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Do you want to pay less for your medicine co-pays?

  Do you want to pay less for your medicine co-pays?  Who doesn’t?!  A recent JAMA article (see link below) looked at 9.5 million medication claims and found that nearly 23% of patients paid more through their insurance co-pays than … Continue reading

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What should we do about male-pattern hair growth on females?

What should we do about male-pattern hair growth on females?  The medical term for this condition is hirsutism.  Hirsutism affects 5-10% of premenopausal women and is usually an indication of an underlying endocrine disorder like polycystic ovarian syndrome.  Women with … Continue reading

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Are you older than 50? Get your Shingrix!

Are you older than 50?  Get your Shingrix! What is Shingrix?  It is the “new” shingles vaccine.  Shingrix, also called recombinant zoster vaccine, is a rockstar of vaccines. It decreases shingles infections For those 50-59 years, Shingrix decreases shingles by … Continue reading

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What helps knee arthritis pain?

What helps knee arthritis pain?  It depends on how long the knee present has been present… For those with 4 to 12 weeks of knee pain, beneficial interventions are tai chi, home-based exercise (physical therapy can help get you started), … Continue reading

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How to decrease nausea and vomiting during pregnancy?

How to decrease nausea and vomiting during pregnancy? There are lots of treatments.  First, the pregnant woman should change lifestyle modifications.  Eating frequent small meals, avoiding foods that smell or taste adversely, avoid high-protein or fatty foods which can slow … Continue reading

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What is deprescribing and why you should want it?!

What is deprescribing and why you should want it?!  Deprescribing is the act of removing medications that are no longer needed or beneficial. Our health care system is geared toward starting medications and not stopping them.  Did you know that … Continue reading

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Your prescriptions are being monitored!

Your prescriptions are being monitored!  For years I have received information from insurance companies to let me know which patients are not compliant with their medications.  How do they know this?  They watch how often you pick up a refill … Continue reading

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Should you believe the physician rating sites?

Should you believe the physician rating sites? I am very skeptical of them. I urge you to question the sites, also. Consider the patients who come to a physician with a personal agenda: wanting a prescription for an inappropriate medication … Continue reading

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Five new changes to medical care…

  Five new changes to medical care… The American Academy of Family Physicians has a “Choosing Wisely” list of changes to medical care (that results from research results). No routine bimanual exam (two-handed pelvic exam on females that we routinely … Continue reading

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What are the lung cancer screening recommendations?

What are the lung cancer screening recommendations?  Recently the ACCP (The American College of Chest Physicians) published their new lung cancer screening guidelines. Who should get an ANNUAL lung cancer screening? Adults aged 55 to 77 years of age who … Continue reading

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