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Blog Archive

Family Medicine and COVID-19: What You Should Know May 27th, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a virus that attacks your respiratory system. It can cause mild symptoms in some people, no symptoms in others, and can make people with underlying health conditions seriously ill. While COVID-19 continues to spread, it’s important to know the status of your health and if you’re at...

Get an Accurate Diagnosis with MicroGenDX® Apr 22nd, 2020

If you’re feeling sick, you want to know what is wrong and get it taken care of as soon as possible. That’s why our providers at Open Water Medical use MicroGenDX® to give our patients an accurate diagnosis. With this advanced diagnostic system, we quickly find out what’s making you...

6 Ways Physical Therapy is Helpful Mar 13th, 2020

Physical therapy offers a range of benefits for a variety of health problems. While it’s well-known for helping people who had surgery or suffered a sports injury, physical therapy can improve your health in many ways.  Our skilled physical therapists and medical providers at Open Water Medical use physical therapy...

Customized Acne Treatment Solutions Feb 7th, 2020

Both adults and teenagers can experience acne. While it’s more common during the teen years, adults may have to deal with both the skin condition and acne scars that formed when they were younger. The team at Open Water Medical knows that acne can hurt your self-esteem, and it’s often...

Sick of Being Sick? Learn How Your DNA Can Finally Give You a Diagnosis Jan 1st, 2020

We know how frustrating it can be to feel sick without getting any answers from your doctor or the treatment you really need. That’s why we offer a revolutionary service to our patients at Open Water Medical in Beaufort, Morehead City, and Zebulon, North Carolina. It’s called MicroGenDX® testing, and...

Scars Don't Have to Mark You for Life: Diminish Them with ICON® Laser Treatments Dec 1st, 2019

We often see acne as a teenage problem, but did you know that the National Institutes of Health says about 80 percent of people between 11 and 30 deal with this problem? While for many, it may go away in their 30s, it can also affect you in your 40s...

How Joint Injections Allow You to Achieve Lasting Pain Relief Nov 1st, 2019

Our joints carry our body weight and allow us to absorb shock and maintain mobility. However, when they begin to swell and ache, it can impact our ability to move and function comfortably. Joint pain is debilitating and exhausting, and general pain medications might not yield the best results. Getting...

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...