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How Do You Treat a Torn Meniscus

Everyone’s life is not the same and everyone’s needs are not the same so one of the things we have to keep in mind is that the answer is not that same for everyone. Read more
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What is a Torn Meniscus?

The meniscus is a small disc of cartilage that sits between the thigh bone and the shin bone in the deep part of the knee. Read more
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An All-Natural Treatment for Knee Arthritis

Imagine being able to walk along the beach with your spouse, enjoying the sound of the crashing waves and the radiant sunset. The peace of comfort and enjoying your days with your loved ones is hard to put a price tag on. Unfortunately, after just a short stroll down a sandy beach, knee arthritis can cause pain, swelling, and days of discomfort afterwards. Read more
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An Expert’s Guide to Managing Knee Arthritis

Surgery is a very effective solution but that doesn’t mean that it is the only thing that works to treat the problem. Read more
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Ankle Injuries: When Do You Need an X-ray

Whether you play football, basketball, volleyball, or soccer, ankle injuries are common in sports. Our first priority as sports medicine physicians is avoiding further injury. Read more
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The Medicare Philosophy

The Medicare program is a constant topic of discussion and debate in our current day and age. In 2012, there were just under 50 million Americans on Medicare. That translates to 1 out of 6 Americans relying on the government to direct their medical care. Read more
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Achilles Tendinitis—A Pain in the Heel

Achilles tendinitis can be a very painful and debilitating problem in the foot and ankle. The image below will provide a quick overview of some of the distinct problems often seen in the Achilles tendon. Read more
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Concussion—Treatment and Return to Play

As a sports oriented specialist, I hear a lot of discussion about concussions from patients, parents, and coaches. There are some high profile stories in the news that draw people’s attention and make people start thinking about these issues more. Read more
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Rotator Cuff Tear—What Is It?

The rotator cuff is responsible for most of the movement and power in the shoulder. Pushing, pulling, and especially overhead reach put a lot of stress on the rotator cuff. Read more
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What To Do When You Can’t Get to the Doctor

With our recent flash freeze in Birmingham, driving on the roads has become very treacherous. Simply walking down the street or sidewalk is hazardous as well. Read more
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Dissecting the Health Insurance Question: Overview

Over the recent Christmas holiday I had time to talk with my mother about some questions she had about her health insurance options. She wanted my help figuring out which option would work best for her. Read more
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Dissecting Health Insurance: Supplemental Insurance

The first question we tackled was whether she should purchase a supplemental insurance plan. Read more
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Dissecting Health Insurance: Medicare Part A

Medicare is the federal government’s health plan for seniors. There are some individuals that qualify for Medicare coverage based on other criteria, but for most cases, age 65 qualifies one for enrollment in Medicare. Read more
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Dissecting Health Insurance: Medicare Part B

Medicare is the federal government’s health plan for seniors. There are some individuals that qualify for Medicare coverage based on other criteria, but for most cases, age 65 qualifies one for enrollment in Medicare. Read more
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Dissecting Health Insurance: Medicare Part C

Part C plans are also referred to as Managed Care plans or Medicare Advantage. Many different private insurance companies participate in this program and will sell plans under their own name. Read more