That is the question! And the focus of today’s blog post. In the past several weeks, I have noticed more posts, articles and videos recommending against keeping a calendar after years of being told that it is best to do so. As with everything in this life, everything in moderation and take advice (including mine) with a grain of salt.
My New Year resolution for IHC is to increase awareness for headache and facial pain. I will take the next several blog posts to go over basic headache information and some lifestyle strategies that can help. In general, terms used to describe primary headache syndromes are often misunderstood and misused.
Primary headache syndromes include migraine, tension-type headache, and trigeminal autonomic cephalgias. Among the TACs is the most painful headache condition known to mankind: the cluster headache.
Who better to field a headache question from my patient than me? I understand that sometimes, even though we may have reviewed the patient’s individual headache plan together in the office (or on the phone, etc.), once he/she leaves the office, the terminology or general plan can become confusing or fuzzy. So, if someone has a question about their treatment, and I am available in real-time, then they can contact me and I will do my best to answer and help him/her at the time of need!
The great thing about direct primary care practices is that many docs can do their thing with minimal or no staff, much reducing costs all around. However, in my circumstances, I’d be building a novel center in the hopes of improving headache and facial pain care across the board. It needs to be solid from the start but also able to adapt quickly, I need another brain. Yep, a director of operations.