Dear Valued Patient,
We are writing to inform you that effective February 28, 2022, we are terminating our contract with United Healthcare and all of it’s affiliated companies. That means we will no longer be in-network providers with United Healthcare or its affiliates. We made this difficult decision because United Healthcare has been unresponsive to “amend” our contract with them, nor responding to us for further opportunity to negotiate. Unfortunately, the terms of the current “contract” are unreasonable and unsustainable and do not allow us to provide the level of care you have come to expect at this practice. Continue reading No Longer in-network providers with United Healthcare
Arthritis can be disabling and painful, especially when it is in your hands and fingers. It can prevent you from carrying out normal day-to-day activities such as work duties and preparing meals. Simple things like picking up a key, or holding a jar may be difficult, leading you to search for pain relieving tips for you arthritic hands. Therefore, we have put together some tips on how to relieve arthritis pain in hands.
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Getting the COVID-19 vaccine can prevent severe illness, hospitalizations and death. With the Delta variant having arrived to Brazos County, this is more urgent than ever, especially for immunocompromised patients. We will discuss the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine for immunocompromised patients and the Delta variant.
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Arthritis is a generalized term common to describe joint disease. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a type of arthritis in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints, resulting in chronic inflammation. Many often ask, “What is the difference between Arthritis vs. Rheumatoid Arthritis?” We will help answer this question.
Continue reading Arthritis vs. Rheumatoid Arthritis: What’s the Difference?
For many individuals who have psoriatic arthritis, living with this condition means coping with fatigue as well as pain. Fatigue is a very common symptom of psoriatic arthritis and often makes it difficult to do even the simplest activities of daily living. The pain can get so overwhelming and make you feel miserable. We will discuss how to manage fatigue from psoriatic arthritis.
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United Healthcare (UHC) recently announced that they will reduce payment for NPP (Non-Physician Providers). This went into effect on May 1, 2021. However, this could potentially decrease patient access to care, especially if the reimbursement for NPP is at a reduced rate and physicians can no longer bill incident-to. We will explain the importance of incident-to billing and patient access to NPP.
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In honor of Memorial Day, our office will be closed on Monday, May 31, 2021.
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On December 18, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the emergency go-ahead for a second COVID-19 vaccine—developed by Moderna—to be provided to Americans across the country. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines use the same basic technology, known as mRNA. Essentially, these vaccines teach your cells how to make protein that prompts an immune response without using the live virus that causes COVID-19. We will discuss the Pfizer vaccine vs. Moderna vaccine for COVID-19.
Continue reading The COVID-19 Vaccine: Pfizer Vaccine vs. Moderna Vaccine