Friday, October 12, 2018

Healthy Eating Tips for Dining Out

Staying on a diet or just eating healthy can be really hard to do in social situations where you are asked to dine out somewhere. There is so much temptation around to cheat and it can be difficult to know what is ok and not ok to eat. Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few healthy tips for dining out. If you ate something that just didn't quite sit right and you start to feel ill, call Central Ozarks Medical Center to make an appointment. We have health clinics throughout Central Missouri and our locations and phone numbers can be found on our website at www.CentralOzarks.org.


Healthy Eating Tips for Dining Out


Plan ahead.
Take a look at the menu before you leave for the restaurant. Most of the time you can find the menu online. Browse the menu for a healthy option, whether that be a salad or burger but with no bun. Planning out your meal this way can help you to avoid "impulse ordering" something unhealthy out of feeling anxious to just make a quick decision.

Ask to substitute.
Ask your server about substituting a salad for your fries or mixed vegetables for your fried potatoes. Cut down on calories where you can.

Eat a healthy snack before you leave.
Eating something healthy before you leave can help you to feel more full before you leave so you are less likely to order a bunch of food that can be bad for you.

Try ordering a couple of appetizers instead of a meal.
Sometimes you can find healthy appetizers on the menu, such as grilled shrimp or grilled chicken wings. If you are trying to eat low carb, ordering two appetizers like these can be a great option rather than ordering a full meal.

Drink lots of water.
Make sure to drink water before your meal and throughout your meal. Fill yourself up on water instead of french fries.


Eat Healthy with Central Ozarks Medical Center


We know how hard it can be to eat healthy sometimes, but a healthy diet and regular exercise can be key to feeling good and losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight. Central Ozarks Medical Center provides a broad set of services based on the needs of the communities we serve, including but not limited to:

  • Primary Care
  • Obstetrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Behavioral Health
  • Women's Health
  • Senior Health
  • Dental Services

We pride ourselves on offering quality healthcare that works best with your financial situation. If you are uninsured and would like to look at insurance options we have Assisters to help you navigate the process. For more information, please visit our website at www.CentralOzarks.org or give us call at the health clinic nearest to you. You will find our phone numbers for each location listed below.


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573.765.5141 -- Richland
573.302.7490 -- Osage Beach
573.346.4446 -- Camdenton
573.317.9200 -- Stone Castle
573.765.2510 -- Dental


Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties

Friday, October 5, 2018

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! In honor of this special month, Central Ozarks Medical Center is here to bring some important breast cancer statistics to your attention. We believe in leading the way to healthier communities by providing quality health care at a fair price. If you find yourself needing a new doctor at the Lake of the Ozarks or are tired of paying too much for healthcare, call Central Ozarks Medical Center today. We have several locations throughout the Lake area and they can be found on our website, www.CentralOzarks.org along with the contact phone numbers and directions.


Breast Cancer Statistics


According to the CDC:

Not counting some kinds of skin cancer, breast cancer in the United States is—

  • The most common cancer in women, no matter your race or ethnicity.
  • The most common cause of death from cancer among Hispanic women.
  • The second most common cause of death from cancer among white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/statistics/index.htm

According to the BreastCancer.org:

  • Approximately 1 out of every 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in their lifetimes.
  • Less than 15% of women who get breast cancer have a family member who was diagnosed with it.
  • Approximately 85% of breast cancers happen in women who have no family history of the disease. 

Source: https://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/understand_bc/statistics

According to Susan G. Komen:

  • Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in pregnant and postpartum women and typically occurs between the ages of 32 and 38.
  • The overall median age at diagnosis for women in the U.S. is 62 years. 
  • Race and ethnicity vary for women in the U.S.  who get breast cancer. 

Source: https://ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/Statistics.html


Affordable Healthcare at the Lake of the Ozarks


Central Ozarks Medical Center offers a discounted fee to patients based on their household size and household income.  The Sliding Fee Program includes fees for medical, dental and behavioral health services.

To determine eligibility, COMC will need to ask you to bring in personal financial information.  Any information we ask from you will be strictly confidential.  None of your personal information, financial or medical, can be released without your written consent.  The information we are asking for is used solely to determine household size and household income.  Applications are effective for a one-year period.  Sliding Fee Discount Program participants must complete an application annually Discount Program applications must be completed, signed and approved prior to services being provided.  All participants are asked to notify COMC of income changes as soon as possible after the change occurs. For more information on this program, please visit http://www.centralozarks.org/financial.html or give us a call.



Central Ozarks Medical Center
Keeping Lack of Insurance From Being a Roadblock to Quality Healthcare

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For Appointments Call

573.765.5141 -- Richland
573.302.7490 -- Osage Beach
573.346.4446 -- Camdenton
573.317.9200 -- Stone Castle
573.765.2510 -- Dental


Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties