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May 18, 2022
Getting it Right: Choosing the Best Gynecologist in Las Vegas

So you’re living in Las Vegas and looking to get established with an OBGYN to get your annual gynecologist appointment out of the way. In the past, this meant a phone call to a clinic, an assignment of a doctor by the facility or answering service, and the promise of an appointment scheduled a month […]

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May 17, 2022
Telemedicine in Prenatal Care: What to Know About Seeing a Virtual Obstetrician-Gynecologist (OB-GYN)

The practice of obstetrics and gynecology is majorly hands-on. However, you can establish your appointments with an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) via telehealth. There are several purposes a telehealth visit can serve including antenatal care, prescription refills, substance use, breastfeeding, and many more. When to Use Telehealth With an OB-GYN Several services can be provided via a […]

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May 11, 2022
Breastfeeding in the 21st Century: Setting up for Success

While over 80% of mothers attempt breastfeeding their newborns, only one in four continues breastfeeding past the first six months outside the womb. The further from the birth date it gets, the less likely it is for breastfeeding to continue. There are many reasons for this pattern; in this blog, we’ll explore breastfeeding benefits, challenges, […]

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May 9, 2022
The Home Care Shortage in Reno, NV

There is a healthcare crisis. A shortage of workers has left thousands without the help that they need. Here’s a look at how the home care shortage is affecting Reno residents.  Homecare Worker Shortage  A scarcity of homecare workers is hitting home in many parts of Nevada. A recent article reported that the pandemic fueled […]

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May 9, 2022
Telemedicine in Prenatal Care: Common Pregnancy Discomforts

Pregnancy is a beautiful period and process that every mother should enjoy while looking forward to welcoming her babies. However, it does come at a price. Several women experience different forms of discomfort during pregnancy, leading to anxiety. While some may be fleeting, others may last for longer periods. Some could be experienced early in […]

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May 6, 2022
Resurgence of Physician House Calls

Soon healthcare may look more like the care your grandparents and their parents received. A century ago, physicians went to the patient, not the other way around. In fact, during the 1930s, nearly half of all doctor visits took place in the patient’s home. So, what happened? And why are physician house calls making a […]

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May 6, 2022
Ending Covid-19 Isolation

Ending Covid-19 Isolation A friend messaged me the other day to inquire about a positive rapid antigen test (RAT). She tested positive for Covid nine days prior and had diligently isolated herself in a bedroom, away from her family. She re-tested on day 5, day 6, and day 7: still positive. And now, again, the […]

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May 3, 2022
Understanding, Treating, & Preventing Vaginal Yeast Infections

Itchy, red, and irritated. Those are not words women prefer to associate with their lady parts. But the reality is that 75% of women will experience a vaginal yeast infection in their lifetime. There is a delicate balance between the bacteria and yeast in the microbiome of the vagina. When disrupted, infections can fester. In […]

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May 2, 2022
Telemedicine in Prenatal Care: Obstetric Emergencies During Pregnancy

The advent of telemedicine, or better still, telehealth was not aimed at replacing in-person health care. Instead, it serves as a supplementary means of providing healthcare, especially to nonemergent cases. However, this does not rule out the use of telemedicine in emergency cases. Your virtual physician could help link you with a facility nearby while […]

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April 26, 2022
New ‘Breath Taking’ Covid Test

New ‘Breath Taking’ Covid Test If you have been looking forward to a new kind of COVID-19 test, one which doesn’t involve any sort of implement being scrubbed around inside your nasal passages, you can stop holding your breath. In mid-April, the Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization (EUA) to the InspectIR COVID-19 […]

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April 25, 2022
Does Medicare Cover Telemedicine?

Telemedicine, also known as telehealth, improves access to healthcare without being physically present at a healthcare facility. Over digital devices with an internet connection, people can speak with a doctor and get all the help they need.  Although introduced in the late 1950s, the need and use of telehealth services recently peaked during the Covid-19 […]

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April 18, 2022
Telemedicine in Prenatal Care: Alarming Signs to Watch Out for During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is marked with several symptoms. However, it is important to know that while certain symptoms are "normal", others are cause for alarm. Telemedicine in prenatal care helps bridge the gap and save time during emergencies. You can get in touch with a virtual physician before you book an appointment with your local OB doctor. […]

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