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Treating Type 2 Diabetes at Tailored MD Oct 19th, 2020

  What has been your experience with type two diabetes in the traditional insurance based model of medicine? Here’s a common scenario: You see the doctor for 10 minutes, review labs, and continue or increase your medicine. Or maybe your primary care doctor has you see a specialist 4+ times...

Concierge Quality Care - Not Concierge Level Cost Sep 11th, 2020

Concierge Quality Care - Not Concierge Level Cost A prospective client called me  recently to learn more about my medical practice, TailoredMD. She was moving from another city to San Antonio and was looking for a primary care doctor. She was interested in concierge medicine because her last doctor was...

How I save $3,434.88 per year on health insurance (and actually more) Jul 28th, 2020

How I save $3,434.88 per year on health insurance (and actually more) When starting Tailored MD, one of the many challenges I faced was losing my health insurance from my previous job. I needed to set up my own individual health plan. I started with Healthcare.gov - it’s soooo bad....

Testosterone Therapy. A better, lower cost option in San Antonio Jul 7th, 2020

  Client #1: Tired, Overweight, No sex drive. Client X is a 55yo male with low energy, overweight, and with low libido. “I thought I was just getting older.“ A complete evaluation including a hormone panel showed two consecutive testosterone levels equal to that of an 80 year old. We...

Race disparities in healthcare are discouraging Jun 22nd, 2020

  Racial disparities in healthcare are discouraging.   There are many norms in the US healthcare system that are absolutely biased. I’m sure many have gone right over my head, but here is one: We need to talk about the fact that the entire system is built around insurance as the...

COVID 19 Testing In San Antonio Jun 1st, 2020

There Are Two Types Of Tests The nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) or viral “Swab test”, and the immunoglobulin, antibody test or “Blood test.” These are used for very distinct circumstances.  The Swab Test If you have signs of an active infection, the test you get is the Swab Test....

What is Direct Primary Care And Why I Made The Change? May 27th, 2020

Warning  I am a terrible writer, but I’ve been told that blog posts are permitted to be unpolished and off-the-cuff, so I am proceeding to test how true that is. Based on my latest passions, I suspect most of my blog content in the near future will be about debunking...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine May 13th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...