Posts in Primary Care

Six Questions to Ask When Looking for a Family Doctor

April 19, 2016 | Primary Care

Your relationship with your doctor isn’t top of mind every day, but if you’re sick or struggling with a chronic illness, it’s vital to have a family doctor you trust. Medical skills and training, personality, and communication styles are all factors that make the difference between a confident and comfortable relationship with your doctor and a feeling that your medical provider is just passable.

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Scrapes, Rashes, and Blisters: When to See a Doctor for Irritated Skin

March 24, 2016 | Primary Care

2016-03-24If you’ve ever experienced an itchy rash keeping you up at night or the constant pain of a bad scrape, you know skin irritations can interfere with daily life. Many skin rashes, abrasions, or blisters can be treated safely at home with a few items from the pharmacy. However, some conditions may require care from a physician. Learn how to care for skin irritations at home and the warning signs that indicate you should call the doctor.

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Pass the Tissues: Help for When the Whole Family is Sick

January 29, 2016 | Primary Care

iStock_000024744075_FullThe frigid chill of winter often brings runny noses, fevers, and coughing, and it’s easy for the germs to get passed from one family member to another rather quickly. The months of January and February are typically the height of contagious viruses, including the flu and stomach viruses. If everyone in your house is reaching for the cough drops or the tissues, try these tips for caring for multiple sick family members and stopping the spread of germs.

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More Vegetables Please: Five Tips for Your Picky Eater

December 18, 2015 | Primary Care

2015-12-18In many homes, dinner with children has become a tug-of-war over the healthy food parents are promoting versus the fried foods and sweets kids prefer. If you have fussy eaters, there are ways to stop the mealtime madness. Try these tips to help turn stressful meals into pleasant and nutritious family time.

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How’s Your Health? Check These Key Numbers

November 24, 2015 | Primary Care

LeBauer-085Are you wanting to take the first steps to looking and feeling healthier, but not sure where to start? A good plan starts with understanding important health indicators, such as blood sugar, cholesterol, and other measures. Once you have an overview of your current health, it’s easier to set goals for exercise and diet.

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Hot to the Touch: When is a Child’s Fever Too High?

November 18, 2015 | Primary Care

iStock_000012573825_LargeYou notice your child’s face is flushed and forehead feels hot. You reach for the thermometer and the reading confirms your suspicion of a high fever. As a parent, your first instinct is to worry; however, most of the time a fever is not an indication of anything serious. Learning these quick tips to help you assess the situation will put your mind at ease.

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Is it a Cold or the Flu? Knowing the Difference Can Help Recovery

October 30, 2015 | Primary Care, Vaccines

You woke up with a sore throat and runny nose and just want to go back to bed. Is it just a cold or could you have the flu? Both viruses are more prevalent in the late fall and winter and both have the potential to make you feel miserable. Knowing the difference between a cold and the flu can help you more effectively treat symptoms and get back on track quickly.

Learn more below or join Dr. Kate Tabori with LeBauer Primary Care at MedCenter High Point to hear her advice about how to fight back against the colds and the flu. 

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