Welcome New Prescriber, Claire Verdier, APRN!

Third
Stone Health is growing again!  We are
thrilled to have Claire Verdier, APRN joining our team to expand the breadth of
integrative medicine available in-house. 
Our goal is to provide the highest quality comprehensive health care to
our patients, and Claire’s 30 years of expertise and experience in treating a
diversity of patients, from college students to the elderly, will augment our
services.

Claire’s philosophy:

“I
am comfortable navigating through the spectrum of healing modalities; I have a
strong faith in the place of western medicine in treating many serious health
conditions, but believe that our health care system overlooks [...]

6 Steps to Ending Screen Addiction

Screens are
ubiquitous in most peoples’ lives from the moment you wake up with a morning
alarm clock, checking the weather or the news, texting, checking e-mails,
social media, and the constant, and often unimportant, notifications. When I
discuss this issue with people, everyone seems to agree, we’re on screens too
much.

Some of the
concerns I hear include:

True human connection has been replaced by a more superficial level of interaction. Many people, especially in younger generations, have less confidence communicating by phone or having longer and more meaningful conversations.We have moved into an [...]

How to Use the Pandemic to Actually Improve Your Health

Anxiety is running high right now, with good reason.  The health and economic consequences of the
pandemic have affected everyone, even those lucky enough to have not actually
contracted coronavirus. There’s never been a more important time to optimize
your health.  Not only will you feel
better in the short term, it is one tangible thing you can do to reduce your
chances of suffering severe consequences of coronavirus infection.

 “89.3% of adults hospitalized for Covid-19 had one or
more underlying conditions. The most commonly reported were hypertension (49.7%),
obesity (48.3%), chronic lung disease (34.6%), diabetes mellitus (28.3%), and
cardiovascular [...]

A Guide to COVID-19 Masks and FAQ

Confused about whether a mask is effective? You are not alone.
Depending on the type of mask you are using it may be able to help prevent you
from getting sick, or it may be reducing the chances you are spreading the
virus to other people. 

N95 masks are some of the most protective masks for the wearer, filtering out at least 95% of small 0.3 micron particles when worn properly. Currently, due to short supply of masks and other protective gear for healthcare workers on [...]

COVID-19 Testing

Covid-19 Testing: March 27,
2020

There is a lot of confusion
right now about testing for Covid-19.  If
you have ANY concerns regarding possible symptoms or exposure, please call us
at 860-661-4662 and we can do a same-day telemedicine visit to evaluate your
situation and order testing at the location most convenient for you. 

Current guidelines
recommend that testing be done ONLY if the following symptoms are present:

Fever greater than or equal to 100.0°FCoughShortness of
breath

Also please be aware that
testing requires a doctor’s order prior to arrival at the test site.

If you have been exposed or
think you might [...]

COVID-19 UPDATES: March 25, 2020

During this time of intense change and uncertainty, taking care of your health has never been more important, or more confusing.  Dr. Procyk and Dr. Clark are still available to help!  To keep everyone safe while still being available, all visits will be via telemedicine for the immediate future.  We are using a fully secure HIPAA-compliant service that is SO much easier to use than Skype!  Liz will give you all the details you need at the time of your visit. All of your supplements are still available, and at 10% off!  We are happy to ship them to you, or [...]