From the Doctor’s Chair

Every week Dr. Hopkin will be sharing his wealth of information about the medicine world with you.

 

Cold Sores Got You Down?

Cold Sore Remedies | Upper Valley Family Practice & Urgent Care | Rexburg, ID

If the above picture looks like something you have seen in the mirror before, then this message is for YOU! This is herpes labialis, commonly called a “cold sore”. Saying it can slow down the social life of a BYU-I single is the understatement of the year! Just try...

Weight loss

So here are two good questions for anyone who wants to lose weight!! (and who doesn’t??)   Which is more detrimental to weight loss, carbs or fats? Which produces more weight loss, dieting or exercise?   Who hasn’t asked themselves these questions before? Someone, you say? Yeah, well are...

Preventative Care

I don’t know if any of you have noticed this, but about 80% of my blogs are about preventative health care rather than acute treatment of illness, which to me is like observing that the Idaho summer sky is blue—rather obvious, you know? That is just the way I think. But...

We Care and Listen to You!

As most of my patients well know, we have students rotating through our office all the time. I find their presence motivating and challenging, and always stimulating! I love teaching what I know to anyone who wants to learn it, either students or patients. That is why I sometimes get behind in my...

Our notice to Upper Valley Family Medicine patients regarding the novel Coronavirus.

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