Most people have heard of menopause, but perimenopause is something that most women only learn about when it starts happening to their own body. In fact, menopause isn’t a process…
Did you know that people with a primary care physician tend to live longer than those without? Recent research studies coming out of JAMA Internal Medicine show that patients with a primary care doctor live an average of almost two months longer than those who do not have a general practitioner. Here are some other surprising benefits of having a primary care doctor.
Continuity of care
If you see one doctor for all of your aches, pains, and illnesses, it is less likely that symptoms or conditions will fall through the cracks. Even if you see specialists for certain conditions, your primary care physician will maintain communication with all of your doctors to ensure that everything is handled efficiently and effectively.(more…)
If you’re on our site checking out how to schedule your rapid COVID test, you might be dreading the next two weeks. If you have a positive result, you will be in quarantine at least that long, perhaps longer if others in your household have a positive result after you. So how are you going to get through a 14-plus day quarantine without losing your mind or taking it out on your family? Here are a few tips from mental health experts:
Don’t be afraid to laugh.
Yes, it’s scary to have a positive COVID test, especially if you are one of the more at-risk patients. Even if you know someone who is currently hospitalized due to the pandemic, you shouldn’t be afraid to laugh. Comedy and laughter are very healthy ways to relieve stress and keep your mental health from tanking.(more…)
Could you have been exposed to COVID? Testing is no longer a problem in Tampa. If you believe that you were exposed to the virus or if you believe that you have contracted the virus, you can and should be tested right away, in addition to quarantining yourself until you are no longer contagious or you have a negative test. If you have the following symptoms, you should visit us for rapid COVID testing even if you aren’t sure you were exposed.
Nasal congestion like you’ve never experienced
A common cold, allergies, and a host of other things can make your nose run, but the nasal congestion you get with the COVID virus is much more severe. Some people describe it as a feeling of drowning, but from sinus drainage.(more…)