Total Access Medical - Direct Primary Care Blog

PA: Hidden Ambulance Charges Give Another Reason to Have Concierge Care

Nov 29, 2017 by Total Access Medical

This Philly.com article brings to light what happens when you call 911. Extra fees, out of network providers, all add up to bills close to $4,000 for one ambulance trip to the ER. Concierge primary care is shown to reduce rates of ER visits and provides house calls, as well as 24/7 access to your doctor. Just another reason why its not only good for your health but also for your wallet.

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Concierge Medicine is For Everyone. Particularly College Students.

Nov 27, 2017 by Total Access Medical

A recent study, in part at the University of Michigan, shows that the wellness of students, including their mental outlook and stress management, is more important than their body mass index in predicting and diagnosing their overall physical health.

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High Blood Pressure Rises in America

Nov 15, 2017 by Total Access Medical

According to published findings in the Wall Street Journal this week, blood pressure standards have changed for the first time in 14 years. New guidelines published by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, which set hypertension at 130/80 now, as compared to the former guidelines reading hypertension at 140/90. The new guidelines give a threshold to hypertension diagnosis that will include a staggering 103.3 million people.

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Talk About Mental Health

Oct 17, 2017 by Cynthia Kuper, Ph.D.

Talk about mental health .Every day we discuss some state of our physical health with co-workers and friends. Talking about physical problems is common and there doesn’t seem to be much stigma attached to it. No one seems self-conscience, let alone embarrassed, to say they see a specialist. Whether it’s an orthopedist, cardiologist or gastroenterologist, there is not much holding back in hallway conversations. We discuss our diets, how difficult it has been to lose those extra five pounds, diabetes and high cholesterol. There are now even TV commercials talking about going to the bathroom!

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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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