What is Type 2 Diabetes?

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

What is Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus? Type 2 diabetes is a relative insulin deficiency with an increased insulin resistance. People with type 2 diabetes make some insulin, but have an increased resistance to insulin due to two main factors: excessive body fat and lack of...

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COVID-19 Weekly Update

COVID-19 Weekly Update

There’s not much to update from last week; in fact -- I assume that the health updates from here on out regarding COVID-19 may drop off.  I’m going to space these updates out to every other week at this point. Last week I wrote about the big question: when will we be...

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COVID-19 Weekly Update

COVID-19 Weekly Update

There’s not much to update from last week.  Overall, we’re in the same place as we were a week ago. The big question out there is: when will we be done with this?  When can we all come out of this stay-at-home stuff?   I push back a bit against those questions, as the...

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COVID-19 Weekly Update

COVID-19 Weekly Update

Before I go into anything else, please let us know if you are a current member at KCPDC and have been impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to help you and are able to do so through the generosity of our KCDPC members.  Just fill out and return this...

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Telemedicine at KCDPC

Telemedicine at KCDPC

With all the changes that COVID-19 has brought on, many doctor's offices are quickly transitioning to offering telemedicine or telehealth services. At Kansas City Direct Primary Care, though, we didn't need to quickly transition!  We didn't really need to do anything...

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COVID-19 Weekly Update

(What follows is our monthly newsletter, adapted slightly for the blog.  Read on!) Strange times, indeed. I’m exhausted from what feels like working nonstop for weeks. As soon as we solve one little problem, we’re on to try to solve the next problem. We’re trying to...

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COVID-19 Weekly Update

COVID-19 Weekly Update

Clinic & clinical updates: We are still here to care for you!! Don't hesitate to reach out with anything.  We are continuing to offer virtual care via email, phone calls and/or videoconferencing (and still want to make sure things like blood pressure, diabetes,...

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Life in the Time of Quarantine

Life in the Time of Quarantine

Dr. Hazen Short just wrapped up a 14-day self-quarantine for potential exposure to SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19.  He shares his thoughts on how to pass time during a home quarantine in this week's blog.  I’ve been on a strict home quarantine since March...

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COVID-19 Weekly Update

COVID-19 Weekly Update

Hello all!  Another week, another COVID19 update from us 🙂 Clinic updates:  As you all know, we continue to offer COVID-19 testing.  Updates since we launched it this weekend: We are still prioritizing DPC members.  Feel free to fill out the respiratory symptom...

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