One of the biggest complaints I continue to hear from patients and clients is the issue of lack of communication with their healthcare provider, most notably physicians and mid-level providers. Communication issues seem to be related to a few categories including: inattention to the patient (various reasons), lack of empathy and/or big picture of the […]Read More Healthcare Provider-Patient Communication
Knowing the facts about vitamin B12 and its benefits is vital: this essential micronutrient affects the development and maintenance of red blood cells, nerve cells, and normal myelination (covering) of nerve cells. It also aids in the production of DNA, RNA, and neurotransmitters. And, your metabolism can’t run smoothly without enough of it. In an […]Read More B12 Deficiency and Testing
I was recently questioning a patient about why I’d not gotten results of tests I’d ordered. Her reply, “I’d like to get my labs done, but I’m still dealing with my insurance company to ensure all the right codes are used, the labs are covered, and to find out what my out-of-pocket costs will be?” […]Read More Being Your Own Patient Advocate
Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. This April, during Alcohol Awareness Month, Sierra Nevada Holistic Services encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much. In NV alone, between 2011 and 2015, 369 lives were lost […]Read More Alcohol Awareness
As I entered the exam room of my first patient of the day, I noticed he had some papers in his hand and didn’t look all that happy to see me. As I sat down and asked what was going on, he handed over the laboratory report received from his work physical. “I’ve been put […]Read More February Health Blog – Cholesterol
When telling people about Sierra Nevada Holistic Services (SNVHS), I find there are so many different ways to describe it. SNVHS started as a massage business with the focus of therapeutic bodywork. Then SNVHS added energy work such as Reiki and meditation classes. Now SNVHS is growing to begin offering holistic Primary Care. This is where the […]Read More Sierra Nevada Holistic Services, LLC (SNVHS)
I am often asked about why I would spend time creating my own business versus just going to work for a physician or a medical group. For me, spending time creating something is more valuable and rewarding than simply going along with the flow of a “job”. Don’t get me wrong, the process is not […]Read More Why develop your own independent primary care practice?