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Staying Healthy During the Holidays

Dec 11, 2017 by Total Access Medical

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these helpful 12 tips for staying healthy during the holiday.

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Direct Primary Care Saves Employers Money

Apr 07, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

In today’s competitive business environment, it is critical for organizations to step forward and invest in human capital because an organization’s health and prosperity are directly influenced by the health and well-being of its employees. Developing healthier employees will result in a more productive workforce¹ while replacing employees who leave due to medical illness can cost up to 150% of the departing employee’s salary when you consider recruitment, hiring and training costs².

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FAQ: Employers and Direct Primary Care

Oct 07, 2016 by William Kirkpatrick

Direct primary care is when individuals or employers pay directly for primary care. Because of this form of direct care, excessive overhead, prior authorizations, billing, extra office space, and unnecessary staff is removed from the business equation. The savings attained are passed on to the patients in the form of lower fees. Doctors are less dependent on third party payers, and end up working in the best interests of patients, not insurance companies.

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Why Employers Should Care About Direct Primary Care

Sep 30, 2016 by William Kirkpatrick

"When you have health insurance, you are already paying twice. The first time you pay is when you pay your premiums, and the second time is when you pay anything in addition to those premiums, like co-pays, prescriptions, etc. Direct Primary Care is a way to decrease how much you shell out for the second payment, while providing high-quality, easily accessible primary care." - Rich Stamps, President & CEO

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Direct Primary Care and Partnering with Employers

Sep 16, 2016 by William Kirkpatrick

The way companies and their employees get access to health care is evolving quickly. Employers, employees and their families are starting to demand more convenient, on-demand access to health care. It is clear that this trend will continue, especially as today’s higher deductibles are causing increased consumer sensitivity to health care costs.

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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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Concierge Care: How much does it cost, how often can I see the doctor?

Jun 02, 2016 by William Brasko


In today’s complicated healthcare system, cost and accessibility rank highest amongst customers pain points.  Already shelling out large sums of money for health insurance, consumers are now hesitant to see doctors as it equates to additional out-of-pocket expenses.

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Wellness in the Workplace: 5 easy habits that will help you get the most out of exercise

Mar 22, 2016 by Sam Schneider

Lookout corporate America there is a new trend in town.  
 
From the office workout challenge to standing desks, the ‘wellness in the workplace’ movement is drastically changing the idle life of a cubical.  
 
This global movement is exciting the workplace, creating a higher level of productivity, less turnover and a happier work environment.  Wellness in the workplace is a state of mind, it generates unity in the office and encourages team building and reduces stress. 
 
 
You may be one of the many people taking advantage of the yoga class or group power walk during your lunch break and that is great!
 
However, when it is time to get back to work it does not mean you have to totally switch gears.  Wellness in the workplace is about your everyday office norms including healthy and beneficial habits, not just adding in a workout to your day (even though that is a great start).

 
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Executive Wellness Tip: Bike to Work (and Beyond)

May 04, 2015 by Richard Stamps

Guess what? May is National Bike Month. Established in 1956 and sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, this month celebrates all that cycling has to offer. Cycling is fun, it's great exercise, and it's something you can do alone or with family and friends.

Here are some tips to keep in mind regarding cycling in general and National Bike Month in particular.

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Corporate Health Programs Part 4: No More Excuses

Jan 26, 2015 by Richard Stamps

For those of you who've been following our blog series on corporate wellness, we hope you've enjoyed it. Here are links to part 1, part 2, and part 3.

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