Dentist Joins Cassopolis Family Clinic Dental

Dentist Joins Cassopolis Family Clinic Dental

Photo credit: Ann Reiff/Studio 513 East 

Cassopolis, MI, December 5, 2019 – Dhruv Dang, DMD has joined the staff of Cassopolis Family Clinic Dental (CFC Dental).

 

Dr. Dang received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, India.  He then continued his education to earn a Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA.  “During my dental training, giving back to the community was always an integral part of the teaching.  I quickly realized, working for a Community Health Center where patients have access to high-quality services most would otherwise go without, is where I am needed most.   Being able to render my services to people who entrust me as a healthcare provider to help them with their dental needs and make a positive impact on their life is very fulfilling,” Dang said. 

Dr. Dang began seeing patients at CFC Dental in October.  CFC Dental is located inside Cassopolis Family Clinic at 261 M-62 North, Cassopolis, MI and is open Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  CFC Dental offers dental services to patients who are covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Delta Dental, Michigan Medicaid or do not have dental insurance.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (269) 228-8500.

CFC Dental is owned and operated by Cassopolis Family Clinic Network (CFCN).  CFCN is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, designated a Federally Qualified Health Center. With locations in Cassopolis and Niles, CFCN provides primary care, behavioral health, obstetrics and gynecology, dental, pharmacy, and healthcare enrollment assistance services for the communities of Cass and southeast Berrien Counties. CFCN provides care for people who are uninsured, underinsured, covered by Medicare and Michigan Medicaid, and most commercial insurances. For more information, go to www.cassfamilyclinic.org or call (269) 445-3874. 

 

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

A Word From the CEO: Support Community Health Centers on Small Business Saturday

A Word From the CEO: Support Community Health Centers on Small Business Saturday

Cassopolis, MI, November 25, 2019, Author: Mary Geegan Middleton – We know that small, locally owned businesses serve as economic engines on which communities can succeed and thrive. They account for 65 percent of all new jobs and nearly 50 percent of all employees nationwide.

This Small Business Saturday, I hope you will join me in urging lawmakers to invest in one of our own economic engines – Cassopolis Family Clinic Network (CFCN). Here in Michigan, Community Health Centers employ more than 6,000 people of all education and ability levels, generating more than $1.3 billion in economic activity.

As the Chief Executive Officer of CFCN, I am proud of the personalized approach we take to quality, affordable healthcare. We are a community institution, welcoming and providing care to all our neighbors, regardless of who they are, where they come from, or their ability to pay. We make sure our grandparents can afford their prescriptions; we provide Dad with annual wellness checks; we provide Mom with the best prenatal care; and, we nurture their newborn’s development at every check-up.

At CFCN, we proudly care for 13,000 community members of Cass and southeast Berrien Counties.  We provide our patients with not only medical care but also dental, behavioral health, obstetrics and gynecology, pharmacy, and healthcare enrollment assistance services to ensure they can navigate the complicated landscape of healthcare. Our staff consistently go beyond the medical chart to ensure that families have access to essential resources and a warm, comforting space.

Today, Community Health Centers across the country are facing an uncertain future. Even though we comprise the largest primary care network in the country, solidifying the backbone of the healthcare safety net, Congress has yet to pass our long-term funding. As a result, health centers are forced to operate on short-term funding patches, making it difficult for us to provide consistent services, plan for the future, and recruit and retain the best employees. Small businesses cannot survive without stability in funding. We can only continue to provide quality healthcare for people in our community if Congress acts – and acts now.

This Small Business Saturday, consider supporting businesses like Cassopolis Family Clinic Network in other ways. Call or email your member of Congress and remind them how integral health centers are in our community. Remember: Community Health Centers are local business that are keeping us healthy.

About Cassopolis Family Clinic Network

Cassopolis Family Clinic Network is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).  With locations in Cassopolis and Niles, CFCN provides quality affordable healthcare for the communities of Cass and southeast Berrien Counties.  For more information go to www.cassfamilyclinic.org.

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute - Beat Those Winter Blues Before They Start

by Matt Malone and Rose Willson

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Beat Those Winter Blues Before They Start

Aired: 10/28/2019

As daylight saving time ends this weekend, we are quickly reminded that winter is right around the corner.  This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses what you can do to get ahead of the winter blues.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons and is most common during the late fall and early winter months.  

Symptoms

Some symptoms of SAD one may experience can be: low energy, overeating/weight gain, and excessive  sleeping. 

Beat the Blues

  • Light Therapy – Purchase a full spectrum lightbulb and place the lamp on a timer to turn on two hours before your morning alarm. This will allow you to receive the benefits of daylight before you wake to start your day. 
  • Exercise Regularly – Be sure to exercise at least 3 times a week.
  • Maintain a Healthy Weight – Eat a diet full of fruits, vegetables and lean protein.
  • Plan an outdoor adventure or vacation to look forward to.

 Y-Country Medical Minute

Tune in to the Y-Country Medical Minute brought to you by Cassopolis Family Clinic Network every Monday morning at 8:40 on 97.5 Y-Country, during the Matt Malone Morning Show.

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Mosquito Prevention

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute - Mosquito Prevention

by Matt Malone and Rose Willson

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Mosquito Bite Prevention

Aired: 9.23.3019

Last week the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued a statement encouraging state residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites.  Seven cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) have been confirmed in Southwest Michigan.  This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly covers tips on how to protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites.  

Insect Repellent

To prevent mosquito bites, use EPA registered insect repellent while outdoors.  To find the right repellent for you and your family, go to the United States Environmental Protection Agency website.

Infants and Children

Be sure to always follow instructions when applying insect repellent to children.   Do not use insect repellent on babies younger than 2 months old.   Rather, dress your child in clothing that covers their arms and legs.   Mosquito netting can be purchased to cover strollers and baby carriers to add an extra layer of protection.  

Clothing Spray

If you frequently work outdoors, permethrin spray can be purchased to spray on clothing and gear.  Permethrin is an insecticide that kills and repels mosquitoes.  Always follow the instructions for use on the repellent container.   Permethrin products should not be used as a normal insect repellant on skin.     

Y-Country Medical Minute

Tune in to the Y-Country Medical Minute brought to you by Cassopolis Family Clinic Network every Monday morning at 8:40 on 97.5 Y Country, during the Matt Malone Morning Show.

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Flu Prevention

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute - Flu Prevention

by Matt Malone and Rose Willson

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Flu Prevention

Aired: 9.30.2019

While fall is a time to enjoy the changing of the leaves, carving pumpkins and picking out your child’s Halloween costume, it’s also the start of Flu season. This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses ways to protect yourself and your family from the flu.  

Flu Shot

The flu shot is a vaccine that protects against the three or four influenza viruses.

Who

Everyone 6 months of age and older should get the influenza (flu) vaccine each year.   If you have questions to whether you should get a flu shot or not, please contact your primary care provider.

When

It is suggested, individuals receive the flu shot before the end of October.  

Where

The Cassopolis Family Clinic and Niles Community Health Center will begin offering Flu Shots on Tuesday, October 1st.  Call ahead to schedule an appointment.

Y-Country Medical Minute

Tune in to the Y-Country Medical Minute brought to you by Cassopolis Family Clinic Network every Monday morning at 8:40 on 97.5 Y Country, during the Matt Malone Morning Show.

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Aired: 3.04.2019

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.   This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses what colorectal cancer is and the importance of regular screenings.  

What is Colorectal Cancer?

Colorectal cancer occurs in the colon or rectum.  The colon is part of the large intestine or large bowel.  The rectum is the passageway that connects the colon to the anus. 

Screening

Screening is the number one way you can reduce your risk of colon cancer and rectal cancer.    Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable and if found early, is the most treatable forms of cancer.  

Screening is easy!   From colonoscopy to at-home stool tests, there’s an option for everyone.  

Who should be screened?

  • All men and women should be screened for colon cancer beginning at age 50, if not earlier. 
  • Individuals with personal or family history of colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease are considered a higher risk.  
  • If you are exhibiting signs and symptoms, regardless of age or family history, you should be screened.  

Y-Country Medical Minute

Tune in to the Y-Country Medical Minute brought to you by Cassopolis Family Clinic Network every Monday morning at 8:40 on 97.5 Y-Country, during the Matt Malone Morning Show.