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Concierge Medicine and Patient Relationships

Concierge Medicine and Patient Relationships

by Shearly (SU)
When you go to the doctor, do you feel like a number? Are you checked in as a “name, date of birth, and medical record number,” often without the courtesy of eye contact? You may not even be able to see your own doctor when you are sick. In today’s healthcare environment, that is exactly the way many people feel.

Important Info About Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Important Info About Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

by Shearly (SU)
An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a bulge or enlarged, weakened area of the bottom area of the aorta. This can be life threatening, because the aorta is the largest blood vessel in your body. It is roughly the diameter of a garden hose, running from your heart down to the abdomen, where it splits into two main sections. Because it is so long, the aorta is identified by the compartment where it is located. In other words, the thoracic aorta is in the chest and the abdominal aorta is in the abdomen, even though it is really one structure that passes through different areas.

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