Katina Beard, Chief Executive Officer
Welcome and thank you for your interest in Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center. I am honored to serve as Chief Executive Officer, and am continually inspired by the passion and commitment to patient care that is demonstrated at each of our locations in Nashville, Smyrna and Clarksville.
I hope you find our web site helpful, and that it provides you with important information about our clinics and the services we offer. Since our beginnings in 1968, we have grown with the changing landscape and needs of our communities. Our goal continues to be to provide services that are affordable and accessible through a team-concept. At our locations you will find a team of professionals whose first concern is your good health.
On behalf of The Board of Directors and staff, I thank you for your continued support, and I look forward to the organization fulfilling all aspects of our mission: to provide quality healthcare, health education and to promote wellness.
Please visit our website often as we will be adding new and exciting information.
THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
Are You in Diabetes Denial?
By Sondra Wolfer, Psychology Today online, 2003
You could be in denial about your diagnosis if you find yourself thinking, “This isn’t happening to me” or “The doctors must be wrong.” If you don’t believe that you have diabetes or that your condition is serious, you won’t take the necessary steps to keep yourself healthy, such as eating right, exercising, and taking your medications.
Denial can cause you to make poor decisions that could harm your health. You might light up a cigarette. You might avoid checking your blood glucose levels regularly, or forget to wash and inspect your feet for signs of injury each day. Unfortunately, all of these behaviors could lead to serious complications down the road, such as high blood pressure, stroke, poor vision, and kidney disease.
There’s a lot of valuable information available, but if you’re in denial, you may not be open to receiving it. So take a moment and ask yourself: Have I fully accepted the fact that I have diabetes? Am I doing everything I can to keep myself healthy?