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Will my Annual Physical labs be covered by insurance?

We understand how difficult it can be to understand your insurance benefits and coverage. Here at Manhattan Primary Care, we hope to assist you in any way we can to understand what your out of pocket costs will be before they are incurred. One common question we are asked to help patients answer, ‘Will my Annual…

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Insurance Questions

Today we will be taking a break from our weight management series and will be hearing from April, our office administrator. She will be discussing some common concerns and questions about insurance coverage.

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Medication #2: Belviq (Lorcaserin)

Belviq is an approved medication for long term weight loss in individuals with a BMI >30 or those with a BMI >27 and another medical condition, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol.  If you are not sure what your Body Mass Index (BMI) is, make sure to check out our previous post…

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Medication #1: Contrave (Bupropion/Naltrexone)

To continue our weight management series, we will now be discussing some of the prescription medications that are available. We are going to start with Contrave. Contrave is an oral medication that was approved in 2014 for long term weight loss in individuals with a body mass index (BMI) >30 or those with a BMI…

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Understanding your risk when it comes to your weight

A commonly used term in the medical and fitness community regarding weight is the body mass index or BMI.  This is a screening tool to help identify individuals that may be at an unhealthy weight.  A calculation uses your height and weight to determine your BMI and weight category (underweight, normal weight, overweight, and obese). …

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Introduction to Weight Management

Over the next several weeks, we will be doing a blog series on our weight management program and the medications that are available to help our patients achieve a healthier weight and better overall well-being.  With our weight management program, we offer a comprehensive approach to weight loss, including medication management, counseling on diet and…

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Are Antibiotics the Answer?

It is often confusing to understand the difference between viral infections and bacterial infections and what medications are appropriate for which.  When you go to the doctor because you are sick or don’t feel well, it is sometimes difficult to understand why an antibiotic may not be prescribed.  Strep throat, urinary tract infections, and tuberculosis…

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Preventative Health Care…What’s That?

When’s the last time that you visited the doctor?  Do you avoid going to the doctor unless you come down with that dreaded flu or the sore throat that your child brought home from school?  You are not alone, however, you may be missing out on some important health benefits. Many health organizations recommend routine…

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