At an insurance clinic, sick visits and well visits have to be on separate days since they involve different "codes." This is sometimes confusing for patients who would like to discuss more than one concern at their visit. At our clinic, patients can discuss multiple concerns at their visit. In fact, they can discuss whatever they want! And, as a patient recently discovered, patients can have a allergy visit and pap smear at the same time! Why take two days off work when you don't have to?
Welcome to the new age of medicine. Stop feeling like a "code" and start feeling like a patient again!
This week I visited a patient in her home after a long stent in the hospital and outpatient rehabilitation. It is such a joy and a privilege to see patients in their own environment. I love connecting with their 4-legged children as well :-) So much fun!
At Zomnir Family Medicine, we love our patients and want to care for them through the good times and the hard times. That's why we've started a Silver Sponsor program. This program allows patients to sponsor other patients who may have trouble affording the cost of their membership due to financial hardship, illness, job loss, or other reasons. Thank you to our sponsors!
According to a systematic review in this month's Annals of Internal Medicine, Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig seem to be the most effective commercial weight loss plans. Here's the link:
That being said, I believe eating real food (avoid the processed/fast stuff when possible) in moderation is the way to go. Good luck!
Dr. Zomnir is a family doctor who has chosen to step out of the fray and care for patients with love and compassion.