Knee pain: Urgent treatment or virtual visit?

Last week one of our patients suffered a knee injury while testing the terminal velocity of his slip and slide.  The circumstances and timing of the injury were such that they couldn’t be seen in the office immediately and the advice by a well meaning allied health professional on scene at the time of the […]

There’s Another Type of ‘Bad’ Cholesterol, and Doctors Don’t Usually Test for It [unless you’re a patient at Trinity DPC where we test for it all the time and then it’s only $28]

Here’s what you need to know about the other “bad” cholesterol. — Read on We test for Lp(a) and a host of other biomarkers concerning cholesterol disorders, inflammation and atherosclerosis in the arteries. Generally these tests are about 60-90% off retail pricing. Come check it out sometime.

The molecular changes caused by sleep loss, and how that leads to weight gain

A number of observational studies have suggested that sleep loss or disrupted circadian rhythms are associated with obesity, diabetes and other dysfunctional metabolic conditions. A study is now offering evidence that helps explain how tissue-level molecular changes are brought on by sleep loss. — Read on There are so many ways that sleep is […]

Measles is spreading. 41,000 cases and counting.

Measles cases skyrocket in Europe, killing dozens Aug 20, 2018 11:26 AM EDT Health CBS/AP A child receives the MMR vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella in Lyon, France.  BSIP/UIG via Getty Images The World Health Organization says the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018. At […]

Was your thyroid medication affected by the recall?

Popular Thyroid Hormone Medication, Levothyroxine / Liothyronine, Recalled Over Contamination Concerns Tori Marsh Tori Marsh, MPH, is on the Research Team at GoodRx, and is the resident expert on drug pricing and savings. Posted on August 13, 2018 Nearly 40 lots of popular thyroid hormone replacement medication, levothyroxine/liothyronine, were recently recalled due to concerns over […]

I'll say it again, 'Health insurance is not the same as healthcare.'

It’s not just the uninsured — it’s also the cost of health care Drew Altman, Kaiser Family Foundation It’s not just the uninsured — it’s also the cost of health care Data: Kaiser Family Foundation; Chart: Chris Canipe/Axios We still have an uninsured problem in the U.S., but we have a far broader health […]

The ER, the Urgent Care Center, and the DPC

Ever wonder what the cost difference is between going to the ER or the Urgent Care Center?  It’s no surprise that the UTC is less expensive.  Often the UTC is about 20% the cost of the ER.  Now, if you compare the cost of a UTC to a DPC membership you’d save even more. All […]

Top six myths about direct primary care

Direct Primary Care offers unparalleled access to your doctor for everyone. by Emily Wolfe Among patients, direct primary care (DPC) is treated a bit like a unicorn. A beautiful idea that exists only in our imaginations. Except this unicorn is very real. The DPC movement is gaining traction across the country with new practices […]