How satisfied are you with the length of time you spend at your doctor’s office? Could you say your doctor knows you personally? Ever waited weeks or months for an appointment? These questions highlight concerns about the way primary care medicine typically is practiced. Even some physicians have grown frustrated that the current system prevents them from providing high quality patient care.
In the fall most companies offer their employees the opportunity to change health and dental insurance plans. Called open enrollment, this is the one time annually you can compare offers and make a selection. It’s wise to carefully consider your benefit package. Even if your employer does offer dental coverage, you might be surprised to find it doesn’t include everything you think it does, includes a surprising deductible or maxes out at a certain dollar figure.
School started early this year for Johnson High School senior Bella Benfield. As co-captain of the Jaguar varsity cheerleading team, she’s been hard at work all summer preparing Johnson’s 32 cheerleaders for the upcoming season. Co-captain duties include leading the teams through practice, which can include taking over if cheer coach Mandy Martinez is away.
It’s happened more times than you can count. You are driving or walking in your neighborhood, and you see a dog on the loose. Looking around, there’s no owner in sight. Upon closer inspection, the pup seems healthy, he might even be wearing a collar. Your heart breaks because you want to help. What’s the best way to reunite this runaway with his frantic family?
Chances are you or someone you know has lost a loved one to Alzheimer’s. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, one in three seniors dies from it or another dementia, and more than 6 million live with the disease in America alone. Like so many of you, David Cohn and his colleagues at Perspective Wealth of Steward Partners have personally experienced a relative’s struggle.
Sometimes San Antonio’s city programs seem far away and of little impact or interest in Stone Oak. District 9’s Councilman John Courage wanted to find a way to engage the community and bring dollars to benefit his district directly. In 2018 he launched the first participatory budget, soliciting feedback from District 9 constituents about projects that would make a difference to its residents.
New Years Baby
While most of us were blowing horns or making a toast at 12 as the year advanced to 2023, Lauren Jacks was celebrating in a more memorable way. She ushered in the New Year with the delivery of her daughter, Avery, who arrived at two seconds past midnight at Stone Oak’s North Central Baptist Hospital.
Bank of America
Bank of America today announced four San Antonio high school juniors and seniors were selected a Student Leaders® (#BofAStudentLeaders), an eight-week summer internship providing students with first-hand experience in serving their communities.