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Is It Safe to See My Doctor Now?

June 16, 2020 | Primary Care, Community

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?

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Healthy Ways to Reduce Stress During COVID-19

June 4, 2020 | Behavioral Medicine

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.

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Exercise to Lower Your Anxiety

April 20, 2020 | Behavioral Medicine, Primary Care, Wellness

Mother Exercise With Her Baby At HomeEveryone 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. 

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Why Patients Love Virtual Visits

April 14, 2020 | Primary Care, Wellness

Close-up Of A Woman Video Conferencing With Female Doctor On LaptopHundreds 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. 

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Tips to Keep Your Family Physically and Mentally Healthy During the Coronavirus Outbreak

April 7, 2020 | Behavioral Medicine, Primary Care

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. 

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Allergy Treatment: What Works, What Doesn’t, and When to See the Doctor

March 30, 2020 | Primary Care


young woman comparing labels of medicationsIf 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. 

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Six Common Myths About Safe Sex

February 25, 2020 | Primary Care

Let’s talk about sex. More specifically, safe sex. Intimate couple laughing in bed

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.

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