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Cigna Update

 

It has come to our attention that our Cigna-insured patients may have received a letter stating MAWC will be out of network as of Nov. 1, 2021. We are indeed in active negotiations with Cigna, which we hope to wrap up soon.

In addition, while we are undergoing negotiations with Cigna, it is essential to note that MAWC continues to be a participating provider with Cigna. We will immediately communicate with our patients if this changes.

You can help by calling Cigna at the number indicated in the letter to let them know how much you value MAWC as part of the network.

Thank you so much for being patient as we work with Cigna to continue delivering the unsurpassed healthcare excellence you are accustomed to with Mid-Atlantic Women's Care.



 

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Healthy Tips

Less sun = less Vitamin D = health problems


By Kimberly A. Harris, RN, MSN, FNP

Vitamin D can by synthesized by your skin with 15 minutes of unprotected sun exposure most of the year, but that’s tough to accomplish in the winter, especially in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Eastern Shore, Peninsula, Hampton Roads and North Carolina.

Women who don’t keep their Vitamin D levels up through other means have a higher risk of osteoarthritis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and even heart attack! Recent research also suggests Vitamin D may provide protection from osteoporosis, high blood pressure, some autoimmune diseases, and several cancers including breast, colorectal, prostate and pancreatic.

Vitamin D deficiency has also been associated with muscle weakness and pain in both adults and children. Some research has reported Vitamin D deficiencies in patients with low-back pain, and found that supplementation reduces pain in many patients.

Vitamin D is in our Top 3 of important vitamins a woman must maintain at the optimal level year round. You can replenish and maintain Vitamin D during winter the following ways:

Vitamin D can be gained orally and is found in foods like Vitamin D fortified milk, orange juice and other dairy products. Wild caught salmon, not farm raised, is an excellent source of vitamin D.
   
There are two forms of vitamin D for oral use – Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3. Vitamin D2 is given by prescription (available at our GYN Clinic) and usually taken once a week. Vitamin D3 is available over the counter with the normal recommendation being 1,000 IU/day. Up to 5,000 IU/day can be taken in the case of Vitamin D deficiency.

A recent study showed that people who took 2,000 IU/day of Vitamin D3 during flu season had a 91% decrease in respiratory infections.

 

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If you have questions about Vitamin D and your health, and live in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Eastern Shore, Peninsula, Hampton Roads or North Carolina, please contact our GYN clinic at (757) 312-8221. Our GYN doctors are here to help you.



About our GYN Clinic
Our three female gynecologists and Nurse Practitioner provide comprehensive gynecology services to women and girls of all ages in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Eastern Shore, Peninsula, Hampton Roads and North Carolina. 

     
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