Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of thousands of Americans have attempted to avoid doctor’s offices for fear of catching the virus. Some people postponed their wellness check-ups, many used telemedicine services for simple illnesses, and unfortunately, some even delayed treatment for serious medical conditions. Now that states are reopening you might be wondering, can I see my health care provider safely now? What is my risk of catching COVID-19 if I do need to visit a doctor’s office?Read More
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If disrupted sleep, erratic eating patterns, and ongoing stress have become your “new normal” during the COVID-19 pandemic, you are not alone. The good news is there are steps you can take to alleviate stress and anxiety. Dr. David Gutterman, Clinical Director of LeBauer Behavioral Medicine, recently shared tips for coping with COVID-19 stress during three different interviews with Cone Health and WFMY News.Read More
With a global pandemic and routines focused only on the essentials of life, Americans have a lot of questions about how to handle health issues that are not emergencies or not COVID-19 related. Many are wondering if they should address health problems now or just wait it out until the coronavirus calms down.Read More
As North Carolina begins phases of reopening, LeBauer HealthCare is continuing to offer virtual visits as well as modified in-person care in offices. We are taking a phased approach to safely reschedule any in-person appointments that were postponed previously and implementing every precaution to ensure the safety of anyone entering LeBauer offices.Read More
Everyone is feeling a certain amount of stress about the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, and that’s perfectly normal. However, for many people, that stress may turn into anxiety, particularly if they have a loved one who is sick or working on the front lines. This can also be a trying time for the nearly 40 million Americans who already suffer from an anxiety disorder.
The good news is that there are many tested techniques for coping with anxiety. A number of research studies point to exercise as one method for effectively reducing stress and anxiety. Keep reading to learn how exercise can help and for ways to exercise during COVID-19 social distancing and gym closures.Read More
Hundreds of LeBauer patients have participated in virtual visits with their providers during the past few weeks. Patients are finding this new way to connect with their doctor reassuring and convenient.
Both primary care providers and specialists throughout LeBauer practices are offering WebEx video visits and telephone visits for those without video capabilities. If patients are unable to access WebEx, offices can also arrange for Zoom or FaceTime video visits, or using doxy.me, which connects you without the need to download an app or create an account.
Here is what a few of our patients recently said in surveys about their experience.Read More
Our daily life and routines have been totally disrupted with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading across the United States. It’s important to follow guidelines to take care of yourself and your family in order to prevent the spread of the virus.
You may also be asking yourself how you can lower your stress levels or feel less isolated while staying at home.
Check out these resources and tips to help you and your family stay both physically and mentally healthy during the coronavirus outbreak.Read More
If you find yourself dreading the budding trees of spring or overwhelmed while staring at shelves of over-the-counter allergy remedies, be reassured that you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 19.2 million adults and 5.2 million children were diagnosed with seasonal allergies in 2018.
Allergy sufferers know the stuffy nose and itching, watery eyes that come with seasonal allergies can be severe enough to interfere with sleep or lead to sinus infections. While the pharmaceutical industry has produced a host of products targeted to help relieve symptoms, discovering what works for each individual can be tricky.
These tips can help you make sense of treatment options and know when you should consult a doctor.Read More
New & Existing Patients: Virtual Visit Options
To control the spread of COVID-19 and promote social distancing, we are offering virtual visits as an alternative to in-person office visits. You may call your LeBauer office or request an appointment online to schedule a virtual visit.
*Please note, LeBauer offices are currently open M-F from 8 am to 4 pm.*Read More
Let’s talk about sex. More specifically, safe sex.
In your younger days, this topic might have made you cringe. Whether it was an awkward conversation with your parents, a mandatory high school health course, or a first trip to the gynecologist, chances are, you didn’t ask all the questions on your mind.
But now, you’re older…wiser…and, like most men and women, you’ve encountered your fair share of misconceptions about safe sex. That’s why we created this blog post, to debunk a few of the common myths and empower you to take control of your sexual health.Read More