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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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What will this doctor’s visit cost me? A quick guide to common insurance terms

February 12, 2020 | Primary Care

Tis the season for colds, coughs, and a variety of other ailments that have people of all ages questioning whether they need to see a doctor. Unfortunately, even those with health insurance often try to tough it out because they are unsure what an appointment will cost. It’s true — insurance jargon can be confusing, and if you’ve ever been shocked by a large and unanticipated bill for a checkup or medical test, we understand the hesitancy. Knowing the common insurance terms can empower you to get the most out of your policy and avoid unwelcome surprises for years to come.

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Delivering What Patients Want: Courtesy, Clear Communication, and Genuine Care

January 30, 2020 | Awards/Recognitions, Primary Care

What do patients really want in order to feel good about their doctor and visits to the office? It’s not just an accurate diagnosis and the right medical treatment plan. 

Patients need to feel like they were treated with courtesy and respect by office staff and the doctor. Another vital factor in patient satisfaction is clear communication, which includes both listening to a patient and explaining things in a way that he or she can understand.

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7 Steps for Helping Senior Parents with Doctor Visits

January 20, 2020 | Primary Care

Adult daughter taking care of senior motherHelping aging parents with the coordination or management of medical care can often feel overwhelming for adult children. If you’ve watched a senior parent struggle with remembering information a doctor provided or have a hard time keeping track of multiple medications, you’ve likely realized you need to step in to offer some support. Yet knowing where to start with that effort can be difficult. 

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Drs. Vito and Mary Cirigliano: Teaming Up with GI and Primary Care Patients

December 19, 2019 | Provider, Primary Care, Gastroenterology/Endoscopy

Drs. Vito and Mary Cirigliano both believe that the best medical care comes from the doctor and the patient working together as a team, with shared decision-making about treatment, prevention, and the path to better health. Vito cares for gastroenterology office patients at LeBauer Gastroenterology at the MedCenter High Point on Highway 68 and performs procedures at the LeBauer Endoscopy Center in Greensboro, and Mary offers care for infants, children, and adults at LeBauer HealthCare at Grandover Village. 

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4 Ways to Bring Health to the Holiday Season

December 9, 2019 | Wellness

Kids running outside with mom at holidaysDuring December, it’s fun to get caught up in the festive spirit of holiday parties, shopping, and decorating — and downright easy to skip the gym, indulge in fattening foods, and settle on the couch for some great movies. Instead of waking up in January feeling guilty for several weeks of unhealthy living, try these four tips for bringing some healthy habits into your holidays this year.

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Exercise Classes, Emotional Support, and More for Parkinson’s Patients in the Greensboro Area

December 3, 2019 | Neurology

Parkinson's patients at dance classPatients and families living with Parkinson’s disease in the Greensboro area have a wide range of support services through the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program organized by Cone Health and LeBauer HealthCare. 

“Cone Health, with the help of a number of partners, has put together a very comprehensive support program for a community of our size,” says Jessica Thomas, MSW, LCSW, a social worker who is based at LeBauer Neurology. Jessica works with Parkinson’s patients and families throughout the greater Greensboro area. 

The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program includes a variety of exercise classes, support groups, and art classes that are described later in this article. Patients and families are also able to meet with Thomas to discuss ways to cope with a movement disorder diagnosis and resources to help them live well with the challenges they face. 

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The Empty Chair: Five Helps to Cope with Grief This Holiday Season

November 21, 2019 | Behavioral Medicine

Young woman wrapped in a blanket is sitting on floor depressed with grief

For many, the holidays bring decorated homes filled with family, festivities, and food. But for those grieving the loss of a loved one, the holidays highlight the empty chair at the table or one fewer stocking hanging on the mantel.

Grief can eclipse the brightest holiday lights — but it doesn’t have to. Use these five helps from our team at LeBauer to cope with the grief of loss this holiday season.

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Today’s Stressors: How They Impact Health and 6 Tools to Cope

November 12, 2019 | Behavioral Medicine, Wellness, Primary Care

We all have stress of some type in our life, whether it’s a daily commute with heavy traffic, a sick child, or an argument with a spouse. Our bodies are programmed to have an actual physical response to stress, so living with constant stress has the potential to undermine our physical health. Here’s how stress can lead to health problems and six tips for managing the stress in your life. 

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Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders: How to Prepare for your Appointment & What to Do While You Wait

November 4, 2019 | Neurology

Daughter helping older mother prepare for appointment

If your primary care doctor suspects you might have Parkinson’s disease or another movement disorder, he or she has likely referred you to a specialist. 

Movement disorders are neurological conditions that affect your ability to move, or cause involuntary movements such as trembling, jerking, or spasms. Symptoms can range from subtle to severe. 

Establishing a relationship with a neurologist who has specialized training in movement disorders is critical. From there, you can receive a definitive diagnosis, learn about possible treatment options, and have a partner in managing your disorder. 

As you wait to see a specialist, consider the following ways to get the most out of your appointment:

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