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Show Your Heart Some Love

February is finally here, and you know what that means! It’s almost time for that special once-a-year occasion where we get to celebrate our loved one with chocolates, giant Reese hearts, edible arrangements, and sweet, sappy cards. But, it’s also a time to celebrate your heart – you know, that important organ that keeps you living, breathing, and well…loving.

According to the American Heart Association, Heart disease is the #1 leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, killing over 647,000 U.S. adults each year – and High Blood Pressure (HBP), also known as Hypertension, is the #1 risk factor that leads to heart disease and stroke.

Here are 5 things to know about hypertension and ways you can reduce your risk to keep a healthy, happy heart.

What is Hypertension?

High blood pressure (hypertension) is when your bp is higher than normal (120/80). More than 75 million Americans have Hypertension – that’s 1 in every 3 adults! Now, it’s normal for your blood pressure to fluctuate throughout the day, however, it’s important to keep a close eye on it to see if it’s consistently elevated. The longer your blood pressure levels remain high, the more risk you’re at for developing serious health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, and heart attacks.

Signs & Symptoms of High Blood Pressure:

Sadly, there are usually no obvious signs or symptoms of high blood pressure. In most cases, people who live with Hypertension are unaware they even have it until they see their provider. So, it’s important to monitor your bp levels on a routine basis to determine whether you need to start making some healthy lifestyle changes or not.

Dangers of Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure:

High blood pressure can affect your health in many ways, if not properly controlled. Think of it this way – the higher your bp levels are, the harder your heart is working to pump blood out to the rest of your body. If left uncontrolled, this can lead to hardening of the arteries, which decreases the flow of blood and oxygen to the heart. Decreased blood flow to the heart and unmonitored HBP can also cause:

◌ Chest pain, (also known as angina)
◌ Blindness
◌ Heart attack
◌ Kidney disease
◌ Heart failure
◌ Blood clots, which can lead to a stroke

How to Check Your Blood Pressure:

Accurately measuring your blood pressure is fast and easy. A bp check can be performed by any of our providers at one of our 12 locations, at a pharmacy that has a digital blood pressure machine, or even at home with a bp monitor that you can use yourself. You want to aim to keep your blood pressure levels at (or below) the normal range of 120/80.

Refer to the chart below for healthy and unhealthy bp ranges.

Ways to Lower Your Risk of High Blood Pressure:

Following a heart-healthy lifestyle is very important in order to prevent serious health issues and reduce the risk of Hypertension. The top things to do:

Quit smoking: it’s also best to avoid secondhand smoke
Eat a healthy diet: schedule an appointment with our Dietitian for a customized meal plan and nutritional guidance
Exercise regularly: it’s recommended that everyone gets at least 150 minutes (2 ½
hours) a week of physical activity that gets your heart pumping
Maintain a healthy weight: use the BMI Calculator to find a healthy weight range for you
Manage underlying health conditions: diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol
levels, and other conditions or diseases

We get that making lifestyle changes can be difficult and even hard to implement, but you don’t have to do it alone!

This Valentine’s Day – show your heart some love by scheduling a visit with your ELFP provider so you can take steps to improve your blood pressure and your overall health. And know, maintaining a healthy heart is loving the ones who care about you most.

8 Tips for a Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit

Is it common for you to treat yourself maybe one too many cookies during the Christmas season? That’s okay, we all do it, but it’s important to incorporate some balance into our diet and daily routine, so we’re not completely thrown off, come January 1st. And though Christmas is one of the most wonderful times of the year, it can also be a little overwhelming, bringing an unwanted amount of stress our way.

So, our gift to you is 8 tips to keep your mind, body, and spirit healthy during this holiday season!

#1 Love Your Neighbors
First things first – don’t forget to love on others. This time of year, we tend to focus our attention on what to buy and what gifts to ask for. While the giving of gifts is a way to spread holiday cheer, don’t forget to maybe go the extra mile for others during this season. Whether it’s helping your elderly neighbors put up their Christmas lights, taking lunches to those who work during the holidays, or inviting someone over to your house who doesn’t have anyone to celebrate with – do something for others this joyful season.

#2 Think First, Eat Second
Statistics show that the average person consumes about 3,000 calories just for our Christmas dinner…which explains the weight gain most of us experience. You know, those extra 10 pounds that just magically appear the next day. Rather than mindlessly eating whatever is in front of us or finishing our plate at the sake of pleasing the cook, long after we’ve been full – take a moment and think whether you really want it. Or, are you just eating it because it’s right there in front of you? It’s recommended to eat a normal-sized meal, then give yourself about 20 minutes to see if you’re still hungry. Tip: it might be better to walk away from the food during that time, so your mind doesn’t play tricks on you!

#3 Don’t Forget About Balance
With all the delicious snacks and endless amounts of dessert, we tend to forget about those healthy options, like fruits and vegetables! It may not be the dish that people are most excited about, but it’s important to get your vitamins and minerals so you can stay healthy. If you know a salad or fruit bowl won’t be on the menu this year, make sure to stop by the store so you can encourage everyone to add at least one healthy side to their Christmas dinner. (And no, wine does not count as a serving of fruit).

#4 Avoid Food Poisoning
As found by the Food Standards Agency, December is one of the highest months for people to get food poisoning. So, if you’re one of the cooks on Christmas, make sure not to leave food out all day. It’s best to make sure the food on the table has either just been cooked, or just come out of the fridge. Leftovers should always be eaten within 48 hours or should be frozen to preserve longer. And if you’re cooking up a turkey this year, be sure to defrost it in the fridge!

#5 Don’t Be a Couch Potato
We know it’s always a special treat to spend quality time with family and friends snuggled up around a fire watching good Hallmark movies, but don’t sit on the couch all day! You can still get in that special time by going for a walk together, especially after a meal so your food can digest properly. The more active you are, the healthier you are – so go for a bike ride, play with the kiddos on the trampoline, or kick around a soccer ball and create some wonderful memories outside. Just moving your body for 30 minutes a day will do the trick.

#6 Worry Less, Love More
The season to be jolly can sometimes be a bit overwhelming and can even turn us into a grinch. With overspending on gifts, cooking for hours on end, deep cleaning the house, or exhausting our energy on entertaining the house guests – stress is bound to take over at one point or another. Try to lift your spirits up and keep that sense of humor. It’s not really the end of the world if you accidentally burn the squash casserole, is it? Christmas comes around once a year, so it’s not worth it to spend it stressing over small things, and it’s definitely not worth the elevated blood pressure. Give yourself a break, remember the reason for the season, and spend these last weeks of 2019 loving on those around you.

#7 Spread Joy, Not Germs
Christmas time is usually spent traveling, hanging out with extended family and friends, and giving alllll the hugs, which can, unfortunately, expose us to different viruses – the most common being the cold. Minimize your risk of getting sick by washing your hands, coughing into your sleeve, and maybe not giving out a free high-five to that person who just sneezed into their hands… Maintain a healthy immune system by eating a balanced diet, getting plenty of sleep, and staying active. This way, your body can fight off any viruses that come your way.

#8 Schedule Your Vaccines
Last, but certainly not least – make sure to get your flu vaccination before it’s too late! The CDC recommends everyone ages 6 months and up to get the flu shot every year; to help reduce the risk of flu illnesses, hospitalizations, and even flu-related deaths. Influenza activity typically peaks between the months of December and February but can last through May. Scheduling your flu shot may be the best decision you make all year! And while you’re visiting our office, you could go one step further and get your annual physical, if you haven’t already.

What’s better than starting off a new decade than by letting our trusted providers, here at Eagles Landing Family Practice, get and keep you healthy?

5th Annual Holiday Toy Drive

Giving back to the community is at the heart of what we do here at Eagles Landing Family Practice. Not only do we enjoy spreading love and keeping the community healthy, but we also take delight in creating moments of joy and happiness that can last a lifetime for those less fortunate.

Kicking off our 5th Annual Holiday Toy Drive, starting on Monday, November 25th and running through Tuesday, December 17th, you can donate a toy at any of our locations across Henry, Butts, and Rockdale counties. You have questions? We’ve got the answer!

How do I donate?
You can go to any of our 9 primary care locations, Endocrinology office, Imaging Center, or Pediatrics office to drop off a toy at an office closest to you. See below for our list of participating locations.


Conyers Office: 1101 Nor Tec Dr., Conyers, GA 30013
Ellenwood Office: 211 Fairview Road, Ellenwood, GA 30294
Hampton Office: 1058 Bear Creek Blvd., Hampton, GA 30228
Hwy 81 Office: 65 Old Jackson Road, McDonough, GA 30252
Hwy 155 Office: 2200 Hwy 155 North, Suite 100, McDonough, GA 30252
Imaging Center: 1100 Hospital Drive, Stockbridge, GA 20281
Jackson Office: 1502 West 3rd Street, Jackson, GA 30233
Kelly Road Office: 50 Kelly Road, Suite 200, McDonough, GA 30253
Locust Grove Office: 3758 Hwy 42 South, Locust Grove, GA 30248
Stockbridge Office: 1240 Eagles Landing Pkwy, Suite 110, Stockbridge, GA 30281
Endocrinology Office: 145 Eagles Walk, Stockbridge, GA 30281
Pediatrics Office: 211 Fairview Road, Suite 200, Ellenwood, GA 30294


Does the toy have to be a specific kind?
Yes! We’re asking for age-appropriate toys for kids ranging from infant to early teens. These must be a new, unopened toy, with a $20 value or more.

Where are the donations going?
Every toy we collect will be donated to local, underprivileged families in the surrounding area, in hopes to bring joy and happiness to disadvantaged kids during this holiday season.

What do I get in return?
We, at Eagles Landing Family Practice, love to give back to the community, but we also love showing our appreciation to those who have generously given! This year, for those who donate to our 5th annual Toy Drive, you will receive a coupon for a FREE 3D Mammogram upgrade!

What exactly is a 3D Mammogram?
Three-Dimensional mammography generates a three-dimensional image of the breast using X-rays, showing multiple angles around the breast. According to numerous studies, 3D mammograms have been proven to be more effective to find more cancers than traditional 2D mammograms. Plus, it also reduces the number of false positives by 40%. Thanks to annual screenings and early detection, there are more than 3.8 million breast cancer survivors living today. And, Eagles Landing Family Practice provides the protection you need at our Pink Ribbon Imaging Facility by designing a comprehensive women’s healthcare plan for the way you live.

Is this covered by insurance?
Unfortunately, 3D mammograms are not included as an age-risk appropriate mammogram, making patients come out of pocket for the extra expense. However, with the Toy Drive coupon, that extra expense is waived! What’s even better? If you’ve already had your mammogram and don’t need your coupon, you can transfer it to a friend or family member! So, everyone is encouraged to donate, even if they themselves don’t need a mammogram. If you have more questions regarding a 3D Mammogram upgrade or want to schedule an appointment at our Imaging Center, call (678) 432-6161 or request an appointment online.

So, what’s the catch?…

Staying healthy is so much more than just getting rid of disease and sickness. Our joyfulness and generosity are intertwined in our health and giving back just makes everyone feel good! Because of your kindness to give, you can help make sure that children in our local community have presents to open on Christmas morning. What a gift!

Introducing Our New Pediatrics Office

Have you been looking for a healthcare practice that can serve your whole family, including your little ones but are having a hard time? Look no further!

We’re expanding our healthcare outreach by introducing Eagles Landing Family Pediatrics – a full-service, state-of-the-art facility providing trusted care for infants, children, and young adults to the age of 18. Our specialty-trained and board-certified providers treat anything from acute sick visits to routine well-child exams.

Located on the 2nd floor of our Ellenwood office, your child will receive dedicated, individualized attention and quality care in a welcoming and family-friendly environment.

Our goal is to provide exceptional care to help support healthy growth and development of each child. Whether you’re an expecting mother or father, or just looking to make a change in pediatricians, Eagles Landing Family Pediatrics will be honored to serve you and your whole family.

And, what’s better than keeping all your basic medical needs in-house?

Call (678) 289-6767 today to schedule your child’s first appointment or request an appointment online!

 

Eagles Landing Family Pediatrics
211 Fairview Road
Suite 200
Ellenwood, GA 30294

Services include:

■ Prenatal visits
■ Newborn Care
■ Well-Child Visits
■ Same-day Sick appointments
■ Immunizations
■ Infections
■ Adolescent check-ups and Sports Physicals
■ ADD/ADHD Evaluations & Management
■ Comprehensive Asthma & Allergy Care
■ On-Site Laboratory and X-Rays

Avoid Back to School Germs

It’s that time of year again! You know, the germ-swapping, stomach bugs, and runny nose time of year – every parent’s favorite!

Back to school germs are resilient viruses and bacteria that get the best of our kiddos, in spite of our greatest efforts. And classrooms are a hotspot to expose them to germs that make our children sick. But, don’t let that discourage you! While we can’t avert all illnesses passed around at school, we can give you some preventative tips to make your kids aware of, so they can implement healthy habits to avoiding spreading germs this school year.

Tip #1: Raise Germ Awareness

Since germs live on many surfaces, it’s important to encourage your child to avoid rubbing their face, nose, and eyes after touching desks and countertops. In fact, help your kids understand and get in the habit of:

○ Washing hands before and after every meal or snack, and after using the restroom

○ Keeping their fingers out of their noses and mouths

○ Coughing or sneezing into their sleeve or a tissue

○ Keeping their mouths off other kids drinks and water fountain spigots

○ Avoiding foods that fall on the floor (even though you’ve told them a thousand times already)

Tip #2: Keep Immune Systems Strong

This is a big one – mostly because our children’s immune systems are still developing, which means they’re more inclined to illnesses. Since the immune system is our main defense to fight bacteria and sickness, it’s essential that you create healthy habits for your kids.

○ Incorporate fruits and veggies for every meal

○ Make sure they drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration (get their own personal
water bottle to avoid fountain germs)

○ Maintain a regular sleep schedule and stick to it (yes, even on weekends)

○ Make sure your child gets routine physical exercise

○ Avoid fast-food restaurants when possible

Tip #3: Model Good Handwashing Behaviors

We know kids don’t like their social time taken away with their friends by practicing good hygiene habits, but too bad! Handwashing is essential when it comes to keeping those yucky germs at bay. Encourage your kiddos to wash their hands (yes, with soap) after using the bathroom, sneezing or blowing their nose, prior to handling food, and after contact with another kid. It’s best to wash hands with soap and warm water for about 15 seconds – so it might be a good idea to have them count or sing a handwashing song to thoroughly eliminate germs and remove bad bacteria.

Tip #4: Don’t Forget the Flu Shot

Flu shots are the most common vaccine kids should receive annually! The 2018-2019 flu season was the longest it’s ever been in a decade, lasting 21 weeks and taking the lives of 106 children! Flu vaccines are crucial in order to protect your kid and your family from getting influenza, especially for those with asthma. It’s never too early to get your child’s flu shot, so go ahead and schedule their appointment at any of our offices to get ahead of the game.

Tip #5: Don’t Bring Your Kid to School Sick

We understand there is no convenient time for your child to get sick, especially when you have a packed schedule, but it happens. If your kiddo has a fever, keep them home and away from others to avoid spreading germs, and schedule an appointment with our office. If your child is acting sick but doesn’t have a fever, pay attention to the warning signs like; cough, runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, irritability, etc… These symptoms can spread bacteria and germs and also be the early stages of a virus.

 

Back to school usually means bringing home more than just homework – but the good news is that with these preventative tips, you can avoid back to school germs from getting the best of your kid and have a happy, healthy school year.

ELFP Selects Two Family Values Award Winners

On June 4th, Eagles Landing Family Practice, Hines Ward, and Positive Athlete teamed up once again to host the Fifth Annual Georgia Positive Athlete Awards, for a way to encourage and recognize young student-athletes.

As Hines Ward said, “We did not put out a search for the best athletes in Georgia. We put out a search for kids with positive attitudes, whose efforts don’t necessarily show up on the stat sheet.” Ward continues, “These kids are also positive role models in their schools, who get involved in charitable causes and have already learned the meaning of giving back at an early age; and many have overcome difficult circumstances and remained positive.”

This year, we were honored to give away two Family Values Awards to well-deserving, positive high school athletes; Madeline Crawford and Antaures Jackson.

The first recipient, Madeline Crawford, is a Senior at Ola High School, who’s also a part of several sports teams, including, Swimming, Cross-Country, and Soccer. Although she’s a stellar athlete, her qualities excel when it comes to her loving and caring heart for others. At the beginning of Madeline’s Junior year in August 2017, her mother was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer, and Mal’s been by her side ever since. Through a variety of Chemo treatments and radiation, Madeline hasn’t slowed down one bit to care for her mom, but instead, keeps a positive attitude through it all.

While it’s evident that her family comes first, Mal is also the Ola High School’s SGA Executive President, with over 1,600 students. On top of that, she helped Ola win their fifth consecutive Henry County Swim Championship, competing in four of the championship teams herself. Talk about a dedicated daughter, student, and teammate! However, sports are not her only gift in life. With an entrepreneurial driven heart and a desire to help her family, Madeline started her very own business to help with personal expenses and relieve the weight of her mother’s medical expenditures; all while maintaining a 4.19 GPA, and not to mention being a part of the National Honors Society, Beta Club, and Rho Kappa Honor Society. You think that’s impressive? Through it all, she still found time to serve her community, completing over 200 service hours.

The second recipient is Antaures Jackson, a Senior from Eagles Landing High School. Antaures sets high standards for himself and works diligently to achieve his goals. He ended his freshman year by earning a Varsity Letter and becoming a state-level contender in three sports; Cross-Country, Wrestling, and Track & Field. He also played ninth-grade football and was chosen to display his project at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair – all while leading his Cross-Country team to the state podium at the championship meeting during his Sophomore year.

Though he’s a talented athlete and committed teammate, Antaures still strives for excellence in the classroom. His hard work and discipline as a student have contributed to his ability to maintain a 4.3 GPA, but his character and heart for others is what stands out most. Those that have the privilege of knowing him will say his kind nature, strong moral fiber, and sense of ethics is what makes him the person he is. Throughout the last few years, he’s served his community through peer tutoring, delivering holiday gifts and food baskets to those less fortunate, volunteering at a shelter for homeless pregnant teens, and helping with a Youth mission trip for his church.

Nominees selected for this award are those that have a positive attitude, a strong and encouraging leader mentality, a heart to give back and love others, all while giving 100% of themselves. It’s apparent that our two winners have these characteristics instilled in the people they are and strive to be.

Eagles Landing Family Practice is honored to celebrate in the victories of Madeline Crawford and Antaures Jackson and congratulate them on all their success and achievements thus far. Not only are they exceptional students and athletes, but their drive to love and care for other’s is what truly sets them apart from the rest.

Steve Harvey Gives Back on Father’s Day

“A young man without a father in his life has a hole in his heart the size of this father,”  – Steve Harvey

This past Father’s Day weekend, Steve Harvey hosted his 11th annual Boys Mentoring weekend at The Rock Ranch in Georgia, bringing over 200 young boys together who come from a fatherless household – and Eagles Landing Family Practice was fortunate to play a small part.

Steve Harvey, and wife Marjorie, created The Steve Harvey Foundation and Mentoring Program for Young Men back in 2009, where they annually select teenage boys across the United States, ages 13-18, who grow up without a father figure. Throughout the last 10 years, they have impacted over 4,000 adolescents and continue to grow.

The program was designed to share and teach the principles of manhood while helping them prepare for a strong and productive future. They strive to be the change-agent in promoting excellence through teaching, social well-being, and diverse communities. Through their Mentoring Program for Young Men, they encourage the next generation of leaders by mentoring, providing educational development, and worldwide service initiatives.

Throughout this interactive weekend, the teenage boys attended a host of workshops, where they focused on manhood, personal responsibility, dream building, and the importance of nutrition and fitness. Furthermore, the selected participants were introduced to positive male figures like the Dr. of Internal Medicine, Kenneth Redcross; Atlanta Hawks NBA player, DeAndre’ Bembry; NBC Chicago P.D. actor, LaRoyce Hawkins and more.

In addition to the boys’ camp, the weekend also included the Single Mother’s Enrichment Summit, where single moms came together and were provided the tools to help support and raise productive young men.

For the third consecutive year, Eagles Landing Family Practice was honored to donate a large supply of specific items needed for these young men and women, helping them prepare for a long and exciting weekend. We humbly appreciate the opportunity to give back to the community whenever we can and are grateful in doing so.

Visit The Steve Harvey Foundation to donate, or to learn more about the Mentoring Program for Young Men.

Bring Out the Superwoman in You

May is National Women’s Health Month – a time we get to celebrate the special women in our lives and a reminder for them to take some “me time”. Ladies, this month is for you!

We know how busy life can be when you’re going about your day-to-day lives. Maybe it’s packing your kids’ lunches, taking them to soccer practice after work, picking up the dry cleaning, or doing the weekly grocery run with your last 2 hours to spare for the day. I mean, have you heard of the term superwoman? You basically do it all!

But…have you thought about focusing on yourself for a moment? This month is a reminder for you to practice self-care, to start eating healthier, and schedule those yearly doctor’s appointments you may have been putting off.

Use the 5 steps below and start making your health a priority today!

1.) Schedule those Recommended Screenings:
Regular check-ups are important, and preventative care can detect problems early on and can even keep away disease. By getting the care you need, you have a better chance of preventing disease and injuries. Talk to your ELFP provider to learn more about what screenings and exams you need and when.

• Before going to your next check-up, it’s good to review your family health history and write down any questions or concerns you have. Learn more about how you can prepare for your next appointment.
Preventative services for women are offered by majority health insurance plans, sometimes at no cost. We always recommend calling your insurance provider to see what they may or may not cover.

2). Pay Attention to Mental Health:
It’s important to keep both your mind and body healthy. Mental health is a vital part of overall health and well-being. It affects how we think, act and feel, and determines how we relate to others, handle stress, and make healthy choices. It’s important at every stage of life.

• Studies show that 1 out of 10 women in the U.S. experience symptoms of depression. Symptoms of depression may include feelings of lasting sadness or irritability, loss of appetite, or problems concentrating.
• Everyone experiences stress from time to time, but not everyone knows how to handle it. Here are some healthy ways to cope with stress.

3.) Practice Healthy Habits
Healthy behaviors impact your overall well-being. Even the smallest actions can help maintain good health and serve as an example to others.

Getting enough sleep plays a vital role in how you perform and feel each day. Adults are recommended to get at least 7 hours of sleep each night.
• Avoid distracted driving. Approximately 9 people are killed every day in the U.S., and more than 1,000 are injured in crashes due to a distracted driver.

4). Eat a Healthy, Well-Balanced Diet:
Nutrition is essential in living a healthy lifestyle. Cut out those fatty foods and start creating those healthier eating habits.

Healthy eating plans typically include fruits, vegetables, less dairy (low-fat or fat-free), lean meats, whole grains, and low-sodium. Also, cut the added sugars.
Folic acid is important for healthy new cells to be created in our bodies. Everyone needs it, but women especially. For those wanting to get pregnant, this can help prevent major birth defects if you have enough folic acid in your body before getting pregnant.

5). Get that Body Moving:
Spring and summer are the best times to get out and enjoy the weather. Not only is physical activity important for your health, but it has several benefits – like lowering your chances for heart disease (the leading cause of death for women).

• It’s recommended that adults get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of exercise each week, requiring moderate effort. That’s 30 minutes, 5 days a week. Go for a light jog, or walk your dog around the block. Remember, some activity is always better than none.
• More than 1 out of 4 elder people falls every year. Unfortunately, women fall more often than men. So, it’s important to do some strength and balance training a few times a week to help prevent falls.

Now is the perfect time to kick your wellness up a notch and start living that healthy lifestyle you’ve always talked about. Not only will you feel amazing, but you’ll also be setting an example for those you love.

Schedule your yearly check-up today at Eagles Landing Family Practice and let us help bring out the superwoman in you.

ELFP Joins Forces with the GA Revs

It’s that time of year again- where Eagles Landing Family Practice the Georgia Revolution FC join forces to strengthen the sports community of Henry County.

We’re extremely proud and humbled to be an active member of the local community. Whether it’s bringing people together through local events, contributing to the community by sponsoring small businesses or shining the spotlight on student-athletes – Eagles Landing is all about the people.

The Georgia Revolution Football Club was founded in 2010, making Henry County their home the following year in 2011. Over recent years, the team has continued to grow, attracting thousands to Henry County to support.

The GA Revs are anything but a ‘local soccer team.’ The team consists of highly skilled athletes, ready to use their talents to make our community and our state proud. More so, the club has made it part of their mission to help their community thrive.

So, what about Eagles Landing Family Practice? ELFP is proud to be one of the financial sponsors of the GA Revs for a third consecutive year. Why? Because ELPF’s relationship with the Revs if more than business; it’s personal. Many of the coaches and staff are patients of Eagles Landing Family Practice, as well as some of the players. With that in mind, deciding to renew our sponsorship for 2019 was an easy decision and a happy one at that.

If you’d like to support the Revs, come watch their first home match at Henry County High School on May 4th at 7:30pm. For more information on The Revs, visit www.georgiarevolutionfc.com

The Secret to Living is Giving

At Eagles Landing Family Practice, we believe in giving back to our community. Whether it be sponsoring a local soccer league, donating $10,000 of our mammogram proceeds, or hosting a toy drive for kids less fortunate – we believe in helping those in need.

In February, we got to be a part of and donate over $3,700 to a special cause for Locust Grove High School’s softball team for their State Champ rings. The team consists of 17 girls, 16 players and 1 manager. They were 30 and 5 in the season, 14 and 0 in the region play, and 8 and 0 in State Tournament play. Talk about champions!

Hosting the 1st and 2nd rounds of state at Locust Grove High School, they defeated Veterans High School and then Starrs Mill High School. To touch on those series, they are a best 2 out of 3, and the Locust Grove High School softball team won each series, 2 and 0.

With the final 8 teams playing down in Columbus, Georgia, they defeated Buford High School, Thomas County Central, Bainbridge and Loganville High School in the finals. The Locust Grove HS softball team outscored the opponents, 27 and 5 in the final 8. Defeat and conquer!

You think that’s impressive? Well, this was the very first team to go undefeated in all regions and all-state play, the first softball team to win 2 state titles in the county, and only female sport to have back-to-back titles in the county over all sports.

The softball team ended the season, ranking number 2 Statewide and number 2 Nationally across all classifications. Eagles Landing Family Practice is proud to play a small part in donating for the Locust Grove High School’s softball team for their highly-deserved State Champ rings, and celebrate in their victories.

Giving back to our community through non-profit organizations, charity or sponsorships allows us to contribute to the common good and lets us focus on the needs of others. Whether it be donating money or volunteering our time – we hope that giving back will impact the lives of those we help, along with our local community.  

We believe that the secret to living is giving – that life is never fulfilled by what you get, but rather by what you give.