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Why Self-Care is So Important

Posted on: May 22nd, 2018 by Access Computer No Comments
At Encompass HealthCare and Wound Medicine, we know how important both self-care and the role of caretaker is to our patients. On a daily basis, we salute those men and women who take care of our patients by driving them to doctor’s visits at Encompass, ensuring they are eating properly, doling out their medication and advocating for them. Whether the caregiver is a hired professional, a family member or a friend, we recognize the sacrifice these individuals are making on behalf of another soul.

What Defines Self-Care?

This month, however, we want to focus our blog post on another issue that is of utmost concern for our patients at Encompass. The role of self-care in your daily health regimen. After all, no one cares about you more than yourself. You might rely on a caregiver for some daily functions and tasks, but there are many ways that you can provide self-care management to ensure a healthy lifestyle for yourself that is free from disease, infections and wounds.
Some tips for self-care include living a healthy life by trying to only eat healthy foods, get enough sleep, exercise regularly and take only the doctor’s prescribed doses of your medicines. Regardless of your age, it’s important to manage stress and go for regular medical check-ups.
Additionally, one of the most important aspects of self-care that Dr. Bruce Ruben at Encompass HealthCare encourages is to practice good hygiene. Good hygiene is important for social, medical, and psychological reasons in that it not only reduces the risk of illness, but it also improves the way others view you and how you view yourself. Dealing with infectious disease, Dr. Ruben cannot stress enough the importance of good hygiene on a regular basis as a key principle in self-care for his patients.

Social Interaction is Self-Care

Believe it or not, another aspect of self-care is social interaction. Studies have shown that individuals who live sociable lives live longer. See friends and family members to build your sense of belonging. You can also join a variety of different support groups to make new friends. Encompass HealthCare can recommend some local support groups and social clubs to help keep you active and involved.Self-care is important value at Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine, West Bloomfield, Michigan
Finally, hobbies are an integral part of healthy self-care. Try to do something you enjoy every day, whether it be exercising, dancing, going to a movie, taking a walk, watching a favorite TV show, working in the garden, painting or reading. You should also find ways to relax, like meditation, yoga, getting a massage, taking a bath or walking on a local path.
It is our strong desire at Encompass HealthCare and Wound Medicine that our patients live long and healthy lives. We know you can’t do that on your own. It takes a village of caretakers, support team and physicians. However, self-care management is also a very critical component of your healthy life.

Congratulations to Dr. Bruce Ruben Who Received The 2018 Top Infectious Disease, Hyperbaric Medicine & Wound Care Specialist Award in Michigan!

Posted on: April 28th, 2018 by Access Computer No Comments

We are so proud of our Doctor Bruce Ruben who received the 2018 Top Infectious Disease, Hyperbaric Medicine & Wound Care Specialist award in Michigan! Dr. Bruce Ruben, internationally known as “The Wound Doc,” is the Founder and Medical Director of Encompass HealthCare and Wound Medicine. Board certified in Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Dr. Ruben pioneered outpatient IV therapy and outpatient wound care.  To read about Dr. Ruben and his award, click HERE.

Bruce E. Ruben, M.D., founder and Medical Director of Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine, West Bloomfield, Michigan receives 2018 Top Doctor Award

Bruce E. Ruben, M.D., founder and Medical Director of Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine, West Bloomfield, Michigan receives 2018 Top Doctor Award.

Bruce E. Ruben, M.D., founder and Medical Director of Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine, West Bloomfield, Michigan receives 2018 Top Doctor AwardRuben is also a member of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee and National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA) board, an advisory board member of WoundSource, and serves on the board of The Emily Stillman Foundation in the Detroit and West Bloomfield, Michigan area.

EXPERT INFECTION & WOUND HEALING DOCTOR

Dr. Bruce Ruben is an expert in healing stubborn, non-healing infections & wounds. Offering services such as  I.V. antibiotic therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, venous ablation, manual lymphatic drainage, unna boots, skin substitutes & more, Doctor Ruben and his staff offer these services to heal stubborn bed sores, pressure ulcers, bacterial infections, viral infections, burns, & other medical problems. His medical contributions are unparalleled & remarkably, patients can refer themselves.

The office phone number is 248-624-9800 or Dr. Ruben can be reached through our contact form found HERE.

 

 

 

Leading Infectious Disease, Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Specialist, Bruce E. Ruben, MD is to be Recognized as a 2018 Top Doctor in Michigan

 

 

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle request charity donations instead of wedding gifts, including donations to HIV association

Posted on: April 9th, 2018 by Access Computer No Comments

Newly engaged Prince Harry & Meghan Markle request charity donations instead of wedding gifts. In fact the Royal couple chose seven charities which “represent a range of issues that they are passionate about,” the Palace said in a statement, including women’s empowerment, HIV, homelessness and the environment.
Royal couple Prince Harry & Meghan Markle request charity donations instead of wedding gifts, including donations to an HIV charity, Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine, West Bloomfield, Michigan.
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Little girl awestruck by Michelle Obama’s portrait exemplifies leadership

Posted on: March 3rd, 2018 by Access Computer No Comments

Parker Curry, the little girl awestruck by Michelle Obama’s portrait, exemplifies the importance of  leadership and having someone to admire. More importantly, it demonstrates the lack of limitations in becoming what we all aspire to become in life. Parker Curry admiring leadership & Michelle Obama, www.encompasshealthcare.com, west bloomfield, Michigan (more…)

Nutrition Newbie: Algae Oil

Posted on: January 24th, 2018 by Mindy Ruben No Comments

Newbie algae oil is the latest and greatest word in nutrition! In fact, this little green gremlin is taking the cooking industry by storm, promising a higher smoke point, a clean, neutral taste, and a low saturated fat level.

But….ewwww! Algae?! The slimy stuff that sits on rocks and stuff, threatening an ankle injury with just one wrong step? (more…)

Prince Harry Is Engaged & Dr. Bruce Ruben of Encompass HealthCare applauds!

Posted on: November 27th, 2017 by Mindy Ruben No Comments

Prince Harry is engaged to Meghan Markle, the first divorced, biracial, Jewish American actress to join the British royal family and infectious disease expert Dr. Bruce Ruben of West Bloomfield, Michigan applauds! In a history-making move, Prince Harry has chosen a rather “unconventional” royal bride: a twice-divorced, Jewish, American, daughter of an African-American.  (more…)

Twitter Doubles Character Count & That’s Good News For Dr. Bruce Ruben

Posted on: November 20th, 2017 by Mindy Ruben No Comments

Dr. Bruce Ruben of Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine was one of the first physicians in Michigan to use Twitter. Dr. Ruben embraced social media, Twitter specifically, as a way to educate his patients and the general public. One of the frustrations Dr. Ruben faced was Twitter’s 140 character limit. Today, Dr. Ruben, like millions of other Twitter users, is excited that Twitter has agreed to double the character count.

Double the character count to 280 characters? This excitement rivals my Mom telling me as a kid that school declared a “snow day!” (more…)

Why Do We Lose Strength As We Age?

Posted on: November 14th, 2017 by Mindy Ruben No Comments

We hear time and time again that we lose strength as we age, but why is this? Why is common to see older people look more frail, less muscular, and, dare I say…. a bit wilted? (more…)

Compassion Is Our Middle Name

Posted on: November 2nd, 2017 by Mindy Ruben No Comments

Compassion is our middle name although most people know us as “Encompass HealthCare.”

“Encompass Compassion Healthcare.” Does it have a ring to it? What about “Dr. Bruce Compassion Ruben?” Hmmmm…not sure, but when you’re here, you definitely know that SOMETHING is different. Something is calmer, more peaceful, and more compassionate. Something feels right. Compassion at Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine, West Bloomfield, Michigan (more…)

Boil Water Advisory–What To Do BEFORE You Drink!

Posted on: October 27th, 2017 by Mindy Ruben No Comments

The Oakland county boil water advisory due to the water main break in Farmington Hills, Michigan is nearing an end but it is imperative to follow instructions on how to safely begin drinking water again in order to avoid infection, according to Infectious Disease expert Bruce Ruben, M.D., Medical Director of Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine in West Bloomfield, Michigan.

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