Cookie Decorating and Holiday Party

Please join us for an afternoon filled with holiday cheer. All children and grandchildren are welcome!

Our office will be providing sugar cookies and decorating supplies. We are ready to see your greatest Picasso masterpiece! Stop by for a quick bite and wine to jump start your holidays.

Everyone that stops by will have an opportunity to vote on the best decorated cookie to win a grand prize! Everyone that participates will get a door prize.

Please RSVP for this event here

Practice Featured on Spectrum News

If you have Spectrum cable, our practice is being featured on Channel 1 News tonight. We were told the patient interview segment will air at 9pm. Thank you patients for your support!

Happy Black Friday

BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING TIPS

  1. Sign up for email alerts from your favorite stores
  2. Check for Pre-Black Friday Sales Online
  3.  Check out Black Friday Store Hours beforehand
  4.  Create a wish list and shopping list
  5.  Lock your vehicle & put your shopping bags in the trunk

 

DID YOU KNOW?

There are two theories as to why the day after Thanksgiving is called Black Friday.

  1. One theory is that the wheels of vehicles in heavy traffic on the day after left many black markings on the road surface.
  2. The other theory is that the term comes from an old way of recording business accounts. Losses were recorded in red in and profits in black ink. Many stores were hoping to start showing profit on the day after Thanksgiving.

Donate Toys for our Holiday Toy Drive!

It is starting to look a lot like Christmas!

RMHC Santa’s Workshop Toy and Gift Drive is currently in progress at our office. Cindy (pictured here), along with a few others have generously donated some very special toys, but we still need your help!

Please bring in a new, unwrapped toy or adult gift anytime before December 14 (see here for suggestions). On December 15, we will be delivering the toys to the Ronald McDonald House of Central Texas.

For every toy that is donated:

  • We are giving you a practice insulated steel drink bottle or wine glass, as a small thank you.
  • The practice will also donate a matching amount in cash to RMHC

I hope you will consider donating a toy on your next visit, or whenever you are in the area. Also, if you are looking for a charity to support, my understanding is that the local central Texas chapter is still looking for volunteers. Please check out this link for details.

Happy Holidays,

Roxana Rhodes recognized as UTMB “Top Doc”

AUSTIN, TexasNov. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Internist Dr. Roxana Rhodes was recently distinguished as one of 14 physicians to receive a 2019 Top Doc Award by the UTMB School of Medicine. Founder of Partners in Health Concierge Medical Practice, Dr. Rhodes was honored at a celebration in October at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas.

Dr. Rhodes graduated from UTMB in 1991 and has been part of the community faculty for over 10 years, serving as a mentor and teacher. “As a fourth-generation physician, I understand the importance of preparing the next generation,” said Dr. Rhodes. “I am happy to devote part of my time to their training, and I also get tremendous value from being part of this program. My patients and I benefit from having the energy and enthusiasm of UTMB medical students in my practice.”

Dr. Miles Farr, Assistant Dean of Education Affairs, School of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB), notes that community-based educators are an important part of training the future generation of physicians. Each year, the UTMB School of Medicine awards the Teacher of Distinction Award to a select group of community-based educators. The recognition is based on several criteria, including student evaluations, time and commitment to community-based education, quality of the educational environment, and participation in faculty development and community services. “We are so proud to recognize Dr. Rhodes, for the second time, with the Teacher of Distinction Award,” said Dr. Farr. “We are so proud to have her on our team and extend our deepest appreciation. She has made a lasting impact on the lives of so many UTMB medical students. ”

For the full press release, click here

Recipe of the Month – Carrots

The carrot is a root vegetable often claimed to be the perfect health food. It is crunchy, tasty, and highly nutritious. Carrots are a particularly good source of beta carotene, fiber, vitamin K1, potassium, and antioxidants.

They also have a number of health benefits. They’re a weight-loss-friendly food and have been linked to lower cholesterol levels and improved eye health. What’s more, their carotene antioxidants have been linked to a reduced risk of cancer.

See here for more information. I hope you enjoy some carrots this Thanksgiving.

Holiday Toy Drive In Progress

It is starting to look a lot like Christmas!

RMHC Santa’s Workshop Toy and Gift Drive is currently in progress at our office. Raveena (pictured here), along with a few others have generously donated some very special toys, but we still need your help!

Please bring in a new, unwrapped toy or adult gift anytime before December 14 (see here for suggestions). On December 15, we will be delivering the toys to the Ronald McDonald House of Central Texas.

For every toy that is donated:

  • We are giving you a practice insulated steel drink bottle or wine glass, as a small thank you.
  • The practice will also donate a matching amount in cash to RMHC

I hope you will consider donating a toy on your next visit, or whenever you are in the area. Also, if you are looking for a charity to support, my understanding is that the local central Texas chapter is still looking for volunteers. Please check out this link for details.

Happy Holidays,

Team Photo of Practice

It was a beautiful day in Austin yesterday, so we took the opportunity to update our team photo.

From the right of photo:

  1. Alyssa, Medical Assistant
  2. Roxana, MD and Founder of Partners in Health
  3. Coleen, Medical Assistant
  4. Raveena, UTMB Medical Student

What are you Thankful for this Year? 

While this traditional holiday used to be celebrated over the span of 3-4 days to feast on the Pilgrims’ first successful harvest, it inspired numerous annual harvest festivals throughout the country. George Washington wished to unite the country after times of war by declaring a single holiday of Thanksgiving.

Take time this year to remember what you are thankful for – whether it is your health, family and/or friends.

Celebrating Veterans Day

Thank you all military and veterans for your service to country. As a small thank you, we offer a practice discount to all military, veterans, and first responders.