What is A General Practitioner

Profile of a Primary Care Physician
(General Practitioner)


Blk man and doctorWhat is a general practice physician? A general practitioner conducts annual physical examinations to monitor patients’ blood pressure, cholesterol levels and glucose levels, and ensures other baseline tests are within normal levels for the patient’s age and gender. This specialist also treats acute and chronic illnesses, and provides health education and preventative care for all ages and genders. Part of the skill set of the general practitioner includes treating patients with multiple health problems. General practitioners are also called family doctors, internists, or family practitioners. Continue reading

 Medicare Provides

12 Free Health Preventive Tests and Services


Doctor visitDid you know once you sign up for Medicare at age 65, you are entitled to a variety of preventive tests and services. Screenings are provided with no out-of-pocket costs for men and women age 65 and older.

Welcome to Medicare” Preventive Visit. A one-time doctor’s office appointment is covered with no out-of-pocket costs during the first 12 months that you are enrolled in Medicare Part B medical insurance. Continue reading

Medicare Coverage

Medicare A, B, C, & D – Coverage

What’s the Difference in Coverage?

Medicare-LogoMedicare is a confusing alphabet soup of information, and insurance can be tough to understand – especially when you start making decisions regarding your health.  If you are confused, you are not alone!

Medicare Parts A, B, C and D. Each part includes its own deductibles, co–pays, coinsurance and/or restrictions. While a general understanding can help you, it is always recommended to speak to a licensed, qualified insurance representative to develop the best plan for you. Continue reading

Aging Parents and Finances

What You Need To Know Before “They Need Your Help”

2 couplesBringing up fiancés with your parents now may be awkward, but it’s important and will benefit both you and your parents if you ever have to step in – to help manage their finances. Face it! It’s almost inevitable at some point where your parents are going to need your help with financial or health care issues.

If your parents are in their 60s or older, it may be time to speak with them about their financial affairs. Continue reading

Safety Tips for Family Pets

Helping Your Pet… Beat the Heat!

 Keeping Your family Pet Safe this Summer

Pet SafetySunny, warm days brings the opportunity to change up your routine and spend more time outdoors with your beloved pets. However, soaring temperatures bring risks from heat and sun exposure, making your furry friends rely on you to help keep them healthy and safe. Continue reading

Home and Garden

Water Garden Landscapes

Landscape-Water-gardenWater gardens transform an outdoor living space into a beautiful paradise where you can relax, unwind, and enjoy quality time  with family and friends. Water features become the focal point of  any garden with their melodious tunes and natural ability to  attract a variety of birds and butterflies.  Whether you tuck a decorative fountain near the entrance of your home or create a backyard habitat with an ecosystem  pond and waterfall, you’ll find each day is enhanced when you place a water garden into your landscape. Continue reading

Home and Garden

When it’s time to “SELL”… 


Tips-for-selling-your-home-2014The family home is where most people want to remain as long as possible as they age. The memories, familiar surroundings and the fact that the home you grew up in most likely is paid for, makes it ideal for your aging parents.

However, each year brings unsettling decisions closer and closer as your parent’s health will start to deteriorate. Hopefully, the decline will be gradual and graceful, because an acute need for admission to a nursing home could mean the loss of your parents home due to the Federal Medicaid spend-down requirements. If you are facing this situation, you should seek a competent Elder Care Attorney immediately. Continue reading


           Family Connection and Happiness

                             Fostering A Closer Relationship

Middle-Aged-FriendsA connection to family provides a certain type of social support that you can’t get from other people. Provided they aren’t severely emotionally toxic, we can generally depend on our families in times of crisis for emotional and practical support, and sometimes even financial support when we’re desperately in need.

Our families carry our history with them, and they generally share our future as well. Who better than siblings, parents, and other close relatives can reminisce with us about our childhoods, or remember pieces of ourselves we’ve forgotten? Continue reading

Home and Garden

How to Stage Your Home with Color

Experts say that staged homes sell faster and for higher prices than those that are not, and paint color is a low-cost but effective way of showcasing your home.

Paint-Color-TrendsNeutralize: The colors potential buyers see when they enter your home should be neutral so that the buyers will not be distracted by someone else’s style. They should see the walls of your home as a blank canvas on which to project their own preferences and style. But “neutral” doesn’t necessarily mean white. Using subtle color can actually enhance the buyer’s experience, so repaint walls that have strong colors with rich neutral hues. Continue reading

Home and Garden

Simple Tips – To Keep Your Pool Clean

Backyard-PoolFor many homeowners, there is nothing better than inviting family and friends over to cool off from the sun’s warm rays in the comfort of your own outdoor living space featuring a backyard pool. But as every pool owner knows, keeping their pool clean and maintained for everyone to enjoy can take a bit of work. Continue reading