Posts in Primary Care

Six Tips to Help Children and Teens Avoid Summer Safety Hazards

July 19, 2018 | Primary Care

young boy in pool with life jacketSummer is in full swing, and it’s the perfect time for children, teens, and families to enjoy the outdoors. Not only is outside time fun, it usually provides exercise. However, parents also need to be aware of the safety hazards that can come with summer activities. Whether you’re swimming, bicycling, going to the park, or just playing games in the backyard, follow these summer safety tips for a healthy and injury-free summer.

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Looking for Exceptional Health Care? Discover How LeBauer Nurses are Boosting the Patient Experience

July 9, 2018 | Awards/Recognitions, Primary Care

LeBauer nurses who won 2018 Nursing Excellence AwardsWhat kind of experience do you want when you visit the doctor’s office?

  • Compassionate, kind, and supportive care?
  • Staff with a wealth of experience and an approachable demeanor?
  • The ability to build a relationship with the care team?

Ten nurses and medical assistants at various LeBauer Primary Care locations were recognized for these qualities and more at the Cone Health Nursing Excellence Awards held in May. LeBauer is a part of Cone Health Medical Group and the Cone Health Network.

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Get Answers: When to Message Your Doctor Though a Patient Portal and When to Call

April 26, 2018 | Primary Care, Provider

Having breakfast and logging into MyChartYou just saw your doctor yesterday, and she recommended you begin checking your blood pressure twice a day. She also suggested contacting her if your blood pressure stayed over a certain level for more than a day. However, you’re confused about the best times of day to take the blood pressure readings, and you’re not sure you remember her directions correctly. You could call the office, leave a message, and wait for the nurse to call you back. Or, if your doctor’s office offers an online health portal, you could log into your account and check the summary of your visit. You could also send a message to the doctor and be notified by email when he or she sends a response.

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A Healthy Balance: Physician Assistant Samantha Worley Shares Her Recipe for Wellness

March 27, 2018 | Primary Care, Provider

Samantha Worley, PA at LeBauer Horse Pen CreekSamantha Worley, PA, started helping patients achieve a healthy balance before she even completed her physician assistant training. She began her career as a registered dietitian, offering medical nutrition therapy for Cone Health patients for three and a half years.  She helped patients meet specific medical and health goals through nutrition counseling.

“I wanted to widen the scope of how I could treat patients and find other avenues of preventive care in addition to diet,” says Worley of her decision to pursue a career as a physician assistant.

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6 Fun Things to Do with Your Loved Ones that Will Boost Your Health

February 12, 2018 | Community, Primary Care

Mother and daughter spending quality time together.Flowers and chocolate may be the hottest selling items around Valentine’s Day, but the celebration isn’t confined to romantic relationships. It’s a great opportunity to spend time with anyone you love – from Grandma to your children to close friends. And research shows that people who have several healthy social or family relationships actually enjoy better health.

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A Love for Medicine, A Passion for Families: Dr. Erica Wallace

January 22, 2018 | Primary Care, Provider

A Focus on Patient Relationships

Erica Wallace, DO at LeBauer Horse Pen Creek

Dr. Erica Wallace grew up in a small town in northeast Georgia. She looked up to her local doctor,who treated almost everyone in town. “Since the age of 7, I knew I wanted to be a physician,” she said. Now, Wallace aspires to get to know her own patients as well as he did. “I enjoy taking care of the entire family, including multiple generations.”

Wallace is a graduate of the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency at Cone Health Family Medicine and worked for Kernodle Clinic in Burlington, NC, for five years. She currently resides in Greensboro, NC, with her husband and two children.

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Compassionate Care Began Before Medical School for Dr. Renee Kuneff

December 18, 2017 | Primary Care, Provider

Renee Kuneff, LeBauer DO at Oak RidgeDr. Renee Kuneff, board-certified family practice doctor at LeBauer HealthCare at Oak Ridge, started gaining insight into the patient experience long before she began medical school. She worked as a labor and delivery nurse and surgical scrub nurse for 14 years before deciding to go to medical school.

“I wanted to do more for patients and be more involved in their care,” says Kuneff of her motivation to become a doctor. “I believe my background in nursing made me into an even better doctor, giving me insight and experience into the medical field and providing me with the tools to give my patients compassionate, personal care.”

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