People sometimes assume that health care is only as good as the physician providing it. There are a few things, however, that patients can do to improve the quality of health care that they receive. Here are a few tips to ensure that you receive the best health care possible.
What’s the Difference Between a Foot and Ankle Surgeon and a Podiatrist?
Health Article: The foot and ankle is one of the more complex areas of the human skeletal system, and obtaining expertise in this region of the body requires years of training, education, and practice. Determining whether a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle is needed depends on where the problem is occurring—in the soft tissue or the skeletal system.
Lessons Learned From Bob Costas' Eye Infection
Baton Rouge eye doctors discuss how to treat and avoid eye infections.
8 Tips For Eye Allergy Sufferers
Allergies affect not only your nose, but also your eyes. Here's how to deal with eye allergies.
Top Doctors 2018: Family Medicine
Part of our 18th annual list of the region's best physicians
Sleep and Aging: Why Can't We Stay Asleep As We Get Older?
In a National Sleep Foundation survey of adults aged 55 and older, one-third of people aged 55-64 and one quarter of people aged 65-84 reported that their sleep
Why You Should Have A Quiver Of Running Shoes
Do you run in the same shoes every day or do you rotate through different pairs?
Why concierge medicine will get bigger
By Retirement reporter If you’ve joined a concierge medical practice, recent trends in the worlds of health care and insurance may have you feeling good about your decision. If you haven’t signed up with one of these practices—also called “boutique,” “personalized” or “private-physician” practices—some of those same trends may lead you to consider it down the road Certainly, plenty of baby boomers have done the math and deemed the investment worthy. In the typical concierge experience, a primary-care doctor accepts insurance for routine services but also charges a non-reimbursable fee that pays for amenities like 24/7 access to the doctor, same-day appointments, longer appointment times and a greater degree of personalized attention. The annual fee for…
How to Use Exercise to Manage Depression « Mental Health
If you’re dealing with depression and have been disappointed to find that antidepressants aren’t as effective as you’d hoped, you’re [...]
What You Need to Know About Primary Care Physicians
If you haven't already, you will someday see a primary care doctor (PCP). It's practically unavoidable. The reason for this self-declared truth is ...