Durable Medical Equipment for Worker’s Compensation Patients

In the last few years, close to 130 million employees on both the federal and state levels were covered by worker’s compensation and many require the use of durable medical equipment. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Association, companies pay around one billion dollars a week to cover medical costs and worker’s compensation for … Continue reading Durable Medical Equipment for Worker’s Compensation Patients ... Read more

5 Reasons Pre-Packaged Medicines are Safest

Pre-Packaged Medicines contribute greatly to the healthcare industry. It contributes how much money is saved and wasted. It contributes to patients adhering to their plans and can prevent accidental overdoses. Packaging of medicine also can aid in errors made by doctors and pharmacists. Below are five ways the use of pre-packaged medicine can provide safer use … Continue reading 5 Reasons Pre-Packaged Medicines are Safest ... Read more

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