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Maintaining A Healthy Heart: What Is Metabolic Syndrome

June 1, 2016

Metabolic_Syndrome.jpgMetabolic Syndrome is a combination of chronic conditions that, when a person is diagnosed with, can significantly increase their likelihood of developing serious forms of heart disease. The American Heart Association describes it as a “serious health condition that affects about 34 percent of adults and places them at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke and diseases related to fatty buildups in artery walls.”

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The Reason For Telemedicine: Bringing Healthcare Closer To Home

December 15, 2015

There are numerous advantages that telemedicine medical services can provide for a patient. Because of the advances in technology, this ever-growing style of healthcare has proven to be more convenient, affordable and efficient for the patient.

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Medicaid And Telemedicine

December 9, 2015

Today we conclude a 2-part mini blog series focusing specifically on how telemedicine is an affordable, convenient and efficient alternative to medical care for individuals who are insured with Medicare and Medicaid. Today we will be discussing the details, fine print and “grey areas” of Medicaid coverage for telemedicine.

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The Reason For Telemedicine: Opportunities of Benefitting The Insured and Uninsured

December 2, 2015

Have you ever noticed that there always seems to be a large divide between the access to medical care that those who have health insurance are given opposed to those who are uninsured? No matter which side you fall on, the reality is that it is becoming less accessible and less affordable for people to have health insurance. The solution that we have found to helping both the insured and uninsured access affordable healthcare is telemedicine.

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The Reason For Telemedicine: Increasing Access To Specialty Medical Care

November 30, 2015

As we have discussed thus far in this series, telemedicine changes the whole dynamic for how we as citizens utilize healthcare. With telemedicine, the complicated aspects of healthcare become simple. The access to healthcare increases and the hassles decrease. Regular care is made easy and even delightful for patients, which is the way healthcare should be! The opportunities that technology has made possible are proving to be successful all over the nation. In addition to being convenient, affordable and efficient on the surface, telemedicine plunges even deeper into the pool of benefits by revolutionizing how patients can access specialty care.

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The Reason For Telemedicine: Providing Efficient Healthcare

November 25, 2015

Perhaps you, like countless others, know personally the hassle that can surround accessing medical care. When a need arises, whether you’re visiting a primary medical provider, a specialist, an urgent care facility or even the hospital, the tempo at which your problem is resolved seems to always slow dramatically. Healthcare just isn’t efficient, at least with regards to time. When you have a need to access healthcare, you are often left with no choice but to decide what portions of your day will be sacrificed or put on hold.

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The Reason For Telemedicine: Providing Affordable Healthcare

November 23, 2015

Grassroots Health, formerly known as the Community Health Center, has been providing affordable access to primary medical care to its surrounding community for the past 11 years. “With thanks to our devoted board of volunteers and staff members who are committed to making this goal a tangible reality, the Community Health Center has blossomed,” as we have reflected previously. The journey has been long and the work continuous, but it has brought us great lengths! Our goal of providing access to affordable healthcare is the heartbeat behind our mission. This is yet another reason why Grassroots Health is transitioning to providing telemedicine. How exactly will telemedicine make healthcare more affordable? We’re glad you asked!

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The Reason For Telemedicine

November 16, 2015

We recently announced “In an effort to continue to facilitate our patient's access to affordable health care, we will be partnering with a telemedicine service to help patients continue to access most of the care they previously received in our office with Dr. Azonobi.” Throughout the recent months we have discussed this exciting new direction that our medical department, Grassroots Health, is pioneering in. Because of the nature of this change, you may be asking yourself some of the following questions:

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The mission of the CHC Blog is to provide educational content on topics of health care and community benefit which is informative, valuable, and inspiring to our members, patients, and the community at large. 

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