Telehealth

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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June 26, 2020

Do You Know the Signs Someone May Need Help with Mental Health?

By Cheri Hinshelwood 5 Ways to Show Support in Stressful Times 1. Communicate. Stop by, call or stay in touch. 2. Connect. Share time or an activity. 3. Don’t try to fix it. The best thing you can do is listen. 4. Encourage physical activity. 5. Ask how you can help. And then follow up. […]

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June 15, 2020

Empowering Healing for Behavioral Health Patients: The Group Approach

By Robert A. Poarch Treating people with behavioral health issues is one of the most sensitive areas of healthcare. It doesn’t help that there are a lot of stereotypes and misconceptions. That’s probably why the thought of a behavioral health group therapy program might seem awkward. The actual results from group therapy, however, are quite […]

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June 11, 2020

Are All Seizures Epileptic?—One of These Other Conditions May Be the Problem

By Cheri Hinshelwood “Finding a loved one unconsciousness or shaking uncontrollably, or losing track of time yourself can be worrisome,” said Anna-Marieta Moise, MD, an epileptologist and neurologist with Mission Neurology. Because epilepsy is a neurological disorder known for recurring seizures, it is easy to mistakenly conclude all seizures are epilepsy. “Not all people who […]

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May 15, 2020

Committed to Caring: CarePartners Home Health Services during COVID-19

By Robert A. Poarch For the Home Health team at Mission Health’s CarePartners, COVID-19 hasn’t meant slowing down. “A lot more people are considered homebound now because it’s not safe for them to be out. Many may be at high risk, or their doctor recommends that they stay home at this particular point in time,” […]

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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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March 19, 2020

Questions about COVID-19? (Video)

By Robert A. Poarch With COVID-19, the safety of Mission Health patients and visitors remains our top priority. Produced March 18, 2020, Mission Health’s Chief Medical Officer William Hathaway, MD, talks about how it’s affecting our community, addressing: • preventative measures for reducing its spread • how Mission Health and HCA Healthcare are sharing resources […]

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March 17, 2020

Ask the Doctor: Medical Genetics

By Robert A. Poarch Chad Haldeman-Englert, MD, a clinical geneticist with Mission Health’s Fullerton Genetics Center, answers some questions about the diagnosis and management of hereditary disorders with genetics. What training and education do you have? I completed medical school, a residency in internal medicine-pediatrics, then a fellowship in clinical genetics. I also spent time […]

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March 12, 2020

Genetic Consultations at Your Convenience: Telehealth Services at Angel Medical Center

By Trisha McBride Ferguson While finding the causes to hereditary health conditions was once a mystery, today genetic evaluations can help patients understand how their genes affect their health and that of their family. Mission Health’s Fullerton Genetics Center now provides telehealth consultations at Angel Medical Center, making it easier than ever for patients in […]

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June 3, 2019

Tele-vein: Where Technology and Vein Care Meet (Q + A)

They can be painful and downright ugly. Whether it’s a serious health concern or vanity-driven desire, everyone has a right to treat their varicose veins. Andy P. Brown, MD, Medical Director of Interventional Radiology at Mission Health, talks about technology and vein care, and when it’s time to see a specialist. Q: What are tele-vein […]

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