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Ask Dr. Fran Lunch and Learn

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My name is Nicole Sprabary. I am a mom, first and foremost and raise my daughters in the Cedar Creek Lake community. I am a transplant from just Northwest of the Lake and look forward to spending the rest of my life here. I am a freelance writer and blogger, wanting to speak truth and greatness into our community in hopes of creating a ripple of good throughout our small lake towns.




Dr. Fran and her brand “Ask Dr. Fran” on Facebook, has become a household name here in the Cedar Creek Lake Area.


Francine McCain has a growing OB-GYN practice in Athens near the ETMC hospital facility and promotes most of her marketing on Social Media.


Earlier this month, Dr. Fran held a “Lunch and Learn” at the Athens Country Club where a meal was served while she spoke, she gave direction for advanced female healthcare and what to be watching for as we gain years under our belt in life.


Dr. Fran started off the conference explaining that psychological well being is important for the overall health of a woman. Life events like a child leaving home can lead to feelings of loss, concern for safety and the feeling of “letting go of control” hit home with this talk, as I have 8 daughters. Two are almost 18 and those feelings are real, before those kids even walk out the door to start their own life.


She went on to explain that illness of aging parents who we will need to care for, can leave a woman feeling, awkward, guilt, or another loss of control of our own life. Hitting the psychological well being hard in real life situations such as their own retirement or maybe even a medical condition we are needing to focus on in the current time, might leave us feeling helpless to our parents and life.


Dr. Fran said regarding whole health and well-being, “prevention is key and that is the key to success!”


Meeting with your medical professional is one of the most real and tangible things you can do.


-Make annual exams



-Set your mind with intention, be as specific as possible if you feel something is wrong


-Exercise


And, if all else fails, Dr. Fran suggested to get a pet!!


The top three cancers found in women are Breast, Lung and Colon.


When telling attendees how important mammograms are, she recalled of her recent visit in which she had one done. She was in Washington with her husband on the campaign trail with Lance Gooden and received a phone call from her doctor’s office explaining she had had an abnormal mammogram at her visit. Dr. Fran had thoughts like, “Why am I here… when I have breast cancer!” Going straight to worst case scenario.


She explained that is where her human side went, and she was scared.


Everything turned out ok she, but the feeling was real in the moment.
6 “things” were given that could indicate a higher probability of developing cancer of any kind.


1. Being female
2. Age
3. Early period
4. Family history
5. Tobacco use


Dr. Fran spoke about regular cervical pap smears, exposure to HPV and spent a great deal of time speaking on the types of hysterectomies were available. Also encouraging each woman to speak with their physician and make an appointment with her office if they didn’t have one already.


When she said, “Prevention is Key,” she meant it.


-Cancer Screenings


-Bone Health


-Psychological Health and Wellness


-Lowering risk factors if possible


One last note she left us with is this.


If we are feeling depressed or down and out in any way, decreased sunlight means decreased energy and that is part of the WHY we get down sometimes.


SO, best news yet!! Summer is here and we have plenty of sunlight and Cedar Creek Lake to enjoy so get out of those houses’ ladies and into our community where you can engage and stay healthy!


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