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Everyone is trying to take over healthcare! Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, CVS, and other retail outlets are going to make us store-workers or disappear altogether. But as The Physician Collective we can create solutions and our place in health care tech to re-empower ourselves . What do you think we should do?
Almost three-fourths of your healthcare-related taxes, your insurance premiums, your out-of-pocket costs do not pay physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, EMTs, testing labs, and health aides. So where does the money go?
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What is mindful medicine?
Dr. Rachel Taylor discusses the appropriate role of medication in treating disease with an eye on placing a high priority on preventative care, health education, and wellness strategies. Read more on our blog:
Read this Article written by Estine Wells a healthcare advocate speaking on the implementation of managed care... Check it out here!
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Happy Groundhog Day!
Living in the Northeast, I welcome February 2nd as the halfway point in the slushy slog to spring. Rather than pine for a fast-forward button to April, I've come to appreciate winter for its unique characteristics, even though I acknowledge the momentary misery it sometimes brings (soaking wet socks and shoes from icy slush puddles come to mind). Winter may seem bleak, gray, and dormant, but the natural world is full of surprises and wonder. I took this photo of a Fragrant Wintersweet tree (below) on January 31st at a local botanical garden. These honey-scented flowers, which bloom in the depths of winter, are surprisingly fragrant and detectable even to the scarf clad nose in the bitter cold. The natural world's sense of humor does not hibernate either, as evidenced by every plucky groundhog that has tried to bite the hand of a publicity-hungry politician on February 2nd. I can recommend raptor gloves to these novice handlers, but better advice would be to stay away from marmots! On a more practical note, as there are still six weeks left of winter, it's worth reposting these tips on preventing dry winter skin.
Happy Groundhog Day!
HOW TO BEST PREPARE YOUR CHILD WITH ASTHMA OR ALLERGIES FOR SCHOOL
It’s that time of year again! Summer vacation is over and the kids are getting ready to go back to school. This Summer may have been met with some allergy challenges because it has been one of the hottest Summers on record. You may be worried about how your child with allergies and asthma may fare during the school year. Well, here are my five top tips to get your child with asthma or allergies ready for the school year.
1) Make sure the school is prepared to take care of your child in case of an emergency.
This is important for all children but specifically for children with food allergy and asthma. Children with food allergy must always have an adult ready to administer an epinephrine injector, and children with asthma must have access to an albuterol inhaler. Older children and high school children may know how to administer their medication. However, depending on the school’s policy and what is allowed, they may be restricted to seeing the school nurse or having the teacher administer the medications needed. It is important to feel comfortable with the school’s plan of action in case your child’s condition is to worsen. Have you discussed the signs and symptoms of when your child may be having a food allergy reaction or asthma attack with their teachers or school nurse? Does the school provide this type of training to their staff? These are all important questions to find out. If not, find out if there are plans to do so. Remember, it only takes one person to start change.
2) Has your child recently been evaluated by their Allergist.
An updated visit to your child’s allergist is always important, even with the most stable conditions. If your child is following up with their Allergist as directed, then you probably don’t have anything to worry about. If it has been a year or more, it is important that you schedule a follow-up soon. Over a year, many things can change. Your child’s medical condition or medical needs may have changed. Your child is growing and weight changes may require a change in dosing. Also, you can find out if new medications or treatments may be available. In addition, refills on expired medications may be needed. Lastly, an updated action plan on how to treat your child’s condition may be needed.
3) Address how medications will be given
Going back to school may mean a new schedule for your child and possibly yourself. Most allergy and asthma medications are given no more than twice a day. However, it can be difficult to coordinate the administration of a mid-day or late afternoon medication. Working with the school and your Allergist to figure out the best plan to have your child’s medication delivered correctly and timely with little interference to their day can be achieved.
In addition, a teenage child who has been given the responsibility of taking their own medications may need to be checked on periodically. It’s not unusual for me to see a teenager with exacerbated symptoms, all because they forgot a few too many times to take their medication and an upset parent sitting by their side. If you find that your child’s symptoms seem to be worsening or if you are not refilling their meds as expected, you may want to check on if they are taking their medications.
4)Address how your child’s condition may be affected by extracurricular and sports activity
A child with asthma and/or allergies may need special attention when it comes to them playing a sport or participating in extracurricular activities. Will they play outside but they have a severe pollen allergy? Will their asthma symptoms start once they start running? Or do you think your child’s care may need to be optimized so they can do their best? These are all questions that may be playing in your head. Addressing your concerns with your allergist is the first step. There are many ways to keep your child’s symptoms under control, including pretreating with medications prior to activities.
Furthermore, Extracurricular activities such as pottery making, painting, cooking, horticulture, etc, may have your child contacting possible allergens that may need to be addressed. If your child finds themselves with hives or a rash after an activity, testing and avoidance may be warranted.
5)Discuss your child’s care with caregivers
Coordinating your child’s supervision and safety to and from school may cause for other people to care for your child. Whether it is a friend’s mom carpooling the children to school, tutors, babysitters or nannies, it is important that all caregivers are aware of your child’s medical condition and have a plan of action. If you don’t have a plan of action, one may be obtained by your Allergist. Having one in place, may be particularly important in small children who may have difficulty expressing what they are feeling. Discussing the plan of action with your child’s caregiver will also help to give you insight on how comfortable your child’s caretaker is in implementing the action plan. If your child’s caregiver is not comfortable in recognizing signs and symptoms of your child’s medical problem or not comfortable in administering emergent medication, then secondary measures may need to be put in place, such as pre-prepared foods in a child with food allergy to decrease the likelihood of an accidental exposure, or maybe even a new caregiver. Most importantly, they should know how to contact you in case of an emergency.
As winter returns and the weather turns colder and drier, here are some tips to prevent dry winter skin, as well as why it's important to protect your nose too!
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Let your skin shine as brightly as the holiday lights with our “glow and go” microinjection treatment! Microinjection treatment is customizable to each patient’s individual skin care needs- we can combine dermal filler, botulinum, serums to improve pores, fine lines, skin texture and give your skin an overall glow. Minimal downtime make this an ideal treatment for a busy holiday season—glow and go!!
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Always ask for a Physician to Lead your care! Accept no substitutes. The main proponent of FPA HAD A $72 million undisclosed COI as a Board member of United Health Care (made ~$10 billion during pandemic) and falsely touts inept data.
#PreventiveCare is still on during #Covid, and this is especially important for #CancerScreening. #Doctors have put in place lots of #safely measures in their offices, and making it safe for you to visit your #Internist or #PrimaryCare #Doctor for your necessary annual screenings.
Flu Season is Here. You can get your Flu Vaccine from your Primary Care Doctor during your visit.
Children, pregnant women, adults over the age of 65 and those with chronic health conditions (diabetes, COPD, asthma, among others) are at increased risk of complications from the flu.
If you have a family history of Asthma, and have been having the symptoms described below, please consult your Primary Care Physician or your Allergist. They can recommend the appropriate treatment for this condition in order to achieve long lasting improvement.
Get your caffeine fix this national coffee day in your skin care! Retinol is an amazing anti-aging product that helps improve fine lines and promotes healthy skin cell turnover. Our dermsd retinol includes caffeine to help reduce inflammation and puffiness for brighter, tighter skin!
Patient Health Coaching can start as early as childhood! When children are involved in their own care and understand the benefits of lifestyle modifications on their health, they can achieve positive, long lasting results in the management of chronic health conditions. These include diabetes, obesity, heart disease, mental illness, and learning disabilities.