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I am taking a moment to update all of our patients on our commitment to each of you in this challenging time. We will regularly update you via email and social media on our status and plans to continue our services to you. This is a difficult time for our world, country and community. I know many of you are parents and perhaps small business owners as I am. At times like these, it can be easy to give in to the fear of the unknown. As history has taught us through so many challenges like this, looking out for each other serves as the best response. That is what we intend to do for our patients here at Renew. Along with our extensive aesthetics services, I provide extensive Functional and Integrative Medicine care for patients. Functional medicine seeks to identify and treat the root causes of illness and aid the body in its natural healing process. It avoids the traditional medicine approach of masking symptoms.
As a functional medicine provider, I find myself in a unique position to guide my patients to continue to make healthy lifestyle choices. The key components of a healthy lifestyle include balanced nutrition focused on whole foods, exercise, stress management techniques and maintaining a positive outlook in the most challenging of times. My passion is educating and empowering my patients.
Fortifying yourself against COVID-19
As of this writing, there is no known cure or effective treatment to prevent infection with this COVID-19. The most effective protection you can develop is a strong immune system. That shield provides you the best chance of not contracting the virus and the most effective reduction in symptoms should you be exposed to it. Long after COVID-19 is gone from our daily news, the benefits provided by immunity boosting functional medicine will remain - and will serve to also reduce your risk of all chronic diseases. So stay with us and follow us on social media. Facebook, Instagram. We will be posting frequently about how to manage this crisis with calmness, healthy choices and educate all of our patients about the benefits of functional medicine today and for the rest of your lives. As a responsible member of our community, you are going to be seeing some changes in our business. Our first commitment is to the health and safety of our patients.
We also have a social responsibility to our local community. Let’s admit, many of our aesthetic services are not a matter of life or death (I am sure plenty of people would disagree :)), but they do serve to give joy, happiness and improved confidence during this difficult time but must only be done with safety first.
We are going to follow the guidelines set forth by government officials at every level while doing our best to provide for our patients in a safe and professional manner. If you have an appointment in the near future, my staff will be contacting you to confirm or reschedule your treatment as appropriate. When you visit our office during this time, you will be seeing some immediate changes such as, waiting in your car before appointments to keep our waiting room space safe. Our staff will be wearing masks to further protect you and them. Expect refinements to those approaches as conditions evolve. Most importantly you will see social media messages, posts and videos keeping you up to date on COVID-19. I would encourage you to check in on the status of the pandemic only as often as you feel you need to in order to be current with the latest news. Watching hours of coverage not only warps the perception of what is happening, it also can weigh down your efforts to maintain a positive attitude. Chronic stress increases your body’s release of the hormone cortisol. This causes inflammation. Inflammation hinders your immune systems ability to do its job. Spend more time with your family, work on projects you have long neglected but wanted to finish. Take a free online course (there are hundreds right now) and above all, be confident that we will be here for you now and in the future. For treatments like hormone pellet therapy, we will do our part to SAFELY make that happen. We certainly have been told this will make your time home easier not only on you but your family. :)
We will be here to educate and support you. I am committed to your health and the health of our community mind, body, and spirit. So enjoy your weekend, take a walk, do some deep breathing and stay tuned!!!
Health and Happiness,
Theresa Fontenot PA-C
ReNew Medical Spa has been serving the beauty and wellness needs of Texarkana and the Four States area's most discerning clientele since 2008. From Northeast Texas to Southwest Arkansas, Northwest Louisiana to Southeast Oklahoma we can take care of YOU. Whether you are interested in Laser Resurfacing of your skin, a relaxing and rejuvenating facial, or a fresh start to your health, our wellness, aesthetic and weight loss programs are facilitated by experienced professionals to help you meet you goals. With a focus on bringing you the latest and most up to date in wellness and aesthetic services you will find ReNew will meet all your expectations.
We are a full service medical spa committed to continually educating ourselves and researching the latest and most effective treatments and procedures. ReNew remains on the forefront of technology and philosophy in terms of Aesthetic procedures and Functional Medicine healthcare. You need not travel to larger cities in order to get the latest and greatest. It is all right here at ReNew.
I cannot say enough good about the amazing people at Renew Medical Spa. I love the whole atmosphere at Renew! Every question or concern has been addressed quickly and effectively. They have taught me about living a healthy lifestyle through nutrition, exercise, healthy relationships, self-care, and maintaining a positive outlook. Many times I arrived to appointments focused on what the scale had to say. Tammie helped me learn patience with myself and understand that I am much more than a number on the scale. Theresa worked diligently with me to eradicate inflammation that I've had for years. She was able to help me get off of three prescription medications in the process. ReNew has helped me on my path to wellness and I am so thankful for the caring attention they provide each time I visit.