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Common Thyroid Disorders: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Common Thyroid Disorders: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

by Shearly (SU)
According to the American Thyroid Association, as much as 12 percent of the population in the United States will develop some form of thyroid disorder within their lifetime. At any given time, as many as 20 million Americans have a thyroid related issue, with more than half of those being unaware of their condition.

Mammography for Breast Cancer Screening in Average-risk Women

Mammography for Breast Cancer Screening in Average-risk Women

by Stephanie Meadows
Breast cancer is a leading cause of premature deaths among women in the United States. Nobody enjoys getting a mammogram, but statistics have shown the death rate of this disease has been reduced at least in part due to early detection. Your personal and family medical history can help determine whether you are at average risk or higher risk for breast cancer. It’s important to note, though, that most women who develop breast cancer do not have a family history of the disease.

 Benefits of Concierge Medicine at Rockville Concierge Doctors

Benefits of Concierge Medicine at Rockville Concierge Doctors

by Stephanie Meadows
The idea of a concierge primary care doctor isn’t a new concept. For most of modern history, primary care doctors were connecting with their patients and families that needed them. They truly knew their patients – their medical histories, jobs, and habits. They even saw patients of different generations within the same family. What we call concierge primary care is the way medicine used to be in terms of time and attention focused on the patient.

What does concierge medicine mean?

What does concierge medicine mean?

by Stephanie Meadows
Are you sick of crowded waiting rooms, no appointments available, and doctors who don’t take their time to listen to and see their patients? Well, concierge medicine may be the answer to your prayers.

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

by Stephanie Meadows
Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of men and women worldwide? It accounts for 34 percent of all deaths, many being sudden and almost all of them premature. The best prevention against heart disease and stroke is to understand the risks and treatment options. Certain risk factors make some people more likely to have heart disease, such as diabetes and obesity. The greatest risk is ignorance or misinformation. The first step is to take responsibility for your health.

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