Total Access Medical - Direct Primary Care Blog

At Total Access Medical We Agree with Clayton Chirstensen

Oct 11, 2017 by Cynthia Kuper, Ph.D.

Do you? Read his latest article about how to best manage chronic disease and decide for yourself.

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Clear Benefits of Concierge  Primary  Physician Care Practices

Oct 05, 2017 by Cynthia Kuper, Ph.D.

Stephen C. Schimpff, M.D. Shares with us, in his blog last month in Medical Economics, the importance of the amount of time your primary care physician (PCP) spends with you, the reasons why they spend too little time and the serious consequences of that situation.  At Total Access Medical we share Dr. Schimpff's views and utilize this call to action by giving our patients the time and attention necessary to achieve the best outcomes of their over all health.

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When A Loved One Needs Care, Will You Know What To Do?

Jun 28, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

Life is going along fine. Then suddenly a fall or unexpected health problem changes a loved one’s needs — and now, you’re the caregiver. You know the discussion you need to have with your loved one, yet like many adult children who are thinking of moving their elderly parents, the three words “assisted living facility” seem unwelcoming, debilitating and glum. Should you recommend a senior living home, a 24 hour nurse or should you consider placing your loved one under the care of a concierge doctor? 

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The Benefits of Concierge Doctors in Direct Primary Care

Dec 16, 2016 by William Kirkpatrick

When we’re young, it’s up to our parents to take care of us. If there’s a tummy ache or a sniffle, we turn to them for the answers. But then we grow up and it’s not always so clear who has the answers. Along the way, we turn to doctors to answer the more difficult and complicated questions. In the age of the internet, websites and forums can seem like doctors on demand. The problem with turning to the web for information is that it’s just not a replacement for a doctor.

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Health Tips: Transition Safely From Hospital To Home

Aug 15, 2016 by William Kirkpatrick

 There’s a great deal of information you need to understand when you or a loved one makes the transition from the hospital to home after inpatient treatment. Returning home can result in unexpected challenges for older adults and many struggle to manage their medications, schedule follow-up appointments and obtain in-home care. Consequently, patients are unable to successfully make the transition and return to the hospital. 

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Top Execs Are Choosing Direct Primary Care. Here's Why.

Aug 12, 2016 by William Kirkpatrick

"Whether between meetings or during a board meeting, we try to keep our clients happy and healthy in their life." - Dr. David Perkins

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Telemedicine: Pros and Cons

Aug 24, 2015 by Richard Stamps

Telemedicine—what is it, why does it matter, and what should you be aware of before diving in? Here are telemedicine pros and cons as we see it. 

What is telemedicine?

The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) says, "Formally defined, telemedicine is the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical health status. Telemedicine includes a growing variety of applications and services using two-way video, email, smart phones, wireless tools and other forms of telecommunications technology." 

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Why Doctors Make the Move to Concierge Medicine

Aug 17, 2015 by Richard Stamps

While every physician's reason to move to a concierge medicine model is uniquely their own, there are some overarching themes that we've seen. Here are some of the reasons.

1. The concierge medicine model allows physicians to spend more time with patients.

It's no secret that traditional healthcare models are based on volume, meaning the more patients a doctor sees in a day, the better—at least for the practice. Primary care physicians often carry a caseload of 2000+ patients, an unwieldy number that results in shorter and shorter visits.

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Don't Let Your Personal Wellness Plan Stress You Out

Jul 27, 2015 by Richard Stamps

Remember, your personal wellness plan is supposed to encourage you, not defeat you. Here's how to make sure it helps instead of hurts.

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4 Reasons Why House Call Doctors Are Making a Comeback

Jul 20, 2015 by Richard Stamps

A half century ago, it wasn't uncommon for doctors to make house calls. But by the 80s, this practice had fallen by the wayside along with other once-popular trends like go-go boots and granny glasses.

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