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Connecting with Patients at LeBauer Grandover Village: Meet Dr. Cody Matthews

April 2, 2019 | Primary Care, Provider

Cody Matthews, DO at LeBauer Grandover VillageIn an age of technology, many people think the days of having a doctor who knows you really well are gone. However, physicians are finding ways to connect with patients and focus on meaningful discussions at each visit. One example is Dr. Cody Matthews, who recently joined the team at LeBauer Grandover Village.

“I learned early on in my medical training that you establish a much better connection with patients if you really take the time to listen to them instead of just typing notes the whole time,” says Dr. Matthews. “In a time of electronic health records and tight schedules, I strive to listen to my patients and their concerns. I enjoy getting to know all of my patients and their families and the continuity of care that primary care provides.”

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6 Tips for Choosing a New Doctor

March 28, 2019 | Primary Care, Provider

Patient talking with new doctorThe search for a doctor can be prompted by all sorts of reasons: moving to a new town, dissatisfaction with your current doctor’s office, or just realizing you need something besides an urgent care clinic to keep you healthy.

Having a regular doctor to take care of most of your medical needs  — referred to as a primary care doctor by the health care industry — means you’ll be healthier overall and more likely to avoid costly or painful complications from illnesses.

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What You Need to Know About Colon Cancer

March 22, 2019 | Gastroenterology/Endoscopy

Colon cancer facts signColorectal cancer (cancer found in the colon or rectum) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the United States, according to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. This means, especially if you are 50 or older, you need to make colorectal cancer screening a priority.

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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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