Dr. Matthew Bogard

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Dr. Matthew Bogard grew up near Omaha, Nebraska. During his time at Nebraska College of Medicine, he was selected to join the Advanced Rural Training Program, a four-year residency program that trains physicians to provide comprehensive full-spectrum medical care. During his residency, Dr. Bogard served on the Board of Directors of the Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians, was active with the Nebraska Medical Association, mentored multiple medical students and was honored by the Nebraska Legislature as “Family Physician of the Day.”


Dr. Bogard primarily practices Emergency Medicine. In addition to treating patients at the Lucas County Health Center, Dr. Matthew Bogard serves rural Iowans as a physician with Emergency Practice Associates in Waterloo. Furthermore, Dr. Matt Bogard is a staff physician at Nebraska’s IHS Winnebago Hospital.


In his free time, Dr. Bogard enjoys piloting his Piper Comanche. He also keeps active via running and bicycling.


EDUCATION


Bachelor in Health Administration and Policy

Bachelor in Biology

Creighton University

Omaha, Nebraska

Doctor of Medicine

University of Nebraska – College of Medicine

Omaha, Nebraska


TRAINING


Served as Chief resident physician in the department of family medicine at the prestigious University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Advanced Rural Training Program

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, Nebraska

James Leahy Award for Outstanding Medical Student in the Family Medicine department. As a member of the medical school's Delegates organization and Legislative Affairs Committee, Dr. Matthew Bogard became involved in the Nebraska Medical Association and Metro Omaha Medical Society. 


CERTIFICATIONS


Board Certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians

Board Certified by the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons


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Dr. Matthew Bogard practices Emergency Medicine in Nebraska and Iowa.

Dr. Matthew Bogard practices Emergency Medicine in Nebraska and Iowa.

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Don’t Miss Out on Your Annual Medical Exam

by Matthew Bogard, MD

The “annual physical” can be an important part of your health maintenance program, yet many people skip it. Dr. Matthew Bogard explains why it is a good idea to put it on your calendar every year


It is the sad truth that many people around the world only see a doctor when they are in pain or sense a serious problem. That is quite curious, as many people regularly take their car in for maintenance and oil change, or have a technician check the air conditioner at home. Isn’t your health more important than your car or your air conditioner?


Many diseases such as diabetes or heart disease usually take a long time to develop, and their indications can be discovered easily during a routine exam and treated early. If that alone is not enough to convince you that an annual medical exam is a good idea, read the newest informational article by Matthew Bogard, available on his blog at https://matthewbogardmd.blogspot.com/

We all have busy lives. We spend more time at the office that we would like, the drive to the office in congested traffic can take hours every day, and then the kids need help with homework. There simply is never enough time. Thus, seeing a doctor when you are feeling alright is probably the last thing on your mind. Though most people don’t see the doctor unless they feel like it is absolutely necessary, this approach can literally be dangerous to your health and can delay diagnosis of developing conditions. 


Since the symptoms of most conditions and diseases do not appear until the situation has become considerably worse, getting an annual medical exam is a great idea to figure out what exactly is going on with your body, and make the right changes to your lifestyle to prevent complications. 

If you are still not convinced of the importance of annual medical examinations, here are a few more reasons that can help change your mind about medical examinations and convince you to see your doctor for an annual physical examination. 


Have a professional screen your health


Quite many people across the globe resort to self-diagnosis – “if it feels really bad, I should probably see a doctor.” While this approach may work just fine for the common cold or even the flu, other situations such as prolonged stomach pains or muscle spasms should not be ignored. The most debilitating illnesses, diseases, and conditions often appear in the form of symptoms that could easily go undiagnosed or mistaken for other, less severe ones, it is best to see a doctor to ensure that you are in the clear at all times. You need to in a position to be able to take prompt action should the need arise.


Picture of your health


Even if the results of your medical examination turn out “normal,” seeing your doctor regularly is a great way of ensuring that you’re not at risk for developing any serious conditions or illnesses down the road. A simple example are the routine blood tests for cholesterol and sugar, which give the doctor and indication what diseases you are at risk at.


Even if there aren’t any anomalies in the results of your medical examination, getting a thorough checkup once a year can help both you and your doctor understand the true condition of your health. Additionally, if, for instance, you have borderline high blood pressure or cholesterol levels with a family history of diabetes or heart disease, it will be safe for doctors to assume that you, too, are at risk. This will give you and your doctor enough time to work together and develop the appropriate course of action. 


Review your vaccinations 


Nothing is forever, and the same applies to vaccinations. Vaccinations are not just for children. It is important for adults to get booster shots every now and then to ensure that they are always safe and do not fall sick frequently. Additionally, since the type of vaccination that you might need depends on a number of different factors including your age, it is apt that you visit your doctor on a yearly basis for the right examinations and to update your vaccinations.


Review your lifestyle


Regardless of whether or not there are any problems with the results of your medical examination, visiting a doctor will help you understand the changes that you need to make to your lifestyle in order to remain healthy and active for years to come.


Additionally, since letting go of certain dangerous habits such as smoking or binge eating can be difficult without the intervention of a professional, your annual medical exam doctor will also be able to provide you with the right resources to change your life for the better. And since your health depends on a number of different factors, visiting a doctor regularly for checkups will ensure that the doctor has complete understanding of your medical history and all conditions that you might have, allowing them to provide you with the best advice to achieve or maintain a healthy lifestyle. 


What does the Annual Physical involve?


While there really isn’t a fixed standard that decides what will and will not be included in an annual physical examination, there are some things that you should expect in every annual physical examination.


When you visit your doctor for your annual physical examination, it goes without saying that your doctor will specifically ask you if you’ve been facing any problems with your health in recent weeks or months. Depending on your response, you will be thoroughly checked to ensure that the doctor fully understands and assesses the situation and pinpoints any underlying problems or conditions. 

Next, the doctor will check your vital signs to get an idea of your overall health and wellbeing. Once your blood pressure, temperature, heart rate and respiration rate are checked, the doctor might start asking you some more basic questions about your health and physical state in general. By doing so, the doctor will not only figure out what they need to regarding your responsiveness and mental quickness, but the doctor might even throw in a question or two to test your memory.


Once this is done, your doctor will get into more thorough testing and examinations of important organs such as your lungs and heart. Using a stethoscope, the doctor will listen to your heartbeat to check for irregularities or any signs that could potentially be caused by cardiac problems or diseases. Your lungs, too, will be checked for any wheezing, crackles, or shortness of breath which could be an indicator of respiratory issues.


The overall health of your skin, sinuses, eyes, and teeth may also be checked in a physical exam so that the doctor gets a clear picture of your overall health. Finally, your doctor may check your lymph nodes, thyroid, tonsils, and ears to ensure there are no issues.


In conclusion, an annual physical is a comprehensive physical exam that can help you and your doctor understand your physical health and well-being. It will not only be possible for your doctor to detect or diagnose many of different health problems, conditions, and diseases, but also help you regain health and stability in your daily life.


Matthew Bogard, MD


Dr. Matt Bogard practices Emergency Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. During his time at Nebraska College of Medicine, he was selected to join the Advanced Rural Training Program, a four-year residency program that trains physicians to provide comprehensive full-spectrum medical care. During his residency, Dr. Bogard served on the Board of Directors of the Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians, was active with the Nebraska Medical Association, mentored multiple medical students and was honored by the Nebraska Legislature as “Family Physician of the Day.” Matthew Bogard primarily practices Emergency Medicine.

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Dr. Matt Bogard practices Emergency Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska

Dr. Matt Bogard practices Emergency Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska

Matt Bogard completes Iowa Emergency Services Training

Board Certified Doctor now able to serve as Medical Director to EMS agencies

Doctor Matthew Bogard, Board Certified in Family Medicine and Board Eligible in Emergency Medicine, recently completed advanced training presented by the Iowa Bureau of Emergency and Trauma Services with an eye toward providing additional services to EMS agencies in rural locations. 


The single day course reviewed Iowa Code governing Emergency Medical Services, types of agencies and classifications of responders, additional resources necessary for Critical Care Transport Services, and the importance of an EMS Contingency Plan. Training was also provided regarding the Iowa EMS provider scope of practice.


According to Dr. Bogard, “Emergency Medicine doctors interact with first responders, Emergency Medical Technicians, and Paramedics on a daily basis. We receive patients they have evaluated and cared for, often providing lifesaving treatments. In many cases rely on EMS services to not only transport patients to the Emergency Room but also transfer them elsewhere, sometimes over great distances. It is important to have a strong and supportive working relationship with the Emergency Medical Services departments in the areas you work.”


About Dr. Matthew Bogard


A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Dr. Matthew Bogard practices emergency medicine at multiple hospitals including Lucas County Health Center in Chariton, Iowa. Presently, he is Board Certified in Family Medicine by the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Bogard is Board-Eligible in Emergency Medicine and is on pace track to be dual-boarded in the near future.
 

His training as a medical professional began at Creighton University, from which he graduated cum laude as a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration and Policy with an additional focus in Biology. Following this, Dr. Matthew Bogard received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and gained further experience as a resident physician and later chief resident physician in the Department of Family Medicine at the prestigious University of Nebraska Medical Center.
 

In addition to treating patients at the Lucas County Health Center, Dr. Matthew Bogard serves rural Iowans and Nebraskans at hospitals which include Knoxville Area Community Hospital, CHI Missouri Valley, Burgess Memorial Hospital, OrthoNebraska Hospital, and IHS Winnebago Hospital.

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Dr. Matthew Bogard practices Emergency Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska.

Dr. Matthew Bogard practices Emergency Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska.

Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Matthew Bogard, MD, medical doctor in Omaha, Nebraska

Trying to lose or gain weight via unhealthy practices is not uncommon. Both men and women alike will resort to meal skipping, fasting, and smoking to reduce appetite and consuming stimulants such as caffeine, prescription drugs and energy drinks to replace actual food. Other more damaging methods include taking diet pills, laxatives, diuretics or purging. Unhealthy dietary practices cause weight regain after a period of time. People who indulge in these will also show signs of depression or develop eating disorders.


Healthy weight gain or loss may be challenging and may take more time. But instead of following extreme diet plans for a few weeks, it is infinitely better to develop a lifestyle that automatically supports and helps you maintain a healthy weight. 


Why is healthy weight important?


Maintaining a healthy weight is important because it helps prevent many diseases and conditions that may otherwise find their way into your life if you were overweight or underweight. Being overweight or obese puts you at a higher risk of developing serious health problems such as heart diseases, high blood pressure, type II diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems and even certain cancers.


Being underweight as well comes with its own set of problems. These include anemia, osteoporosis, decreased immune function, fertility issues and growth and development issues in children and teenagers. If you are underweight, then you are more like to suffer from complications from surgery as well.


Balancing Energy


The key to maintaining a healthy weight is balancing the amount of energy you consume and the amount you of energy you spend carrying out daily tasks. If your calorie intake is the same as the number of calories spent, then there is a balance of energy and your weight will stay the same. 

If your calorie intake surpasses the amount of calories you spend, the result is weight gain. If the opposite happens, the result is weight loss. 


Managing Healthy Weight Loss


Some key takeaways for managing a healthy weight loss include:

* Exercise. Indulging in physical activity on a regular basis will help burn the extra calories you consume. It also builds muscle, which is equally healthy. Walking instead of using the car or public transport wherever possible and cycling to work or school are great ways to increase your daily level of activity. If you want to burn more calories, you can also join a gym and workout. This will help build your muscles. More muscle mass means more calories get burnt even when you are not exercising.

* Spend less time in front of screens. People who watch a lot of television, play video games or spend an excessive amount of time on their phones, tablets, or computers are more likely to be overweight. Use this time more constructively and get an adequate amount of sleep as well.

* Don’t skip breakfast. A lot of people have a habit of skipping breakfast in the morning. This is detrimental to your health as breakfast gets your metabolism going and burns calories to give you the energy you need. People who skip breakfast are likely to feel hungrier later. They end up consuming a larger portion of calories than they originally would have if they had breakfast. 

* Eat more fruits and vegetables. These contain fiber and will serve to be more fulfilling by decreasing your desire to overeat. 

* Avoid sugary drinks such as juice drinks, energy drinks and sodas. They are empty calories that only add to your obesity. Go for water or low-fat milk instead. 


In case you are planning to start a more vigorous exercise program, then do consult a doctor, especially if you bear health concerns like shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pain or pressure, an irregular heartbeat, blood clots, hernia, or joint swelling 


Managing Healthy Weight Gain


Being underweight can be attributed to several causes. Besides serious illnesses that may result in weight loss, being underweight is also a result of medication that suppresses your appetite, excessive exercise, excessive stress, and enzyme deficiencies.  


If you are underweight, then you should try to gain weight gradually until you reach a healthy weight. Some key takeaways in managing a healthy weight gain include:

* Eat healthy. If you’re trying to gain weight, then eat foods that are high in energy content. Start with a good breakfast. Consider having porridge made with full-fat milk and chopped fruits or raisins to give your day a healthy boost. Eggs on toast are also a good option. For snacks, milkshakes are an ideal choice. You can also add milk powder to them for extra protein. 

* Include more fruits and vegetables in your diet. Like with weight loss, you should have at least 5 portions of fruits and vegetables every day. 

* Increase your protein intake. Have beans, pulses, fish, eggs and meat. 

* Drink plenty of water but avoid fluids just before meals in case you feel too full to eat later. 

* Have more dairy products. If you’re a vegan or vegetarian, then dairy alternatives such as soya drinks and yogurts also work. 

* Avoid foods that are full of saturated fat and sugar such as chocolate, cakes and sugary beverages. 


These may be high in calories but result in unhealthy weight gain by increasing body fat instead of lean body mass. They also increase the risk of developing high levels of cholesterol in your blood. 

* You can also get more calories in your meals by topping them with cheese, nuts and seeds. 

* Exercise. This strenuous activity will not only increase muscle mass and add weight to your body but will also increase your appetite and calorie intake.


If you are unable to gain weight, then it is advisable to consult a doctor for a medical checkup and ensure there is no serious underlying medical cause. The doctor may test you for Diabetes mellitus, HIV/AIDS, enzyme deficiencies, Tuberculosis, malignancies, an overactive thyroid gland, cystic fibrosis or any other physical condition that could be hampering weight gain. 

  

Matthew Bogard, MD


Dr. Matt Bogard practices Emergency Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. During his time at Nebraska College of Medicine, he was selected to join the Advanced Rural Training Program, a four-year residency program that trains physicians to provide comprehensive full-spectrum medical care. During his residency, Dr. Bogard served on the Board of Directors of the Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians, was active with the Nebraska Medical Association, mentored multiple medical students and was honored by the Nebraska Legislature as “Family Physician of the Day.” Matthew Bogard primarily practices Emergency Medicine.


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Dr. Matt Bogard practices Emergency Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska

Dr. Matt Bogard practices Emergency Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska