Happy Thanksgiving!

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November is the time to be thankful, a time to remember and to embrace those who enrich our lives. Wish you a very happy Thanksgiving!

Insurance Reimbursement in Direct Primary Care Vs Traditional Medical Practice

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There are many forms of healthcare systems with different billing or payment arrangements between the patient and the health care provider. The most common systems are Direct Primary Care and Traditional Medical Practice. Direct Primary Care Direct Primary Care (DPC), which was developed in the 1990s by a group of physicians and has doctors charging… Read more »

Detect Early Signs of Breast Cancer with a Clinical Breast Exam

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A clinical breast exam is performed by a healthcare professional who is trained to recognize many different types of abnormalities and warning signs. Our Direct Primary Care doctor in Raleigh  will perform this in-office exam as a part of your annual exam, or separately if you or your physician believe you may be at increased risk.  Note:… Read more »

Cold and Flu: How Do They Differ?

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As the common cold and flu, also known as influenza, are viral respiratory illnesses, their symptoms might be similar. Initially, it would be hard to determine if you have a cold or flu because of the symptoms.  However, these symptoms develop because of different viruses. The effects of the flu virus are potentially fatal and… Read more »

Why Obesity Has Become a Global Epidemic

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Obesity, or the accumulation of excessive fat in the body that could be detrimental to health, has become a health crisis and a global epidemic. It is defined as a condition wherein a person’s body mass index (BMI) is above 30. Obesity has been linked to various diseases like diabetes, heart failure, high blood pressure… Read more »

The Importance of Flu Shots

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Millions of individuals get sick with the flu every year and while you can generally recover from this, the illness can have serious and fatal complications for some. Children, the elderly, pregnant women, and those with long-term conditions are most vulnerable to flu because, among other things, their immune systems are weaker.  The best form… Read more »

2019 National ​Immunization Awareness Month​: Facts and Figures

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We, at Schneider Medical Group Internal Medicine, Raleigh, are one with the entire medical community in celebrating the National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This observation, sponsored by the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) and in collaboration with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is celebrated in August each year. It aims to… Read more »

Common High Blood Pressure Misconceptions

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Every year, at least a thousand people die in America due to high blood pressure (BP), according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). When this condition — also known as hypertension — is left undiagnosed, unchecked and untreated, it can result in complications that lead to heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and… Read more »

Tips to Prevent Diabetes Mellitus

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At Schneider primary care in Raleigh, we encourage our patients to be meticulous with regards to their lifestyle to prevent the development of lifestyle diseases such as Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes Mellitus, also known as type 2 diabetes or adult-onset diabetes, is the most common form of diabetes. It occurs when your blood sugar (glucose) levels… Read more »

COPD in Men

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) pertains to two types of chronic medical conditions that may obstruct airflow in the lungs. These two conditions are called emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Patients suffering from this condition are prone to develop a cough and wheezing, or experience difficulty in breathing, and overproduction of mucus or sputum in the… Read more »