Consumer Health Blog

Understanding the Cost of Healthcare and the Availability of Self Pay Rates

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

The cost of healthcare is an issue that is finding its way into the spotlight more and more. The questions are now stretching beyond the affordability of insurance. The questions are now being asked “Why do we not understand the true cost of healthcare?” When you go to the grocery store to buy a dozen eggs, the cost is straight […]

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Does Your Insurance Company Cover Anesthesia Cost for Pain Procedures?

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

When undergoing any procedure, comfort and safety is a priority for both the physician and the patient with anesthesia being a significant component in achieving this. Recently, many insurance companies have updated their policies and no longer cover certain types of sedation commonly utilized in pain management procedures. This leaves many patients in the position of needing to pay for […]

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Does Your Child Need a Specialist?

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

In the Philadelphia region, we are fortunate to have some of the best pediatric medical care in the nation. The Philadelphia based pediatric hospitals are consistently rated as one of the best (if not the best) across multiple specialties according to US News & World Report. (Click here for report)  It is where the physicians polled said they would send their […]

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Time for a Daily Detox?

Friday, December 18th, 2015

The change of season is a great time for a body cleanse or detox. As the seasons change, your body changes with them. It is time to transition to eating warming, hearty foods and move away from the cooling foods of summer. A winter cleanse or detox is all about preparing your body to fight seasonal colds, keep your immune system […]

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Yoga for EveryBODY

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Yoga classes are everywhere these days and chances are you have at least one friend who gushes about their “practice”. But there is still an air of intimidation for some when they hear the word yoga. Images of uber flexible people and blissfully meditating gurus float through your mind. But what is yoga? And can it help you, you who […]

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Acupuncture For Pain Relief and Management

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Acupuncture for Pain Relief & Management Acupuncture is defined as a system of complementary medicine that involves pricking the skin or tissues with needles, used to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions. Originating in ancient China, acupuncture is now widely practiced in the West. Acupuncture is now covered by many insurance policies and is used […]

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Meditating for Health

Monday, May 18th, 2015

The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices that include techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity and forgiveness. Meditation has long been wrapped up in a religious and spiritual context but what about meditation that affects the physical being? Can it be an alternative to medication, ease […]

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Mind, Body, Spirit Options for Pain Management

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Mind, Body, Spirit Options For Pain Management For over 25 years, Abington Surgical Center has been a leader in the pain management arena offering start-to-finish support with a high success rate. Working as a team with you and your family, our outstanding physicians and staff offer you the most positive experience and successful results available today. As we continue to […]

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Chicken Soup… Not Just For The Soul

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Stuffy head? Fever? Fatigue? Achy?   Even our healthiest patients fall prey to the common cold.   For centuries, mothers around the globe have touted the soothing effects of chicken noodle soup during cold and flu season. Is it just that the warm soup is a comfort food that triggers us to reminisce about the good ole ’days when you were sick… […]

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Our Resolution

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Our Resolution: Providing Optimal Care For Our Patients About a year ago, we at Abington Surgical embarked on a new adventuring of what we call “courting” our patients. We decided that we really needed to refresh our overall persona so that we could continue to be the surgical center of choice for both our new and returning patients. Just like […]

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