Princeton HealthCare System
Call David at 609-497-2230 for an appointment. Medicare and most insurances accepted.
***PLEASE NOTE NEW HOURS***
Princeton Healthcare Desk Hours
Mon. 10:30 am * Tues. 8:30 am * Wed. 10:30 am
Thurs. 8:30 am * Fri. 8:30 am
Varicose Veins: Common and Treatable
Varicose veins are a common condition. Federal health statistics indicate that about one in five adults suffers from varicose veins.
“But treatment options for varicose veins have changed over the years, making it easier to make them disappear,” says
Elliot Sambol, M.D., R.P.V.I., F.A.C.S. double board certified in general surgery and vascular surgery and a member of the medical staff at University Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP).
Though not a life-threatening condition, varicose veins can be cosmetically distressing and can cause other symptoms and complications such as: swelling of the ankles and feet; painful, achy or heavy-feeling legs; throbbing or cramping in the legs; itchy legs; discolored skin; sores or ulcers; bleeding; or superficial blood clots that occur close to the skin.
If your varicose veins aren’t causing many symptoms, your doctor may recommend lifestyle changes such as losing weight, increasing physical activity and wearing compression stockings. However, in cases where varicose veins are causing uncomfortable symptoms and complications, medical treatment is normally necessary.
Treatment for most varicose veins has advanced from what was once a hospital-based procedure with a lengthy recovery time to a minimally invasive approach that can essentially be performed during your lunch hour. Patients are typically able to return to
their normal activities within one to two days.
At the Center for Vascular Care at UMCP, board certified vascular surgeons along with skilled nurses and trained vascular staff offer a variety of treatment options for vascular conditions, including varicose veins.
For more information about UMCP’s Center for Vascular Care or to find a physician affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System,
call (888) 742-7496 or visit www.princetonhcs.org.
Intimacy As We Age –
Mon. January 8th 12:30pm
As our bodies cha nge with age, inspiring and maintaining intimacy in our relationships can be a challenge. Join Shyama S. Mathews, MD, board certified in gynecology, for an informative discussion about the physical and emotional aspects of aging that can influence intimacy.
Tired of Being Tired
Sleep – like food, water and air – is a basic human need. Without it, your body cannot function properly.
“In fact, lack of quality sleep may not only cause you to feel tired all the time, but it can also lead to serious health problems, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and depression,” says David B. Cohn, M.D., board certified in critical care medicine, internal medicine, pulmonary disease and sleep medicine, and the medical director of the University
Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP) Sleep Center.
For individuals who struggle to get a good night’s sleep, the Sleep Center at UMCP, accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, provides a full-range of services to diagnose and treat sleep disorders.
A sleep study is often the first step in diagnosing a sleep disorder. Typically, studies are performed during an overnight stay at the Sleep Center at UMCP. However, home sleep studies are also available for individuals who are unable to spend the night at the Sleep Center.
During a sleep study, technologists apply sensors and monitor you as you sleep with a state-of-the-art digital sleep recording system. Results are used to identify any physical problems that may be causing disrupted sleeping.
Treatment for sleep disorders depends on the specific condition. If sleep apnea is diagnosed, treatment may include lifestyle changes such as losing weight or a breathing device like a continuous airway pressure (CPAP) machine, which helps keep the airway open so you are able to breathe normally during sleep.
Patients with insomnia or restless leg syndrome may benefit from lifestyle and behavioral changes alone or along with medication.
To find a physician with Princeton HealthCare System, call (888) 742-7496 or visit www.princetonhcs.org.
Lower Risk for Heart Disease by
Do you want to lower your risk for coronary artery disease, heart attack and stroke?
“Pay attention to your cholesterol levels,” says Kristyn K. Phelps, M.D., board certified in internal medicine and a member of the medical staff at University Medical Center of Princeton.
Cholesterol – a waxy, fat-like substance – is found throughout your bloodstream and plays an important role in ensuring your body functions normally.
But when you have elevated levels of cholesterol in your blood it can build up in the walls of your blood vessels.
This build up is called plaque, which contributes to atherosclerosis, a narrowing and hardening of the arteries that can partially or completely restrict blood flow to the heart, brain and other areas in your body.
If a clot forms and blocks a narrowed artery, it can result in a heart attack or stroke.
High cholesterol in and of itself is a silent condition without any symptoms. The only sure way to know if you have high cholesterol is with a simple blood test.
Taken together along with other risk factors – such as family history, increasing age, being overweight and smoking – your cholesterol levels can help your doctor assess your risk for heart disease and determine a treatment approach.
The American Heart Association recommends that all adults age 20 and over have their cholesterol checked every four to six years. Some people may need to have their cholesterol checked and other risk factors assessed more often. It is important to talk with your doctor about what is best for you.
Blood Pressure Checks
Tuesday, December 19th 10am–12pm
Tuesday, January 16th 10:00am–12:00pm
Thursday, January 18th 10:00am - 1:00pm
Please call 1.888.897.8979 to make
an appointment. Space is limited. Half of all blindness is
preventable through regular vision screenings and education,
so have your eyes checked today! Princeton HealthCare
System and the NJ Commission for the Blind: Project
Prevention Unit are pleased to offer free vision screenings
to uninsured or underinsured adults and children.
CONTACT PHC Desk to register (609) 497-2230
Lab Services-Tues & Thurs
Physical Therapy-Mon, Wed, & Fri