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Meet Psychologist Jenna Mendelson: Helping Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities

March 19, 2019 | Behavioral Medicine, Provider

Jenna Mendelson, PhD at LeBauer Behavioral MedicinePsychologist Jenna Mendelson became interested in helping individuals with autism and their families through a high school internship. During the internship, she had opportunities to interact with children with autism spectrum disorders and their families. That experience led to her working in autism research, obtaining a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, and training at autism centers at Duke and Emory universities. Now, Dr. Mendelson is offering diagnostic evaluations across the lifespan, as well as cognitive-behavioral therapeutic interventions for adolescents, adults, and families at LeBauer HealthCare at Summerfield and Oak Ridge.

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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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Winter Depression: Why You Might Feel Blue and What To Do

January 21, 2019 | Behavioral Medicine, Wellness

Depressed woman at home looking out window.Winter months bring the cozy glow of candlelight, the merriment of the holidays and the sweet fun of Valentine’s Day, and the coveted extra hour of sleep. But, for many, the shorter days and longer nights make them feel closed in, worn out, and emotionally down.

If you find yourself wanting to crawl back under the covers on cold winter mornings, you might be prone to winter depression, or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

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