Patient Credits Her MDVIP-Affiliated Doctor With Improving Health And Dodging Expensive Emergency Department Visit

“Rebecca When Rebecca Champion met her MDVIP physician Dr. Jacqueline Pearson, she frankly didn't know what to expect. She had spent more than 20 years in the same primary care practice before her physician stopped taking insurance. Then Champion was passed onto another doctor. In all, she bounced around to four primary care physicians before she finally saw Dr. Pearson, who is based in Alpharetta, Ga., just north of Atlanta. 

What she discovered at that first appointment surprised her. "The first time I saw Dr. Pearson, she had already read my extensive chart and was ready with questions," says Champion, a resident of Cumming, Ga. "Unheard of!"

The relationship took off. Champion has been a patient of Pearson for four years now. The proactive physician has helped Champion focus not just on her ailments but on a path to better health. “Before I started seeing Dr. Pearson, I was sedentary and overweight. Now I’m at the gym nearly every day. I’m losing weight and I’m much healthier.”

When Dr. Pearson joined MDVIP in 2015, Champion stayed in her practice. "If she thought it worthwhile, then so did I. It has been amazing. My appointments have all been on the same day...
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Ditch Your Multivitamin And Consult Your Primary Care Doctor On These 7 Recommended Vitamins And Supplements

Back in the day, all you had to do to get your nutrients was to eat a healthy diet. However, we’re living in an age of fast foods, processed meals and GMOs, which is why primary care physicians have begun recommending supplements to maintain optimal health.

But the dizzying array of...
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The Science Behind Happiness and Its Impact on Health

The expression "Don't Worry, Be Happy" became a common phrase after it was made popular through the 1980s song of the same name; and it’s good advice. Years of studies suggest that happiness can improve quality of life because happy people tend to have better jobs, excel at work and be more...
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Keep Your Brain Fit By Keeping Your Gut Healthy

More and more people are focusing on brain health and with good reason. As Americans live longer, age-related diseases like Alzheimer’s are rising.

According to AARP’s 2015 survey 93 percent of Americans consider brain health important but few know how to improve or maintain it. And while...
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