About a month ago, I wrote a blog on the benefits that employers can gain from offering a membership to a direct primary care practice to their employees. Today, I'd like to highlight the benefits seen directly by the employees. When health care benefits through employers started in the 1940’s, they were meant to help attract and retain good workers (and because of a law that provided large tax deductions to those employers). Back when health care costs were low and many employees remained at the same company for their entire career, this worked quite well. As costs began to rise, however, these “benefits” have actually become a source of financial stagnation for many employees.
We all try to focus on a healthy lifestyle that includes eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly. Often, a part of our health that is forgotten is our mental health. Learn more about meditation in our weekly video blog above and reach out to us for some tips and advice to make sure your mental health is in its best shape!
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Pediatrics? Check. Adult Medicine? Check. Women’s Health? Check. Sports Medicine? Check. As Family Physicians, Family Medicine Doctors, or Family Docs, we do it all - well almost! Both doctors at Direct Doctors trained in Family Medicine at Brown where we learned all of the above. We take care of patients from newborn to geriatric and everyone in between. A Family Doctor can give immunizations to your baby, discuss your 4 year old’s cough, refill your antidepressant medication, inject your spouse’s knee after an injury, and do a check up for your grandmother.
With the weather getting colder people turn to indoor exercise this time of year. While it's great to still get your daily exercise in, make sure to take Dr. Turshen's advice on a very common at home exercise in his weekly blog above.
Lauren Hedde, DO and Mark Turshen, MD are Family Physicians and Founders of Direct Doctors, Inc. a Direct Primary Care Practice.