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What's the Difference Between a D.O. and an M.D.?

Posted by Rob Norris, D.O. on Mar 22, 2019

Typically, when doctors are referenced, you’re likely to hear “M.D.” associated with the doctor’s name. And this makes sense because about 9 out of every 10 physicians in the U.S. is a “medical doctor” or M.D.

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Topics: Concierge Medicine

Advanced Cardiovascular Screening + Other Tips for a Healthier Heart

Posted by Mark Petrizzi, M.D. on Feb 8, 2018

Why Cardiovascular Screening Is Important

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. The CDC website goes on to note: "About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that's 1 in every 4 deaths."

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Topics: Medical Perspectives, Concierge Medicine, Executive Health

Three Dirty Little Words: Putting Me First

Posted by Kristin Richardson, CMO, CSO on Feb 7, 2018

Editor's Note: Our CMO, Kristin P. Richardson, opens up and gets real about her experience with a PartnerMD Advanced Physical. We are grateful for her candor about the impact of the results and in sharing details about her personal health and wellness. 

I’m about to enter my “mid-forties” and I’ve really never been to the doctor in my adult life. Sure I’ve tried an urgent care here and there when I couldn’t get a cough to go away. A midwife delivered my two babies. A nurse practitioner used to do a gynecology exam, but I was always horrible about going every year. So now I wake up middle-aged, with two small kids, a husband and a full-time job outside the home. Sure, I can stand to lose the last 10 pounds of baby weight, but isn’t that almost every mom out there? And sure, I could have stood to lose another 10 pounds even before the babies, but again, isn’t that almost everyone out there? I figured I was pretty healthy if I was rarely sick, could run 10ks, and ate vegan most days.

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Topics: Concierge Medicine, Executive Health

Save Money by Saving Time at the Doctor

Posted by Virginia Kladder, M.D. on Oct 6, 2017

Everyone loves to see their savings grow. Substitute your daily trip to the coffee shop for the coffee pot at home and it’s easy to see how much you’re able to save. Unlike your morning coffee, some things, like the cost of healthcare, may not be so easy to quantify.

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Topics: Concierge Medicine

Maximize Your Health with a Preventative Care Assessment

Posted by David Pong, M.D. on Oct 19, 2016

Simply put, preventative care is the process of taking small steps to either avoid health issues and chronic illness or manage these issues in an effective and low-intervention way. There are many things you can do to incorporate preventative health into your lifestyle, such as eating a nutritious diet and getting a proper amount of exercise. But how do you navigate unique health challenges that might be keeping you from achieving your best health?

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Topics: Concierge Medicine, Executive Health

What Does Preventative Health Care Really Mean?

Posted by David Pong, M.D. on Sep 16, 2016

Every day, major headlines cite the deadly or debilitating statistics associated with chronic illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, cancer and arthritis. But there’s one thing that sometimes gets overlooked: the fact that many of these chronic illnesses can be prevented or managed with simple, intentional daily choices.

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Topics: Concierge Medicine

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