Picking the Right Primary Care Physician

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Staying healthy often requires expert help — which is why you need to pick the right primary care physician (PCP). A primary care physician is a doctor who sees adult patients for issues like headaches, back pain, respiratory infections, and more. They can also help …

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How Long Does the Flu Shot Last?

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Flu season is here! Chances are, you’ve seen flu shots advertised by your primary care physician or local pharmacies. Although flu activity most often peaks between December and February, the number of cases typically begins to increase in October and doesn’t taper off until April. …

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Five Benefits of Having a Primary Care Physician

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Thanks to apps, text chains, and Google search results, it’s tempting to forego your annual appointment with a primary care physician (PCP). However, a long-standing relationship with your PCP is one of the best things you can do for your health!  In today’s blog post, …

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A Deep Dive into Thyroid Disease: Part Two

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In part one of this blog series, we looked at various types of thyroid disease and considered potential causes. In part two, let’s explore symptoms, risk factors, and diagnosis of as well as treatment options for the health condition. First, let’s consider common symptoms of …

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What You Need to Know About Osteoarthritis

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Often referred to as the “wear-and-tear disease,” osteoarthritis affects millions of people worldwide. The most common form of arthritis, it often impacts joints in the hands, knees, hips, and spine, although it can bother any joint. When left untreated, this condition is extremely painful and …

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Why You Need a Primary Care Physician

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For many people, finding a primary care physician (PCP) feels less important than finding a specialist, especially if you’re experiencing a chronic problem that you’re desperately looking to treat. However, a family doctor is essential for your general wellbeing. Today, I want to cover five …

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Five Questions to Ask at Your Next Primary Care Appointment

Dr. Asha Tota-Maharaj, MD, Platinum Primary Care

Many people feel a sense of dread when it comes time for their annual appointment with their primary care provider (PCP). There’s often anxiety associated with scheduling the appointment, not to mention actually going to it. It’s worth overcoming your fears and discomfort though: Studies …

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