The Benefits of In-Office Prescription Dispensing Over Pharmacies

According to the Center for Disease Control, 2.8 billion drugs were ordered or provided for patients in 2013 and these numbers continue to rise. Of the people visiting a physician, 74% involved drug therapy.  In-office prescription dispensing has been gaining ground, but traditional pharmacies still provide the bulk of these medications to people in need. This … Continue reading The Benefits of In-Office Prescription Dispensing Over Pharmacies ... Read more

How Safe Are Prepackaged Pharmaceuticals When Expired?

At some point during your practice you will likely get this question from a patient, “Can I take prepackaged pharmaceuticals after they have expired?” While you may be quick to give a yes or no answer, take a minute. You don’t want to encourage your patients that yes, it is okay to take medicines after … Continue reading How Safe Are Prepackaged Pharmaceuticals When Expired? ... Read more

Talking to your patients about heart disease

It no longer matters if your practice sees a majority of men or women, elderly or middle-aged individuals. Chances are high that a large percentage of your adult patients suffer from Coronary heart disease. In fact, according to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death in most ethnic groups today.... Read more

How to Decide Between Urgent Care or a Trip to the ER

Today, there are options available for those who need to be seen by a physician after hours, or in the case of an emergency. Some individuals, however, get caught up in wondering if they should go to an urgent care clinic or to the emergency room. ... Read more

How to tell the difference between a cold or allergies

Many patients come to your location with symptoms that could be related either to a cold or to allergies. This is due to the fact that both produce very similar symptoms. Congestion, a runny nose, sore throat and cough are just a few of the reasons that there are many full waiting rooms at certain times of the year. ... Read more

Coming to Understand Pneumonia

Pneumonia, caused by a virus, fungi or bacteria, is a lung infection that is easily spread from person to person with a simple sneeze, touch or a cough. Individuals who do not realize that they are already carrying the start of this illness can still spread it to others. While many are able to recover completely from pneumonia symptoms that last from 1 – 3 weeks, the infection can be fatal to the elderly, ... Read more

5 Ways to Stay Healthy While Working in Healthcare

It can be ironic when healthcare providers work so hard to improve the well-being of others while disregarding their own. Working in the medical field wears out your body and mind, making it ever more important to take care of yourself. Get started with these five ways to stay healthy on the job.... Read more

Facts About Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that is characterized by chronic inflammation of the joints. Commonly affected joints are found in the wrists, hands, and knees. It is an autoimmune disorder, meaning rheumatoid arthritis is caused by the immune system attacking its own body’s tissues resulting in painful swelling. ... Read more

Key Information About the Flu

Getting sick is never fun, especially when it’s the flu. The flu is a respiratory illness that occurs when influenza viruses infect the upper respiratory tract (nose and throat) and the lower respiratory tract (lungs). It is a contagious illness that can be mild, moderate, severe, or fatal. ... Read more

Strategies For Controlling Diabetes Among Low-Income Patients

There is a diabetes crisis in America and around the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 29.1 million people have type 2 diabetes, and another 86 million exhibit signs of prediabetes. There is no sign of these numbers reducing, and it is estimated that one in three people will end up with diabetes at some point in their lifetime. ... Read more