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Supplements and Over the Counter Medications

At various grocery stores and pharmacies, there are aisles dedicated to supplements and over the counter medications. You may be convinced that these products will make you healthier, safer, live longer, and retain your memory. The bottom line is you should speak to your doctor before taking any of the products. They could be dangerous or harmful as most of them are not regulated. The way physicians approach these supplements and over the counter medications is that if it\’s not

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Interpreting Your Hospital Bill

When your family receives a hospital bill, you may be shocked when you see the amount due. Interpreting your hospital bill can help you protect yourself if you think the amount is wrong. Below are some of these important terms to know and what steps you can take to better understand your medical bill.  Billed Amount This made-up charged price has no bases at any kind of cost to the provider. If you are not insured, you will be charged

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Telemedicine Appointments Available with CPHC Physician

Colorado Primary Health Care is now offering telemedicine! Telemed allows the patient to talk to their primary care provider via telephone or through online video chat. We are excited to introduce this new program that will allow our patients to save time and money! With Telemed, there are appointments available every day and we guarantee that we will fit you into the schedule. Today is the day you can start using telemedicine with Colorado Primary Health Care! If you have

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Choosing Between a Traditional Medicare and a Medicare Advantage Plan

Are you having trouble choosing a Medicare plan? Are you having trouble understanding the basis of the plans? Read the article below to understand the differences and see what questions you need to ask the provider when choosing the plan that is right for you.  A traditional medicare plan is an open plan, so you can see the practices that take medicare. This means that you are eligible to see any specialist or primary care physician that is accepting medicare.

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Navigating Your Insurance Plan

Today, health insurance can be very confusing and complicated so it is important to know ahead of time what is covered and what is not before you or a family member gets sick or injured and needs to go to the doctor. Here are five important tips to keep in mind when navigating your insurance plan. 1. You Need To Know Coverage If You Go Out Of State Prior to traveling out of state, make sure to find out if

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Happy 4th of July

The employees at Colorado Primary Health Care want to wish you a safe and happy holiday! As you spend the day with family and friends, we hope you travel safely and enjoy the activities you have planned. As we recently discussed in a previous blog post, being outside can make your allergies flare up, so don\’t forget your allergy medication! Click here to learn more about the effects of spring fatigue and stuffy noses and how you can fight your

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The Causes and Effects of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Dr. Fine gave some insight on irritable bowel syndrome and how it can manifest itself as chronic mucus in the stool, chronic cramping, diarrhea, and constipation. It doesn’t have a non-cause but we are learning a lot about it and it has to do with the bacterial makeup of your intestinal tract, which is determined by what you eat and it has been around for decades. Dr. Fine said that it is beneficial to eat a clean diet with lean

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Spring Fatigue, Allergies and Stuffy Noses Part 2

Last week, Dr. Fine told us about allergies and if they are not treated properly they can turn into chronic diseases. He gives tips on what symptoms to look for and when you should go in to visit your doctor. This week, we will continue the series \” Spring Fatigue, Allergies and Stuffy Noses\” to learn more about what precautions you can take.  Dr. Fine says that sometimes allergies manifest themselves but the whole-body side effects don’t just involve the

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Spring Fatigue, Allergies and Stuffy Noses Part 1

There are a lot of reasons people can be tired, and if you have persistent tiredness or abruptive new onset tiredness that’s a reason to see a health care provider. While you can have anything from allergies to stomach infections or inflammation that is causing the fatigue, you could also have a sleeping disorder that needs to be treated or sleep apnea which a lot of people are not aware of that they have. You could even have unrecognized depression;

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How to be Prepared in Case of an Emergency

No matter how old we are, we never know if an accident is going to happen that lands us in the emergency room, or worse. Dr. Fine stresses the importance of speaking to your loved ones about advanced directives, or, how you want to be taken care of in the event of a medical emergency. This way, a trusted family member or loved one can make decisions for you when you\’re unable to make your own — it\’s the best

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