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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.

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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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Feb 15, 2021
February is recognized nationally as American Heart Month, a time set aside to focus on all things heart health. Unfortunately, heart disease is the number one killer in the United States. It is estimated that 1 in 4 Americans are affected by heart disease.
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Dec 22, 2020
Direct Primary Care (DPC) is an innovative model sweeping the nation, that returns to focusing on the patient. With this model patients get increased access to their providers (nurse practitioner, physician or physician assistant).
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Dec 15, 2020
This is a question that I often heard with my senior patients once they retired. It was usually phrased as I was healthy all my working life and now that I turned 65, I have all these issues. However, if only it were that simple. You see what most people do not realize is chronic disease (i.e. high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia or dyslipidemia), etc.) often are present several years before any symptoms or signs are experienced.
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Nov 08, 2020
I have been a nurse for 20 years and a nurse practitioner for the past six years. I have seen a great deal of confusion from family, friends and even my patients on exactly what is a nurse practitioner. It does not help that as a profession we use several different acronyms that can cause confusion. So hopefully this blog can give you some insight. Also, in honor of nurse practitioner week which is November 8 th to the 14 th , I couldn’t think of a more pertinent initial blog post.
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