How Much Vitamin D Do You Need Every Day?

During the dark months of winter, a common is concern is how much vitamin D do you need?” and “Should I take Vitamin D supplements?” Yes, we need vitamin D

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Is Seeing the Same Doctor Important?

The short answer is YES seeing the same doctor is very important! First seeing your doctor is less frustrating than constantly having to reorient a new provider to your health

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Urgent Care Told Them to Go to the ER and it Cost $2,659

Patients are frequently told by urgent care facilities to head to the ER if the case is out of their scope- or in this case if they just don’t have

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Health Insurance Costs You Need to Know

Ok, so you have insurance- what are the key health insurance costs you need to know?  We like to stress that coverage isn’t care, and although insurance is needed as

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Why are Emergency Room Visits So Expensive?

Emergency room visits are expensive for a variety of reasons. Continuing with our series on dissecting medical bills for learning tips, I found an article from Vox that has looked

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Why does Healthcare Cost So Much? One Reason- Facility Charges

In this regular blog series, Dr. John Hallgren will reflect on one of the many news stories that focus on the ridiculous cost of healthcare and share tips on how

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Fall Allergies in Omaha

With changing seasons come changing allergens in the air which can cause problems for people in Omaha who suffer from fall allergies and asthma. Right now ragweed pollen is peaking in

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How can TRICARE and a Mission Direct Primary Care membership work together?

TRICARE is an incredible benefit for members of the armed services and retirees, and a couple of its versions work exceptionally well with a Mission Direct Primary Care membership. The

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Five Tips for Avoiding West Nile in Omaha

West Nile is unfortunately here in Omaha. Mosquitoes at Seymour Smith and Lake Zorinsky tested positive last week. West Nile virus is transmitted by the bite of mosquitoes. Last year Omaha and Douglas

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Back to School Physical Exams Fundraiser

We are excited to be raising money for local nonprofits by offering a limited number of school physical appointments for families. Appointments are available from Monday, July 22 to Friday,

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