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.
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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.
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Lupus can affect just about any part of the body. It affects people in different ways, which can make it hard to diagnose. We will answer the question, “Can cold weather affect your Lupus symptoms?”
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Happy Holidays everyone! Our holiday hours for 2020 are listed below.
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Psoriatic Arthritis is an inflammatory condition of the joints associated with psoriasis. PRP therapy and stem cell therapy are two common treatment options for Psoriatic Arthritis. Therefore, we will discuss PRP therapy vs. stem cell therapy for Psoriatic Arthritis.
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Due to COVID-19 precautions, we are updating our business hours as follows:
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