What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

April is National Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month. IBS is known as a “functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder”, which while uncomfortable, is not life threatening. It is estimated that 10-20% of the population suffers from IBS, with an average of about 1 to 2 bouts a year. The exact causes of IBS are not known, but…

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PHC-Troutman Family Medicine Earns NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that PHC-Troutman Family Medicine of Troutman, NC, has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve…

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Understanding Sinusitis

Sinusitis affects people of all ages and can be painful, causing headaches, facial pain, nasal congestion, and a runny nose. It has many of the same symptoms as the common cold, but unlike a cold, symptoms may be caused by a bacterial infection. What is Sinusitis? Sinus cavities are located on either side of the…

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Understanding Sinusitis

Sinusitis affects people of all ages and can be painful, causing headaches, facial pain, nasal congestion, and a runny nose. It has many of the same symptoms as the common cold, but unlike a cold, symptoms may be caused by a bacterial infection. What is Sinusitis? Sinus cavities are located on either side of the…

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