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Dangerous Fevers: When to Call Your Doctor

2019-12-03T10:04:43-05:00

Most of the time, a fever is a sign that your body is fighting off an infection or virus. Fever is not necessarily a bad thing. It means that your body is effectively fighting off whatever is trying to make you sick. Most fevers resolve on their own as the illness goes away, but there are some instances in which a fever can be concerning, or even dangerous. Here’s when to call your doctor for a fever. Actual Temperature Whether or not you should call your doctor for a fever usually depends on how high the fever is. If you have [...]

Dangerous Fevers: When to Call Your Doctor2019-12-03T10:04:43-05:00

When to See Your Doctor for Flu Symptoms

2019-11-03T09:19:46-05:00

Winter isn’t here just yet, but flu season is just around the corner. For some communities, it has already started. The flu is something that almost everyone deals with at some point in their life. By itself, the flu is not a major health concern. Most people who get the flu do not need to see a doctor. However, there are some people who should see a doctor when they have flu symptoms. Age Makes a Difference People in certain age groups are more likely to suffer from complications of the flu. These people should see a doctor as soon as [...]

When to See Your Doctor for Flu Symptoms2019-11-03T09:19:46-05:00

Three Reasons to Have a Good Relationship with Your Doctor

2019-10-04T16:26:19-04:00

When choosing a health professional, it is important that you have a good relationship with the person you choose. Having a good relationship with your doctor is important for a number of reasons. You should never choose a doctor that you are uncomfortable with or with whom you do not feel you can openly communicate. Here are three reasons you should have a good relationship with your doctor. Fewer Testing Costs When you have a good relationship with your doctor, you will be able to communicate with them openly and honestly and value their advice. This means that your doctor will [...]

Three Reasons to Have a Good Relationship with Your Doctor2019-10-04T16:26:19-04:00

Common Skin Cancer Symptoms and Why You Should Be Screened

2019-09-09T09:50:39-04:00

Many people do not think about the possibility of cancer. After all, you don’t want to live your life wondering about negative “what ifs”. But at the same time, it is important to recognize the wisdom of skin cancer screenings, particularly if you are at risk or notice symptoms. Skin cancer is much more common than you might think. It is the most common type of cancer in the United States. About three million Americans every year are diagnosed with some type of skin cancer. Most types of skin cancer are not fatal, but they are easier to treat when diagnosed [...]

Common Skin Cancer Symptoms and Why You Should Be Screened2019-09-09T09:50:39-04:00

Three Health Risk Factors that Can Be Controlled

2019-07-30T18:59:33-04:00

It is no secret that as you get older your risk of developing health problems increases. There are some things that you can do to prevent your health from deteriorating too rapidly. Although there are many risk factors that cannot be controlled, such as hereditary factors, there are several things that are within your control that can reduce your risk. Diet A poor diet can put you at risk for a number of health conditions including obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. It is important that you have a balanced diet with protein, vegetables, fruits, dairy, healthy fats, and limited carbs. If [...]

Three Health Risk Factors that Can Be Controlled2019-07-30T18:59:33-04:00

Why Humana Wants You to Have an Annual Physical

2019-07-01T15:47:54-04:00

If you haven’t yet seen your doctor this year for an annual physical, you have probably received reminders from Humana to schedule your appointment. There are a number of reasons why Humana wants you to have an annual physical. An annual physical benefits both you and Humana in many ways. An Ounce of Prevention You may have heard the saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This old saying is common because it is true. Preventing health problems from occurring or becoming worse is often less costly, less painful, and less troublesome than waiting for them to [...]

Why Humana Wants You to Have an Annual Physical2019-07-01T15:47:54-04:00

3 Strategies for Coping with Chronic Pain

2019-06-05T19:25:26-04:00

Having chronic pain can be debilitating. You may often feel as though you cannot enjoy your life or participate in activities because your pain is just too great. Unfortunately, chronic pain is a symptom of many different health conditions, some of which cannot be easily treated. Yet there is no reason to allow chronic pain to control your life. Here are three popular strategies for coping with chronic pain. Relaxation Training Many researchers believe that becoming truly relaxed in body and mind helps stop pain receptors in the brain from receiving signals from the nerves. In many different types of chronic [...]

3 Strategies for Coping with Chronic Pain2019-06-05T19:25:26-04:00

Humana and You: Your Insurance Coverage at Our Practice

2019-06-05T19:03:32-04:00

As a retiree, it is important that you watch every dime. Many people get a Humana Medicare Advantage plan to help them lower their costs of healthcare. These plans can have a lot of benefits, but they also have certain requirements. As an expert Humana provider, we can field all aspects of your healthcare with Humana. Preauthorizations Some procedures, medications, or tests require preauthorization with Humana before they will be covered. Our staff is experienced in fielding requests and following the process for these preauthorizations. Sometimes a preauthorization can be difficult to obtain, but our staff and doctors are often able [...]

Humana and You: Your Insurance Coverage at Our Practice2019-06-05T19:03:32-04:00

Everything You Should Know about Geriatric Care

2019-05-13T18:34:27-04:00

Americans are living longer than ever before, which is placing a newfound emphasis on the best and most effective medical care for the elderly. Just like pediatricians specialize in caring for children, geriatricians focus on the health and wellness of older adults. Since the elderly are far more likely to suffer from complex medical conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, and heart disease, the expertise of a geriatrician can prove very valuable for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management. The Main Elements of Geriatrics The body experiences significant physiological changes as it ages, so geriatricians seek to promote the health of the [...]

Everything You Should Know about Geriatric Care2019-05-13T18:34:27-04:00

Beware of the Infection that Could Be Lurking in Your Local Pool

2018-06-27T22:01:47-04:00

Most people don’t equate summertime with sickness, but unfortunately data shows that more and more people are becoming infected with a nasty bug called cryptosporidiosis from an unexpected source: the swimming pool. Commonly known as crypto, this diarrhea-causing parasitic infection survives for days at a time in chlorinated pool water and makes it all too easy for children and adults to become ill for up two or three weeks.   Basics Facts About Cryptosporidiosis According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, crypto is the most common cause of diarrhea illness. It spreads when people come in contact [...]

Beware of the Infection that Could Be Lurking in Your Local Pool2018-06-27T22:01:47-04:00