HealthCare.gov marketplace signup deadline for Jan. 1 coverage

Heading into the final days before Tuesday’s deadline for Jan. 1 coverage, more than 2.8 million consumers selected a plan in the HealthCare.gov platform as of Dec. 5, including 89,673 in Michigan. This includes both new consumers and consumers returning to shop for private health insurance plans sold on Healthcare.gov. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said in a press release that she was pleased with the start of this year’s open... read more

Choosing a healthcare professional just got a lot easier

Are you the kind of shopper who gathers information before making a purchase? Wouldn’t it be helpful to have the same kind of reliable information when choosing a health care professional? Choosing a health care professional can be overwhelming. Physicians and facilities differ in the quality of care they provide. That’s why we’ve made it easier to use the information on our Physician Compare site by adding quality measures for group practices and, for the first time, individual health care professionals. Compare websites are a valuable source of information about the quality of health care professionals and facilities. The new quality measures added to Physician Compare focus on the quality of care provided by Medicare physicians and other health care professionals, and include information like: How well a group practice or individual health care professional provides some types of care to people with Medicare Patients’ experiences with some physician group practices Physician Compare includes a performance score for each measure, which is shown as stars and a percent. Each star represents 20%. The stars show how each group practice or individual health care professional performs on things like: Getting flu or pneumonia shots Screening for conditions like unhealthy weight, depression, high blood pressure, breast cancer, or colon or rectum cancer Getting timely care, appointments, and information Comparing new and old prescription medications Communicating about your health care The stars convey quality, so more stars are better. While the stars on Physician Compare aren’t used to rate or rank one group or individual health care professional compared to another, you can use the stars to evaluate the quality of care based... read more

Diabetic Diet

If you have diabetes, your body cannot make or properly use insulin. This leads to high blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels. Healthy eating helps keep your blood sugar in your target range. It is a critical part of managing your diabetes, because controlling your blood sugar can prevent the complications of diabetes. A registered dietitian can help make an eating plan just for you. It should take into account your weight, medicines, lifestyle, and other health problems you have. Healthy diabetic eating includes Limiting foods that are high in sugar Eating smaller portions, spread out over the day Being careful about when and how many carbohydrates you eat Eating a variety of whole-grain foods, fruits and vegetables every day Eating less fat Limiting your use of alcohol Using less... read more

Dr. Ahmed is caring and takes his time to understand my complaint. His vast knowledge in his field gives me the comfort I need from my physician.

Jay Q.

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The front-office team is simply awesome! The way they treat me and take care of of me, I always feel like I am family.

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