Immunizations have risen as a controversial topic recently, and interest in them has spiked since a well-known celebrity mother voraciously purported that vaccinations can lead to autism. Since then, the debate has grown. This blog from Dr. DeMeyere-Coursey includes useful research and insights for all parties, pro-vaccine and anti-vaccine alike as she confronts some of the more common statements she hears about vaccinations.
Warmer weather sparks the outdoor adventurer in many of my patients. Whether you’re hoofing it 5-10 miles to a secluded campsite or have decided to invest in “glamping” this year, it’s important to keep yourself healthy so you can continue to enjoy these activities for years to come. There’s not much that’ll ruin a camping trip faster than a sudden illness or injury where resources are scarce, especially when it is preventable.
"My first visit at Paladina, I showed up maybe 20 minutes early, thinking I needed to be there 20 minutes early, as you usually do at a doctor's office, and that was not the case. I mean, they were ready for me as I walked in. There was no one else in the waiting room. I don't even know why they call it a waiting room, because I don't usually get a chance to sit down when I go to the doctor, it's that efficient.
(CLEVELAND, Ohio) - ERChealth and Paladina Health announced Aug. 1 an alliance to offer an innovative Direct Primary Care option for ERChealth employees and families in Ohio. Direct Primary Care (DPC) is an innovative alternative payment model improving access to high functioning healthcare with a simple, flat, affordable membership fee. The defining element of DPC is an enduring and trusting relationship between a patient and his or her primary care provider.
"I'm holding my phone there, trying to Google one-handedly, whether I needed to go to an emergency room or not and think- hey, wait a minute. I have Paladina now. I can just call my doctor. I have her number. So, I called her and she walked me through and we discussed it a little bit and she said -- if you can get to an urgent care, I would probably do that. So, I did and that was a very good decision.
"I was in a hurry to resolve a chemical respiratory issue and I wasn't getting the help I was expecting from my own doctor. So, that's why I searched for Paladina.
First of all, I was really surprised that I could get in within a couple of days. In fact she asked me if I wanted to come in that afternoon, the receptionist. I wasn't available so I booked the appointment for two days later.
I think the doctor was very available. She, in fact, told me that I can call her at any time with any questions. I've never been given that option before!
"I have never been to a doctor's office that works like Paladina. I've never seen a patient in a waiting room. I've never had to sit and wait for an hour to see a doctor. I see my doctor right away. It's different. And the care is different. So, it's much more personable than any other doctor I've ever seen. That's Paladina.
Paladina Health has been the best medical system, so to speak, that I've ever had anything to do with."
"Paladina Health to me is like having my own medical staff at my service. I have my own doctor, my own nurse, they actually care about me, they know me, they know my name. They are vested in me and my family.
"I think I would describe Paladina Health as a very unique approach in the modern day era to healthcare. It is extremely individualized, very personal. Paladina Health physicians are as concerned about your whole person as they are your medical needs. It's very genuine and they really do build trust and rapport with their patients.