headache and facial pain clinic

To Calendar, or not to calendar...

To Calendar, or not to calendar...

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.

Cracked Screens & Holey Socks!

Cracked Screens & Holey Socks!

That’s what it takes to start a new clinic and feed the embers of a revolutionary healthcare model for those with headache and facial pain. In this post, I take a break from going over primary headache types to discuss this personal epiphany.

Broaching Cluster

Broaching Cluster

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.

Telemedicine

Telemedicine

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!

Guest Contribution by the Current Director of Operations (DOO)

Guest Contribution by the Current Director of Operations (DOO)

Instead of writing about my perspective on the response I got when approaching someone in the non-profit world about becoming a director of operations for a non-existent clinic without any previous examples... I thought it might be best to hear it straight from the horse's mouth.

Director of Operations

Director of Operations

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.