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Money-Saving Ideas: Lab Discounts – Strategy #3/5

Money-Saving Ideas: Lab Discounts - Strategy #3/5 (Video Transcription) Idea number three for saving money with Sentinel Primary Care has to do with lab discounts. Normally, when you get your blood drawn at your doctor's office or you go to the lab to have the blood drawn, the laboratory processes the blood and they bill the insurance for the laboratory study and for processing the lab. We can do that as well. We can draw your blood and we hand it off to LabCorp. However, we have an arrangement with our laboratory that they [...]

2018-10-02T15:54:59+00:00 October 10th, 2017|

Money-Saving Ideas: HSA/FSA Accounts – Strategy #2/5

Money-Saving Ideas: HSA/FSA Accounts - Strategy #2/5 (Video Transcription) Idea number two is health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts. These are a great way to save your healthcare dollars. The way this works with Sentinel Primary Care is going to vary a little bit depending on your particular plan, and it's going to vary from one plan to another. Essentially, the way that our experience has been is that for some folks, their HSA or FSA plan has deemed the entire membership fee of Sentinel Primary Care to be a valid expense that [...]

2018-10-02T15:59:37+00:00 October 10th, 2017|

Concierge primary care can work for you! Strategy #1/5

Concierge primary care can work for you! Strategy #1/5 (Video Transcription) I am Dr. Patrick O'Connell with Sentinel Primary Care in Brier Creek in Raleigh. I’ve had some conversations with folks who have expressed interest in Sentinel Primary Care but have said, “I'm already spending a lot of money in other areas of healthcare. I don't know if I can add more expense.” I want to talk about some of the ways that you can save money in combination with Sentinel Primary Care. This series of five short videos will share some ideas on [...]

2018-10-02T16:00:49+00:00 October 9th, 2017|

When is the Best Time to Get My Flu Shot?

When is the Best Time to Get My Flu Shot? (Video Transcription) Is it time to get my flu shot yet? In fact, when is the best time to get my flu shot? That's a great question that people ask me all the time. Okay. So when is the best time to be vaccinated against the flu? This is a great question. People ask me this question all the time, and there's a couple schools of thought. One says get vaccinated early in case there's an early start of flu season. The other school [...]

2018-12-04T20:39:57+00:00 September 20th, 2017|

The Coolest Medical Advance During My Career

The Coolest Medical Advance During My Career (Video Transcription) So today I'm going to talk about something that is way cool. I think it is one of the most amazing developments in medicine since I finished my training. Now, it's a little esoteric. I don't know that it's going to be directly relevant to your health, but I’ll bet you saw headlines about it from a week and a half or a couple of weeks ago. If you've read a little bit into the story, you might have thought, I don't really understand this. [...]

2018-10-02T16:11:04+00:00 September 6th, 2017|

How Much Sunblock?

How Much Sunblock? (Video Transcription) Going to the beach this weekend? Going to the pool? Bring your sunblock and be sure to use enough of it. Using enough sunblock is more important for skin protection than the SPF of your sunblock. So how much sunblock do you need? The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that an adult use one ounce of sunblock. So how much is that? Well, a shot glass is about one ounce. That’s a lot of sunblock! Use it liberally to be sure that you're protecting your skin adequately, and if [...]

2018-10-02T16:12:08+00:00 August 10th, 2017|

Less Breast Cancer Screening???

Less Breast Cancer Screening??? (Video Transcription) I'm Dr. Patrick O'Connell. This is Sentinel Primary Care in Brier Creek in Raleigh. Today we're talking about breast cancer screening and mammograms and the new recommendations from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. These recommendations propose less breast cancer screening. Now, breast cancer is the number one cancer among women and it is the number two breast cancer killer among women, and the recommendations propose less screening? How on earth does this make any sense? Well, as it turns out, the answer to this is fascinating. [...]

2018-10-02T16:13:29+00:00 July 13th, 2017|

Ticks!

Ticks! (Video Transcription) I’m Dr. Patrick O'Connell. This is Sentinel Primary Care, and welcome to the first of my medical talks. So for this first talk I thought, what should I talk about that people would be interested in? I decided to go with a seasonal topic. It's warm weather. Everybody's out in the parks or having picnics or working in the yard. And so when you go out to Mother Nature, Mother Nature brings her best and her worst. One of the unpleasant things of Mother Nature is ticks. So that's our topic [...]

2018-10-02T16:14:44+00:00 June 27th, 2017|