension, peripheral arterial disease, high cholesterol, stroke, heart rhythm problems, metabolic syndrome.
This is the website for the American Diabetes Association. Find answers to all your questions about living with diabetes. Clear up some common misunderstandings about what causes diabetes, the effects of diabetes, and how diabetes can be managed. Find out how to reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes through lifestyle changes.
This site teaches you how to shop for healthy foods. Also, learn how to make healthy meals for your family. Sometimes it seems hard to find healthy options when you go out to eat. This site offers tips to help you choose healthy items off a menu.
This site can help you get into shape. Find out what type of physical activity is right for you. You can also keep track of your activity in an online exercise diary.