Posts in Primary Care

5 Tips to Fight Fatigue

May 7, 2019 | Primary Care, Wellness

Exhausted woman at homeTiredness throughout the day is a familiar feeling for most adults. Whether it’s due to a rough night of sleep or an afternoon slump after a big lunch, it’s easy to yearn for the days of childhood when a daily nap was a given. However, there’s a difference between tiredness that is linked to a specific cause (a busy season at work, a newborn baby at home, etc.), and true fatigue — an unshakeable exhaustion that interferes with your ability to focus. Fatigue often points to an underlying health condition that can’t be remedied by simply getting more sleep.

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10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas to Help Mom Take Care of Herself

May 1, 2019 | Primary Care, Wellness

Mother and daughter on Mother's DayWhen May comes around, most people find it difficult to choose the perfect Mother’s Day gift. You’re probably already seeing ads for jewelry, flowers, and chocolate covered strawberries. If none of these seem to adequately convey the gratitude you have for your mother, you’ve come to the right place. Our list of health-conscious gift ideas will show Mom that you love her and want to make sure she’s prioritizing her long-term wellness.

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Lunch on the Run: Easy Ideas for Nutritious Meals

April 16, 2019 | Primary Care, Wellness

Healthy lunch options for workIt’s an all-too-familiar scenario. Noon rolls around and you’re distracted by a growling stomach withno plans for lunch. Sure, you want to eat healthy and stay budget-friendly, but you’re in a time crunch, with less than an hour to spare. Giving over to hunger, you make a quick run to the nearest fast-food spot or order in to the office. By afternoon, you feel sluggish, full, and regretful about spending $15 on a single meal.

Over time, this lack of planning not only takes a toll on your wallet, but it also affects your overall wellness. According to the CDC, 84.8 million adults in America consume fast food on a given day. Regularly consuming meals loaded with fat and calories, and low in fiber can lead to many health issues, including high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and more.

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Connecting with Patients at LeBauer Grandover Village: Meet Dr. Cody Matthews

April 2, 2019 | Primary Care, Provider

Cody Matthews, DO at LeBauer Grandover VillageIn an age of technology, many people think the days of having a doctor who knows you really well are gone. However, physicians are finding ways to connect with patients and focus on meaningful discussions at each visit. One example is Dr. Cody Matthews, who recently joined the team at LeBauer Grandover Village.

“I learned early on in my medical training that you establish a much better connection with patients if you really take the time to listen to them instead of just typing notes the whole time,” says Dr. Matthews. “In a time of electronic health records and tight schedules, I strive to listen to my patients and their concerns. I enjoy getting to know all of my patients and their families and the continuity of care that primary care provides.”

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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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Antibiotics: When They’re Helpful, When They’re Not

February 19, 2019 | Primary Care

Medical prescriptionIf you’ve ever suffered a relentless cough or congestion that just won’t stop, chances are you’ve probably asked your doctor for antibiotics to offer relief. While antibiotics can work wonders for clearing up bacterial infections, they are useless when combating viral infections. The trouble is, often times both bacterial and viral infections present very similar symptoms.

So, when do antibiotics help and when do they hurt?  

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4 Reasons You Need a Primary Care Doctor in Your 20s

January 30, 2019 | Primary Care, Wellness

Millennial in Primary Care Visit GraphicIf you’re in your 20s, you’re likely taking on all sorts of firsts, like a first full-time job, first apartment, and possibly it’s the first time managing all of your own health care. If you’re healthy, you may be wondering if you need anything beyond a walk-in clinic or virtual visit for the handful of times you need a doctor. However, there are a number of good reasons to establish a relationship with a trusted primary care doctor as a young adult.

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Medicine is a Team Sport

January 23, 2019 | Primary Care, Provider

“{My doctor} saved my life.” – Sam Wyrick

 

When Sam’s father died in 2015 of pancreatic cancer, she began to question her own pancreatic health. Then, her well-check up in 2016 showed slightly elevated levels of liver enzymes.

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