The Villager - Healthy Insights from Your Neighborhood Physicians at Village Health

Check out our billboard!

We are up in lights on electronic billboards in Utica. In order to better spread the word about our 24/7/365 family, urgent and occupation health services, we’ve started a new form of advertising for VH. You can see Dr. Mika on the giant screen at the northwest corner of M-59 and M-53 (it’s in front […]

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The Shape of Care to Come

In recent months, the vague outline of a new Telemedicine system, that will allow doctors to diagnose and treat patients online, has come into sharper focus. This is just one of many advances that are in the pipeline of the medical entrepreneurial community. Let’s consider the future landscape, the shape of care to come, if […]

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Should doctors prescribe exercise?

A study recently published in the prestigious British Medical Journal would seem to indicate that the answer is “yes”. To the layperson, the benefits of exercise would seem to be quite obvious but the scientific world needs data — and lots of it! Well, the treasure trove of encouraging evidence just got bigger. Using a […]

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Is Direct Primary Care the Answer?

Direct Primary Care: can it reduce Obamacare cost inflation? The sticker shock of the Affordable Care Act, (aka “Obamacare”) has arrived and patients are now face to face with much higher insurance deductibles. Of course, that means that routine “day-to-day” health care needs are being paid for out of pocket by more and more Americans. […]

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Some like it hot?

As the mercury breaks thousands of records across the country and hits 100 degrees here in Michigan (99 as I write this), it’s important to be aware of the health risks for you and your family. The range of dangers runs from mild dehydration to heat exhaustion and heat stroke – a life-threatening illness. As […]

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