Category: Medications

Gloved hand holding an inhaler

Asthma Medications: Steroid Inhaler or Is Albuterol Good Enough?

What is Asthma? Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that causes inflammation and narrowing of the airways. This can make it difficult to breathe, and can lead to symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. Emergency room visits for asthma are common, and can be costly. A steroid inhaler, while it will […]
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When Should I Visit my Doctor

When Should I Visit My Doctor's Office for Care?

Think back to the last time you decided to go to the doctor for an acute illness. You probably debated whether your symptoms were severe enough, would the doctor actually do anything, and would it be better to wait it out? As you considered your decision making process, what was the value you were seeking […]
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Doctor’s prescription pad with red and white pills with a stethoscope

When is it Okay to Refill Your Prescriptions through Telehealth Visits?

Seeking out the prescribing power of an online medical provider to refill a prescription does not make up a large portion of telemedicine visits, but it is also not a rare occurrence.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 50% of us are on at least one prescribed medication, 23% take three or more, […]
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