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, … Continue reading What to expect during an eVisit
Imagine going to the doctor without actually having to go to the doctor. That’s the beauty of virtual care. While we all navigate the many changes to our daily lives brought on by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), one of the most important things to keep up with is your routine medical care. To make sure … Continue reading What to expect during a video 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 … Continue reading How to make the most of your virtual care visit
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 … Continue reading Should you go to the doctor, walk-in clinic, urgent care or ER?
The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) is an effective health benefit for keeping the senior population healthy as they age. A Medicare Annual Wellness Visit is free of charge for people with Medicare Part B and is a great way for you to connect with your primary care physician. Completing your Medicare Annual Wellness Visit … Continue reading How to make the most of your Medicare Annual Wellness Visit
An X-ray, also known as radiography, is a common imaging test ordered by a physician to help diagnose, monitor and treat many medical conditions. But what is an X-ray, really? Here’s everything you need to know about getting an X-ray, and what to expect if your doctor orders one. How X-ray imaging works The most … Continue reading What to expect during an X-ray
A diagnosis of cancer is life changing. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the questions and worries: Am I going to be okay? How do I tell my loved ones I have cancer? Where do I even start? Beginning at your time of diagnosis, there are many decisions to be made about treatment and … Continue reading How nurse and patient navigators make your cancer journey easier
Those who have visited an emergency room are no stranger to how waiting can feel in times of uncertainty. But what you might not realize is there are a lot of things working for you in the background as you wait. Here’s a glimpse of what to expect — the things you’ll see and those … Continue reading ER wait times: Behind the scenes in an ER
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?