Living Well Blog

October 22, 2020
Primary care doctors play an important role in your health. They should be the center of your medical team, your starting place for most health care, and the person who has an in-depth knowledge of your medical history and any current health concerns and understands your risk factors for specific… See more
October 22, 2020
How many times have you arrived at your doctor’s office for an appointment and been asked if you’d like to see the doctor or a nurse practitioner? This question may come as a surprise; chances are you just assumed that you’d see your doctor. These days, however, that’s not necessarily the… See more
October 22, 2020
Finding a new primary care physician can be a challenge because so many are booked for months in advance and may not be able to see you quickly. Others may not be willing to see you at all. Even finding strong leads presents difficulties. These tips can help streamline the process and bring you… See more
October 22, 2020
While telemedicine isn’t exactly new, some patients are experiencing virtual visits for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic. Why? Many primary care physicians and specialists are using telemedicine appointments in lieu of traditional in-office visits to keep patients, doctors and their… See more
October 21, 2020
It can be difficult talking about mental health concerns. There is still a stigma attached to mental illness, which may prevent people from getting the help they need. But mental disorders are so common that 1 in 5 Americans will deal with mental illness at some point in their lives—and many of… See more
September 18, 2020
When it’s time to look for a new doctor, what are the most important factors to consider? This is a decision you’ll want to handle with care. A primary care doctor who is a good fit can help optimize your health, increase longevity and lower your… See more
September 6, 2019
Going to a primary care physician isn’t fun. There’s the long wait for an appointment (weeks!) and the long wait at the office (hours!). And then there’s the appointment: You get just 10 minutes with a doctor or nurse practitioner who’s looking at a computer. For many, this is the typical primary… See more
September 6, 2018
Have you heard about at-home kits that screen your genes for disease risk? All you do is send off a saliva sample to a company to find out whether you’re genetically predisposed to get certain illnesses. Doctors having been ordering genetic health-risk tests for years. What’s new is your ability… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
June 19, 2016
We appreciate the care our MDVIP-affiliated physicians render us. But we’re even more grateful for the care they provide our family members, particularly when they are aging. In honor of Father’s Day, we pulled together some patient stories about our dads – and the doctors who take care of them.… See more
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