Local Physician Receives Honorary Degree

Local Physician Receives Honorary Degree from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

DALLAS, TX – Kimberly Page, MD, F AAFP, a family physician at Crossroads Family Care, has achieved the Degree of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the national medical association representing nearly 124,900 family physicians, residents and medical students. Established in 1971, the AAFP Degree of Fellow recognizes family physicians who have distinguished themselves through service to family medicine and ongoing professional development. This year’s fellowship class brings the total number of AAFP Fellows to more than 17,000 nationwide. AAFP Fellowship entitles the physician to use the honorary designation, “Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians,” or “F.A.A.F.P.” Criteria for receiving the AAFP Degree of Fell ow consist of a minimum of six years of membership in the organization, extensive continuing medical education, participation in public service programs outside medical practice, conducting original research and serving as a teacher in family medicine. The AAFP was the first national medical specialty organization to require its members to complete a minimum of 150 hours of accredited continuing medical education every three years. It is the only medical specialty society devoted solely to primary care.

About the American Academy of Family Physicians

Founded in 1947, the AAFP represents nearly 124,900 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care. Nearly one in four of all office visits are made to family physicians. That is 208 million office visits each year – nearly 83 million more than to the next medical specialty. Today, family physicians provide the majority of care for America’s under served and rural populations. In the increasingly fragmented world of health care where many medical specialties limit their practice to a particular organ, disease, age or sex, family physicians are dedicated to treating the whole person across the full spectrum of ages. Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care. To learn more about the American Academy of Family Physicians and about the specialty of family medicine, please visit www.aafp.org

Growing With Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Crossroads Family Care Grows With Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Clinic expansion continues with added support for behavioral and emotional health

Crossroads Family Care introduces J. Denise Sutherland, LCSW, to further develop our capacity to meet the growing demand for behavioral and emotional health counselling. Denise brings more than 25 years of experience to us along with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from The University of Texas – Tyler and a Master’s degree in social work from the University of Denver.

Counseling is an effective and increasingly popular way to overcome unexpected difficulties in life.  Trained counselors offer a safe place for people to share their experiences and to explore ways to cope and recover. Using therapeutic interventions, counselors help people who are challenged by situations like anxiety, conflict, depression, grief, stress, trauma and unanticipated life events. Denise knows how to help people coping with life adjustments, abuse, neglect, family conflicts, behavioral concerns, addiction and terminal illnesses.

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Medicare Open Enrollment

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Read the latest news on Medicare Open Enrollment published by The Medicare Blog. Read original post here.

“Fall is the perfect time to take care of things around your house—like turning your clocks back and changing smoke detector batteries. Another important item on your fall checklist is Medicare’s Open Enrollment, which runs from October 15–December 7. It’s important that your health plan meets the changing demands in your life, so now’s your chance to review your coverage and see if you need to make any changes for next year. Or, you may decide you’re happy with the plan you have now. If that’s the case, and the plan is still being offered next year, you don’t need to do anything.

Over the next few months, look around—you’ll find a wealth of information about your Medicare benefits, especially in these everyday places:

In the mail

Look through your mail carefully—you may get important notices from your current plan, Medicare, or Social Security about changes to your coverage or any Extra Help you may get paying for prescription drugs.

Also, look for your Medicare & You handbook. It contains information about all of the Medicare plans in your area. If you decided to “go paperless,” you’ll get an email pointing you to Medicare.gov where you can get all the same information.

You’ll also start to see brochures from companies that offer Medicare health and drug plans. Just remember, be smart about protecting your personal information and your identity—plans aren’t allowed to call or come to your home without an invitation from you.

On your computer

Comparing your plan choices is important. Our Medicare Plan Finder is ready with all of the 2016 health and drug plan cost information to make it as easy as possible. Enter the drugs you take to find out how you can lower your costs and review the plan’s ratings to compare plan quality. If you find a plan that meets your needs, you’ll be able to join the plan right online starting October 15. If you haven’t used the Plan Finder before, check out our video to help you get started.

In your community

Take a moment as you enjoy these crisp mornings to review the Medicare information that’s out there. You may find a local event—somewhere right around the corner with counselors to help you, like your State Health Insurance Assistance Program. Don’t miss the chance to get personalized help if you need it!

Now’s the time to enjoy the choice and control you have over your health care coverage. Just like fall, Medicare Open Enrollment only comes once a year.”

Flu Shots Now Available

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Flu shots are now available at Crossroads Family Care

Don’t let the flu virus get you feeling “under the weather” this Winter. Now is the time to stop by our Henderson or Mt. Enterprise location to get your flu shot today!

Our flu shots are $25.00 for a self-pay patient. However, many insurances cover the flu shot which is available now through December and sometimes into January.

In many cases a patient will be able to come to the clinic for their flu shot without having to see the provider. They can see a nurse or medical assistant and be on their way. However, in some cases (such as when we haven’t seen the patient in a couple of years), the provider is going to want to see the patient first.

New Chief Medical Officer

Kimberly Page Brings Global Experience to Crossroads

Mt. Enterprise, Texas, August 21, 2015- Crossroads Family Care adds Kimberly Page, MD, as both family medicine Physician and Crossroads’ Chief Medical Officer, bringing a wealth of diverse family medicine experience as well as a passion for excellent care to the clinic’s operations.

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