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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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What You Should Know About Living With Multiple Health Problems

Sep 28, 2016 by William Kirkpatrick

Dealing with the temporary pain and aggravation of a broken bone isn't easy but at least it's short-lasting. This is not true for high blood pressure, heart failure, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, and other chronic conditions which have no "cure" in sight. Chronic conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and hypertension, require ongoing medical attention and can significantly limit daily living activities. The health status of a person living with a chronic condition can improve, deteriorate, or shift in either direction. 

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Analysis: Direct Primary Care in the United States

Aug 29, 2016 by William Kirkpatrick

In an study published last week entitled, “Direct Primary Care: Practice Distribution and Cost Across the Nation,” Philip Eskew, DO, JD, MBA and Kathleen Klink, MD, document, research and analyze Concierge Medical Practices and Direct Primary Care (DPC) practices spanning across the United States. Topics include: the stigma associated with the term "concierge," a distinction between the various healthcare models, an explanation of why DPC is growing in today’s medical world, and an an analysis of how it meets the basic desires of both physicians and patients and how it is priced across the U.S. 

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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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