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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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May
Bijan Farhangui Technology, Telemedicine

Feeling Ignored by Your Doctor? Telemedicine can Make Healthcare Professionals More Accessible

Rapid innovation in digital and telephone-based communication is making it possible to optimize doctor and patient contact.

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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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26


Apr
Bijan Farhangui Medical Tourism

What Are the Best International Destinations for Each Treatment?

The decision of whether and where to travel internationally for medical treatment depends on many factors. Here's an overview of some of the most popular destinations. SAMI-Aid has already done some of the research for you.

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26


Apr
Bijan Farhangui Medical Tourism

What Are the Risks and Benefits Associated with Medical  Tourism?

If you need an elective medical procedure that will cost you $6,000 or more in the United States, then you can probably save between 30% and 80% by going abroad for that treatment. However, it’s crucial to weigh all the costs and benefits, not just the sticker prices.

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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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