Avoiding Costly Medical Bills
Did you just switch insurance carriers again? You’re not alone. The health industry is constantly changing and every year you take time to learn about the new plans so you can make the right choice for you and your family.
Despite the hard work that is put into understanding an insurance plan and determining if a provider is in-network, many people fail to capitalize on the easiest way to avoid costly medical bills: scheduling and keeping a doctor’s appointment.
It is important for everyone to schedule annual appointments and keep those appointments but for those with chronic illness or a family history concerns, it’s even more important to stay on top of visits.
Top 10 Leading Causes of Death
The CDC keeps track of the leading causes of death and a list of the top 10 was released in September of 2015 by an online publication we monitor.
Here is a summary of the list:
- Heart Disease
- Cancer (malignant neoplasms)
- Chronic lower respiratory disease
- Accidents (unintentional injuries)
- Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases)
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Diabetes (diabetes mellitus)
- Influenza and pneumonia
- Kidney disease (nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis)
- Suicide (intentional self-harm).
The entire article can be found here.
We want you to schedule an appointment. We want you to keep that appointment. The secret ingredient to health is prevention and every visit you have with our medical staff is another opportunity to save you from costly medical bills – but more importantly – it’s an opportunity to help insure that your quality and longevity of life outlast even your wildest expectations.
Call our office to schedule your next appointment or you can schedule your appointment online through our secure portal.
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