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.
May is National Stroke Awareness Month
Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. A stroke, sometimes called a brain attack, occurs when a blockage stops the flow of blood to the brain or when a blood vessel in or around the brain bursts. Many people think of stroke as a condition that affects only older adults, strokes can and do occur in people of all ages.
- Know your ABCS of health:
- Appropriate Aspirin therapy: Ask your doctor if taking aspirin is right for you.
- Blood pressure control: Keeping your blood pressure under control reduces your risk of heart attack and stroke. More than half of the world’s stroke deaths are caused by elevated blood pressure levels.
- Cholesterol management: Get your cholesterol checked regularly and manage it with diet and physical activity or with medication, if needed.
- Stop Smoking
- Exercise regularly.
- Eat a healthy diet that’s low in sodium.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Prevent or control diabetes.
- Limit your alcohol intake (fewer than two drinks per day for men, or one drink per day for women).