Dr. Caleb Parker, board-certified family medicine physician, has joined LeBauer HealthCare at Horse Pen Creek. He recently shared his philosophy of care, tips for staying healthy, and insight into his love of music.
What’s one of the most important lessons you learned in medical school?
I got to work with dozens of different physicians. The physicians who took the time to get to know their patients were generally happier. As I gained experience in my residency, I realized that in order to treat people, you have to get know more than just their blood pressure. There are things going on in their personal life, stress at work that can impact their health.
Concussion symptoms can vary between individuals and may include headache, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, sleep disturbances, and visual issues. While these symptoms vary from patient to patient, one of the most common questions patients and families ask is, “How much time will it take to recover from a concussion?”
Student athletes are often eager to return to games and practice, while adults may feel pressure to get back to work or resume their normal workout routine. However, rushing back to regular activity levels can cause symptoms to linger, making recovery even more challenging.
Looking for a new doctor can be a little overwhelming. Wouldn’t it be nice to really get to know a little bit about the person you’re going to trust for you and your family’s healthcare? We recently spent some time talking with Shannon Banks, MD, the newest member of LeBauer HealthCare’s growing primary care team. Dr. Banks is now serving adult and pediatric patients at the Brassfield office in Greensboro, N.C., one of the eight convenient LeBauer HealthCare locations in the Triad.
Dr. Banks is new to the LeBauer Brassfield office, but no stranger to Greensboro—she holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from North Carolina A&T State University. A native of Goldsboro, N.C., Dr. Banks chose The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University for medical school. She also completed her residency at Vidant Medical Center and The Brody School of Medicine at ECU. Dr. Banks is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
This time of year is prime time for parents to be thinking about concussions as their athletes hit the field for football, soccer, and other high-impact sports.
Valerie Wolf, the Director of Athletic Training and Concussion Clinic at LeBauer Sports Medicine, talks about the most common signs and effects of a concussion that parents should be on the lookout for, and how to get treatment, on this recent Fox 8 House Call.