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By: Jason Orien, MD

Prostate cancer has long been a leading cause of cancer death in men, second only to lung cancer. Many cancer types, including prostate cancer, often have no symptoms until they reach an advanced stage and are more difficult to treat. This problem has driven the need for screening tests such as mammography for breast cancer,... Read More »

Many individuals are affected by bladder symptoms, but believe the myth that it is simply due to aging and there is nothing that can be done to treat their symptoms. Having a healthy bladder is an important function to the body. The bladder stores the urine that is produced by the kidneys and is then emptied into the urethra when it empties from the body. Bladder conditions may vary by person, but if you are experiencing any pain or discomfort, it’s important to tell your primary care physician. “There’s a couple of different bladder problems, but the most worrisome problem someone could... Read More »

One of the most common abdominal procedures performed by our general surgeons includes gallbladder removal. In fact, Portneuf Surgical Specialists perform over 500 gallbladder removals annually.

More than 15 percent of Americans have gallstones and they occur in women two to three times more frequently than in men. The vast majority of individuals with gallstones do not have any symptoms. Surgery is indicated only when a patient is experiencing complications or pain caused by inflammation. The peak occurrence of gallbladder symptoms requiring surgery is in patients in the 20-60 year... Read More »

30 million people in the United States have diabetes, but 1 out of 4 don’t know it, according to the CDC. With the risk factors as the population ages and obesity increases, we could see numbers as high as one in three individuals by 2050. To call this trend alarming is an understatement. World Diabetes Day is November 14, 2018 and diabetes concerns every family.

We see a number of people each day with diabetes – including type 1, type 2 as well as gestational diabetes. In addition, we are seeing an increase in the number of individuals who have pre-diabetes and are the cusp of... Read More »

Back-to-school season is here.  As you start adding dates and activities to your family calendar, don’t forget, now is also a good time to ensure that vaccinations are up to date.

 

While immunizations significantly reduced the incidence of many serious infectious diseases, vaccination rates for some disease are not meeting national public health goals. According to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, “... Read More »

As Men’s Health Month concludes, Portneuf Medical Group Urologist, Peter Jones, MD, shares some thoughts on the urological side of men’s health and the importance of early detection. There is a great need to increase awareness of signs and symptoms so that men can recognize when something is not normal. Starting those conversations is incredibly important.

“Men are notoriously bad at being advocates for their own health,” said Dr. Jones. “They will have symptoms for... Read More »

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Whether you are seeking primary care for a wellness visit, specialized care for a complex condition, or surgical expertise, you can trust Portneuf Medical Group for our high-quality, innovative services. Together, our team of care providers combines expertise and compassion to understand your unique health care needs and to personalize a care plan tailored to your needs.

With over 50 healthcare providers, including physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, we continue to grow to meet the unique needs of our patients. When you become... Read More »