In a national survey, 89 percent of Americans agreed it’s important to have a relationship with a physician who knows their family medical history and health background. So why is it that, despite this statistic, a significant percentage of Americans do not have a primary care doctor, the first point of contact for your health … Continue reading Why you should have a primary care physician
A primary care physician, or primary care doctor, is your first stop when you are sick or in need of healthcare services —including your annual physical, immunizations, prescription refills, cold or flu symptoms, a sore throat, minor injuries, back pain or even suspected broken bones. Your primary care doctor promotes your overall well-being and makes … Continue reading What is a primary care physician and why do I have a care team?
Have you ever wondered: “Should I see my doctor for this?” You are not alone if you have ever asked yourself that question. Sometimes it can be confusing to know when to call your doctor. Of course, you should see your primary care physician yearly for your annual check-up, but in between those visits, you may … Continue reading 7 symptoms signaling you need to go to the doctor
In your 20s, it’s easy to feel invincible — you’re young, you’re healthy and there’s so much life ahead of you. Why worry about your health now, when you’re in your prime? But neglecting to take care of yourself during your 20s can negatively impact your health later on in life. By starting these habits … Continue reading 7 healthy habits to adopt in your 20s
As family medicine physicians, we know going to the doctor can be nerve-wracking. Some may even find it intimidating or confusing — but it doesn’t have to be this way. With a little preparation and open communication, you can leave the visit feeling confident about your health and future. Next time you see your doctor, … Continue reading How to make the most of your next doctor’s visit
This is one of six articles in the Business of Health Care series. While advances and setbacks in cancer research and weight loss seem to grab most of the health headlines, there is a massive healthcare problem in America that doesn’t get nearly the same publicity — behavioral health disorders. Nationally, about one in five … Continue reading Business of Health Care: Making behavioral health a priority
It’s hard to believe, but back-to-school season has arrived once again. Families are rushing to soak up those final moments of vacation, but it’s important for parents to consider what needs to be done before that first school bell rings — and that includes making sure your child is healthy and ready for the new … Continue reading Is your child ready for the new school year?