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It is important to share family history with your healthcare provider

August 26, 2022

When a new patient comes in to establish with a primary care provider, the first visit will be long and may not include the provider examining the patient at all. It is a visit when much information is gathered from that new patient. That information is the basis of formulating a plan that you, the […]

The foods you eat and feed your family matter

August 19, 2022

There are basic principles in caring for your health. Some of these basic principles are so common. In just the everyday world, we fail to understand how vital the principle of nutrition is in determining our quality of health. Nutrition is complicated by many factors. The mere zip code that you live in may determine […]

Dog walkers make a safer community

August 12, 2022

There are several sacred tenants of life. One of the very first is to have safety in one’s own home. Afterall, home is where the heart is. When we take blood pressure recordings, we know that the recordings one gets at home will be lower than the ones we get at the office. Why is […]

Health information is good, access to healthcare is essential

August 5, 2022

The landscape for the future of healthcare is littered with much debris. The changes that we have seen in the predictive capabilities for your health are staggering. So many new tests can now be run that will look at almost every aspect of your health. These new tests will look at your genes and will […]

Know your numbers to prevent strokes

July 29, 2022

Have you ever heard the phrase, “know your numbers”? It was a popular notion a few years ago that we do not hear spoken nearly as much. It encouraged all of my patients to know certain numbers about their health. I asked patients to know what their blood pressure numbers were; what their cholesterol numbers […]

10,000 steps is a journey worth taking

July 21, 2022

So many people are wearing smart trackers. Our lives are being documented right before our eyes. Daily, so many patients are able to come into the office and give me data on just how active they are, how well they are sleeping and show me an EKG of just what the rhythm of their heart […]

Getting medical advice from your phone

July 15, 2022

In this era of technology, many people, especially young people are more likely to ask their phone for medical advice rather than ask a medical professional. That may be okay, however we really want people to receive accurate health information. Our ultimate goal is to allow all people to be as healthy as they can […]

Studies show that African Americans are overrepresented in kinship care

July 8, 2022

Of the 2.6 million kids in the United States being cared for by a family member, 79,000 kids in across North Carolina comprise that number, according to data from The Annie E. Casey Foundation national KIDS COUNT Data Center. The African American Families and Kinship Care Lab at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro […]

COVID-19 Vaccine appointments available for 6-Month to 5-Year-Olds

July 1, 2022

The public can now schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments for children ages 6 months to 5 years old through Cone Health. The announcement comes as the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have approved a lower dosage of the vaccine for this age group. The decision makes COVID-19 vaccines […]

Exercise is a key to good health

June 24, 2022

I have been so happy to see more of my patients adopt a lifestyle that includes exercise and a healthier diet. To that end, I have usually been so happy that they have decided to include exercise that I have not cared about what time of day they performed the activity. I just wanted them […]


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