How physicians can transition to an insurance-free practice

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But by setting your own reasonable fees for services, physicians can see 15 to 18 patients per day rather than the 60-patient cattle-call model you might find while practicing under insurers’ thumbs. Plus, you won’t need to bring in a physician’s extender, such as a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant, to help manage the patient load, nor the extra management staff to deal with endless insurance issues. Continue reading


Prestige Cosmetics.You look in the mirror and notice those lines appearing around the corners of your eyes. You lean a little closer and clearly see your forehead doesn’t look as smooth as it once did. It’s crossed your mind a few times that maybe it’s time to consider Botox injections, but you’ve heard a number of stories that have you feeling nervous about taking the plunge. Continue reading

Lack of health education leads to a rise in obesity rates


Raising a healthy child includes educating that child on proper nutrition and physical activity in order to grow into healthy adults. Poor nutrition and obesity continue to be a problem in the United States.  In fact, the most recent reports indicate that 12.7-million, or 17 percent of our children, ages 2-19, are obese. Unfortunately, despite these alarming statistics, formal health education in schools is lacking.    Continue reading

5 Reasons Your Calves Are Insanely Bloated


Whether it’s a steamy bowl of udon, crunchy chips and guac, or a juicy burger, sometimes there’s nothing more satisfying than getting your salty food fix. But indulging in sodium-heavy meals can take a toll on your weight and how your clothes fit. “When you eat salt, it draws fluid out of your arteries, veins, and capillaries, and sends it into your tissues, causing you to retain water,” says Adrienne Youdim, M.D., author of The Clinician’s Guide to the Treatment of Obesity.

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