People don’t want to spend too much time paying bills. That’s why Westshore made the process easier with Online Bill Pay.
Online Bill Pay gives Westshore patients the option to avoid mailing in payments by simply going online. Instead of worrying about whether a mailed check will make it to the office before a due date or having to head to the post office to mail a bill, Online Bill Pay allows you to pay your bills with just a few clicks of a button. Here’s how Online Bill Pay works for you.
He’ll be the first to tell you that he knows nothing about boxing, but Westshore Primary Care rheumatologist Dr. Mohammed A. Ali, MD, has extensive experience in diagnosing, treating and managing patients with arthritis, rheumatic diseases and osteoporosis.
These health problems affect the joints, muscles, bones and sometimes other internal organs. If you have any of these diseases you know that they are often complex, and that you may benefit from the care of a qualified rheumatologist.
Osteoarthritis Symptoms and Risk Factors
Patients with osteoarthritis, one of the most common forms of arthritis, are a big part of Dr. Ali’s practice.
About 27 million people in the United States have osteoarthritis, a chronic condition in which the cartilage that cushions the joints breaks down and causes the bones to rub against each other.
“Symptoms include sore or stiff joints, stiffness after resting that goes away after movement, and pain that is worse after activity or toward the end of the day,” says Dr. Ali.
Common risk factors include:
- Increasing age
- Previous joint injury
- Overuse of the joint
- Weak thigh muscles
Updated May 2017
Seasonal Allergies & Symptoms
Dealing with allergy symptoms? Read below as we discuss the specific allergy seasons, symptoms, testing options and possible treatments.
What are the allergy seasons?
- End of Feb-May: Tree pollen
- May-July: Grass pollen
- Late July-early August (until the first frost): Ragweed pollens
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms may include
- Itchy and watery eyes and nose
- Sneezing and nasal congestion
- Itching in the mouth, ears, and skin
- Hives and flares of eczema (patches of itching and irritated skin)
- Asthma symptoms
- Feeling tired, foggy and irritable
Symptoms will flare with exposure to the allergen that you are sensitive to.
Allergy Testing & Treatment Options
Meet Dr. Zenos Vangelos, D.O.
Semi-pro soccer player? Check.
Team physician for the Cleveland Indians and US Soccer Federation? Check.
Seeing new patients for his new sports medicine practice at Westshore Primary Care? Check.
Dr. Zenos Vangelos brings a wealth of sports medicine experience, a passion for returning injured athletes back to the playing field, and a desire to train others in the field of sports medicine.
With all the changes in the health insurance market, as well as increased opportunities to secure insurance coverage on your own, it is often difficult to know where to go for information or assistance.
If you are looking for (or updating) your insurance coverage, it’s important to know that each insurance company offers different plans with similar names, but they are not all accepted by your primary care physician.
Many people find it confusing looking at these plans because they may sound similar in name, but actually provide very different benefits.
In order to help you get a better understanding of the process and the Marketplace, we pulled together a list of your top questions.
As National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month comes to a close, we wanted to leave you with some links to additional resources on new research, treatment and clinical trials for the disease.
Resources for Colorectal Cancer Research & Treatment
New Research, Colorectal Cancer- American Cancer Society
Research and treatments for cancer are constantly evolving—this site discusses new techniques for early detection, testing, and treatment of colorectal cancer.