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05


Sep

How to Prepare for Disasters and Medical Emergencies

Disaster may strike when you least expect it. Simple steps towards preparedness include budgeting, utilizing HSAs, and strategies for saving money on routine healthcare.

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02


Jul
Bijan Farhangui Healthcare, Technology, Telemedicine

Wait Times Too Long for Your Kids? Try Seeing a Pediatrician Online.

If your child is well and you're frustrated by long wait times at the pediatrician's office, try pediatric telemedicine. If you don't want to expose your child to waiting room germs unnecessarily, try pediatric telemedicine. If your child is sick and you want to access a pediatrician as soon as possible, try pediatric telemedicine.

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18


Jun
Bijan Farhangui Healthcare, Urgent Care

How to Choose a Trustworthy Urgent Care Facility

Urgent care centers are a great option for treating urgent, non-emergency medical situations. Some important criteria in choosing an urgent care facility are accreditation, reputation, and convenience.

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29


Apr
Bijan Farhangui Healthcare

Is the End of Fee-for-Service Care Desirable?

Considering that healthcare prices are still rising rapidly under a primarily fee-for-service system, many healthcare advocates propose pay-for-performance as a solution. But will it actually work?

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26


Apr
Bijan Farhangui Healthcare

The Pros and Cons of Value-Based vs. Fee-Based Primary Care

Fee-for-service care is almost certainly a better option for low-income patients than expensive HMO plans or direct primary care arrangements. At SAMI-Aid, we believe that knowledge is power, and we want to empower everyone, including the uninsured, to access the highest quality care!

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25


Apr
Bijan Farhangui Healthcare, Urgent Care

Should I Go to a Retail Clinic If I Need Urgent  Care?

For basic urgent care needs, retail clinics--a.k.a. convenient care clinics--may be a suitable or even a preferable option. You may get similar care more conveniently and at a lower price.

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25


Apr
Bijan Farhangui Healthcare, Telemedicine, Urgent Care

Urgent Care Vs. the ER: Which One Should I Go to?

When you're in the throes of a medical emergency, or even just an urgent situation, your top priority is probably getting the care you need! However, you can save money just by checking out pricing information in advance. SAMI-Aid can help you do that quickly.

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25


Apr

What Are Community Health Centers and What Services Do They Offer?

For those experiencing financial hardship, community health centers can be a godsend. Providing free or low-cost care to low-income individuals, there are hundreds of these clinics within the San Francisco Bay Area.

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25


Apr
Bijan Farhangui Healthcare, Medical Tourism

I Want to Go Abroad for Medical Care. Where Do I Start?

If you're considering medical tourism, a little preparation and research can go a long way. Here are some questions you'll want to find answers to for peace of mind.

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25


Apr

6 Proactive Steps You Can Take to Lower Your Healthcare Costs

From telemedicine to budgeting to lifestyle adjustments, you can take proactive steps to make your own healthcare more affordable. At SAMI-Aid, we're committed to helping you with all of this.

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