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On March 11, 2020, the Corona Virus (AKA COVID-19) has been declared a global pandemic. A pandemic is a global outbreak of disease. Pandemics happen when a new virus emerges to infect people and can spread between people sustainably. Because there is little to no pre-existing immunity against the new virus, global spread has been anticipated. Pandemics begin with an investigation phase, followed by recognition, initiation, and acceleration phases. The peak of illnesses occurs at the end of the a

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Do you not have insurance or have you expressed concerns to your doctor and feel like no one is listening to your health concerns? Are they just quick to prescribe medicine to you without talking it through with you? This is where concierge medicine and Unger Primary Care differs. We put your family’s health and well-being first. Here’s is how… We are experts in caring for those who need more than typical coverage provides. Unger Primary Care has a distinguished record in being a leade

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More and more people are turning to concierge medicine. We get asked all the time what that term means so we decided to dedicate this month’s blog to it. Customized, cost-effective, comprehensive care – that’s the definition of concierge medicine. Concierge medicine, or private medicine, provides patients with comprehensive, individualized and coordinated care under the direct supervision of a world-class, board-certified physician. Concierge physicians attend to an average of 300 patients

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2020 is fast approaching and we have some tips to help you have a happy and healthy New Year. Are you ready for a lifestyle change in the New Year? Picking some resolutions is easy enough, but sticking to them can be a little harder. Here are some simple resolutions and tips to consider in the New Year. Eat A Balanced Meal And Drink WaterFocus on fruits, veggies, egg whites, soy products, skinless poultry breasts, fish, shellfish, non-fat dairy foods and 95% lean meat. Keeping a food journal –

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Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depression, major depressive disorder or clinical depression; it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. Depression can tend to increase during the holidays because of all the extra demands that it brings. Here are some tips for avoiding holiday depression triggers. Plan Ahead – Spend some time figuring out how to tak

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Over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain is defined as a pain that lasts at least 12 weeks. In this blog, we will discuss the causes of chronic pain and treatment options. Chronic pain may spring from an initial injury, such as a back sprain, or there may be an ongoing cause, such as an illness. The most common causes of chronic pain vary from headache, joint pain, and pain from an injury. Chronic pain can occur in nearly any part of your body. When one is treating chron

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The busy season is here! There are only 3 months left in the year which usually means a lot of traveling and holiday parties for everyone. This month’s blog is dedicated to helping you stay healthy during the holidays. See below for some tips to help. As you also plan for the New Year, don’t forget that Unger Primary Care is here for you. We offer concierge medicine – a relationship with your doctor that extends beyond the narrow definition of common coverage. As a patient of Unger Primary

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Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depression, major depressive disorder or clinical depression; it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may find it difficult doing day-to-day activities and it may make you feel like life isn’t worth it.  When someone you love struggles with depression, it can be difficult to know what to do, how to act, and what t

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Migraines are different from headaches in that they tend to be chronic and more severe. Most people who suffer from migraines will automatically seek out less stimulation and may need to rest in a quiet, cool room with little to no distractions for several hours. Once you get a migraine, there are some techniques that might help relieve some of the pain. Here are just a few of them: Massage – Massage is a great way to help with the tightness of tender muscles in your neck, back of your head an

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Addiction is not an easy subject especially if it is impacting someone you love. Knowing the signs of addiction can help you identify if a loved one needs help. Whether is traumatic life events, mental illness, or family history of addiction that led your loved one to addiction, Unger Primary Care can help. Here are some signs to look out for: Physical Appearance Changes in appearance or lack of caring about personal hygiene can be a sign. This also includes changes in appetite, bloodshot eyes o