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Why Is Weight Loss More Difficult After 45? Jun 19th, 2024

Aging presents lots of challenges, particularly for your health and wellness. Making important changes to your habits and lifestyle can help you manage your weight and reduce your risk of weight-related problems. At Triad Primary Care, our team helps patients of all ages achieve healthy weight loss and maintain their...

When to See Your Family Physician About a Fever May 10th, 2024

When it comes to body temperature, most people think anything above the standard 98.6°F is a fever — a sign of an underlying illness, like a cold, the flu, or another type of infection. But fevers can happen for other reasons, too, and in most cases, a mild fever is...

How to Manage Opioid Withdrawal Without Falling off the Wagon Apr 16th, 2024

The opioid epidemic in the United States has grown by record numbers over the past decade, with millions of Americans suffering from opioid use disorder and addiction. With the proper support, you can overcome opioid use issues — but the key is having the right system in place to avoid...

5 Reasons to See an Occupational Therapist Mar 1st, 2024

Occupational medicine is an important medical specialty that focuses on the unique health and wellness needs of workers. Most people think of occupational medicine in terms of workers’ compensation claims — but that’s just part of what they do. At Triad Primary Care, our team offers comprehensive occupational medicine services...

When Do I Need Blood Work vs. a Urine Test? Feb 8th, 2024

Lab testing plays a critical role in helping people stay healthy at every stage of life. In fact, there are literally hundreds of lab tests that can be used to diagnose illnesses, manage care, and provide your health care team with a detailed understanding of your personal health profile. Most...

Make This the Year You Shed That Excess Weight Once and For All Jan 1st, 2024

It’s a new year, and for many people, that means it’s time to make those all-important New Year’s resolutions. Historically, dropping those extra pounds has been at or near the top of those lists, along with getting more exercise and making dietary changes.  If losing weight is on your list...

10 Conditions That Don't Require a Trip to the Office Dec 6th, 2023

Managing your health is serious business, and if you’re sick or ailing, there are probably times when it can feel like a full-time job. The good news is that telehealth can help, providing you with essential health care right from the comfort of your own home. Triad Primary Care is...

Is It the Flu or Something More Serious? Nov 6th, 2023

When it comes to fall, most of us think of cooler temperatures, changing leaves, and the upcoming holiday season. But illnesses are also more common during the fall and winter months, including the flu, colds, and other respiratory illnesses. In fact, the flu alone infects millions of Americans every year,...

I'm Really Struggling to Lose Weight Oct 1st, 2023

When you’re trying — unsuccessfully — to lose weight, it can sometimes feel like it’s all your fault: If you just dieted a little harder, worked out a little longer, and practiced a little more willpower, you could finally achieve your weight loss goal. The problem: In many cases, it’s...

You Don't Have to Wait for Weeks to See A Doctor. We Can Help Today. Sep 1st, 2023

It’s safe to say no one actually plans to get sick or injured — but when it happens, you want to get the care you need so you can feel better as soon as possible. At Triad Primary Care, our team understands that, and that’s why we offer walk-in urgent care in addition...

8 Telltale Signs Your Loved One May Be Addicted to Opioids Aug 1st, 2023

Opioid abuse affects millions of people in the United States, including both drug users and their families and loved ones. Identifying an addiction problem early is important for setting the stage for a successful recovery, yet many people don’t know what signs to look for. At Triad Primary Care in Greensboro, North Carolina, our team works...

Do I Still Need to Test for Covid? Jul 1st, 2023

COVID-19 testing was widely recommended during the height of the pandemic, helping millions of people determine if they were infected so they could take appropriate steps to get better and avoid infecting others. But with the public health emergency officially at an end, many people are left wondering if they still...

I Think I Have an Opioid Addiction: Can You Help? Jun 2nd, 2023

Every year, millions of Americans misuse or abuse opioid medications, including prescription medications and illicit drugs. For many, that initial misuse leads to a long-term and life-threatening addiction, frequently culminating in a deadly overdose. Opioids exert powerful effects on your brain, with misuse quickly leading to both psychological and physical...

What Kind of Behavior Modifications Does a Medical Weight Loss Plan Call for? May 2nd, 2023

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you’ve probably heard this advice from well-meaning loved ones: “If you want to lose weight, all you need to do is eat less and exercise more.”  Oh, if it were only that easy! Weight loss is actually a lot more complex, involving multiple...

5 Benefits of Telemedicine Apr 1st, 2023

Regular medical care plays an important role in helping you stay healthy, but it’s not always easy to find time for an office visit. While old-fashioned house calls made getting care simpler, today telemedicine uses technology to enable any patient to get the care they need right in their own...

Why Are Physical Exams So Important? Mar 1st, 2023

While most people think of seeing the doctor only when they’re sick, regular visits are also essential for preventing illnesses and staying healthy. The CDC says that when it comes to preventive care, having a regular physical exam is an important part of staying healthy at every stage of life. At Triad Primary...

When Do I Need a Covid Test? Feb 2nd, 2023

With infection rates down across the country, it’s tempting to think that the days of COVID-19 are behind us. But even though the pandemic itself may be in the rearview mirror, that doesn't mean you can’t be infected by the COVID-19 virus, even if you’ve had the virus in the...

What Are the Signs That My Loved One Is Struggling With Addiction? Jan 2nd, 2023

Drug abuse and addiction have reached epidemic proportions in the United States, with millions of people abusing drugs every year. While the cycle of addiction can be broken, it takes a lot of personal commitment and dedication to play an active role in treatment. A big part of breaking the...

3 Benefits of Occupational Medicine Dec 18th, 2022

As a leading primary care practice in Greensboro, North Carolina, Triad Primary Care offers state-of-the-art medical treatment for women and men who are injured on the job. That includes onsite treatment as well as referrals to therapists and other specialists who can help you feel better. In addition to treating injuries, our team also...

Which Type of Physical Do I Need? Nov 1st, 2022

Physical exams are the cornerstone of healthcare. Having regular physicals is one of the best ways to stay healthy as you get older. What many people don’t know about physicals, though, is that there are different types of physical exams — and the type you need depends on several specific...

How Family and Primary Care Can Benefit Your Life Oct 1st, 2022

Keeping track of your changing health needs can be tough — especially if you have a family, or a busy schedule, or as you simply get older. A family and primary care doctor makes staying healthy easier by acting as a sort of “health liaison,” making sure you get the...

Ready to Lose Weight? Here Are 4 Ways to Help Sep 1st, 2022

Losing weight is a battle that seems like it will never end — or at least, a battle we can never quite seem to win. But guess what? If you’re trying to lose weight the same old way, there’s a good chance that it’s your diet plan that’s to blame,...

How Immigration Physicals Work Aug 1st, 2022

Nearly a million people seek U.S. citizenship every year, and every application that’s submitted must include detailed medical and health information about the applicant. Immigration physicals are exams specifically developed for the citizenship process, and understanding how they work can help your exam and your application process go more smoothly. At Triad Primary...

Am I a Candidate for the Telehealth Option? Jul 1st, 2022

Today, few of us remember when house calls were a regular part of medical treatment. The idea of staying in the comfort of your own home while a doctor came to see you seems novel — even a bit luxurious.  Today, though, telehealth is changing all that, offering in-home visits...

What to Expect During Your Covid-19 Test Jun 1st, 2022

There was a time just a few years ago when feeling a little under the weather elicited little more than a desire to get more rest and maybe take a day or two off work to let the “bug” run its course. But today, most of us are a lot...

Managing Opioid Addiction: How We Can Help May 5th, 2022

The opioid crisis in the United States is serious, affecting millions of individuals and their families. It’s not just illegal opioids (like heroin and methamphetamine) that are to blame. Data show that more than 10 million Americans abuse prescription opioid medications every year, and in 2019 alone, opioid overdoses caused...

We Offer Remote Visits: The Benefits of Telehealth Apr 12th, 2022

Regular doctor visits help you stay healthy at every age and every stage of life, but making time for visits isn’t always easy. Telehealth helps you get the medical care you need right from your own home or anywhere else with a secure internet connection. At Triad Primary Care, our...

5 Reasons Why Medical Weight Loss Can Help You Meet Your Goals Mar 31st, 2022

Have you struggled with your weight off and on for years? If you feel like you’re fighting a losing battle, it’s time for a new strategy.  Our team at Triad Primary Care in Greensboro, North Carolina uses a science-backed approach to weight loss that makes it a safe and effective...