HEALTH EDUCATION

Retinal Days

Educators

Classes Offered: Second & Fourth Thursdays each month, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Monthly retinal exam for Mountainlands patients. Patients who have an abnormal retinal reading will be referred to Retina Associates who will do follow-up care for a discounted price of $25 for the initial visit (documentation necessary to qualify for the discount).

 

  • Due to Thanksgiving, this class will not be held on the Fourth Thursday of November.

Prenatal Classes

Classes Offered: Fourth Tuesday each month (please see calendar for specific dates), 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (FREE)


 

  • For: Mountainlands prenatal patients.  Classes held once a month. Topics include: late term pregnancy concerns, labor stages, postpartum care, feeding options and infant care, and hospital registration.

Sussy Rupper
Diabetes Educator, MA

Club Glucola

Classes Offered:  First & Third Thursdays each month, 8:00 am - 9:30 am (FREE)

 

  • For: Mountainlands prenatal patients between 26-28 weeks.  Glucose tolerance test, blood tests, hospital registration, and education about 3rd trimester concerns, and contraception.

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Lindsey Hernandez
Diabetes Educator, RN

Pre-Diabetes Group Class

Classes Offered: First Tuesday each month, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (FREE)

 

  • For: Mountainlands patients who are pre-diabetic. In this class, we discuss the pathophysiology of pre-diabetes and healthy eating and lifestyle changes. We also discuss the patient's most recent lipid panel, how high cholesterol affects our general health including cardiovascular disease (CVD), and lifestyle changes to lower cholesterol. 

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Daniela Ramirez
Community Health Worker, MA

Chronic Care Management

HYPERTENSION 

  • MCHC patient educators offer specific education for hypertensive patients, including diet and lifestyle changes as well as medication management under the direction of their provider.

 

  • MCHC offers a 3-month blood pressure management program in which hypertensive patients can borrow a blood pressure machine from the clinic, free of charge, for a period of 90 days. Patients receive a small incentive prize for completing the program.

    •  This program is recommended for any Mountainlands patients who have been diagnosed with hypertension.

 

  • The MCHC Health Education department provides cardiovascular education regarding how to manage high cholesterol and live a heart-healthy life.

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DIABETES

The MCHC Health Education department offers diabetes education and support to all diabetic patients. Our courses include:

  • ​Free pre-diabetes group classes (see above)

  • Glucometer, diet and lifestyle, and medication education for newly diagnosed or long-term diabetic patients

  • Risk management education: this involves education on common tests that a diabetic patient may need to complete with a provider in the clinic (e.g. A1c exams every 3 months, yearly foot exams, lipid panel, retinal exam, and microalbumin exam)

 

  • Insulin administration/management education

  • Gestational diabetes education

 

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CHRONIC CARE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (CCM)

MCHC will now be offering CCM services to patients who have 2 or more chronic diseases who feel they may need additional help managing their personal health.

 

Patients enrolled in the CCM program will work with designated Care Managers (Registered Nurses) who will:

  • Assist patients in managing their chronic illnesses

  • Answer any patient questions regarding their care

  • Remind patients of important health instructions from provider visits

  • Help patients refill medications, schedule appointments, and arrange transportation​

Doctor Office

For more information or to register for a class,

call 801-429-2000