FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Yes, I am particularly interested in helping you reduce your risks for heart disease and obesity.
If you smoke and would like to quit, I can help. Quitting is not easy, but I am sure you have done many difficult things in your life. Giving up the cigarettes is the greatest gift you can give to yourself and your family.
Yes. I have treated men and women with depression. Some people benefit from counseling, others from medication and some find that a combination of both works the best for them. Depression is one of the most common reasons patients visit their family doctor. Depression is nothing to be ashamed of. It is a serious illness and should never be ignored.
Yes! If you feel you need to be seen right away, we will make every effort to see you. We know that when you are sick or in pain the sooner we see you, the sooner you will start to feel better.

We know that your time is valuable, and that sitting in our waiting room is not your idea of fun. We ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled appointment time. This allows time to get you checked in so that you can be seen by the provider at your appointment time.

We strive to always be on time, but rarely an urgent same day appointment may result in an unexpected delay. Should you find yourself waiting, we hope that you understand that it was not planned, and that some day you might require an urgent same day appointment yourself.

Yes, if you are looking for a doctor that is interested in getting to know you as a person and work with you to achieve your health care goals. I believe that a good doctor patient relationship is essential for good health care. If you are not comfortable with your current health care provider, I would encourage you to switch.
There are at least two good reasons to schedule an appointment now. First, physical exams and certain screening tests are an important part of good preventive health care. Many insurance companies now recognize the health benefits and economic value of preventive health care. Second, finding a physician that you trust and are comfortable with is best done when you are feeling well. Trying to find a doctor that “feels right” when you do not feel well can be very difficult.

Labrador Primary Care Center is pleased to participate in the following health insurance plans. Please call to make sure we accept your plan.

For new patients, we accept:

  • Medicare
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Wellmed
  • United Health Care Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Cigna Medicare PPO
  • Humana HMO and PPO

At the time of your visit, we collect all co-pays,  and payments for services not covered by your insurance. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cash, and personal checks.

COVID

 We provide on sight COVID testing as well as antibody testing.

IMMUNIZATIONS

We provide influenza vaccines each year during flu season.

Smoking is bad for your health and difficult to quit. Here are a couple of useful links for you.

Whether diagnosed with high blood to manage and looking for ways to manage it or just learning about this symptomless condition, this site will guide you step by step to a healthier you.

High blood pressure - www.heart.org

Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 causes of death and disability among people with type 2 diabetes. There are plenty of reasons to take steps to prevent and manage diabetes. this site will guide you step by step to a healthier you.

Diabetes - www.heart.org www.diabetes.org

Cholesterol itself isn't bad. We all have and need this wax-like substance in our bodies. Learn about the so-called "good" and "bad" cholesterol, where it comes from, and why it's important for your health.

Cholesterol - www.heart.org

There are 1,440 minutes in every day. Schedule 30 of them for physical activity! Regular exercise is a critical part of staying healthy. People who are active live longer and feel better. Exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight. It can delay or prevent diabetes, some cancers and heart problems. Most adults need at least 30 minutes of moderate physical. Here are a couple of useful links for you.

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