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  • visits
  • Proper use of over the counter medications, using safe, effective alternative treatments and limiting office visits - unless advised to the contrary by your physician - can also help. (angieslist.com)
  • Rob Nolan, a writer from Los Angeles, said he gets tested every six months, but he prefers to do so at the Los Angeles LGBT Center rather than during visits with his regular doctor, who rarely asks about sexual health. (news-medical.net)
  • Medicare
  • There is another important option in the list of suggestions for finding a physician: Choose a physician who has opted out of Medicare. (wsj.com)
  • Medicare recipients can look for a doctor under the "Forms, Help and Resources" at Medicare.gov. (angieslist.com)
  • The federal Office of Health Care Innovation announced Tuesday that Maine is one of eight states where Medicare will participate in a demonstration project that could change primary care nationwide. (pressherald.com)
  • The increase in reimbursement rates, mandated under the Affordable Care Act, brings them level with Medicare rates. (bizjournals.com)
  • The institute's report emphasized that Medicare and Medicaid over the past 50 years have spent 'tens of billions of dollars' on the training that doctors receive after medical school, including residency and fellowships, yet the health care system is not as effective as it as it needs to be. (courant.com)
  • people
  • if we let more people in we'll have more doctors. (slate.com)
  • Primary care physicians are there to help people establish healthy lifestyles, giving advice on things like exercise and weight management. (rchsd.org)
  • People are making a huge assumption in this reform effort that as we extend coverage to millions who don't have health insurance, there will be doctors there to actually provide the health care. (cnn.com)
  • As physicians, we need to be out in the community offering people realistic and practical advice about how to live healthier," said Rakotz. (chicagotribune.com)
  • I realize that few of you are shocked by this statement, but there are plenty of people in health care that are just now waking to this reality. (aafp.org)
  • There will soon be a lot more people on Medicaid , as provided by the Affordable Care Act. (bizjournals.com)
  • Dr. Pirani has so many people training at his office that it's ridiculous. (zocdoc.com)
  • help
  • And, if we do have health problems, primary care physicians help coordinate specialized treatment and monitor medications so there's less chance of interactions and problems - and more chance we'll stay in the best of health! (rchsd.org)
  • To help consumers figure out what plan covers what, the insurance carriers all have "find-a-doctor" searches on their websites that are changing constantly, with providers coming on and going off all the time. (thehealthjournals.com)
  • Electronic medical records may help to save time in handling information and sending it to other doctors. (courant.com)
  • Limited evidence supports the use of guided self-help programs as a first step in a stepped-care approach to these disorders. (aafp.org)
  • employers
  • ObesityHelp is dedicated to the education, empowerment and support of all individuals affected by obesity, along with their families, friends, employers, surgeons and physicians. (obesityhelp.com)
  • medication
  • Evidence and faith, medication as well as motivation, are all principles that Doctor Sexton has come to embrace through his broad experience. (zocdoc.com)
  • work
  • If we're worried about "brain drain," we can work out a scheme to automatically deduct 2 percent of the doctors' income and send it back to their home country. (slate.com)
  • If you establish a clear path by which a foreign-born, foreign-trained individual can receive a work permit and a medical license, then this will inspire the developing world to train more doctors, many of whom will move to the United States. (slate.com)
  • These are the reasons so many physicians have left medicine entirely and most of us who are left wonder how long can we continue to work like this? (cnn.com)
  • Isn't it a shame that after all this time and with skills honed by decades of experience, many of us can no longer afford to work as a physician? (cnn.com)
  • Whether you're interested in academics , research , or a better work/life balance , you'll find the VA has a lot to offer, including the unmatched satisfaction you'll get from caring for those who have served our country . (healthecareers.com)
  • This award helps Maine build on great work already under way to improve how health care is delivered and paid for," Gov. John Baldacci said in a written statement. (pressherald.com)
  • He believes the approach that is taken by the 4C medical group will further enhance his growth as a physician but also seeking that ideal work-life balance. (zocdoc.com)
  • time
  • Doctors command higher wages in the United States than elsewhere, while at the same time many foreign countries have a substantial cost advantage in providing medical training. (slate.com)
  • When the physicians were asked about barriers to vaccination, they reported obstacles such as patient refusal, cost, and time constraints. (news-medical.net)
  • My primary goals are to detect and treat hypertension in individuals, and at the same time to create the systems necessary to reduce societal hypertension rates. (chicagotribune.com)
  • For example, better utilization of physician time is possible with adequate support staff, a strong electronic health records system and by using of physician extenders. (angieslist.com)
  • Primary Care opportunity in Quincy, IL and Decorah, IA - 49-54 Days Paid Time Off Per Year! (healthecareers.com)
  • Whatever plan you choose, and whatever doctor you choose to see, it's always wise to make a phone call ahead of time to be sure you're covered. (thehealthjournals.com)
  • In order to deliver the best preventive medicine, acute care, and chronic condition management, we provide our board-certified medical professionals the time and tools to make the best decisions for your health. (onemedical.com)
  • Doctor Pirani takes his time and listen to the patient very carefully, and the staff is very friendly. (zocdoc.com)
  • targets
  • As a result, participating physicians who met quality and savings targets earned, on average, $41,000 in shared savings. (aafp.org)
  • years
  • Since 2011, 38 percent of the primary care panels have secured savings in all four years, and 32 percent have secured savings in three of the four years, debunking the so-called process bias theory that suggests savings are not sustainable over long periods. (aafp.org)
  • Dr. Aziz Pirani is a Board Certified Family Physician who has been practicing medicine in Lilburn, GA for over three years. (zocdoc.com)
  • Dr. Matthews was born and raised in Yonkers, New York and has been living in Phoenix, Arizona for the last 4 years. (zocdoc.com)
  • therapeutic
  • A strong therapeutic relationship between the physician and patient is necessary for assessing the psychosocial and medical factors used to determine the appropriate level of care. (aafp.org)
  • office
  • Sometimes you can choose a different doctor in the same office. (rchsd.org)
  • An Amazing experience, the office, the staff and Dr. Sudhindra Pydimarri were absolutely wonderful. (zocdoc.com)
  • hospital
  • So if you have an HMO and choose to go out-of-network for a certain doctor, or to have a procedure done at a certain hospital, you're going to pay for it. (thehealthjournals.com)
  • it's where you turn for guidance and support before you get sick, before you see a specialist, and before you need to seek hospital care. (onemedical.com)
  • quality
  • Rakotz is currently working with a team at Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group to improve the quality of high blood pressure detection and management. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Everyone knows when they get high-quality care on the front end, less problems occur down the line," she said. (pressherald.com)
  • My secret is this: the key to improved quality and reduced health care costs is -- wait for it -- primary care. (aafp.org)
  • cough
  • If you've got a cough, sniffle, or you're short of breath, your primary care specialist can tell if it's an infection, like a cold - or if it's or something else, like asthma or allergies. (rchsd.org)