Primary Care

November 5, 2020

Urinary Tract Infections: Fact vs. Fiction

By Robert A. Poarch For both men and women, if you have pain or burning when you urinate, it may be a urinary tract infection (UTI). A UTI occurs when bacteria gets into your urine and travels up into your bladder. Most UTIs can be easily taken care of. Because this tends to be an […]

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September 25, 2020

Ask the Doctor: D. Todd Detar, DO, Answers Questions about Osteopathic Medicine and His Role in the Community

Q. What attracted you to medicine? A. While studying health education at the University of Delaware, a college sports injury ended my life’s dream of becoming an NFL player. One of my coaches saw an opportunity for me to work as a trainer for the Philadelphia Phillies, and over time, I decided to become a […]

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September 19, 2020

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Provides Needed Diagnosis, Treatment and Support to Vertigo Sufferers

By Tonia W. Hale, DNP, MAOM, BSN, RN This month, I would like to highlight Blue Ridge Regional Hospital’s (BRRH) innovative Vertigo Rehabilitation Program at our BRRH Fitness and Rehab Center. Millions of Americans suffer with vertigo at some point, and it can be challenging to pinpoint the cause in order to determine the most […]

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September 8, 2020

Primary Care in the Time of COVID-19: Here’s How We’re Keeping You Safe

By Cherry Odom, BSN, RN-BC Who would have thought that a trip to the doctor’s office would require safety precautions? Mission Health primary care providers across western North Carolina now offer several options to meet your healthcare needs and support your safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. See You on the Computer Virtual, or telehealth, visits […]

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August 3, 2020

What to Consider as Kids Return to School (or Not)

By Karen Vernon With students across the nation returning to in-person or virtual classrooms this fall, Mission Children’s Hospital Medical Director Ansley Miller, MD, FAAP, offered some insight to prepare kids and parents for this transition. Returning to the Classroom Successful return to on-campus settings requires a partnership between schools, local and regional health authorities […]

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July 9, 2020

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Community Tele-forum: June 25, 2020 (Audio)

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital CEO, CNO, Tom Neal and Todd Detar, DO, from Mission Community Primary Care – Cashiers, discuss the hospital’s COVID-19 preparations and local primary care.   Click below to listen: Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Community Tele-forum: June 25, 2020 (Download transcript PDF)

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June 18, 2020

Healthy Father’s Day

By Robert A. Poarch For most men, visiting a doctor is one of the last things they’ll be thinking about this Father’s Day. It seems that men don’t like to visit their doctors, which is reflected in a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that shows that women in all range groups are […]

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May 20, 2020

COVID-19 Masking Protocol Updated as Mission Health Reopens Facilities

By Carolyn Comeau Since COVID-19 is dynamic and ever-changing, the protocols in place for patients who visit Mission Health primary care and specialty care clinics are routinely updated, as more patients are accessing care via in-person visits and scheduling non-emergency surgery. The health system’s new masking policy reflects the recommendations of the Centers for Disease […]

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May 13, 2020

Keeping Our Patients, Visitors and Team Members Safe Is Our Top Priority

At Mission Health, we remain diligent in our fight against COVID-19 (coronavirus), and we want to provide you with an update about the thoughtful and deliberate steps we’re taking to reopen our hospitals and return to standard operations during this ever-evolving pandemic. Over the last few months we have become aware that many in our […]

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April 14, 2020

Telehealth Available at Many Mission Health Providers

By Robert A. Poarch In an effort to meet your healthcare needs during this period of social distancing, telehealth visits with many of Mission Health’s providers are now available! To help you learn what to expect on your visit, Alan Feiler, MD, a physician with Asheville Family Medicine, answers some key questions. What is a […]

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