Call 717-561-2720 for a free 15 minute phone consultation to see how we can help you.

About sseverino

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far sseverino has created 43 blog entries.

Stroke Awareness Month: the Guidance You Need

*The names and identifying details in the following blog post have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals.* Two years ago, I got a call over Labor Day weekend from a colleague who was visiting his wife in Atlanta, Georgia. His wife had been in Atlanta to visit a friend, and as he was [...]

May is Stroke Awareness Month

May is Stroke Awareness Month! Strokes kill more than 133,000 Americans every year. Having a stroke is also the leading cause of long-term disability. So, during the month of May, we bring awareness to the prevention of strokes, as well as the signs and symptoms of a stroke. A stroke occurs when a clot forms [...]

How a Health Advocate Can Save You

The following article, "How a Health Advocate Can Save You," is by guest blogger Aviv Bliwas — Elder Law Attorney ### When my mother was dying of cancer, her oncologist recommended she get chemo in another part of her body where there was cancer. It was not the part that was killing her, and it was [...]

Beware of Picking Up Your Phone

The phone rings and the caller ID looks as though the call is from someone in your local community. So, you pick up the phone only to realize it’s a telemarketer—or even worse, someone who claims they are from the IRS. This scenario happens all the time, and it is hard to stop. I recently [...]

Avoid Being a “Bounce Back”

In my last blog, I wrote about a client who had multiple hospitalizations and rehab stays within a three-month period of time. These patients who go back and forth from hospital to home to hospital again are commonly called “bounce backs” by the medical community. These bounce backs are a significant problem in our healthcare [...]

Are Your Parents Struggling at Home?

One of my first long-term clients was a gentleman that had been living in a retirement community and was bouncing back and forth between his apartment, the hospital, the rehab center, and right back to the hospital. He had multiple medical problems, but his biggest hurdle to staying out of the hospital was the lack [...]

Should You Pay That Bill?

One of the hats I wear as a Health Advocate is helping my clients understand their medical bills. After a hospital stay or a visit to their provider, multiple bills arrive in the mail that can cause a lot of confusion. Most people avoid the confusion by just paying the bill without asking any questions. [...]

Diabetes Alert Day

  March 27th is Diabetes Alert Day—a day to bring awareness to the dangers of diabetes. Over 30 million Americans have diabetes. Diabetes occurs when your blood glucose (blood sugar) reaches a fasting level higher than 126. Fasting levels between 100 to 125 are considered pre-diabetes.     Risk factors for diabetes include the following: [...]

National Poison Prevention Week

Did you know that poisoning is the number one cause of injury-related deaths in the United States? Poison prevention week runs the third week of March to raise awareness on this preventable cause of injury and death.   More than 90 percent of poisonings occur in the home—which is a great starting point to begin [...]

Join Your Patient Portal

When I meet clients for the first time, I often ask if they have access to their patient portal so I can have a chance to review their medical records. Most patient portals allow you to see summaries of recent office visits, laboratory and x-ray results, your current medication list, immunizations, and allergies. Having access [...]