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Announcement of Katherine Moore, APRN, CNP at MainSt. Clinic

Announcement of Katherine Moore, APRN, CNP at MainSt. Clinic
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Dr. Brian Birdwell and the MainStreet Clinic are excited to welcome Katherine Moore, Certified Nurse Practitioner. Katherine is joining the clinic with 10+ years of experience as a Registered Nurse and is offering services for all ages.

Katherine is now accepting memberships for personalized health care in the direct primary care model at MainSt. Clinic. Her goal is to make a difference in the lives of her patients, through a personal relationship built on trust, transparency and availability. Katherine seeks to make every client feel like family, where personal values and beliefs are respected.

Clinic membership includes unlimited office visits, home visits when needed, timely access to your provider via text, cell phone calls, emails, video chat or even through the Spruce online medical support app.

In 2007, Katherine graduated from the University of Oklahoma Health and Science Center with a Bachelor’s in Science and Nursing and has been a practicing Registered Nurse ever since. In 2018, she graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing and achieved her certifications as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and Family Nurse Practitioner.

Her reputation as an avid community volunteer and leader is well known, as a past board member for the United Way of Southwest Oklahoma, heading the Community Investment Committee for several years; a current Cameron University Alumni Association Board member; and nationally, on the Community Education Committee for the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses.

For more information or to schedule your appointment, contact Katherine Moore via her website or call MainSt. Clinic at 580-248-9966.

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Annual Lupus Walk Raises Awareness and Money to Fight Terrible Disease

Annual Lupus Walk Raises Awareness and Money to Fight Terrible Disease

Less than one-half of one percent of Americans suffer Lupus, yet for those 1.5 million people, it is a devastating disease.

You can help easily by supporting the Lupi-Shenanigans Team this week! The annual OKC Lupus Walk is June 2nd at the OKC Zoo. Walk in OKC this Saturday if you can or donate to help improve the diagnosis and treatment of lupus, support people affected by the disease and find the cause and the cure.

MainStreet Clinic is one of two local sponsors of the Lupi-Shenanigans Team at the annual Oklahoma fundraising event this year. Donate $30 to The Lupi-Shenanigan’s Team Page and receive this cool Lupi-Shenanigans Adventure hat (while supply lasts)!

According to the Mayo Clinic, Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease that prompts your body’s immune system to attack your own tissue and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.

Lupus can be difficult to diagnose because its signs and symptoms often mimic those of other ailments. The most distinctive sign of lupus is a facial rash that resembles the wings of a butterfly unfolding across both cheeks. 90 percent of lupus suffers in the U.S. are women and when this facial symptom arises, it feels like terror.

Your donation will have a lasting effect on Lupus research right here in Oklahoma. All monies donated to the Oklahoma Lupus Foundation stays in our great state to work toward new drug therapies and eventually a cure. Learn more at the Oklahoma Lupus Foundation.

Lupi-Shenanigan’s Team Page: https://bit.ly/2IGF8wS

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Indian-Style Red Lentil Soup for Winter

Indian-Style Red Lentil Soup for Winter

Featured Winter Recipe

Indian-style red lentil soup warms the tummy during fall and winter. Bursting with flavor, Patsy Bassel’s recipe blends aromatic, flavorful spices and garnishes.

Ingredients

3 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 onion diced
2 carrots diced
1 celery stick diced
1 jalapeño diced
2 cloves garlic minced
4 tsp ginger minced
2 cups red lentils rinsed
2 15 oz can chicken or vegetable broth
4 cups water
1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
2 tsp salt
2 tsp whole cumin seeds
2 tsp whole mustard seeds
1 Tbsp ground turmeric
1 Tbsp paprika
Lemon slice
Parsley (for garnish)
Yogurt a dollop (for topping)

Instructions

Heat 1 Tbsp oil in small pan. When hot, add cumin and mustard seeds. Cook, stirring constantly, about 15 seconds until seeds begin to pop. Set aside. In another pan, heat 2 Tbsp oil. Add onion and garlic until soft. Add jalapeño, garlic, ginger, carrots, celery and cook until fragrant. Add spices and salt including the cumin and mustard seeds. Let spices release flavor for 1 minute. Add lentils, broth, and water, then diced tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until lentils begin to break down, 30 minutes. Add lemon slice 10 minutes before done. Remove lemon slice. Garnish with parsley and yogurt. I like to serve it with a crusty French baguette or naan. Makes 8 servings.

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Gazpacho: It’s Salad With A Spoon

Gazpacho: It’s Salad With A Spoon

Featured Fall Recipe

Download Newsletter: September/October 2017

Chilled Gazpacho Soup is a refreshing and healthy dish that’s quick and easy to make. Try Terri Bartlett’s simple recipe.

Ingredients

1 small to medium red bell pepper
1 small to medium green bell pepper
1 medium cucumber, peeled
1 medium carrot, peeled
2 or 3 green onions (with about 1 inch of green tops left on)
2 stalks celery
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 tsp finely chopped jalapeno pepper
Juice of one lemon
1/2 cup cold water
1 28-oz. can diced tomatoes
1 large avocado (should be ripe, but still firm)
Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions on back page

Instructions

Chop the bell peppers, carrots onions, cucumber, and celery into large pieces. Place in a blender or food processor. Add the lemon juice, water, and cilantro. Blend to desired smoothness (I like my gazpacho “chunky”). Add the tomatoes, jalapeño, salt and pepper, and “pulse” the blender for about 5 seconds more. Chill for at least an hour before serving; the colder the better! Provide slices of avocado for garnish. Serves 6.

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Murphy Farms Rebuilding in Walters, Oklahoma

Murphy Farms Rebuilding in Walters, Oklahoma

Murphy Farms Has Rebounded from the Storm with New Products and a New Store in Walters

Download Newsletter: September/October 2017

After a devastating storm in May, Murphy Farms has rebounded with several new products and a new on-site store at the farm (view google map), five miles west and one mile north of Walters on Hwy 277/281.

Murphy Farms is rebuilding with expanded products, including baked goods from certified organic milled grains, grass-fed beef, and hydroponic green vegetables. Old favorites are still for sale at the Murphy Farms Store: Heirloom fruits and vegetables, raw honey from their own bees, and homemade preserves.

Dr. Birdwell says: “Home-grown ‘real food’ is a key to good health. Take advantage of this local treasure and visit the Murphy Farms Store soon!”

According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, “Good nutrition is one of the keys to a healthy life … improve your health by keeping a balanced diet, featuring foods that contain vitamins and minerals: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy, and sources of protein.” Read more at FamilyDoctor.org

Murphy Farms Store

Get driving directions on Google Maps

Store Hours

6:00 am to 8:00 pm every day

VIP Text List

Join by texting 88202 and entering “murphyfarms”

Website

www.murphyfarmsorchard.com

Facebook

facebook.com/murphy.farms.3

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Personalized Health Care The Way It Should Be

KCCU Community Focus

Public Radio Interview With Dr. Brian Birdwell

“Have you ever heard of Direct Primary Care ? It’s a little different from what most of us are used to when we visit the doctor. It’s actually based on care and not coverage. It’s a revolution in Primary Care. Dr. Brian Birdwell joins me in studio for an interview all about the topic of health care the way it should be.

 Personalized Health Care The Way It Should Be

Breanne Loving and Dr. Brian Birdwell of MainStreet Clinic on KCCU’s Community Focus.
CREDIT KCCU AND CAMERON FILES. PHOTO BY : MOISES RIVERA

Listen to Breanne Loving discuss health care the way it should be with Dr. Brian Birdwell on KCCU Public Radio Community Focus.

Health Care The Way It Should Be

Direct primary care clinic membership enables physicians to provide highly personalized health care the way it should be. Many young people say to Dr. Birdwell, “this is a progressive innovation!” While clinic members who are senior citizens say, “That’s no innovation. It’s the way health care used to be!”

“This is not football with a ticking clock. Direct primary care clinic membership is like baseball. You have all the time you need.” — Dr. Brian Birdwell of MainStreet Clinic

As the concept of direct primary care membership grows in awareness, many agree that it delivers personalized health care the way it should be now. The doctor is available promptly, typically same day or next day. Doctor visits are unhurried with plenty of time for the doctor to listen, and take into consideration each member’s own health care goals.

Since face-to-face doctor visits are not required for insurance reimbursement, doctor and member can have ongoing contact via personal communications, such as cell phone, text or email. Clinic members pay a flat monthly fee and in return, receive open access and attention to any pressing need. And on occasion, direct primary care doctors even make house calls.

Read more about personalized health care

About Brian Birdwell, MD and MainStreet Clinic

Lawton internist Brian Birdwell, M.D. is owner and physician-director of the MainStreet Clinic team of medical professionals. MainStreet Clinic is a direct primary care membership clinic offering innovative medical services in the old fashioned style of a personal physician caring for each patient individually, “health care the way it should be.” MainStreet Clinic Services include complete primary care services for individuals and families, regardless of insurance coverage, and occupational health and wellness services for employers.

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Care First Alliance To Help Lawton Business Adopt Direct Primary Care

Care First provides Lawton business with creative alternatives in health benefits featuring direct primary care membership

Care First Alliance Direct Primary Care

LAWTON — Dr. Brian Birdwell announced the introduction of Care First Benefits to  provide Lawton area employers with creative alternatives featuring direct primary care membership benefits for employees.

“Health care has been turned upside down by radical changes and spiraling insurance costs, and business owners need fresh alternatives that provide affordable care their people can actually access and use,” said Craig Scurato of Simplifi Benefits.

“Direct primary care membership is relationship-based medicine, where patients have all the time they need, as often as they need it, and same day or next day clinic access for one, flat monthly membership fee averaging about $60 per employee, per month,” said Dr. Brian Birdwell.

Lawton area business owners are invited to a Care First Employer Briefing Tuesday afternoon, March 8, come and go between 4:00 and 7:00 pm at the Chianti Wine Bar, 5370 NW Cache Road, presented by MainStreet Clinic, Direct Care Partners and Simplifi Benefits. Please R.S.V.P. at (580) 248-9966.

About Brian Birdwell, MD and MainStreet Clinic

Lawton internist Brian Birdwell, M.D. is owner and physician-director of the MainStreet Clinic team of medical professionals. MainStreet Clinic is a direct primary care membership clinic offering innovative medical services in the old fashioned style of a personal physician caring for each patient individually. Clinic services include complete primary care services for individuals and families, regardless of insurance coverage, and occupational health and wellness services for employers

About Direct Care Partners, LLC

Dr. Brian Birdwell co-founded Direct Care Partners, LLC with Rob Bartlett, Jr. in order to accelerate and scale the growth of direct primary care in the Greater Lawton Area and across Oklahoma.

About Craig Scurato

Craig Scurato, president of Simplifi Benefits (www.simplifibenefits.com), provides consulting assistance to direct primary care physicians, and offers small and mid-size employers with a competitive advantage in the health insurance marketplace, through its own private marketplace exchange and access to a wide range of insurance and benefits products.

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Affordable Care and Health Insurance, Too

LAWTON – MainStreet Clinic announced the second community forum on the topic of “Affordable Care and Health Insurance, Too,” to be held on Monday, December 7 at the Lawton Public Library beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Lawton Public Library is located at 110 SW 4th Street in Lawton, Oklahoma.

Participants will “get the skinny on finding accessible care and wrap-around health insurance coverage that most people can afford in Lawton and southwest Oklahoma,” said Dr. Brian Birdwell. He will provide general information about direct primary care, an innovative health care payment model, where patients pay a flat monthly membership and receive full access to all clinic services, unhurried clinic visits, same day or next day appointments, and after-hours access to the clinic.

Joining Dr. Birdwell in the presentation will be Lynette Wallace, outreach and enrollment director at the Lawton Community Health Center. She will describe how Lawton residents may be able to access health insurance plans that wrap around direct primary care membership at prices most people can afford.

This community forum is free to attend. Please R.S.V.P. at (580) 248-9966.

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Can I afford health insurance and the costs of getting health care, too?

LAWTON – MainStreet Clinic will sponsor a community forum Thursday, November 19 at the Lawton Constitution community room beginning at 6:00 p.m. titled Can I afford health insurance and the costs of getting health care, too?

Participants will “get the skinny on finding real, accessible care and wrap-around health insurance coverage that most people can afford,” said Dr. Brian Birdwell. He will provide general information about direct primary care, an innovative health care payment model, where patients become clinic members and are assured

  • access to all clinic services on the same day or next day;
  • unhurried extended-time clinic visits;
  • contact with the clinic after hours by text or phone;
  • discounts on many generic medications; and
  • other premium services.

Joining Dr. Birdwell in the presentation will be Lynette Wallace, outreach and enrollment director at the Lawton Community Health Center. She will describe how Lawton residents may be able to access health insurance plans that wrap around direct primary care membership at prices most people can afford.

This community forum is free to attend. Please R.S.V.P. at (580) 248-9966.

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Public Invited To MainStreet Clinic Open House Nov. 4

LAWTON – November 2, 2015 – Dr. Brian Birdwell, Lawton internist, announced the relocation of his medical clinic, formerly Birdwell Ferris Clinic, to 415 W. Gore Blvd and the clinic name has been changed to MainStreet Clinic. An Open House will be held Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from 3:30 until 5:30 p.m. and the public is invited. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at about 4:30 p.m., conducted by the Lawton-Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce “Red Hat Committee.” Also at that time, Dr. Birdwell will present contributions from the Clinic to Habitat for Humanity and The Salvation Army. Please R.S.V.P. at (580) 248-9966.

MainStreet Clinic introduces an innovative health care payment model to Lawton, called direct primary care clinic membership. For a flat monthly membership fee

  • patients are assured access to all clinic services on the same day or next day;
  • unhurried extended-time clinic visits;
  • contact with the clinic after hours by text or phone;
  • discounts on many generic medications; and
  • other premium services.

No health insurance is required, since claims are not filed with any health insurance companies.

“It’s really old-fashioned. We are available for whatever you, the patient, may need — even house calls. We have time for you. Some people say, ‘It’s like having a doctor in the family,’” Dr. Brian Birdwell said.

Across the U.S., employers have begun revamping their group health benefits plans to make direct primary care membership the centerpiece, and reimburse employees for their clinic membership fees. Several Lawton employers are considering this approach now.

Consumers who must buy individual health insurance plans on a market exchange find that direct primary care membership combines well with a high-deductible health plan (HDHP). Dr. Birdwell will host a public community forum titled “Can I afford health insurance and the costs of getting health care, too?” at a date and time to be announced soon.

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