Certain procedures require constant care and follow-up, but not every Doctor’s office is equipped to handle the situation from start to finish. Other Doctor’s offices may be equipped to handle the procedure, but they don’t accept many insurance companies. This can leave you paying a lot out of pocket.
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Every January, people start to make their new year’s resolutions. What’s the #1 resolution? To get in shape. Join a gym. Lose weight. That’s a really great resolution. I’ve been working out at gyms for over 10 years and I see the same things every year. January rolls along and the gyms are full of people who are energized by their new year’s resolutions to get back in shape. Then February comes, and some of them drop out. March and April get here and half of them are gone. By the summer time, the gyms are left with the people who are regulars, plus some new folks who decided to stick with it (but very few of those).
Let’s all just face it. Resolving to get in shape, join a gym, eat better, etc, is hard to do when there isn’t a total commitment for a life change to go with it. Too many people view their health as a short-term project: I just need to lose 10 pounds. I want to get ready for the summer time. I want to fit back into those clothes I bought last July. Those goals are perfectly fine, but the bigger picture should give each one us the screaming motivation to get to it and stick to it and to make the serious lifestyle changes that will keep us healthy in our later years.
A person’s waist size is important, but not as much for how it relates to fitting into a pair of jeans. The more important concern for waist size is its affect on overall health. A lot of people don’t think about how that relates to things like diabetes, heart disease, and low testosterone (just to name a few). And sure, being thin may look good, but what about the fact that being overwheight is a factor in heart disease? Eating healthy will certainly help you take off some needed pounds, but it also will help to lower your bad cholesterol which can lead to very serious health problems.
Younger people especially have their blinders on when it comes to their health. They’re gong to live forever and they’re invensible. They don’t need to worry about that stuff and the way they fit into their clothes is the most important reason for them to be in shape. But then a funny thing happens. They hit their 30′s and then their 40′s. Then they have to start facing the reality that being healthy is so much more important than just the way they look in the mirror. Lots of younger people have never had any blood work done at a doctor’s office. They don’t know if their cholesterol is high. They hit their 30′s and notice that they are feeling more and more fatigued each day, but they’re doing the same things they’ve always done. Men start hearing about how their testosterone starts to decrease in their 30′s, but they’ve never had that checked out. What’s the point? Get a check up!
Your health is so much more important than just the way you look in a mirror. It’s important because you want to live a healthy life when you’re not as young as you once were. When was the last time you saw the doctor for something other than a cold, alergies, or the flu? When was the last time your medical doctor ran blood tests on you? Most people don’t realize that they should get annual blood tests because they can catch things that you don’t even know could be a problem. Once they become problems, you wish you would have known sooner. When was the last time you had a complete physical? Maybe that fatigue is a problem that a medical doctor can solve. And how’s your heart? Have you ever had an EKG? Did you know that you can get that done in less than 10 minutes at a doctor’s office.
Listen, you don’t need to go see your medical doctor only when you feel sick. That’s where so many people go wrong. No – you should see your doctor when you feel well. Get a full check-up by your medical doctor. Ask for lab work. Ask your doctor for a complete physical. These “well” visits will prevent you from having more than your share of the sick visits. So, if you’re going to make a new year’s resolution to get in shape, start by making an appointment with your medical doctor. Don’t ignore your overall health and focus only on your outward appearance. Those mistakes can lead to serious health problems down the road.
WOLMED Medical in Denton and Dallas have medical doctors who can help you with your well and sick visits. We can do you lab work in house and help you get in the best shape of your life. We accept most major insurances including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Aetna, United Healthcare, PHCS, Cigna, and many more. We welcome same-day appointments and we can usually get your lab results back withing a couple of days.
Make your new year’s health resolution the right way. See your doctor. WOLMED Medical Doctors want to be your doctor too.
The Denton, TX Doctors at WOLMED Medical are Blue Cross Blue Shield doctors. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas is an excellent insurance PPO plan that is the group health insurance plan for employees at the University of North Texas. UNT is the largest employer in Denton County, with an estimated 7,762 employees (according to the Denton County web site). All of these employees have access to the University of North Texas Health Center, but then again, so do the 35,000+ students at UNT.
So, where do you go if you are a UNT employee and you need to see a doctor? Why not WOLMED Medical? Ed Wolski, MD and Robert Helsten, MD are available 6 days per week to help UNT employees with BCBS insurance. Our Denton, TX medical doctors will accurately diagnose your illness with the use of our in-house lab, in-house x-ray, in-house EKG, along with any number of other medical devices at their immediate disposal. Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance covers almost all medical procedures you could need during a medical office visit.
So, when you need a Blue Cross Blue Shield Doctor in Denton, TX, call the medical doctors at WOLMED Medical. We are open Monday thru Friday, from 7am to 8pm and Saturdays from 7am to 4pm. Don’t wait in line at the health center. Instead let the medical doctors at WOLMED help you today. We welcome same-day appointments when you are sick. We also very often have sample medications to get you started on until your prescription is ready at your pharmacy of choice. We use electronic medical records, so we can very quickly send your prescriptions to the pharmacy to be filled.
UNT employees are fortunate to have an excellent insurance plan like Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. So, remember to choose WOLMED Medical when you are sick and need immediate medical attention. The Denton, TX doctors of WOLMED welcome BCBS insurance and are ready to help you today.
Many of WOLMED’s employees are past and present students from the University of North Texas, including myself. You can trust WOLMED Medical Doctors to take very good care of you and your family when you have family medical needs. We want to be your Blue Cross Blue Shield doctor too.
Remember when you used to get a book from your HR department with all of the doctors in your PPO network? These PPO directories were great, but very easy to lose. Then, when you needed to find a medical doctor, you had to go back to the HR department and ask for a new directory. When you had your book, you could find your doctor based on his or her specialty, but lots of times the phone number or address was wrong or changed, or the doctor wasn’t practicing at that location anymore.
Now, we have the internet and the majority of people surveyed say they use the Internet all the time to look up just about everything, including their doctor. You can find a doctor on the internet in a matter of seconds. Google is awesome! You just type something like “Family Doctor Denton, TX” or “Medical Doctor Dallas, TX” and all fo the doctors close to your location will come up on the first page. Or, you can go to your specific PPO network’s web site. Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) has a very user-friendly web site for searching for medical doctors. To find your nearest family doctor, you just type in a city and state and the type of doctor and all of your options are listed instantly. Aetna and United Healthcare also have really great doctor finder tools. The internet is probably the easiest way to find a doctor.
Of course, you could go to the yellow pages in your phone book, but you never get all of the information that you want about your doctor. You get a phone number and address and if the doctor spent a lot of money on ad space, you can see some of the features of the medical practice. Otherwise, you still need the internet. That proably explains why so many people are switching from the phone book to the internet. My wife asked me the other day to look in the phone book for something. I said, “huh? we have a phone book? where at?”, then I used the internet. Google was way faster than looking through a phone book.
So, how do you find your family practice doctor when you need to see a medical doctor? Do you look in the phone book for a doctor or does your HR department still offer a directory of doctors. Or, are you like most people now and you use the internet: Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. Doctors have to use a web site these days because you most likely want to see it.
WOLMED doctors have a web site (www.wolmed.com), but we can also be found on Twitter, Facebook, www.superpages.com, www.yellowbook.com, www.yellowpages.com, www.spineuniverse.com, Aetna, BCBS, United Healthcare, Humana, Cigna, Unicare, carfpainmanagement.blogspot.com, wolmed.blogspot.com, Technorati, BlogCatalog, Zimbio, and more to come. We recognized that patients want to have easy access to finding a medical doctor. We’re trying to help make it even easier.
How do you find a doctor when you need medical care?
A lot of people don’t realize that WOLMED doesn’t only treat work injuries and auto injuries. In addition to Texas Workers Compensation and Car Wrecks, WOLMED doctors also help patients with Family Practice needs. Our doctors are Medical Doctors who can treat a wide range of illnesses from the common cold to the flu and many other conditions such as infections, respiratory illnesses, and so much more. Our doctors use an in-house lab to draw blood and run tests to find the root causes of medical conditions. We also have in-house X-Rays and a laser for minor surgeries such as mole removals and skin tags. Medical Doctors can prescribe medications when you are sick usingelectronic submission of prescriptions to your favorite pharmacy. WOLMED’s Denton doctors and Dallas doctors treat far more than just work and auto injuries. Sure, we’re experts at workers’ compensation and auto accidents, but at the heart of things, we are Medical Doctors and we are trained and highly experienced to help you with all of your family medical needs as well.
The MD’s at WOLMED are on most PPO insurance plans, including: Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), Aetna, United Healthcare, Cigna, Humana, and many more. The Denton, TX office has two Medical Doctors who are available 6 days per week and late on evenings, and the Dallas, TX office has one Medical Doctor. We also have experienced Physician’s Assistants and Certified Medical Assistants to help the doctors and ensure a thorough evaluation of your medical condition along with the best treatment available.
WOLMED is open Monday thru Saturday and always welcomes new patients. We have appointments available daily for new and established patients. You don’t need to wait days or weeks to see a doctor. Instead, you can see a WOLMED Medical Doctor today. WOLMED doctors have nearly 100 years of combined medical experience. They want to be your doctor too.