Category: Personalized Healthcare

choosing a medical doctor
Oct 1 2023

5 questions to ask when selecting a doctor

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

In 2023, finding a new doctor can be a hard task. Whether you’re moving and need to find a primary care physician or pediatrician near your new home, have a new insurance plan that your old physician doesn’t accept or need to find a specialist or surgeon, there are some basic questions you should ask... Read More

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medical records
Jan 19 2023

Why you need to gather and organize your medical records

Personalized Healthcare

If you’re like most people, you probably see several healthcare providers over the course of the year—your primary care provider and a few specialists like cardiologists, dermatologists, OB/GYNs, mental health specialists, and orthopedists. Then there are visits to urgent care or retail clinics, virtual visits through apps or your health insurer, screening and diagnostics tests,... Read More

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concierge medicine
Apr 7 2022

How to bridge the gaps in concierge medicine

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn, MD

Concierge medicine can offer a range of benefits, but choosing a concierge or direct medical practice can also mean that there are gaps in the services and types of care you may need. A more comprehensive approach is to combine concierge medicine with the support of a health advisor to ensure you’ll have access to... Read More

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doctor retiring
Jul 14 2020

What is concierge medicine?

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn, MD

Imagine having direct access to your primary care physician, 24/7 access to care, same-day appointments, and highly-personalized comprehensive care. Concierge medicine offers all these advantages and more. This tailored form of healthcare is becoming increasingly popular, especially among families, people over the age of 50, and those who face more serious medical problems. Keep reading... Read More

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stem cell
May 21 2019

What to consider before undergoing stem cell treatment

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn, MD

It can be difficult to tease out the evidence-based science in the claims of successful adult stem cell-based treatments for health problems from joint pain to Parkinson’s disease, macular degeneration, and spinal cord injury. Even a number of well-respected medical centers now offer patients regenerative medicine treatments that use the patient’s own fat or bone... Read More

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Parents can work with medical providers to help children with ASD.
Apr 1 2019

Does your child have autism? Personalized treatment plans can support your child’s development

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn, MD

Doctors are diagnosing a growing number of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Currently, 1 in 68 children have one of these conditions, and 30 percent of them remain minimally verbal, even with medical treatment. If you are raising a child who has been diagnosed with ASD, you understand that there can be difficulties with... Read More

medication errors
Oct 17 2017

What is pharmacogenomics and could it help you choose the right medication?

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

Two patients are prescribed the same medication. For one, the medication is extremely effective and does not cause serious side effects. But for the other patient, the medication is not effective at all or does cause significant side effects. For years, prescription medications were treated as essentially a one-size-fits-all solution, with drug choices and dosages... Read More

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Learn how to protect your medical privacy
Nov 29 2016

Medical Privacy: How to Keep Your Medical Information Safer

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

Medical privacy made front page news several times in 2015 and 2016 as hackers gained access to more than 112 million medical records from health insurers, hospitals, state health departments, a medical software company, and more. But the issue of medical privacy goes beyond information compromised in hacks. Medical records have also been inappropriately accessed... Read More

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Aug 2 2016

How will you deal with the ongoing physician shortage?

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

For a number of years, experts have been warning that the current physician shortage is projected to become more severe. Not only will there be too few primary care physicians to meet the needs of the aging U.S. population, there will also be shortages in a range of medical specialties. What steps can you take... Read More

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Why you shouldn't make decisions based on healthcare costs alone
Jul 12 2016

Why you shouldn’t make choices on healthcare costs alone

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

As healthcare costs and the average deductible and copay continue to rise, you may be looking for ways to lower the amount you’re paying for the care you receive. A recent report from the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) found that the cost of common services, from surgery to diagnostic tests and X-rays, can vary... Read More

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