Posts in Primary Care

Six Common Myths About Safe Sex

February 25, 2020 | Primary Care

Let’s talk about sex. More specifically, safe sex. Intimate couple laughing in bed

In your younger days, this topic might have made you cringe. Whether it was an awkward conversation with your parents, a mandatory high school health course, or a first trip to the gynecologist, chances are, you didn’t ask all the questions on your mind. 

But now, you’re older…wiser…and, like most men and women, you’ve encountered your fair share of misconceptions about safe sex. That’s why we created this blog post, to debunk a few of the common myths and empower you to take control of your sexual health.

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What will this doctor’s visit cost me? A quick guide to common insurance terms

February 12, 2020 | Primary Care

Tis the season for colds, coughs, and a variety of other ailments that have people of all ages questioning whether they need to see a doctor. Unfortunately, even those with health insurance often try to tough it out because they are unsure what an appointment will cost. It’s true — insurance jargon can be confusing, and if you’ve ever been shocked by a large and unanticipated bill for a checkup or medical test, we understand the hesitancy. Knowing the common insurance terms can empower you to get the most out of your policy and avoid unwelcome surprises for years to come.

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Delivering What Patients Want: Courtesy, Clear Communication, and Genuine Care

January 30, 2020 | Primary Care, Awards/Recognitions

What do patients really want in order to feel good about their doctor and visits to the office? It’s not just an accurate diagnosis and the right medical treatment plan. 

Patients need to feel like they were treated with courtesy and respect by office staff and the doctor. Another vital factor in patient satisfaction is clear communication, which includes both listening to a patient and explaining things in a way that he or she can understand.

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7 Steps for Helping Senior Parents with Doctor Visits

January 20, 2020 | Primary Care

Adult daughter taking care of senior motherHelping aging parents with the coordination or management of medical care can often feel overwhelming for adult children. If you’ve watched a senior parent struggle with remembering information a doctor provided or have a hard time keeping track of multiple medications, you’ve likely realized you need to step in to offer some support. Yet knowing where to start with that effort can be difficult. 

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Drs. Vito and Mary Cirigliano: Teaming Up with GI and Primary Care Patients

December 19, 2019 | Gastroenterology/Endoscopy, Primary Care, Provider

Drs. Vito and Mary Cirigliano both believe that the best medical care comes from the doctor and the patient working together as a team, with shared decision-making about treatment, prevention, and the path to better health. Vito cares for gastroenterology office patients at LeBauer Gastroenterology at the MedCenter High Point on Highway 68 and performs procedures at the LeBauer Endoscopy Center in Greensboro, and Mary offers care for infants, children, and adults at LeBauer HealthCare at Grandover Village. 

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Today’s Stressors: How They Impact Health and 6 Tools to Cope

November 12, 2019 | Behavioral Medicine, Primary Care, Wellness

We all have stress of some type in our life, whether it’s a daily commute with heavy traffic, a sick child, or an argument with a spouse. Our bodies are programmed to have an actual physical response to stress, so living with constant stress has the potential to undermine our physical health. Here’s how stress can lead to health problems and six tips for managing the stress in your life. 

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5 Ways to Avoid the Flu

October 29, 2019 | Primary Care, Vaccines

Washing hands under faucet to fight flu

With the arrival of fall comes gatherings for football games, leaf raking, and the anticipation of Thanksgiving. While you’re planning for these fun events, be sure you’re also preparing for flu season. Fall is the perfect time to start taking some common-sense flu precautions and to schedule a flu vaccine. Try these five tips to lower your risk of catching the flu. 

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Lower Your Diabetes Risk

August 19, 2019 | Endocrinology, Primary Care

young couple preparing healthy food, watching sugars

Popular culture offers up all sorts of reasons to adopt a healthy lifestyle: drop pounds, get toned, and gain energy. Yet healthy choices, maintained over time, can reap far more important long-term gains, including prevention of chronic diseases. In fact, being active, watching carbohydrate portions, and bypassing sweets are great ways to help prevent diabetes.

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4 Reasons to See a Primary Care Doctor When You’re Sick

July 22, 2019 | Primary Care

Doctor In White Coat Examining Female Patient In Office

There are times it’s obvious you need a doctor: a raw throat that won’t go away, a burning fever, or a sprained and swollen ankle. You have a primary care doctor, but do you give them a call, head out the door to the nearest urgent care center, or perhaps go online for a virtual visit service?  

There are a number of advantages to going to your primary care office for a sudden illness or minor injury when possible. 

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