Author: Michelle Riddle

PRIMARY CARE VS. URGENT CARE https://urgentmednetwork.com/can-urgent-care-be-primary-care/ Your primary care physician (PCP) plays a very important part in your long-term health. PCPs know your medical history and the conditions you’ve suffered from. They have access to your medical records and can therefore come to more educated conclusions when...

Having a patient advocate help with your medical care is a service that Complete Dignity Healthcare Advocacy specializes in. Complete Dignity advocates compassionately for all its clients.  They are the liaison between your physicians, hospitals, social worker, and health insurance.  Complete Dignity advocates are available...

Mindfulness reduces stress and inflammation. Mindfulness is the practice of being in the moment and observing what’s happening in an accepting, nonjudgmental way. How to be 'in the moment' Notice every sensation in your body; hear and smell everything around you; put thoughts of anything not related to...

A couple of weeks ago we spoke about living independently.  However, that may not be possible.  Moving a loved one into a Nursing Home or Independent Living Home can be daunting.  Preparing a list of questions, such as these below, will help you choose the...

Healthcare Advocacy can play a vital role in easing the burden patients experience while navigating the healthcare system.  The complex healthcare system is increasingly confusing. Patients are seeing multiple specialists, trying to keep track of treatment plans, and getting insurance denials. Coupled with confusing medical...

The No Surprise Act of 2022 places requirements on health insurers and health care providers that are designed to protect patients. in surprise billing situations.   Through new rules aimed to protect consumers, excessive out-of-pocket costs are restricted, and emergency services must continue to be covered without...

Medical care navigation involves many things.  Patient Advocates are experienced in all of these areas to ensure patients are being treated fairly, being charged correctly, and receiving the best possible care. Communicating with healthcare providers Advocating for patient rights Identifying and applying for health resources...