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The Healthy Reads Blog is your source for insights into medical trends, concierge medicine, primary care, wellness, and more.

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Concierge Medicine | COVID-19

By: Jim Mumper, M.D.
June 11th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world. We’ve all learned the value of washing our hands. Businesses have learned how to operate remotely. Families have learned how to use Zoom to keep in touch. The concierge medicine industry has also learned a few things. We’ve learned just how much patients value access to their doctor, which has led to a rapid increase in telehealth. We learned about our doctors and nurses, and the sacrifices they are willing to make, every day, to put their patients first. We’ve also learned that the pandemic has amplified a couple misconceptions about concierge medicine.

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Genetic Testing

By: Jim Mumper, M.D.
March 20th, 2020

When it comes to genetic testing, it can get complicated in a hurry. Imagine sending in a DNA test hoping to find out what percent German you are and getting back a result that says you have an increased risk for cancer. That news can stop anyone in their tracks.

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By: Jim Mumper, M.D.
March 18th, 2020

On its surface, genetic testing seems like a no-brainer. Your genetic makeup defines who you are. Why wouldn’t you want to learn all you can about it? With this knowledge, you can fight off diseases and change your lifestyle for the better, right?

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Genetic Testing

By: Jim Mumper, M.D.
March 16th, 2020

Genetic testing continues to increase in popularity thanks in large part to various direct-to-consumer (DTC) services. While many people pursue genetic testing to find out more about their heritage, it’s not all fun and games. There is a lot more to consider before you send in that DNA sample.

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Genetic Testing

By: Jim Mumper, M.D.
March 13th, 2020

Genetic testing continues to increase in popularity. However, it is not for everyone. Results of genetic testing can often be uninformative and ultimately can cause more stress and anxiety over the possibility of a disease you may never get.

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Genetic Testing

By: Jim Mumper, M.D.
February 10th, 2020

Genetic testing is a hot topic these days. You see it in headlines, on late-night commercials, and all over your Facebook feed. Send in a sample of your DNA. Wait a few weeks. Then the results will tell you all sorts of information about your heritage, family history, and more.

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Concierge Medicine

By: Jim Mumper, M.D.
November 8th, 2019

If you are searching for a primary care physician, you’re probably asking several questions about things that matter in your decision making process.

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Genetic Testing

By: Jim Mumper, M.D.
October 24th, 2018

Completing a family health history is an easy, fast, and completely free way to discover health insights. What better time than the holidays to connect with family and share this vital information?