Primary care

Why I Choose DPC

I’ve been reflecting about why I opened my DPC clinic and why I continue to support and advocate for this model. In the next few posts, I want to share some patient stories and how DPC has helped them as well as helped me in the physician/patient relationship. Mark (name changed to protect patient privacy) followed me from my previous office because he stated that he had never felt listened to by a physician, and that I was different. I…

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How to Find the Best Primary Care Doctor in Charlotte, NC

Finding a good doctor can be a scary and difficult process. Your relationship with your doctor is an important factor in your healthcare, so you want to make sure it’s a good relationship with someone you trust. Finding a physician who can take the time to listen to all your concerns and be an advocate when you need them is a great way to be prepared for whatever comes your way in terms of you and your family’s health. Below…

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Update-11 The possibility of a Vaccine against COVID-19

For this update, I’d like to discuss the pending vaccination for COVID-19. Since January, when the genome for SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronoavirus 2–the strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19) was released, there has been work by researchers to develop a vaccination that produces an immune response in humans that allows our bodies to fight the virus. Phases of making a Vaccine: Preclinical Testing: Researchers give the vaccine to animals to see if it produces an immune response. Phase…

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Coronavirus – Post 9: What You Need to Know Now – Top Tips for Reopening

It’s been awhile since my last update. It seems there is quite a bit of conflicting information circulating now. However, there is a need to keep you informed and there are some tidbits of advice that I’d like to offer in the ever-shifting landscape we are having to navigate. It’s been awhile since my last update. It seems there is quite a bit of conflicting information circulating now. However, there is a need to keep you informed and there are…

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Coronavirus – Post 8: Reopening North Carolina – What to Expect & When

I hope you are doing well during our continued social distancing. The good news is that North Carolina has done an excellent job of flattening the curve so that our hospital systems and healthcare infrastructure won’t be overwhelmed with treating COVID-19 patients. We’ve actually flattened the curve to the point where we probably won’t see a “peak” in cases. I hope you are doing well during our continued social distancing. The good news is that North Carolina has done an…

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Covid-19 Our New Normal

Coronavirus – Post 7: Our New Normal – Today & Going Forward

It is time for another update. This past week has brought some new information, but there are still quite a few questions and unknowns. This update will have less of the science aspect and more of the public health aspect addressed as I want to give you a sense of what it looks like our new normal will be going forward. It is time for another update. This past week has brought some new information, but there are still quite a few…

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Coronavirus – Post 6: State of the Virus: NC, Testing & A New Normal

I wanted to give you an update as we head into the holiday weekend. First, some data: There are now ~1,701,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world. The total number of deceased people is ~102,800.  In the U.S., our total confirmed positive cases have soared to 502,049. New York is still bearing the brunt of this outbreak with 172,358 cases and a death rate of 7,844. We know the death rate is higher as there are many who are dying…

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Coronavirus – Post 5: Simply Put, Stay Home. Period.

I hope you are all hanging in there doing social isolation at home. For this weekend update, I want to emphasize one message: Stay home, stay home, for the love of all things good and merciful, STAY HOME, please. There have been a lot of changes this week and it’s been a bit of a whirlwind. I’ll try to clarify some points for you.

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Coronavirus – Post 4: A Reality Check – Where We Are & What’s Next

I feel like it’s time for another update. I’m sad to report that I’m a bit overwhelmed with the information that is coming out so I’m not sure where to start. Some data: There are currently over half a million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world. (These are just the confirmed #s-some places like us have shortages of tests, equipment, etc.) 190/195 countries are now reporting cases.

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Coronavirus – Post 3: Frequently Asked Questions…Answered

I hope each of you made it through the week okay and are settling into the new routine of social isolation. I’m going to give you a couple of updates in this email based on some patient’s questions I’ve received and also attach a very helpful, thorough lists of activities to do to help with the isolation.

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