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Self-Care in Western Medicine

“My doctor didn’t tell me anything about what I could do at home for this!” It’s truly frustrating to have this experience as a patient, but it’s common in Western Medicine because it’s a fast-paced field. Fortunately, not all physicians practice this way. Self-care is one of the most effective tools patients can use to […]

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The Why of Digital Nomad Health

I recently finished reading Start With Why by Simon Sinek and updated my company values. I started Digital Nomad Health because I believe in the importance of health and saw many fellow physicians doing the same for their private patients outside of mainstream health insurance. Here is the why of Digital Nomad Health. The Why […]

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Virtual DPC in California

In today’s digital age, virtual care, specifically virtual Primary Care, is growing, and it has evolved quite a bit from the old style of telemedicine. My Virtual DPC in California developed to feel the void for those who don’t have the time for in-person visits, travel a lot, or are more comfortable with a virtual […]

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The Complicated Cost of Healthcare

Mainstream healthcare in the US is mainly controlled by policy and commercial interest. Health insurance companies set their prices and choose which drug formularies to offer, which services to cover, and whom they’ll accept into their network. However, the cost of healthcare is much more than our monthly insurance premiums. Hidden Insurance Premiums Most Americans […]

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Getting a Second Medical Opinion

Very few individuals feel empowered enough to get a second medical opinion, and rightfully so. It’s an intimidating and confusing process. As we say in medicine, see five different doctors and get five different opinions. So here is how we advise patients on getting a second medical opinion. What Are Your Biases? Before we tackle […]

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Maintaining Dental Health: Proven Tips for Strong Teeth

Dental health is all about prevention, which is why it’s an exciting topic for us here at Digital Nomad Health. Brushing and flossing are important, but so are our diet and other oral habits, which can decrease gum recession and dental caries. Keeping your teeth into old age is partly genetic but has much more […]

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Preventing Hearing Loss

Osteoarthritis and hearing loss are preventable conditions that rarely get much press. Some hearing loss is acceptable, as is some degree of degenerative changes in joints. However, preventing hearing loss can drastically improve our quality of life. Excess Sound Exposure There is a pyramid of excess sound. The peak of it is built with sound […]

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How to Prevent Heart Failure

The bad thing about heart failure is how much it makes a person dependent on regular doctor visits, medications, and blood tests, and worst of all; it is one of the diseases that drastically impact a person’s ability to enjoy their day-to-day tasks. Most of us can prevent heart failure which I’ll dive into here. […]

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Patient Empowerment

In the US healthcare system, knowing the basics of health is not enough; it may also be necessary to know how to navigate the system. In this article, I’ll discuss patient empowerment, which I believe is one of the most important things I can do for my patients to help them navigate their health and […]

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Shopping For Medications

Medications aren’t expensive but they are marked up quite a bit and their actual price is often kept hidden from the patient and even physicians. When shopping for medications there are 2 important points to keep in mind, 1) is the prescription necessary, 2) what’s the best price you can get. Wasteful Overuse of Prescription […]