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Why Are Some Doctors Cash Only?


“Cash only providers” are those that do not take health insurance as a means of paying for their services. (Cash includes any form of up-front currency, including debit and credit cards). There are several reasons why some doctors decide to only take cash, many of them beneficial to the patient.…

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Florida School Physical and Immunization Requirements


Like other states, Florida has specific requirements for initial enrollment in public school. These include up-to-date immunization records and a physical performed by a qualified healthcare provider. Read more to find out if your child is ready to begin school next term, and what you can expect during a routine…

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Conditions that Mimic or Worsen Anxiety?


Anxiety can be a crippling condition that manifests in many ways, both psychological and physiological. From aches and pains to stomach upset, plenty of symptoms are synonymous with the disorder. But did you know that there are other medical conditions that can worsen anxiety symptoms or, in some cases, cause…

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Who Diagnoses ADHD?


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder characterized by a pattern of inattentiveness and/or impulsivity that can result in poor functioning in one’s daily life. It is one of the more common neurodevelopmental disorders in children, with an estimated 6 million diagnoses made between 2016 and 2019. ADHD may…

Guide to Common Health Screenings by Age


Most of us know that the key to a long, healthy life is prevention. Part of preventing disease involves a combination of healthy habits (diet, exercise, rest, etc.) and visiting your primary care physician for routine health screenings.  Many illnesses can be treated much more effectively if they are detected…

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Choosing a Primary Care Physician


Choosing a Primary Care Physician (PCP) is an important decision for you and your loved ones. Your PCP will be your first stop for virtually all your healthcare needs, from routine physicals to specialist referrals. But did you know there are actually 5 different types of primary care providers? The…