Family Medicine

The Health Collaborative

Improving the Health Status of the Community by Supporting Family Health and Fitness


Uniting Behavioral Health Services for Children and Adolescents under One Roof

Its genesis rooted in the personal experiences of its founder, the soon-to-open Children’s Integrated Center for Success (CICS) will be the first facility in the Lehigh Valley where physicians may refer young patients for unified, streamlined behavioral health care.


Thought Leader: Paul Larson, CFP, CLU

In the following profile, Paul Larson, CFP, CLU, founder and CEO of Larson Financial, a financial advisory firm exclusively for physicians, sheds light on how physicians are meeting certain challenges while still maintaining their viability in an era of fiscal uncertainty and increasing regulations.


The Role of Retail Medicine 
in Healthcare Evolution

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, the shortage of primary care physicians is expected to increase as the newly insured search for their own medical homes. Do retail medical clinics and urgent care centers present a solution?


Relieving Chronic Headaches

Physical therapy provides a solution for some patients with recurring headaches.


Pathstones: Partnering for a Happy, Secure Retirement

Pathstones by Phoebe empowers its members to enjoy their golden years on their own terms by offering affordable, personalized wellness coordination services that promote long-term health and minimize unnecessary healthcare expenditures.


Early PAD Treatment Plays Limb-Saving Role

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) affects about 8 million people in the United States. Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is the most advanced form of this disease and occurs in 1% to 2% of patients who are 50 years of age or older. 


EHR 
Access: The Key to 
Greater Confidence 
in Health Care

An EMR Patient Impact Study confirms those with full access to personal medical information via electronic health records (EHRs) are more loyal to their physicians and give them higher satisfaction ratings.


Concierge Medicine: So Many Questions

Physicians explore their decision to practice concierge medicine.


Denervating Kidney Nerves

Can high blood pressure be safely reduced and controlled by “disconnecting” nerves in the kidneys? That is a question that a new clinical study called Symplicity HTN-3 at University Hospitals Case Medical Center (UHCMC) hopes to answer.