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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Living Healthy For My Family With #HealthcareClinicMiami

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Waking up feeling just plain yuck had become the norm for me. I looked in the mirror and would see a zombie staring back at me. I couldn't sleep. I ate junk so my digestion was off track. I rarely exercised so I hated how I looked. I would throw on some baggy clothes, throw my hair in a half-bun-ponytail and off to work I went. I just dealt with it. Then one day, in the elevator at work, I experienced chest pain. Real chest pain that scared me. I was all alone in that elevator, trying to catch my breath and all of a sudden it hit me "I NEED TO DO SOMETHING!"  I'm only 32 years old. I need to get my act together, for me and for my family. My family needs me, they depend on me! I needed a check-up! I hadn't gotten a check-up in years. I went online to the Walgreens Healthcare Clinic Miami and quickly made an appointment for the next evening. There are approximately 400 Healthcare Clinic locations at select Walgreens throughout the nation so it was easy to find one close to me. 

When I arrived at my appointment, I quickly found the check-in kiosk. I put in my confirmation number that I received when I made my appointment, read and acknowledged the required privacy forms and sat down to wait to be called. Less than five minutes later, the Healthcare Professional called me in. 

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I explained to her how I was feeling. I wanted a health screening. Did I have high blood pressure? High Cholesterol? Glucose issues? I wanted to know. She quickly ran all the tests, weighed and measured me. She was very professional and courteous and answered all my questions. She quickly reassured me that all my tests came back normal. She recommended that I start taking vitamins, fish oil supplements, eat healthier and exercise. Best part? I was in and out in under an hour! 

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I took her advice and purchased vitamins, fish oil and a probiotic. I have started walking for 30 minutes in the afternoons after work. A week later and I feel so much better! My family is going to have me around for a LONG time!!

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What do you do to live healthier for your family?


  1. Sometimes it takes something like chest pains to give us a wake up call. I've set a goal for myself to exercise daily M-F. I hope I can stick with it. That's so convenient for you to have a Walgreens Healthcare Clinic nearby. It could have taken you almost two months to get an appointment for a physical as a new patient at a regular doctor's office.

  2. What a relief to have find out that the discomfort you were feeling could be easily helped and weren't serious. I love how much you were able to find out in such a short period at the Walgreens Healthcare Clinic! #client



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