Category Archives: Adult Medicine

Mental Health Mondays: Stigma no more.

“Mental health should be seen like any other health condition, like diabetes or hypertension,” says Dr. Chad Lemaire, Legacy’s medical director of behavioral health.

Health Care Team Rallies to Support Double Transplant Patient

Double Transplant patient photo

PHOTO: Left to right, Monica Ledesma, Hector Ramirez Moreno, Dr. Sarah Miller and Daisy Saucedo By Lisa Foronda Harper Monica Ledesma and her son, Hector, were simply looking for a family doctor when they came to Legacy’s Santa Clara clinic in 2016. But Legacy quickly became much more than a place to simply see the …

Mental Health Mondays: I think I’m OCD

I think I'm OCD

By Betsy Vasquez, Therapist Houston’s Gallery Furniture owner Jim McIngvale’s daughter, Elizabeth, had such an extreme case of obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD, that she would wash her hands, repeatedly, until they became raw. Thankfully, she sought treatment and is now a public advocate for OCD and other mental disorders. Due to public advocates like …

Mental Health Mondays: Change Your Thinking

Watch Legacy Therapist, Tierra Ortiz-Rodriguez, explain how to change negative thought patterns to improve your life, in three easy steps.

It’s colon cancer awareness month. Have you been screened?

Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it. Fortunately, this disease is often treatable, when caught early.

Hey, Pregnant Ladies: Control Gestational Diabetes with These 7 Tips

If it’s uncontrolled, it can lead to complications; so, it’s important to know how to manage it.

7 Ways to a Healthy Heart

American Heart Month

It’s American Heart Month, a time set aside to focus on preventing heart disease — the leading cause of death in adults. And here’s the good news: You don’t have to be a statistic. Here’s what our Director of Family Practice, Dr. Patricia Hayes, recommends for preventing heart problems.

No-Excuse, Commercial-Break Workouts

Felicia Sexton Commercial Break Exercise

If you’re a beginner, it’s a great way to start exercising, if you’re more advanced, try these moves for a longer period of time.

Mental Health Mondays: Do You Have Constant Anxiety?


Depression and bipolar disorder may be the most commonly talked about mental health conditions, but anxiety disorders are the most prevalent. Occasional anxiety is normal; constant or excessive anxiety is not. It could be the sign of an anxiety disorder — a serious medical condition.