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Allergies: The Unbearable Sniffing, Sneezing and Drainage

My name is Marilyn Baker, and I have horrible allergies. I’m 42 years old and have been suffering from allergies since I was a child. I have seasonal and environmental allergies. Allergies plague me year round. When I was young, my parents even moved to a dryer area in the hope of helping me. Over the past eight years, I have done extensive research both through doctors and online. I have managed to come up with some combinations that have helped me a great deal. My allergies aren’t gone, but they have become manageable. I do have to have allergy shots, but I also use some natural remedies. I am happy to be able to share my findings with you here on my blog. I hope you can find some of this of value.

Allergies: The Unbearable Sniffing, Sneezing and Drainage

Ambulatory Service Centers: What The Patient Benefits

by Clifton Davidson

As a physician, one of your biggest concerns is the care your patients receive while in a hospital under your care. While you have complete control over your own interactions with them, you may not be aware of what goes on when you are not in the room. Being a partner in an ambulatory surgery center is one way to ensure your patients are not only treated well in regards to their particular health concern, their finances and their time:

Health Concerns

Even when the procedure is something you, as a doctor, consider to be simple, the patients will have questions and concerns about it. When in a hospital setting, trying to get answers from nurses who are busy running from one patient to another, or from an administrator who is not familiar with his or her medical case leaves everyone frustrated.

However, in an ambulatory surgery center there are fewer patients, and the staff is used to working with the same medical conditions all the time. In addition to fewer patients in general, their stay in the facility is short-term. You can spend extra time going over any concerns they may have and make sure they understand what they need to do after leaving.

Financial Concerns

Ambulatory surgery centers are smaller than hospitals so their overhead is lower, they also require less staff. All this means you do not have to charge the high fees a hospital does. When the patient has insurance, a lower cost makes it more likely the insurance will allow for a procedure that in the past it questioned or denied.

Time Concerns

Hospital procedures are delayed or postponed all the time due to emergencies. When a patient goes to an ambulatory surgery center, they can be sure to be seen and cared for in the time frame they made the appointment for. This means they can arrange work, childcare and transportation properly.

Knowing for sure when you will be seen and how long it will take – barring any emergencies ­­– is also a help with finances. The patient will not lose extra time from work or have to pay overtime for childcare. Your patients will be happier and more at ease, making everything smoother for them.

As the physician owner-operator of the facility, perhaps with a few partners, you will be able to maintain control over everything, including how your patients are treated. You may decide to use an ambulatory surgery center management company to order supplies, run the front office and help with staffing the back office. However, you tell them what you expect. If you prefer to have longer appointment times than other facilities, they will do as you direct. Maintaining an ambulatory service center allows you to provide the benefits your patients want and expect in their health care.

To learn more, contact a company like Nueterra with any questions you have.