Posts in Primary Care

Shannon Banks, MD, Brings Her Passion for Serving Our Diverse Community

September 19, 2018 | Primary Care, Provider

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 nine 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.

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Top Tips to Keep Diabetes in Control While Traveling

August 15, 2018 | Primary Care

Diabetic woman checking blood glucoseIt’s summer, and you’re preparing for that long anticipated vacation. For patients with diabetes, keeping medication schedules and care routines on track while traveling can be a challenge. However, with extra preparation, you can have a great trip and be ready for any unexpected health emergencies. Whether you are headed to the beach, camping in the mountains, flying across the country, or exploring a foreign destination, follow these guidelines for a healthy and hassle-free vacation.

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Get the Family Medicine Advantage for Your Children

July 31, 2018 | Primary Care

Teenage boy and doctor at appointmentFeeling confident you have great health care for your children and teens is important. If you’re looking for care, one of the first steps is to decide what type of doctor or provider best fits your specific needs. Many parents wonder about the differences in family medicine doctors, family nurse practitioners, and pediatricians.

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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 | Primary Care, Awards/Recognitions

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 | Primary Care, Community

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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