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Drive-by Doctoring [Video]: What We Discovered About This Practice is Shocking

Drive-by Doctoring

Drive-by Doctoring

Yes if you are wondering, doctors do drive-bys.

If you haven’t heard about the so called practice of “drive-by doctoring,” you might want to know what is really going on in the medical billing landscape. Especially as in this video, whereby a patient got a surprise $117,000 medical bill from a doctor he didn’t even know.

First of all, “drive-by doctoring,” is the practice where physicians and other medical professionals assist the primary physician assigned to a case and then charge exorbitant fees for their participation. When the provider is outside the patient’s network, those fees can get passed on either to insurers or to the patients themselves.

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Nutrition & Wellness

Why is Sleep Important?

Why Sleep is Important

It seems like sleep can be one of those aspects of life that we take for granted. It’s nothing more than the end of the day, right? In all reality, it is those special moments during those dark hours when our eyelids are shut that so much vitality and positivity for a good life can occur.

Think about it…the reality of too little sleep is considered a torture mechanism (check out the Patty Hearst case where her captors kept her slept deprived to create disorientation). That is how important a good night’s rest is.

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Diet for Colorectal Cancer Patients

Diet for Colorectal Cancer Patients

In 431 B.C the undisputed father of medicine, Hippocrates said; ‘let thy food be medicine and medicine be thy food’. The truth that food has a bearing on our health has now been proved beyond any reasonable doubt. This is true of colorectal cancer. The incidence, risk factors and recurrence rate after treatment have a correlation with certain foods. On the other hand certain types of diets show a reduced risk and incidence of this type of cancer.

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Nutrition & Wellness

Drinking Activated Charcoal for Cleansing: Benefits and Side Effects

Activated Charcoal Benefits and Side Effects

The Benefits and Side Effects

Many different groups of people the world over have used charcoal to treat various health conditions. Activated charcoal as we know it came into the limelight when it was manufactured early in the twentieth century. For a long time, activated charcoal was mostly found in hospital emergency rooms. Although it is still an important part of the emergency tray, activated carbon (charcoal) use has entered the health and wellness world with a bang.

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Diet for Breast Cancer Patients

Diet for Breast Cancer Patients

Breast cancer is considered one of the modern diseases. Its incidence is rising in many parts of the world. Many believe that this cancer has a definite link with the type of diet we eat. The more processed it is, the higher the chances. A typical Western diet is thought to be a particular risk. To support this argument, communities that mostly eat whole grain meals and more fruits and vegetables have a lower rate of cancer of the breast in their population.

Why Diet is Important in Breast Cancer

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Life Coach vs Health and Wellness Coach

Health and Wellness Coach

In today’s world where we are bombarded with all sorts of stressors, it is not a wonder that more and more people are looking for external help in order to organize and actualize their life desires and goals. For this reason many types of coaches have emerged. Among these are two popular and distinct groups. These are:

  • Life coaches and
  • Health and wellness coaches.

Some people tend to use the two terms interchangeably. On a closer look they are quite different as discussed below.

 

Life Coach

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Medicare Diabetic Supplies, What is Covered and How to Get It

diabetic-supplyIf you are currently receiving health insurance through Medicare, diabetic supplies and equipment are covered under your plan. A proactive approach to the treatment and management of diabetes is essential, so take the time to familiarize yourself with the benefits available to you.

Medicare Diabetic Supplies and Equipment

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes – whether or not you use insulin – your self-testing supplies and equipment are covered under Medicare Part B (medical insurance). Eligible equipment and supplies include:

  • glucose (blood sugar) testing monitors
  • test strips
  • lancets and lancet devices
  • blood sugar control solutions
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Top 50 Patient Advocate Blogs 2015

Best Patient Advocate Blogs

Best Patient Advocate Blogs

These patient advocate blogs align with our philosophy and we support them so much that we have created a badge for them to put on their site showing that we endorse them as one of the top patient advocate blogs on the Internet.

The order below is not in a particular order. We believe all 50 of these patient advocate blogs deserve a place on this list and are all ranked #1 in our eyes.

  1. Trisha Torrey
    Former teacher, turned self-employed marketing consultant and now patient consumerism advocate, who enjoys my family, golf, travel and a host of other activities.
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How to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits

How to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits

If you’ve sustained a crippling injury or developed a medical condition that prevents you from working, applying for Social Security disability benefits is essential for any physical or mental impairment expected to last a year or longer. It generally takes three to five months for Social Security to render a decision on a claim, so you should apply as soon as your doctor has confirmed the estimated duration of your disability.

This article will help you determine your eligibility and outline the steps you’ll need to take when applying for Social Security disability benefits.

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Private Patient Advocate versus Patient Navigator

Private Patient Advocate Vs. Patient Navigator

The U.S health system is a complicated labyrinth that leaves many people confused. This is even more so when a person is sick. This situation is expected to get more complex as more changes are introduced into the system. It is for these reasons that the help of people who understand the system is important during an illness and sometimes even in good health. The private patient advocate and a patient navigator are two groups of such people.

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