Healthy Living

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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Staying Active: A Passion for Sports Medicine

February 6, 2018 | Provider, Sports Medicine

LeBauer Horse Pen Creek Provider Michael Rigby DODr. Michael Rigby enjoys living a healthy and active lifestyle. Outside of his work, he spends time with his wife and three children. He enjoys most outdoor activities and mountain biking. Rigby’s passion for health transfers to his love for his patients in sports medicine and rehabilitation.

“‘Objects in motion remain in motion,’ is not only a law of physics, but also of the human body. Finding opportunities to remain in motion throughout the day combined with a plant-based, well balanced diet is critical to staying well and healthy,” Rigby said.

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Breathe Better: 8 Rules for Managing Asthma and COPD in Winter

January 30, 2018 | Pulmonary/Critical Care

asthma patient managing in winterThe blasts of arctic cold temperatures we’ve had in North Carolina this winter have been especially hard for anyone who has asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Both of these respiratory conditions can be made worse by the cold weather. In fact, a six-year research study showed a direct link between cold weather and an increase in hospital admissions for COPD patients.

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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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6 Holiday Gifts to Inspire Health

December 13, 2017 | Community, Primary Care

Woman using athletic giftsYour holiday shopping has begun, but none of the usual holiday staples — slippers, sweaters, or electronics — seem meaningful. Try a gift that inspires health and fitness for your loved ones this year. You can find all sorts of health-focused items for a wide range of budgets. Try something from this list to help get 2018 off to a healthy start!

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Don’t Miss Out on Your Annual Wellness Visit: Medicare Patients Get a Personalized Plan from a Health Coach

November 29, 2017 | Primary Care

Older woman staying healthy after annual wellness visitLeBauer Medicare patients have a chance to get a personalized health wellness and prevention plan from health coaches at all seven LeBauer primary care locations in the Triad. Nurses at each office have been specially trained to provide the Annual Wellness Visit that is fully covered by Medicare each year. How can the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit and a LeBauer health coach help you?

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6 Thanksgiving Activities to Get Your Family Moving

November 20, 2017 | Primary Care

Happy family at Thanksgiving being activeThanksgiving is a wonderful time to be with friends and family and eat great food. The aftermath of Thanksgiving can leave everyone feeling sluggish, but it’s important to stay active and work out all those delicious calories! Here are six activities to keep you and your family moving and having fun this Thanksgiving.

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Avoid Insurance Surprises: Know What’s Covered in a Wellness Visit

November 2, 2017 | Primary Care

A doctor and patient in annual visitWellness visits, also called physicals or checkups, are an important part of staying healthy. They provide a time for you and your primary care doctor to focus on preventive care and lifestyle habits, such as diet and exercise, that can impact your overall health. Most insurance policies fully cover the cost of an annual wellness visit.

However, what happens if you start asking the doctor about new symptoms you may be experiencing?

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