Healthy Living

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 | Awards/Recognitions, Primary Care

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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Summer Safety: Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses with LeBauer’s Dr. Rigby

July 5, 2018 | Sports Medicine

This summer has already been a hot one in North Carolina, and heat can bring additional risk of illness and injury, especially for those who are active or participate in active sports during the warm-weather months.

 

Dr. Michael Rigby with LeBauer Sports Medicine at Horse Pen Creek talks about some of the most common heat-related illnesses to watch out for, as well as ways to prevent them this summer.

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Discover Complete Sports Medicine and Concussion Care

June 29, 2018 | Sports Medicine

Dr. Zach Smith, MD, LeBauer HealthCareA love for sports as a child and young adult led Dr. Zachary Smith to pursue a career in sports medicine. After two years of playing soccer for a development team of the Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer franchise, Smith decided to begin medical school. Today, he is board-certified in sports medicine and family medicine and cares for athletes of all ages at LeBauer Sports Medicine at Elam in Greensboro, NC.

“I understand the dedication and sacrifice athletes make – whether they are in high school, college, starting down the professional path, or participating in competitions as an adult,” says Smith.

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LeBauer HealthCare Selected for Prestigious Pulmonary Fibrosis Network

May 29, 2018 | Awards/Recognitions, Pulmonary/Critical Care

Murali Ramaswamy, MD

[Greensboro, NC], May 15, 2018 – The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) announced today it has expanded its nationwide Care Center Network with the selection of 15 additional sites, including LeBauer HealthCare at Cone Health. The PFF’s Care Center Network, a collection of medical centers with expertise in accurately diagnosing and treating individuals with pulmonary fibrosis (PF), now has 60 sites in 30 states. The 15 new sites will help fill a treatment gap, increasing access to quality care and services that are critical to the local PF community.

“Our partnership with the PFF reflects our commitment to integrating world-class care and cutting-edge research into the overall disease management for patients, caregivers, and loved ones,” said Dr. Murali Ramaswamy. “At LeBauer HealthCare, our team of experts in pulmonary medicine, rheumatology, radiology, and pathology will provide life-enhancing treatments to people living with PF while researching the cause and cure for the disease.”

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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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