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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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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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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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25


Apr

How Can I Access My Electronic Medical Records  (EMRs)?

Electronic medical records are basically the digital equivalent of paper charts maintained in clinicians' offices. SAMI-Aid uses cloud technology to help you easily store, access, and share your medical records, anytime, anywhere.

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25


Apr
Bijan Farhangui Urgent Care

The History and Present State of Urgent Care

Urgent care facilities are a relatively recent phenomenon, but account for a significant and growing portion of all health care in the United States. Here's an overview of the history and current trends in urgent care.

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