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Can Hormone Replacement Therapy Alleviate My Menopausal Symptoms? Nov 8th, 2022

Menopause is the period in your life when your hormones change, and you can no longer have a baby. During this stage in your life, your hormones are erratic, causing various uncomfortable symptoms. These symptoms can last for years, wreaking havoc on your life and activities. Hormone replacement therapy is...

How IV Hydration Helps You Get Over That Nasty Hangover Oct 1st, 2022

The head pain, fatigue, and queasiness following a night of imbibing can put a real damper on your day. But there are ways to ease the suffering. At Life Point Medical in Clayton, Georgia, we offer care that counts. Having a few alcoholic drinks can leave you feeling less than perfect, but...

The Importance of Getting Your Flu Shot Early Sep 1st, 2022

As different variants of the coronavirus continue to be a health challenge, you want to stay as healthy as possible so your body can fight the virus in case you do come down with it. Do you get a flu shot annually? It’s especially important now.  The cold and flu...

Can Ortho Jelly Help My Arthritis? Aug 1st, 2022

Arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability, impacting nearly 60 million adults, as well as over 300,000 children. If you’re one of the millions living with arthritis, you know how debilitating it can be. Even more, you know all too well the stress that comes with trying to find relief.  Fortunately, there...

Is PRP the Answer to Your Joint Pain? Jul 7th, 2022

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a relatively new and revolutionary way to treat joint pain due to issues like arthritis, tendinitis, and ligament problems. At Life Point Medical, LLC, located in Clayton, Georgia, Dr. Timothy Scott Beck wants you to know the following about PRP and how it can resolve your joint pain. Less joint...

How a Hormone Imbalance Can Impact Your Sex Life Jun 1st, 2022

Your reproductive hormones influence your overall health and wellness in many ways — ways often only discovered when these hormones are out of balance.  When it comes to your sex life, these hormones play no small role and a drop can lead to side effects like lower libido and declining...

5 Sun Protection Tips That Make a Difference May 5th, 2022

Your skin is your largest organ, and the most likely to develop cancer at some point. Excessive sun exposure can fuel a whole range of problems from all types of skin cancer to increased wrinkles, discoloration, sunburns, and dryness.  Your skin naturally protects itself from the sun’s rays by amping...

5 Tips for Managing Spring Allergies Apr 1st, 2022

Spring is in the air, and while spring brings beautiful flowers, warm breezes, and more daylight, it also brings seasonal allergies. If you’re one of the 60 million Americans who suffer from springtime allergies 一 such as sneezing or itchy, watery eyes 一 you might not be so pleased to say hello to...

Are You a Candidate for BioTe® Hormone Replacement Therapy? Mar 1st, 2022

You already know that changes in your hormone levels affect you. You lived through your teenage years and all the hormonal changes they brought your way. And if you’re a woman who hasn’t yet gone through menopause, you’re probably already bracing for the unpleasant symptoms shifting hormones will bring as...

Kick-Start Your Weight Loss With Lipo and B12 Injections Feb 4th, 2022

Losing weight isn’t the easiest of tasks for most people, but with the right tools and support, you can shed excess pounds and keep them off for good. Lipo-B12 injections are one such tool that might help you get there. At Life Point Medical in Clayton, Georgia, Dr. Timothy Scott...

5 Tips for Preventing a UTI Jan 6th, 2022

Urinary tract infections (UTI) are very common and typically uncomplicated. A strong urge to urinate, burning during urination, and cloudy urine are telltale signs of a UTI.  Some people are prone to UTIs, and the discomfort can be distressing, interfering with your work or school day. Dr. Timothy Scott Beck...

5 Tips to Ease Winter Asthma Symptoms Dec 6th, 2021

Not only can cold weather trigger asthma symptoms, it can cause flare-ups that are difficult to manage. Cold, dry winter air can irritate your airways. Add to this that spending more time indoors during winter can aggravate existing environmental allergies.  At Life Point Medical, primary care physician Timothy Scott Beck,...

5 Important Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling Nov 1st, 2021

Whether you’re taking a family vacation or going out of town for business, traveling can take a toll on your body. Timothy Scott Beck, MD of Life Point Medical in Clayton, Georgia.  offers the following tips to five tips to help you stay healthy and safe while on the road....

Using Ortho Jelly to Treat Your Neuropathy Oct 4th, 2021

When nerve tissue is damaged, the result isn’t always numbness. A damaged nerve doesn’t just shut down. It can continue to report sensations to your brain, but these may not always be sensations that have physical causes.  Peripheral neuropathy, which refers to any nerve damage outside the brain and spinal...

Preparing for Your DOT Physical Sep 6th, 2021

In an effort to promote safety on the roads, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) requires all commercial vehicle drivers to pass a DOT physical exam at least every 24 months. (You might need this physical even more frequently if yours shows any worrisome trends that need monitoring, like high...

Treating Arthritis with PRP Aug 4th, 2021

Of the more than 54 million people in the United States who suffer from some form of arthritis, more than 43% report physical limitations due to joint pain and inflammation. Timothy Scott Beck, MD of Life Point Medical in Clayton, GA, Dr., wants to ensure that patients can move without...

Check Your Moles with the ABCDE Method Jul 19th, 2021

Most people have a few — or even dozens — of moles. Even newborns may have a mole or two. But moles become more common as you age. Although most moles are benign and won’t develop into cancer, some atypical moles do. Troubling changes in existing moles or the presence...

What is Ortho Jelly? Jun 10th, 2021

Plenty of ailments create pain, and frequently, traditional pain management techniques aren’t effective. This may be due to side effects or resistance to pharmaceuticals, while some treatments may not be appropriate for long-term use in the case of chronic pain.  Topical ointment and gels, many with cooling or heating properties,...

3 Major Benefits of IV Hydration Therapy May 9th, 2021

Under normal circumstances, you can get all the water your body needs the old-fashioned way — by drinking it. However, most people don’t drink enough daily and walk around, slightly dehydrated all the time.  Besides not drinking enough, other things can dehydrate you like illness, stress, hangovers, strenuous workouts, and...

BioTE® Hormone Therapy May Be Your Answer to Bothersome Menopausal Symptoms Apr 1st, 2021

When you enter menopause, you may welcome the freedom from monthly periods and cramps, but mourn the loss of your childbearing years. Although some women have mixed feelings about this natural transition, most agree that the physical symptoms of menopause are equal to or worse than their old menstrual woes....

How Lipo-B12 Injections Can Help You Lose Weight Mar 14th, 2021

One of the problems with weight loss is that everyone responds differently. While the fundamental equation for losing weight requires burning more calories than you consume, it can be much easier to say it than do it. This is because below the surface, your body adjusts to changing conditions. If...

Boost Your Allergy Immunity This Spring With Our Allergy Shots Feb 12th, 2021

With the advent of spring warmth, everything is turning green, and all the pretty flowers and trees are budding — and releasing pollen into the air. If you have spring allergies, you may have mixed feelings about spring’s arrival because it means you’re dealing with miserable symptoms. But you don’t...

Resolved to Lose Weight This Year? We Can Help Jan 14th, 2021

Each January, after ringing in another new year, about 40% of Americans resolve to lose weight and adopt healthier eating habits, and half of us are determined to get more exercise.  If losing weight and becoming a healthier, slimmer version of yourself is part of your plan for 2021, Dr....

Could You Have Diabetes and Not Know It? Dec 1st, 2020

According to the American Diabetes Association, of the 30 million Americans who have diabetes, 7 million don’t know it. So, yes, you most certainly can have diabetes and not know it. Without treatment, diabetes can increase your risk of developing other health issues, such as kidney disease, peripheral neuropathy, or...

Exosome Therapy Versus Stem Cell Therapy: How Do They Differ? Nov 10th, 2020

Regenerative medicine is becoming something of a buzzword in the medical community. Why? Because the human body is specially equipped to heal itself, and regenerative therapies tap into this powerful ability. Regenerative medicine includes treatments like exosome therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Research around these therapies is expanding every...

Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men: 5 Reasons it May be Right for You (BioTe) Oct 1st, 2020

When most people think of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), they think of women facing challenging symptoms during menopause. And that reputation is well earned, because HRT is a highly effective way to relieve night sweats, hot flashes, and other problems associated with a drastic decrease in estrogen. But what about...

Got a Hangover? Infusion Therapy Can Aid in Next-Morning Recovery Sep 8th, 2020

You enjoyed last night, maybe even overindulge without meaning to. But that doesn’t mean you have to endure a hangover. Skip the spinning room, pounding head, and churning stomach by getting ahead of the game with infusion therapy. At Life Point Medical in Clayton, Georgia, our board-certified internal medicine physician,...

Who Can Benefit From IV Hydration? Aug 14th, 2020

Water is an essential element that supports the normal function of every cell, tissue, and organ in your body. Keeping your body well hydrated not only helps maintain normal body function, but may also improve mood, concentration, and sleep. But are you getting enough fluids to maintain adequate hydration? At...

How to Protect Your Skin from the Elements of Summer Jul 7th, 2020

In the heart of summer, you make the most of the long days, warm temps, and fun outdoor activities. Whether you’re hitting the pool, the shore, or your backyard, you need to keep your skin in mind as you shed layers to soak up rays. While exposing your skin for...

12 Heart-Healthy Foods to Add to Your Diet this Year Jun 8th, 2020

You may not be able to control every factor that affects your health. But when it comes to heart health, your diet can serve as your best weapon against heart disease. Making changes to how you eat to improve heart health is easier than you might think. At Dr. Timothy...

The Benefits of Telehealth During the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond May 22nd, 2020

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has turned the world upside down. While it may be harder to leave your home because of social distancing measures and the risk of infection, you can still get the medical attention you need with telehealth. At Life Point Medical, LLC in Clayton, Georgia, Timothy...

Urgent Care Versus Primary Care: What You Need to Know Apr 9th, 2020

When you or a loved one aren’t feeling well or have an injury, getting proper care is important. But should you schedule a primary care appointment or head straight to urgent care?  While there’s some crossover, as you’ll see below, primary and urgent care fulfill different needs and purposes. Learning...

Recognizing the Warning Signs of Skin Cancer Mar 9th, 2020

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives, making it the most common form of cancer in the United States. When it’s diagnosed early, skin cancer has a high treatment success rate. Skin cancer is often easy to identify, because it’s on the outside...

The Many Benefits of B12 Injections Feb 18th, 2020

You've probably heard of B12. This powerful nutrient is essential for cell and DNA production, nerve health, and brain function. If you don’t have enough B12, you can suffer from anemia, nerve damage, exhaustion, mouth sores, and blurred vision. Your body doesn’t produce its own B12, and the only way to...

How Dehydration Impacts Your Overall Health Jan 1st, 2020

Water is a big deal for humans. It makes up around 60% of your total body weight and fuels most of your bodily functions. You can go a span of weeks without food but only a couple of days without taking a drink of water without your body shutting down....

What Your Doctor Is Looking for During Your Annual Wellness Exam Dec 1st, 2019

Like any complex machine, your body requires regular maintenance. That’s why you brush your teeth, exercise, and eat a nutritious diet. But if you think that’s enough to keep you healthy long term, you’re mistaken. The human body is resilient and can overcome many illnesses and injuries, but nothing beats...

Can I Go to the Doctor If I Don’t Have Health Insurance? Nov 1st, 2019

Don’t have health insurance? Don't stress! 44 million Americans are in the same boat. Some can’t afford it, others choose not to pay. But either way, it becomes a problem when they need medical attention. So, what are your options? If you live in or around Clayton, Georgia, come see...

When It's Time to Get an Allergy Test Oct 1st, 2019

Did you know that you can develop an allergy at any point in your life? That’s right, allergies aren’t just for kids. Whether you’ve just started college or finally enjoying the retired life, if you’re experiencing itchy watery eyes, a cough that just won’t go away, or a strange rash,...

Here's How Ortho Jelly Can Help Ease that Chronic Pain Sep 1st, 2019

Modern medicine is one of the world’s true miracles. Advanced technology has developed life-saving drugs that have altered the medical field and lengthened the lives of millions of people. But for all the good it does, medication often has negative side effects.  Whether the bad reaction is caused by the...

Feeling Run Down? IV Therapy Can Give You a Health Boost Aug 2nd, 2019

People want to feel great, so they exercise and try to eat right. But they still may not be getting the nutrients, vitamins, or proper level of hydration their bodies need, even when drinking plenty of water every day. If you’re feeling run down, this may be the reason why. ...

Summertime Tips For Healthy, Cancer-Free Skin Jul 10th, 2019

Summertime can wreak havoc on your skin. Because while you’re running, jumping, swimming, and barbequing outside, your skin is soaking up harmful rays that, over time, increase your risk of skin cancer. Dr. Timothy Beck and his team at Life Point Medical want you to have a great summer without...

Here's What You Need to Know About Chronic Care Jun 14th, 2019

Managing a chronic illness, like diabetes, can be confusing and frustrating. How often should you see a doctor? Adjust medications? Have blood drawn? Timothy Beck, MD and his staff at Life Point Medical, LLC, are chronic care experts who will help you meet the challenge of managing your chronic condition....

The Importance of Having an Annual Skin Check May 14th, 2019

The health of your skin matters. Your annual skin check could prevent the spread of dangerous cancers, such as melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma. Seeing a primary care physician with dermatology experience, like Timothy Scott Beck, MD at Life Point Medical, is critical to keeping your skin...

Top 10 Reasons to Seek an Urgent Care Visit Apr 10th, 2019

If you’re suffering from a health-related condition, should you visit the urgent care or head to the emergency room? Both “urgent” and “emergency” sound serious, so it’s no wonder why you might be unsure which one you should go to. Don’t choose one over the other for the wrong reasons...

Get Treated From Home: Learn About our Video Appointments Mar 7th, 2019

Between your job, your family, and everything else that places demands on your limited time, we understand that making your way to our office for an in-person visit isn’t always possible. But we don’t want your health to suffer as a result. It’s for this reason that we’re pleased to...

Start Lipo and B12 Injections Now and Have the Body You Always Wanted by Summer Feb 14th, 2019

Whenever you’re facing a big challenge in life or a personal goal you want to achieve, it’s not always easy to know how or where to begin. Sometimes you need a positive boost to jumpstart your efforts and motivate you to keep going. The same can be said for losing...

We Offer Quality Walk-in Care Even if You Don't Have Insurance Jan 30th, 2019

If you don’t have health insurance, you may think there’s not much you can do to get good medical care. This isn’t true. At Life Point Medical, LLC in Clayton, Georgia, we believe everyone deserves top-notch health care, whether or not they have health insurance. If you have no insurance,...