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Dealing with the Doctor

My name is Adrian and I am an old timer. The next time my birthday rolls around, I will be 71 years old. I still like to keep my mind active and learn new skills so I decided to ask my grandson about the internet and he taught me how to write this blog. This blog is about dealing with doctors. Over the years, I have had my fair share of appointments with the doctor and believe me, as I get older, they become more frequent as I have to manage various medical conditions. I hope you find my blog useful if you are unwell.

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Considering Cataract Surgery? Here’s What You Need to Know

20 December 2019
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

A cataract is a clouding in an eye's lens that ultimately causes vision loss. Cataracts form slowly and are more prevalent in persons over 55 years old. There is no proven way to prevent cataracts, but quitting smoking helps decrease the likelihood that they will develop. A cataract surgery essentially helps correct this disorder by replacing the cloudy lens with an artificial one. Fortunately, the modern cataract surgery is a simple outpatient procedure. Read More …

Understanding Merkel Cell Carcinoma

7 August 2019
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

Merkel cells are located in the epidermis, which is the skin's outermost layer. These cells play a vital role in experiencing the sense of touch and are connected to nerve endings that transmit sensations of touch to your brain. Merkel cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer that typically appears on your face or neck. It's not as common as basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma, which also tend to affect the face, but it is a more aggressive form of skin cancer and can quickly spread to other parts of your body if it's not treated promptly. Read More …

Rise of Private Label Pharmaceutical Products

4 December 2018
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

Private label over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceuticals and nutritional supplements are a rapidly growing sector in the healthcare market. Private label pharmaceuticals include: Cough and cold medicines Allergy relief products  Pain relief and analgesics Dietary supplements Antacids Are private label OTCs safe to use? Consumers are increasingly gaining confidence in private label pharmaceuticals. Many turn to these due to financial instability forcing them to opt for lower-priced options. Others realise that the brand value of these products is great and, in fact, product quality often not only meets but exceeds that of similar brands advertised to the larger market. Read More …

How To Ensure A Smooth Prostate Cancer Surgery Recovery

16 October 2018
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

For many men with prostate cancer, surgery is the best treatment option available. Whether you're getting robotic surgery or a more traditional procedure, recovery can be a little difficult and uncomfortable. By following the tips below, you can make your prostate cancer surgery recovery as smooth and easy as possible.  Ask Your Doctor For Advice Speaking to your doctor about your fears, concerns, and recovery is typically one of the best ways to ensure a smooth, problem-free recovery from prostate cancer surgery. Read More …

Are bulk billing medical centres reliable?

15 September 2018
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

Bulk-billing refers to a system of billing where the doctor does not charge the patient directly for the services rendered but bills Medicare instead. As such, if you visit a medical centre that accepts bulk-billing, you will not be expected to pay anything out of your pocket. The Medicare benefits that the doctor will receive are at a usually subsidized (reduced) rate compared to the alternative. The alternative to bulk-billing is known as private billing. Read More …