Frequently Asked Questions
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Thank you for your interest. Dr. Irish does acupuncture and chiropractor for the tribe. You can call medical scheduling desk for an appointment at (906) 632-2042.
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It is important to find new ways to deal with stress – go for a quick walk, talk with a friend, take a few deep breaths, or take a warm bath. Always tell yourself smoking does not make stress go away – in fact it only makes things worse in the long run.
Some people gain some weight when they quit, but it is usually less than 10 lbs. Some of the weight gain is because of a change in your metabolism while some may be due to eating more after you quit. The good news is that by watching what you eat and adding in some extra exercise, it is possible to quit without gaining any weight. If you find yourself wanting to snack instead of smoking, choose healthy snacks such as fruits and vegetables, or chew sugar-free gum. If you gain some weight when you quit smoking, a Sault Tribe registered dietitian may be able to help you lose those unwanted pounds!
Based on your health history, current medications, and past quit attempts, your healthcare provider or tobacco cessation counselor will help you decide which medication is most likely to help you succeed and what dosage is appropriate. No one medication is right for every person. Some medications such as the nicotine patch, gum, and lozenge are available over the counter while others require a prescription from your doctor. It is important to talk to your healthcare provider about which medication will work best for you.
The following people are eligible for the program:
- Sault Tribe members.
- Other Federally Recognized Native Americans.
- Sault Tribe employees
- Non–Native spouses with insurance may utilize the program if they meet all other eligibility requirements. Insurance may be billed and co-payments and deductibles will apply.
Other requirements include:
- Patients must have a current Sault Tribe healthcare provider (doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assitant).
- A prior appointment with a Sault Tribe healthcare provider may be required to enroll in the program if it has been more than 6 months since you last saw your provider.
- To increase your success in quitting, an appointment with a tobacco treatment consultant will be required prior to receiving cessation medications.
To enroll in the program, tell your Sault Tribe healthcare provider you are ready to quit and ask for a referral. If you already meet all eligibility requirements, please call (906) 632-5210 or call your local Tribal Health Center.