Spring cleaning is one of the common duties for most residents in the Northwoods. The snow begins to melt and we see the soggy oak leaves that didn’t fall until after the last raking we did in autumn.
Spring cleanup can be a dreaded task or a long awaited excuse to get outside to soak up some sunlight. Our office sees many injuries after a few warm weeks of spring. Increased bending, reaching and lifting activities that occur during a typical spring cleanup can cause acute pain and other injuries. Over-exertion and repetitive motion can result in sprains, strains and low back pain.
Use some of our injury prevention tips before you do your spring cleanup!
Another must read article published by The Fiscal Times. They are predicting another HUGE hike in our insurance premiums for 2017!
"If Tavenner is right, Obamacare will jump dramatically—last year’s premium for the popular silver-level plan surged 11 percent on average. Although Tavenner didn’t mention deductibles, in 2016, some states saw jumps of 76 percent, while the average deductible for a 27-year-old male on a silver plan was 8 percent."
You may have heard controversy about stem cells used in the medical field over the last decade. However, most of the controversy was over embryonic stem cells being used to treat multiple medical conditions. Did you know that your own body has stem cells? There has been some great advancements in the medical field that has allowed physicians, to treat common conditions with patient’s very own stem cells. The process is minimally invasive and could save you from surgery or at least delay it for some time and also bring you pain relief. If you have arthritis, partial tendon or ligament tears, a meniscus tear or plantar fasciitis; adult stem cell treatment may be an option for you.
There is also another treatment that you may have heard of called Platelet Rich Plasma (also known as PRP). Dentistry and cosmetic surgery have been using this treatment since the early 90’s but, the orthopedic world is just getting its feet wet! Mainly PRP was only used in Orthopedic Sports Medicine for major league athletes, but since its infancy; the research and application for use has also grown. Common conditions treated with PRP include: sprains and strains, plantar fasciitis, arthritis and tendonitis. Looking for an alternative source for pain relief without having to “pop a bunch of pills”?
Our office in Minocqua is offering both Adult Stem Cell and PRP treatments! These treatments have little risk for infection and also very little risk for side effects considering that the platelets and stem cells are derived from your own body! More info can be found on our website at http://www.fairmedicalcare.org/treatment.html
We would like to share a recent article that supports our view on unaffordable healthcare and the issues we are all facing.
"The only coverage many people can now afford are plans with excessively high premiums in return for excessively high deductibles — leaving few funds left over to pay for medical bills out of pocket or fund a health savings account. "
This is very similar to the first post we did, perhaps a little more in depth. Again, Dr. Tadych wants to keep you informed about health care, and health insurance, and how to save money! We began our journey of becoming a Direct Pay facility January 1st, 2016. Now we are averaging 4 direct pay patients a day! The necessity for direct pay physicians is here, and we're here to help! Find out why your insurance is so costly, and see how you can save money!!! A few days ago we had a patient say "Thank You"! I want sure why they were thanking me- I had only scheduled an appointment for them. The patient then stated, that in the venture to find a facility that would welcome them- without any insurance, they were hung up on, denied appointments, and if a facility did schedule an appointment that the costs were out of this world expensive!
Our goal is to provide to YOU with affordable healthcare; Its in our URL- FAIR MEDICAL CARE.org.
So with that being said, Welcome to Northern Wisconsin Bone & Joint Center, providing you hassle free, doctor direct, fair medical care!