There are state and federal programs designed to help you find a doctor, but the key is to choose the right physician. During your first visit, there are key questions to consider. When you go to their office, do the other patients … look like you? Are the doctors board certified? Do they get along with the staff? If you get along with them, that person becomes your health coach. Because, remember, the word doctor means teacher, so it's a two-way street. If you come up with the right person, you're on the right path.
Kenneth R. Sharp, DO
Specialty: Family Medicine
Location and Office HoursKenneth R Sharp DO
525 Iron St Ste B
Lehighton, PA 18235
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What should I keep in mind while looking for a doctor?
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Why is juggling work and family life so difficult?
Kathleen Hall, Preventive Medicine, answeredWe live in a culture that believes that the family structure has little or no value. Yes, we pay lip service of how valuable the family is and how it is the basis for any civilized society with great values, but what have we, our corporations, or our government done to show supports for the value of a family?
The politicians talk about family values, but keep spending money on their pork projects and other peripheral projects, instead of on what is the backbone and essence of any healthy society. We continually feel isolated, frustrated, overwhelmed with childcare, by both parents working, by lack of flexible hours in the workplace, and by lack of adequate, affordable health care for our families. Until we absolutely choose to stop this assault on the family system and demand support on levels of businesses and government, we must make the choices we can to transform our own lives so we can discover the fulfillment and happiness in a life of balance.
Parents are so overwhelmed with guilt, worry, and exhaustion, they create poor boundaries to keep the family healthy. Parents put children first, and only if they have time later do they squeeze time in for their marriage relationship and their time alone to practice self-care..
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How can I find out if lab tests are performed at a doctor’s office?
Stuart Linder, MD, Plastic/reconstructive Surgery, answeredCall the doctor's office to determine if laboratory tests or diagnostic tests are performed there. Many internists and family practice physicians have blood drawn at the office and the samples are sent out for readings.
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