If you haven’t yet signed up for Action Medicine, Dr. Tremblay’s new Direct Primary Care Practice, here are two common concerns we are hearing about.
1. Why should I pay for direct primary care when I already pay for insurance?
Insurance is not health care. We can provide health care to anyone with any insurance and for anyone without insurance. You can pick a primary care doctor who bills your insurance but it is a crap shoot who you will get. You also may or may not be able to see that doctor when you want if they are too busy. We are providing health care, not health insurance and at a very affordable price. You use your insurance if you need expensive tests or to see specialists.
2. I need a primary care doctor for my insurance, and Dr. Tremblay doesn’t accept insurance anymore.
If you have an HMO that requires one of their primary care Doctors, You only need to see them if you need a referral. You can see me at your convenience (same day or next day visits) for all of your primary care and urgent care needs and I will not bill your insurance and there are no copayments.
If you haven’t signed up yet and want to try Direct Primary Care, come in for a complimentary first treatment! Just call our office at 781-767-0910 to schedule an appointment. Learn more about our new office here.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Dr Tremblay and staff
Did you realize that sometimes your prescription medications are cheaper if you pay cash than if you run them through your health insurance? You should always ask what the cash price is before using your insurance. Your pharmacist is not allowed to offer this information to you. It is also a good idea to shop around for the best price. Costco pharmacy tends to do quite well with generic medications, their service is excellent and you do not need to belong to Costco to use their pharmacy.
Imagine being on a roller coaster, you are not in control of where you are going as you ascend to the highest heights and then come plummeting down to the lowest lows. It sounds wonderful as a finite adventure, but for people living with bipolar disorder, the ride doesn’t end.
2.6% of Americans (that’s almost 10 million people!) are diagnosed with bipolar disorder. It affects men and women equally. Within that percentage, 83% of diagnosed cases are considered severe.
The current research points to multiple causes of the onset of bipolar disorder :
3) brain structure and function.
Symptoms of bipolar disorder include manic episodes which might mean hallucinations and distorted reality or a less severe form of mania, known as hypomania, in combination with depression. While bipolar disorder can occur at any age, it is most commonly recognized in late teens or early 20s.
Bipolar disorder is not something you can manage on your own. We typically use a combination of psychotherapy, medications, and self-management strategies. Exercise and meditation can be used as a complimentary intervention but are not usually enough on their own.
If you feel like your moods swing from one extreme to the other or if your family or friends have expressed concern over your mood changes, it may be time to talk to your health care provider.
Thank you so much for supporting us for the last 20 years as we’ve worked to make your healthcare the best it can be.
Now join us on our new journey into Direct Primary Care!
We’ll keep offering you even more of what you like- personalized care with a doctor and nurse who really know you.
And when we say “Come back soon,” we mean it! We’d love to see you again, not just when you’re sick.
So please join us for our Opening Party on Saturday May 19th, from 12-4pm! Sit down and stay awhile!
Come and see our new space!
We’ll have a raffle for a BBQ cookout, raffles, snacks, music, and fun times!
Download and print our flyer here-put it on your fridge and come see us!
You’re finally getting over that cold, completing your antibiotics, but then… Ugh… what is going on inside your mouth?? Your tongue stings, feels raw and (OH MY GOODNESS!!) there are white, patchy spots on your tongue.
First, relax. You are not being taken over by body snatchers. What you likely have is a case of Thrush. (an overgrowth of a type of fungus. Fungus! I know!) “But isn’t that mostly seen in infants?”. Well, yes, it is common in infants and newborns but it can affect adults as well. Typically, we see thrush in adults that use corticosteroids, antibiotics, immunosuppressive drugs or have other health conditions such as diabetes or dry mouth.
Diagnosis is made by a health care provider in the clinic and treatment is generally a prescription strength anti fungal mouth wash. Keep in mind, while thrush is the most common culprit there are other serious conditions that should be excluded. So, if your tongue looks like it’s going through some changes you don’t approve of, give us a call today!
Millions of Americans have high blood pressure. You might be one of them. Do you know what your blood pressure should be? Don’t worry, most people don’t.
The guidelines change as new research and evidence emerge. This makes it confusing and frustrating for patients as what was considered good control last month is now too high. (Not fair!) We promise that there are health benefits associated with the changes, we’re not just being mean.
Let’s break down the new guidelines clearly so that you can know where you fall: NORMAL blood pressure is LESS THAN 120/80. ELEVATED blood pressure is between 120-129 TOP number and LESS than 80 bottom number. STAGE 1 HYPERTENSION is 130-139 TOP number and 80-89 BOTTOM number. STAGE 2 HYPERTENSION is GREATER or EQUAL to 140 TOP number and 90 BOTTOM number.
I know it’s a lot to take in. You should partner up with your healthcare provider so that you can form a plan, get your questions answered, and meet your goals.
You’re sweating, you’re crying, you can’t sleep, everybody you know is SO much more irritating… are you going crazy?? Well, maybe. But if you are a woman from the age of 40-60 it could be menopause.
Menopause is when your body stops producing as much hormone. Hooray! No more periods. Boo! Sleep disturbances, mood changes, sexual discomfort, and the dreaded hot flash are common.
Some women get through this rough patch in a few short years. For others (Sorry Ladies!!), symptoms can last 10 years or more. I KNOW!! Let’s all take a collective deep breath here.
There are treatment to make life much more comfortable. Call your provider to schedule time to sit down and talk about what you’re feeling. Every woman will experience menopause differently (from the mild to the wild) and treatments should be tailored to your individual needs.