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The Personal Side of Medicine: Why it Matters to Dr. Caleb Parker

September 26, 2018 | Primary Care, Provider

Dr. Caleb Parker, board-certified family medicine physician, has joined LeBauer HealthCare at Horse Pen Creek. He recently shared his philosophy of care, tips for staying healthy, and insight into his love of music.

Caleb Parker, MD at LeBauer Horse Pen Creek

What’s one of the most important lessons you learned in medical school?

I got to work with dozens of different physicians. The physicians who took the time to get to know their patients were generally happier.  As I gained experience in my residency, I realized that in order to treat people, you have to get know more than just their blood pressure. There are things going on in their personal life, stress at work that can impact their health.

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Concussion Recovery: When Is it Safe to Return to Activities?

September 25, 2018 | Sports Medicine

Concussion symptoms can vary between individuals and may include headache, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, sleep disturbances, and visual issues. While these symptoms vary from patient to patient, one of the most common questions patients and families ask is, “How much time will it take to recover from a concussion?”

Student athletes are often eager to return to games and practice, while adults may feel pressure to get back to work or resume their normal workout routine. However, rushing back to regular activity levels can cause symptoms to linger, making recovery even more challenging. 

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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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LeBauer’s Valerie Wolf Discusses Concussion Signs and Treatments with Fox 8

September 6, 2018 | Sports Medicine

Valerie Wolf, director of athletic training, on Fox 8This time of year is prime time for parents to be thinking about concussions as their athletes hit the field for football, soccer, and other high-impact sports.

Valerie Wolf, the Director of Athletic Training and Concussion Clinic at LeBauer Sports Medicine, talks about the most common signs and effects of a concussion that parents should be on the lookout for, and how to get treatment, on this recent Fox 8 House Call.

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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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Preventing and Treating Concussions in Teen Athletes: Learn the 3 R’s

August 9, 2018 | Sports Medicine

youngFor teen athletes who engage in fall sports such as football and soccer, August often marks the return of a regular practice schedule and gearing up for the first games of the season. It’s also a great time for parents, coaches, and athletes to review the symptoms of a concussion and know when and how to get care should a student sustain a head injury.  Dr. Zach Smith, medical director of the LeBauer Sports Medicine Concussion Clinic in Greensboro, NC, shares these tips. 

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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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5 Tips for Safe Summer Workouts

July 25, 2018 | Sports Medicine, Wellness

Athletes posing for summer workout in park

When you practice a healthy lifestyle and exercising is part of your daily habits, chances are you look forward to moving those workouts outdoors as soon as the weather warms up.

Outdoor summer workouts are not only energizing and fun, but they also offer a new twist on an otherwise standard routine.

North Carolina routinely sees summer temperatures well into the 90s, and the higher the temperature, the more likely a heat-related illness or even sports injury may occur. Before you run outdoors, check out these five simple tips for safe summer workouts!

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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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