Blog Archive

5 Reasons to Consider a Medical Weight Loss Program Oct 1st, 2019

Nearly 40% of Americans are obese. Being overweight or obese means you’re carrying extra pounds that are putting increased strain on your whole body. Everyone knows that being overweight or obese isn’t healthy, but losing weight is far from easy. Most people who have tried to lose weight know that...

If You Suffer from Chronic Muscle Pain, Dry Needling Could Be the Solution Sep 4th, 2019

It might sound counterintuitive to treat pain using needles, but actually, dry needling is a very effective treatment for many types of pain, including chronic muscle pain and trigger-point pain. The key to getting the best results is to work with a practice that has a lot of experience in...

What Can I Do About Stretch Marks? Aug 9th, 2019

Maybe you’ve lost some weight. Maybe you’ve been pregnant. Or maybe you just had a period of rapid growth when you were younger. Whatever the cause, stretch marks can serve as a visible reminder of the changing character of your body and your skin. And even if the issues that...

Why do I Still Get Acne and What Can I do About it? Jul 3rd, 2019

Although most people experience acne during puberty, many of us must deal with this issue throughout our lives. Dr. Willis and our knowledgeable, compassionate team at North Carolina’s Open Water Medical can show you the best options to curb acne at any age. What causes acne? Acne is a chronic,...

You Know You Need to Quit Smoking — How We Can Help You Succeed Jun 1st, 2019

You get it — smoking is bad for your health. From serious medical conditions like heart and lung disease, multiple types of cancer, diabetes, and stroke to premature aging and even sexual dysfunction, smoking wreaks havoc on your organs, tissues, and way of life. If you’re already convinced you need...

Say Goodbye to Unwanted Hair May 15th, 2019

Picture this: You’ve packed a cooler full of your favorite drinks. You and your friends pull up to the beach, find a spot, lay down the towels and get ready for some fun in the sun. That’s when you remember that you forgot to shave. Your beach day just turned...

Who Says Scars are Forever? Learn About our Laser Scar Removal Treatment Apr 23rd, 2019

You may have a good story behind your scar. Or, it may be due to surgery or acne. Whatever the cause, are you ready to get back your smooth, evenly toned skin? At Open Water Medical, we want to help men and women in the Crystal Coast region of North...