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Dr. Stasha-Gae Roberts's blog allows her to share helpful information with her patients regarding Direct Primary Care (DPC), and all things health care. Check back occasionally for new posts.

Jul 08, 2021
Thousands of people are stung each year in the United States. Most have mild reactions but some individuals have serious life-threatening reactions (anaphylaxis). Insects responsible for the majority of serious sting related reactions belong to the order Hymenoptera. These insects usually sting someone in self-defense or to protect their nests. These stings are usually acutely painful and individuals are aware they have been stung, even though they may not see the insect.
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Jul 03, 2021
The summer is here and it is time for some fun in the sun. I am personally looking forward to spending more time outside, preferably on one of these beautiful beaches on the west coast of Florida.
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Jun 04, 2021
Well woman exams (WWE) are scheduled once a year.
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May 25, 2021
Virtual healthcare seems to have taken off over the last year due to COVID-19. However, this form of care has been around for years but has not been used consistently. Virtual care is a good alternative for treating certain medical conditions, but it is not appropriate for everything. A virtual visit between a clinician and patient that already have an established relationship may also be easier to conduct because both the clinician and patient are familiar with one another.
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May 17, 2021
SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), has managed to strike fear into the hearts of many and change the way we interact with one another in ways previously unimaginable. The rights and freedoms of the individual are being challenged daily by those in power for what they say is the good of society. Anything that contradicts the current narrative is being refuted and shamed, even when it comes from renowned experts in the field of medicine. This blog will not address those things but briefly address what is know...
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May 02, 2021
Samantha is a 35 year old female who recently had an upper respiratory infection (common cold). Her symptoms from the recent cold improved and she has returned to work. However, over the last 2 days she has been experiencing a stuffy nose, nasal discharge (yellow / green color) and mild facial pain. Her facial pain is located to her forehead, above her eyes and also to her cheek area. She does not have a fever, but is experiencing mild pressure to her ears.
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Apr 22, 2021
Wilbur is a 24 year old male who recently joined a local gym. He has packed on a few pounds over the past few months and his goal is to lose 10 lbs. He decides to go to a spin class which will be his first time ever attending such a class. He used to be a member of the cycle team when he was in high school so he figures this should be a good workout.
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Apr 21, 2021
This symptom is a common complaint that women experience when they have a urinary tract infection (UTIs, a bladder infection / lower urinary tract infection). In comparison to men, women are more likely to be diagnosed with UTIs. One of the reasons is because the urethra is near the anus and bacteria from the anus can easily be introduced into the vaginal introitus, which can lead to symptoms of a UTI.
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Apr 14, 2021
Susan is a 35-year-old female who lives in Naples, Florida. She loves to garden, enjoys long walks on the beach with her pet Labrador Smittie and for some weird reason goes running for about 4 miles every morning. Ever since she can remember she has always had a runny / stuffy nose, sneezes several times throughout the day, gets a tickle in her throat and eyes water even when she is not crying. However, for the past few weeks, she has noticed that these symptoms have increased in intensity. She ...
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Mar 07, 2021
Over the last several years two healthcare models have emerged which offer different healthcare options compared to traditional insurance models. Concierge medicine and DPCs have increased in popularity; although these models are similar, there are some key differences between the two approaches.
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