As healthcare providers, we want to help keep our patients educated about their own well-being. On our news page here, we’ll share what’s new at Sartell Family Medicine, but also relevant links to news and healthcare articles from credible sources around the web.

From a neurosurgeon: You need a family doctor

John Spitalieir, DO / November 12, 2019 One of my favorite scenes in the recent Apollo 11 IMAX film was a dramatic panning shot of mission control moments before lift-off. Row after row of mission specialists, engineers, astronauts, communications technicians — all...

Health care costs as much as a new car

Axios / August 23, 2019 Buying a new car every year would be a very impractical expense. It would also be cheaper than a year’s worth of health care for a family. Why it matters: The cost-shifting and complexity of health insurance can hide its high cost, which crowds...

The Mystery of Medical Insurance Coverage

MD Whistleblower / March 31, 2019 “Does my insurance cover this?” I cannot calculate how often a patient poses this inquiry to me assuming wrongly that I have expertise in the insurance and reimbursement aspects of medicine.  If I – a gastroenterologist –  do not even...

Hospitals, insurers battle over surprise medical bills

Fox Business / March 21, 2019 A battle is breaking out within the health care industry Opens a New Window. as Congress Opens a New Window. intensifies its efforts to address surprise medical bills, one that comes after urging from President Donald Trump Opens a New...

Americans Are Going Bankrupt From Getting Sick

The Atlantic / March 15, 2019 In April 2016, Venus Lockett was about to give a speech at an event she volunteered for near her home in Atlanta. She was already stressed. The previous night, she had stayed up late making her presentation, and then deleted it by...

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