Archive for March, 2019

6 Tips for Choosing a New Doctor

March 28, 2019 | Primary Care, Provider

Patient talking with new doctorThe search for a doctor can be prompted by all sorts of reasons: moving to a new town, dissatisfaction with your current doctor’s office, or just realizing you need something besides an urgent care clinic to keep you healthy.

Having a regular doctor to take care of most of your medical needs  — referred to as a primary care doctor by the health care industry — means you’ll be healthier overall and more likely to avoid costly or painful complications from illnesses.

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What You Need to Know About Colon Cancer

March 22, 2019 | Gastroenterology/Endoscopy

Colon cancer facts signColorectal cancer (cancer found in the colon or rectum) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the United States, according to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. This means, especially if you are 50 or older, you need to make colorectal cancer screening a priority.

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Meet Psychologist Jenna Mendelson: Helping Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities

March 19, 2019 | Behavioral Medicine, Provider

Jenna Mendelson, PhD at LeBauer Behavioral MedicinePsychologist Jenna Mendelson became interested in helping individuals with autism and their families through a high school internship. During the internship, she had opportunities to interact with children with autism spectrum disorders and their families. That experience led to her working in autism research, obtaining a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, and training at autism centers at Duke and Emory universities. Now, Dr. Mendelson is offering diagnostic evaluations across the lifespan, as well as cognitive-behavioral therapeutic interventions for adolescents, adults, and families at LeBauer HealthCare at Summerfield and Oak Ridge.

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