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 the importance of a good relationship with your PCP

How is your relationship with your primary care doctor? When was the last time that you went for a full exam? During your exam, do you feel comfortable enough with the doctor to ask questions or tell him or her about any problems that you have been experiencing? For many years, I went to a doctor that I wasn't necessarily fond of because I didn't want to go through the hassle of changing the PCP with my insurance. This caused me to skip many exams that I should have had and prevented me from talking about any problems that I had been having. This blog will help you understand the importance of a good relationship with your PCP.

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What Parents Need To Know About Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is an epidemic across the whole nation. For years pediatricians have seen outbreaks of HFMD affecting children. Although, this is a common disease, it can be uncomfortable and dangerous for some children and individuals. Here are a couple things that you need to know about HFMD. What Is Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease? HFMD is a viral infection that mainly affects children, although teenagers and adults can contract it as well. Read More 

The Common Cold Conundrum: Four Signs You Need A Doctor

When you are feeling under the weather, it is easy to panic and head off to the doctor. Unfortunately, most doctors cannot do anything about the common cold. However, if you have something more severe, then a trip to the doctor is advised. The problem with a common cold, though, is that it might turn into something more severe. So how do you know when it's a simple cold versus something more dangerous or life-threatening? Read More 

Been Through Menopause? A Few Reasons To Keep Seeing The Gynecologist

If you are of the mind that just because you have gone through menopause you no longer to visit the gynecologist, you need to think again. Just because you are no longer concerned with reproduction, does not mean that your reproductive system is gone. Not only is it still there and capable of becoming diseased, you may have problems with your sexual health that need to be taken care of. Sure, you can have a physical by your primary care physician every year, but he or she is not going to be looking at the same things a gynecologist looks at, and vice versa. Read More