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The Truth About Viral Illnesses: What You Need to Know – Beyond the Script Episode 009

It’s no secret that the flu and COVID are both going around. In this episode, Dr. Joel Bessmer provides tips on how to manage both of these viruses. We’ll discuss tips for staying healthy, opportunities for getting tested using our Bio Fire, and various treatment remedies if you get ill.

Strada Healthcare Acquires CompChoice Inc

Occupational health services provider CompChoice Inc. has joined Strada Healthcare, a direct primary care (DPC) network with more than 60 locations across nine states. Both entities are based in Omaha.

“As one of our region’s largest direct primary care networks, we find the needs of our patients, physicians and corporate customers growing,” Strada Healthcare President Michael Wade said. “Bringing CompChoice into our Strada Healthcare group expands our ability to provide advanced primary care solutions and continue our mission to create a better primary care model.”

CompChoice’s occupational medical services include:

  • work injury treatment
  • drug and alcohol testing
  • regulatory examinations such as Department of Transportation physicals
  • spirometry
  • vision and hearing testing
  • occupational physicals
  • fit-for-duty evaluation

The practice also performs consultations for personal protective equipment and primary injury prevention. CompChoice’s physicians are specially trained to evaluate cause-and-effect relationships between work tasks or exposures and injury or illness. The providers strive to give top quality and cost-effective medical care to employees while maintaining an understanding for the business needs of employers.

“This acquisition is perfectly in line with our mission to make health care more personal and convenient,” Strada Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joel Bessmer said.
“The occupational health industry is ripe for innovation, and we’re excited to show employers how our approach to personalized health care far exceeds the industry standard in occupational health.”

Strada Healthcare was founded to bring innovative and advanced primary care solutions to the market while lowering costs and improving outcomes. DPC is a rapidly growing model for delivering primary health care. Members pay a low monthly membership fee, which gives them access to their physician through traditional office visits along with phone calls, text messages, email and virtual visits. DPC physicians have fewer patients, which means greater availability, more in-depth visits, and a focus on preventive care. In addition to DPC, Strada’s services for employers include onsite clinics, near-site clinics, occupational health clinics, and virtual care for urgent and mental health needs.

Primary care services comprise 80 to 90 percent of typical health care needs. Covered services for Strada members range from annual physicals and lab work to acute-care visits and basic mental health. No co-pays are assessed, and members can avoid many of the high out-of-pocket costs that would otherwise be billed through insurance companies.

Strada Healthcare was founded in 2016 by Dr. Joel Bessmer in Omaha, Neb., and is one of the region’s largest Direct Primary Care (DPC) organizations with more than 60 locations across nine states: Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Colorado, Wisconsin, Texas, Michigan, Arizona and Washington, D.C. care that removes insurance Strada Healthcare is pioneering an innovative approach to health ; a from the primary care setting for flat monthly fee. more information on For more information Strada patients receive unlimited access to their primary care provider on Strada Healthcare, visit CompChoice , visit compchoice.net .wwwStradaHealthcare.com .

Strada Healthcare acquires Compchoice Inc

Strada Healthcare has acquired CompChoice Inc, an Occupational health services provider based out of Omaha, Nebraska.

“As one of our region’s largest direct primary care networks, we find the needs of our patients, physicians and corporate customers growing,” Strada Healthcare President Michael Wade said. “Bringing CompChoice into our Strada Healthcare group expands our ability to provide advanced primary care solutions and continue our mission to create a better primary care model.”

CompChoice’s occupational medical services include:

  • work injury treatment
  • drug and alcohol testing
  • regulatory examinations such as Department of Transportation physicals
  • spirometry
  • vision and hearing testing
  • occupational physicals
  • fit-for-duty evaluation

The practice also performs consultations for personal protective equipment and primary injury prevention. CompChoice’s physicians are specially trained to evaluate cause-and-effect relationships between work tasks or exposures and injury or illness. The providers strive to give top quality and cost-effective medical care to employees while maintaining an understanding for the business needs of employers.

“This acquisition is perfectly in line with our mission to make health care more personal and convenient,” Strada Healthcare Chief Medical OfficerDr. Joel Bessmer said.
“The occupational health industry is ripe for innovation, and we’re excited to show employers how our approach to personalized health care far exceeds the industry standard in occupational health.”

Strada Healthcare was founded to bring innovative and advanced primary care solutions to the market while lowering costs and improving outcomes. DPC is a rapidly growing model for delivering primary health care. Members pay a low monthly membership fee, which gives them access to their physician through traditional office visits along with phone calls, text messages, email and virtual visits. DPC physicians have fewer patients, which means greater availability, more in-depth visits, and a focus on preventive care. In addition to DPC, Strada’s services for employers include onsite clinics, near-site clinics, occupational health clinics, and virtual care for urgent and mental health needs.

Primary care services comprise 80 to 90 percent of typical health care needs. Covered services for Strada members range from annual physicals and lab work to acute-care visits and basic mental health. No co-pays are assessed, and members can avoid many of the high out-of-pocket costs that would otherwise be billed through insurance companies.

Strada Healthcare was founded in 2016 by Dr. Joel Bessmer in Omaha, Neb., and is one of the region’s largest Direct Primary Care (DPC) organizations with more than 60 locations across nine states: Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Colorado, Wisconsin, Texas, Michigan, Arizona and Washington, D.C. care that removes insurance Strada Healthcare is pioneering an innovative approach to health ; a from the primary care setting for flat monthly fee. more information on For more information Strada patients receive unlimited access to their primary care provider on Strada Healthcare, visit CompChoice , visit compchoice.net .wwwStradaHealthcare.com .

Annual Bloodwork: Why it’s Important for Prevention in Healthcare

Wellness and prevention are two of the most important components of healthcare. When it comes to prevention, one of the best things you can do for your health is to get annual bloodwork done. With a simple lab draw, your primary care provider can detect a wide variety of health problems, including diabetes, anemia, heart disease, kidney disease, cancer, and more. That’s why it’s so important to get annual bloodwork done; it’s a simple way to catch potential problems early and get ahead of them. There’s no excuse not to get tested—especially when Strada Healthcare offers membership plans that include annual bloodwork at such an affordable price. Our memberships include the following annual labs:

  • High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Complete Metabolic Panel
  • Hemoglobin A1c
  • Lipid Panel
  • Prostate Specific Antigen
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
  • Vitamin D

Getting annual bloodwork done is a smart investment in your health—and your wallet. Don’t wait until you’re sick to get tested; by then it may be too late. Get ahead of the game by getting annual bloodwork by becoming a member of Strada Healthcare. When you become a member of Strada Healthcare, you’re joining a community of people who are committed to their health and wellbeing. We offer our members comprehensive coverage and peace of mind so they can focus on living their best lives. Contact us today to learn more about our membership plans and how we can help you take charge of your health.

The Benefits of a Membership Medicine Model for Small Businesses

The membership medicine model – also known as Direct Primary Care – is a type of subscription-based healthcare service that is becoming increasingly popular among small businesses. There are many benefits to using this type of model, including improved employee health, increased productivity, and lower healthcare costs. Let’s take a closer look at each of these benefits.

Improved Employee Health:
One of the biggest benefits of a membership medicine model is that it can lead to improved employee health. This is because employees will have access to preventive care services, which can help them catch health problems early and avoid more serious health issues down the road. In addition, by leveraging the power of data, membership medicine models can provide employees with personalized care plans that are tailored to their individual health needs. This type of individualized care can help employees stay healthy and improve their overall well-being.

Increased Productivity:
Another benefit of a membership medicine model is that it can lead to increased productivity. This is because healthier employees are generally more productive employees. When employees have access to quality healthcare, they are less likely to miss work due to illness or injury. In addition, they are also more likely to be able to focus on their work when they are feeling healthy and well. As a result, businesses that use a membership medicine model can see a boost in productivity from their employees.

Another benefit of using a membership medicine model is that it can help businesses save money on healthcare costs. This is because subscription-based healthcare models are affordable and typically offer discounts for things like labs, imaging, and some specialist visits, which can help businesses reduce their overall healthcare spending. In addition, membership medicine models often include preventative care services, which can help businesses avoid the high costs associated with treating more serious health conditions down the road.

There are many benefits to using a membership medicine model for small businesses. These benefits include improved employee health, increased productivity, and lower healthcare costs. If you’re looking for ways to improve your small business’s bottom line, then a membership medicine model may be right for you!

Busy Moms Can Benefit from a Personalized Healthcare Experience

Many people have experience using telemedicine, especially with the advent of COVID-19. But most telemedicine experiences are not personalized: patients are talking to a doctor who doesn’t know them. Direct Primary Care changes this. Patients in Direct Primary Care can speak to their doctor whenever they need to, even if its after hours or on weekends.

Mothers are some of the busiest people on the planet. They are constantly juggling work, family, and social obligations. So when they do get sick, the last thing they want to do is sit in a waiting room for hours only to see a doctor for five minutes. That’s where Direct Primary Care comes in. DPC doctors are available 24/7, so busy moms can get the care they need when they need it, without having to take time off from work or miss their child’s soccer game.

What is Direct Primary Care?
Direct Primary Care (DPC) is a type of healthcare that allows patients to have direct access to their primary care physician, usually through a monthly membership fee. This relationship gives patients more time with their physician, more personalized care, and more convenience overall. And since DPC doctors are not beholden to insurance companies, they can spend more time focusing on their patients’ individual needs rather than meeting insurance guidelines.

DPC doctors are often able to offer same-day or next-day appointments, extended office hours, and 24/7 availability via phone or email. They also tend to have smaller patient panels which allows them to get to know their patients on a more personal level. This deepens the relationship between patient and physician and leads to better health outcomes overall. And because DPC doctors are not incentivized to order unnecessary tests or procedures, patients can be confident that they’re only getting the care they need and nothing more.

The bottom line is that Direct Primary Care is a great option for mothers who want more personalized care from their primary care physician. DPC doctors are available 24/7 and have extended office hours which makes it easy for mothers to get the care they need without having to sacrifice their work or family obligations. Additionally, DPC doctors have smaller patient panels which allows them to get to know their patients on a more personal level and provide better overall care. If you’re looking for a more personalized telehealth experience, Direct Primary Care is definitely worth considering.

If you’re looking for a more personalized healthcare experience, Direct Primary Care is worth considering. DPC doctors are available 24/7 and have extended office hours which makes it easy for mothers to get the care they need without having to sacrifice their work or family obligations. Additionally, DPC doctors have smaller patient panels which allows them to get to know their patients on a more personal level and provide better overall care. You can learn more about Strada’s DPC memberships and sign up today – Click Here!

Curing Disease with Nutrition, featuring Don Scarborough, PA-C

This episode of Beyond the Script features Don Scarborough PA-C. With degrees in exercise science and a Masters in Nutrition, Don believes that one of the most important things patients can do to improve their health is improve their diet.

Dr. Joel Bessmer asks Don some great questions in this interview about how his passion developed for nutrition, and how he’s changing his patients lives by promoting lifestyle changes over prescriptions.

Healthcare in Rural Nebraska, featuring Dr. John Jacobsen – Episode 007

In this episode of Beyond the Script, Ryne Bessmer interviews Dr. John Jacobsen, founder of Click Family Healthcare. Dr. Jacobsen has clinics in Kearney and Broken Bow, Nebraska, and has a unique perspective on what it takes to provide high-quality healthcare in rural Nebraska.

You can also learn more about Click Family Healthcare by visiting Strada Healthcare’s website featuring Dr. Jacobsen and Dr. Petersen.

Your Fourth COVID-19 Update from Dr. Joel Bessmer

In his latest COVID-19 update, Dr. Joel Bessmer speaks on the new COVID variant, COVID long-haulers, and new studies about the safety of alcohol.

Please make sure to keep sending any questions you have, and they will be addressed in the following video.

If you need individualized information or treatment, we ask that you please reach out to your Strada Healthcare provider directly. 

 

Here are a couple notes for when you’re finished watching:

  • We’d like to hear your questions and comments. Please reach out to us at care@stradahealthcare.com and we will answer your questions – either in the next video or directly, depending on the question.
  • The experts at Strada Healthcare can help you with your COVID-19 testing needs – and for travel, too. Learn more here.

Your Third COVID-19 Update from Dr. Joel Bessmer

First, we’d like to say thank you for all your fantastic feedback on our COVID-19 update videos. Knowing that these videos make a difference to you is great news, and we are dedicated to give you more updates in this way.

In his latest COVID-19 update, Dr. Joel Bessmer answers some questions sent to us. Please make sure to keep sending any questions you have, and they will be addressed in the following video.

Please click on the video below to see Dr. Joel Bessmer give you his third COVID-19 update.

If you need individualized information or treatment, we ask that you please reach out to your Strada Healthcare provider directly. 

Here are a couple notes for when you’re finished watching:

  • We’d like to hear your questions and comments. Please reach out to us at care@stradahealthcare.com and we will answer your questions – either in the next video or directly, depending on the question.
  • The experts at Strada Healthcare can help you with your COVID-19 testing needs – and for travel, too. Learn more here.