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Navigating Healthcare

Your collaborative care team: Partnering for the good of patients

Have you ever decided to schedule a doctor’s appointment and been given the option to see a nurse practitioner or physician assistant sooner? Trusting a medical professional is an important decision. That’s why it is vital to understand how a collaborative care team operates, so you can rest easy knowing your health is in good …

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There’s an easier way to manage your family’s care: MyBSWHealth

Did you know that you can manage your whole family’s healthcare all in one place? MyBSWHealth makes it easy to keep track of appointments, prescriptions, bills and more for every member of the family—from young children to elderly parents. It’s called proxy access, and here’s how it works. How do I set up proxy access? …

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6 things you can do in the MyBSWHealth app

With all the other responsibilities filling your plate and your schedule, keeping up with doctor’s appointments, test results and prescriptions can be a challenge. But your healthcare should be one thing you don’t have to stress over. With the MyBSWHealth app, you can manage your whole family’s care in one place — all from your …

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5 ways virtual care can make your life easier

Physically getting to the doctor when you’re sick or injured isn’t always easy. And sometimes, all you need is a quick consult, check-up or prescription refill. The good news is, virtual care makes it easy to get the same expert care you’d receive in-person at a doctor’s office — right from the comfort of home. …

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Retired state trooper grateful for life after two emergency surgeries

As a retired state trooper, public safety officer and police officer — and a self-described “fitness buff” — Shannon Cloe is no stranger to tests of physical endurance. So, when exercises that were once easy become strangely difficult, it was a clue that something was amiss. “I have a tendency to push myself more than …

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How delaying care can lead to devastating health consequences

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), visits to hospital emergency departments nationwide dropped 42 percent in April at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, from a mean of 2.1 million a week in 2019 to 1.2 million in 2020. Many people experiencing the symptoms of a heart attack, stroke or other …

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What to expect during an eVisit

These days, many events, gatherings and tasks are taking place virtually — from school to socializing and even receiving important medical care. To help you stay well without ever having to leave home, Baylor Scott & White Health has expanded our virtual care options. From video visits to messaging directly with your primary care physician, …

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How to make the most of your virtual care visit

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed almost every aspect of our lives. But as you adjust to this new normal, don’t hit pause on your health. Remember that your doctors are still here for you and all your healthcare needs. At Baylor Scott & White Health, we are constantly evolving our care delivery with your …

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Should you go to the doctor, walk-in clinic, urgent care or ER?

When you need healthcare, where you go depends on the type of care you need. In a true emergency, you should call 911 or go to the emergency room. But, keep in mind that the emergency room is for emergencies. If you end up there for a minor issue, you’re going to have to wait …

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