Recent Blog Posts

  • Importance and Uncertainty of Community Healthcare November 16, 2018 - We can all agree healthcare is complex, yet needed to serve people in all communities. This becomes increasingly difficult given the myriad healthcare networks merging or being acquired. What can be done to ensure healthcare stays in our community? This is an important question for all to discern – more so based on uncertainty with Continue Reading
  • October is Audiology Awareness Month October 18, 2018 - More than 48 million Americans suffer from hearing loss. While this condition is often viewed as an inevitable part of aging, over half of all patients are otherwise healthy adults under the age of 65. Regular hearing screenings are an invaluable tool in identifying problems early and taking steps to prevent further hearing damage before Continue Reading
  • Local Healthcare Supports a Strong Community October 18, 2018 - The strength of a local community is driven by many factors – a strong job market, great schools, government/business partnerships, diverse industries, stable infrastructure, and recreational and social activities. While we usually associate healthcare to people’s health, access to local healthcare also affects the strength of a community, especially in a rural community. Healthcare in Continue Reading
  • Winter Wellness Tips October 10, 2018 - Fall is truly is my favorite time of the year. Cooler mornings, bright sunshine and the turning of the leaves just make me feel refreshed and energetic. You’re probably wondering why I want to write about winter wellness when it’s only Fall but the change in season is a perfect time to look at ways Continue Reading
  • Achieving an Amazing Patient Experience September 13, 2018 - Quality and cost are commonly discussed as key decision factors when choosing a healthcare network; although it may be patient experience which is the ultimate factor. Cost is based on your insurance plan, while quality is generally expected, leaving patient experience. Patient experience is similar to customer service at a restaurant, hotel or anywhere else Continue Reading
  • Population Health August 20, 2018 - In recent years, greater emphasis has been placed on population health by both health care networks and insurance companies. Years ago, patients would see their healthcare provider to treat a specific injury, illness or chronic disease (i.e. diabetes, asthma, or heart disease). Now, a greater emphasis is being placed on improving or keeping the population Continue Reading
  • How to Prevent Skin Tears August 3, 2018 - As we get older, our skin becomes paper thin and is more fragile. A minor injury like bumping into furniture or even removing a band-aid can cause a significant skin tear. Skin tears are commonly seen on the arms, hands, and legs. They occur when the outer layer of the skin breaks or tears from Continue Reading
  • Who to see for primary care? July 16, 2018 - For most, healthcare is a relationship with a primary care provider. This is typically a patient’s main contact point for annual physicals and most other healthcare concerns. Yet, healthcare is changing. I remember having the same physician as my pediatrician, primary care, and virtually everything else growing up. He gave me vaccinations as a child Continue Reading