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OCT
25
2014

Disruptive Medicine

The days of using your insurance to see the family doctor are numbered. As more patients join the practice and I hear every new patient’s story, I become more impressed with the benefits of direct primary care for both the patient and the physician. Recently, a 63-year-old
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SEP
05
2014

Save on Healthcare Costs

Recently, a patient joined our clinic because she found that the cost of a membership and the cost savings associated with discounted labs and procedures was within her budget.  She had been without health insurance and had, therefore, been without care or medicine for her
JUL
30
2014

Time is Money

Transparency seems to be a four letter word in the medical field. It is often much more difficult than you would guess to simply obtain the price that you will pay for a service. A recent example can clarify this point. A young adult male required an MRI of a particular portion
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MAY
08
2014

Skeptical Medicine: Refuted Studies and Herbal Supplements

This article is a follow up to My Treatment Philosophy Part One and Part Two. Medicine is still researching. Or are we practicing? Either way, we are in the era of evidence based medicine. The evidence is based on research and the research is often flawed or imperfect. In 2005, a
FEB
17
2014

Fertility and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

The sadness that comes after the loss of a pregnancy certainly may turn into hopelessness or a need to protect your own emotional well-being after two or more lost pregnancies. While this is understandable, it’s important to know that many women in this situation will go on to
JAN
20
2014

Still Fatigued? Even With Normal Anemia Labs, It May Still Be Due To Iron Deficiency

Do you have fatigue even after getting adequate sleep?  It’s expected to feel fatigued when you aren’t sleeping a sufficient amount, but constant fatigue may indicate there is an underlying medical problem.  Constant fatigue is one symptom of anemia, as are irritability and
JAN
14
2014

Austin OFM Open House

We’re having an open house later this month, to unveil Austin Osteopathic Family Medicine to the community. The event, open to the public, will give you the opportunity to meet Dr. Larson and his staff, view the new office space and learn about the refreshing way we are
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MAR
29
2013

HSA Basics for BudgetDoc.Com

I wrote the following blog post for some friends in San Antonio that have a start-up called BudgetDoc.Com.  Their mission is to make affordable healthcare possible by providing relevant information to patients, enabling them to make informed choices and assisting medical
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