Senior Medical Appointments


Senior Medical Appointments and Procedures Made Easier with These Tips

Posted on November 27th, by Mark Winter in Caregivers, Senior Health, Sonoma Elder Care. No Comments

The statistics are alarming: a recent study conducted by the Annals of Family Medicine uncovered that a typical primary care physician has a “panel” of more than 2,000 patients – those who are under his or her care. Further, the study outlined that such a physician would need to “spend 21.7 hours per day to provide all recommended acute, chronic and preventive care for a panel of 2,500 patients.”

It’s no wonder that we as patients, not to mention the doctors themselves, feel so rushed and stressed. With the need for so many senior medical appointments, treatments, and procedures due to the many chronic diseases and effects of aging that are prevalent, it’s more important than ever to take steps to maximize the time we have with our doctors.

In our previous blog post, we outlined some information and questions to prepare … Read More »






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