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Keep up with the latest news and digital healthcare trends in the UCM Digital Health blog.

Medical Minute: Ear Infections

A common, and often painful, issue for children during cold and flu season. We’re providing helpful answers for parents. Common childhood illnesses such as ear infections are often best treated with comfort and compassionate care — and an informative plan for treatment between doctor and parents. Recently, Ellen, a mother of a two-year-old named Jill, […]

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Virtual ER Services: A Positive Disruptor

Taking a deeper look at how virtual ER is changing the care model for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities This article originally appeared in the ANCOR August 2018 newsletter. The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) is a national, nonprofit trade association representing more than 1,400 private community providers of services to people with disabilities. […]

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When Trick or Treat becomes Treat and Triage

Tips for a healthy and safe Halloween – and where to turn for virtual emergency medicine expertise should something unexpected happen Halloween night is one of those beloved childhood holidays — the excitement builds as soon as the leaves begin to change and the air turns crisp. The question of the month, ‘what are you […]

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Medical Minute: Gallbladder Disease

When abdominal pain is more than just a stomach bug An in-person doctor’s visit left this patient with continuing pain and discomfort, so she reached out to United Concierge Medicine for a virtual consult — and within a few hours, received needed labs and the correct diagnosis. A 39-year-old patient knew that her recurring stomach […]

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Medical Minute: Gout

A red, swollen ankle that you can’t walk on means it’s time to call a doctor How a quick and easy virtual visit with a doctor resulted in a diagnosis, a prescription for the correct medicine, and a patient back on his feet. A 50-year-old male patient of ours recently called in, worried about his […]

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Welcome Back to ….. ah, ah, choooo!

Now that September’s in full swing, our kids have returned to school and that regular weekday routine. While our children have shifted their focus from swimming and summer camp to math homework and reading assignments, it’s a good time for parents to think about avoiding sick days and colds. Teach your children to regularly wash […]

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Drive-Thru Acute Care?

When a Doctor’s Visit Is Served Up Too Fast IN OUR OPINION In a recent study published in the JAMA Internal Medicine, titled “Trends in Visits to Acute Care Venues for Treatment of Low-Acuity Conditions in the United States From 2008 to 2015,” the authors looked at the data of 20.6 million Aetna insureds and their […]

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