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Hot Weather Tips

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Jul 1 2024

You don't have to read our blog entries regularly to know summer is here and the heat is on!

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Travel Tips for Good Health

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
May 1 2024

With summer just around the corner, now is a good time for five health-related travel tips.

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Latest CDC Guidelines for Covid

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Mar 1 2024

The CDC just released updated guidelines for people who test positive for Covid.


Infection Prevention

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Jan 1 2024

Welcome to 2024! You can be sure more than just gifts have been exchanged during the holidays….


A Better Sleep Study

Chris Griffith, MD
Dec 1 2023

Sleep studies are important tests that we use to diagnose and manage sleep apnea. 

Active LifestyleSleep

Covid Plus Flu Vaccine and the Risk of Stroke

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Nov 1 2023

This week, articles appeared in the media about the possibility that the Covid vaccine administered with the flu vaccine may increase the risk of strokes in people over the age of 65. While this may cause alarm and deter people from getting these vaccines, neither is a necessary reaction. Let’s take time to walk through the facts.

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News About Phenylephrine

Chris Griffith, MD
Oct 1 2023

I hope you are well and enjoying the fall weather. Our Bring-A-Friend lecture series has been a success! We enjoy the opportunity to educate our patients on new health trends and to introduce our patients to other like-minded medical providers. If you have not had a chance to join us, then I encourage you to come to our next lecture on January 30.

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RSV, COVID, & Influenza Vaccines

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Sep 1 2023

Last fall and winter we experienced a “tripledemic.” 3 different, serious viruses (influenza, COVID, and RSV) spread rapidly and caused a significant number of illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths. 


Free Lecture Series

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Jul 1 2023

We are excited to announce another new service at Concierge Medical Care.


Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
May 1 2023

After a very long, dark, and snowy winter, I am happy to report Spring has sprung! While all this sunshine is a welcome change, let’s remember the sun poses a few health risks. In this blog, let’s talk about the dangers of sunlight to our eyes. 

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COVID Booster Update

Chris Griffith, MD
Apr 1 2023

At our practice, we pride ourselves on staying up-to-date with medical literature, evidence-based guidelines, and ever-changing COVID vaccine recommendations. The WHO just made an update to their COVID booster recommendations a few days ago and I would like to share our thoughts with you.


Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Mar 1 2023

One of the biggest advantages of being a patient in our Concierge Medical Care practice is easy and timely access to medical care. Most of the time, we treat our patients here in the office. There are occasions, however, when going to an urgent care or emergency room is preferable. What are the differences between an urgent care and an emergency room?


Exciting Changes Around the Office

Chris Griffith, MD
Feb 1 2023

I’m excited to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. My name is Dr. Chris Griffith. I joined Kevin at Concierge Medical Care last month and I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to be here. What started with a simple phone call back in June 2022, has turned into a fantastic partnership. What struck me upon my arrival was how warm and welcoming Kevin’s patients have been.

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COVID Updates

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Jan 1 2023

Based on the many (and welcomed) questions you are asking about COVID, it's time for an update.


Staying Healthy During the Holidays

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Dec 1 2022

Keeping Everyone Safe & Healthy During the Holidays


Top 5 FAQ’s

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Oct 1 2022

Here are answers to the top 5 questions all y'all are asking these days.



Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Sep 1 2022

Just when it felt like maybe we were getting a handle on the COVID-19 situation, another virus has become a global health issue.


New Medications to Lower Cholesterol

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Aug 1 2022

There is a new kid on the cholesterol-lowering medications block. 

Circulatory SystemEndocrine SystemHeart HealthMedicationsMen’s HealthWomen’s Health

Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Jul 1 2022

Lung cancer is sneaky and may not cause any symptoms until the disease has spread (metastasized) and is no longer treatable. Catching this cancer as early as possible can improve the patient’s chances for better quality of life and prolonged survival. 

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Cancer Early-Detection Blood Test

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Jun 1 2022

The key to success with cancer is finding it at an early (more curable) stage.

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Another COVID-19 Vaccine Boosteer

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Apr 1 2022

Based on the number of phone calls and emails we have already received, I am going to assume you have heard about a 4th COVID-19 vaccine dose being approved.



Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Mar 1 2022

Let's review the benefits of sunshine

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Savings at the Pharmacy

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Feb 1 2022

It will come as no surprise to anyone that the cost of prescription medicines continues to skyrocket. I am bringing you two reliable ways to reduce your expenses at the pharmacy.


Good News on Free COVID Testing

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Jan 16 2022

Here are two easy ways to get free home testing COVID-19 tests!


Order Your Free Rapid COVID Test Kit

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Jan 1 2022

You can order free rapid home tests kits for COVID-19.


Monoclonal Antibodies Treatment for COVID-19

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Dec 1 2021

Monoclonal antibodies can shorten the duration of COVID-19 illness and can reduce the chance of hospitalization by 70%.


What Is “Internal Medicine”?

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Nov 1 2021

Internal Medicine is the skillful and compassionate care of adults using the latest scientific advances.

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Boost the Battle Against COVID-19

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Oct 1 2021

Please get your COVID-19 vaccine booster. 


The COVID-19 Virus and Antibodies

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Sep 1 2021

Let’s talk about antibodies and clear up some common misconceptions.


The COVID-19 Vaccine Saves Lives. Period.

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Aug 1 2021

Here we go again. COVID-19 cases are on the rise .


Dogs Are Good for Your Health

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Jul 1 2021

Several scientific studies have shown a connection between dog ownership and health benefits. 

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Medical Degrees Alphabet Soup

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Jun 1 2021

MD, DO, NP, PA…What do all these letters signify?

Medical Training

Seasonal Allergies

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
May 1 2021

Hay fever is actually not a very accurate name. Hay fever symptoms are not typically triggered by hay, nor does hay fever cause a fever. The more descriptive term is seasonal allergic rhinitis.


After the COVID-19 Vaccine

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Apr 1 2021

This blog will answer the top questions from those yet to be vaccinated and those who have received both doses of their vaccine.


Organ Donation

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Dec 1 2020

One single organ and tissue donor can save or improve the lives of more than eight people, helping to restore eyesight, damaged tissues or vital functions.

Organ Donors

Lung Cancer

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Oct 1 2020

The National Cancer Institute reports that tobacco smoking causes about 9 out of 10 cases of lung cancer in men and about 8 out of 10 cases of lung cancer in women.

CancerMen’s HealthScreeningWomen’s Health


Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Sep 1 2020

Shingles is caused by the chickenpox virus. Once you have had chickenpox, the virus stays inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain. Years later, this same virus can reappear as shingles.

Nervous SystemViruses

COVID Fatigue

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Aug 1 2020

Yes, COVID Fatigue is a real thing. We’re all experiencing feelings of frustration, uncertainty, doubt (of others and ourselves), fear, anxiety and depression.

COVID-19Mental HealthViruses


Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Jul 1 2020

Feeling sleepy? You’re not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on any given day as many as one in five adults suffers from an insufficient amount of sleep.

Men’s HealthSleepWomen’s Health

Mental Fortitude

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Jun 1 2020

Stuck indoors, worried about an uncertain future, concerned for your family or friends: the pandemic is a stressful situation for anyone to contend with.

COVID-19Mental Health

Low Testosterone

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
May 1 2020

Older men whose testosterone levels have dropped over the years should only be given testosterone replacement to treat sexual dysfunction, according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians (ACP).

AgingMen’s Health


Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Apr 1 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are sharing challenging times. In response to the increased complexity of caring for patients while practicing social distancing, I have introduced Telemedicine appointments for my patients.



Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Mar 1 2020

With so much hype about the novel coronavirus, let’s talk about the basic facts.


Clean Hands

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Feb 1 2020

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the single most important thing we can do to keep from getting sick and spreading illness to others is to wash and dry our hands.

Men’s HealthSkinWomen’s Health

Endometrial Cancer

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Jan 1 2020

Endometrial cancer is the most common cancer of the reproductive organs among women in the United States. It can often be cured, especially when diagnosed early.

CancerWomen’s Health

Brain Aneurysms

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Dec 1 2019

A brain aneurysm is a weak or thin spot on a blood vessel in the brain that balloons or bulges out and fills with blood. It often looks like a berry hanging on a stem. Every brain aneurysm is unique in location, shape and size.

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Altitude Sickness

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Nov 1 2019

Do you ever remember going skiing up at one of the resorts in the Rocky Mountains and you had a headache all day and didn't sleep well that night? You may have had altitude sickness.

ExerciseMen’s HealthWomen’s Health

Oral Health

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Oct 1 2019

Maintaining your teeth isn’t only about looking good. Keeping your oral and dental hygiene in check can help prevent gum disease, tooth decay, bad breath and can help you retain your teeth as you grow older.

Oral Health

Personality Disorders

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Sep 1 2019

Personality disorders are deeply-ingrained, rigid ways of thinking, feeling and behaving that deviates from the expectations of the culture, causes distress or problems functioning, and last over time. 

Brain HealthMen’s HealthWomen’s Health

Eating Disorders

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Aug 1 2019

Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses that can cause patients severe disturbances in their eating behaviors, as well as related thoughts and emotions

DietMental Health

Alzheimer’s Disease

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Jul 1 2019

Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks and function independently

AgingBrain Health

Why Should I Exercise?

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Jun 1 2019

The concept that physical activity helps keep us healthy is very old news. We have all been told time and time again that exercise is good for you, and it’s true. It’s good for a lot more than just losing weight and building muscle.

ExerciseHeart Health

Breast Cancer Screening

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
May 1 2019

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. It is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Breast cancer screening can find signs of cancer before symptoms begin, when it is more likely to be curable.

CancerWomen’s Health

Smoking Cessation

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Apr 1 2019

According to the Surgeon General, quitting smoking is the single most important step a smoker can take to improve the length and quality of his or her life.

Heart HealthMen’s HealthWomen’s Health

GERD (Heartburn)

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Mar 1 2019

GERD, also known as acid reflux, is a digestive issue that occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly and stomach contents leak back, or reflux, into the esophagus.

Digestive System

Multiple Sclerosis

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Feb 1 2019

MS is a chronic neurological condition that affects the central nervous system, which is comprised of the brain and spinal cord. Stay with me, we’re going in deep on this.

Brain Health

Ski & Snowboard Injuries

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Jan 1 2019

While your next ski or snowboard trip probably will not leave you with a serious injury, the risk is always there.


The Pituitary Gland

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Dec 1 2018

The pituitary controls the function of most other endocrine (hormone) glands and is therefore sometimes called “the master gland.”

Endocrine System

What is Psoriasis?

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Nov 1 2018

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that affects more than 7.5 million people in the U.S. It typically develops in patients between 15 and 35 years old according to the National Psoriasis Foundation.

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The Flu Vaccine

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Oct 1 2018

Brace yourselves: Flu season is coming, which typically lasts from October to April. So, it seems like the right time to round up a list of common misconceptions and questions about the flu vaccine and some information to set folks straight.


What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Sep 1 2018

The plantar fascia is a long, thin ligament present along the bottom of the foot that supports the arch of the foot. When this becomes swollen or inflamed, it is called plantar fasciitis.

InjurySkeletal System

Obesity vs. Overweight

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Aug 1 2018

Obesity and overweight are terms used to describe a level of excess weight that’s considered unhealthy for your body size.

DietHeart Health

Fall Prevention in the Elderly

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Jul 1 2018

The word “fall” does not usually strike fear in the hearts of most people. But it should. Falls are all too common in the elderly population and should be taken seriously. Did you know that one in four older Americans falls every year?


Free Health Care, Right Outside Your Door

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Jun 1 2018

Medicus curat, natura sanat—the doctor treats, nature heals.

Summer time is approaching and with warmer weather, the time when the outdoors calls to us.

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Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
May 1 2018

When blood flow to part of the brain stops for a short period of time it is called a transient ischemic attack, abbreviated as a TIA. Some people may call it a “mini-stroke” because in many ways it appears to be a stroke.

Brain HealthCirculatory System

Colon Cancer

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Apr 1 2018

Colorectal cancer is a disease in which malignant cells form in the tissues of the colon. These cancerous cells form tumors, which usually take years to develop.