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WIMC Now Offering Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Wake Internal Medicine is now offering Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) for our Diabetic patients with the iPro device. The iPro monitor is a small, waterproof device. A tiny sensor is inserted under the skin and monitors your glucose continuously throughout the day giving us over 280 readings per 24 hours. This is beneficial for identifying patterns and even records your blood sugar while you are sleeping. This data will help us to fine tune your diet and medications to eliminate low/high glucose readings, titrate insulin or oral medications and to get you to your A1c goals. Patients are asked to check glucose 3-4x/day and record their food and activity. These sensors are worn for 3-7 days. This is
reimbursable through all major insurances. Call us at 919-781-7500 to schedule an appointment with Lori Bridges, PA-C so see if CGM is right for you!

October is Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month!

MUAM is held annually in October to create awareness of the role diagnostic medical sonographers play in the medical community and to educate the public about medical ultrasound and its many uses in healthcare. MUAM is a joint effort of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS),… Continue Reading

What is Tahini?

Have you heard of tahini?  Tahini is a paste made of finely ground sesame seeds and oil that is commonly used in dips, sauces, and salad dressings.  One of the most common concoctions you may see tahini in is hummus! Tahini packs a nutritious punch, in just 1 tablespoon there is 90 calories, 2 ½… Continue Reading

Insurance changes for 2018

In Contract: Aetna (no Aetna Medicare Advantage, Aetna Basic or Aetna Select) BCBS (all plans, now including Blue Value) BCBS Medicare Advantage Coventry Cigna (not with CIGNA Connect) Medcost Primary PhysicianCare, Inc. United Healthcare United Medicare Advantage Plans We are excited to announce that we will be part of the BCBS Blue Value network beginning… Continue Reading

Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders and Nutrition

What are Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders? Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) are a group of disorders which are characterized by persistent and recurring GI symptoms as a result of abnormal functioning of the GI tract. They are not caused by structural or biochemical abnormalities, such as tumors and masses. Thus, many routine medical tests used to diagnose… Continue Reading

Matt Johnson Awarded 2017 Administrator of the Year

Congratulations to Wake Internal Medicine Consultants’ Chief Administrative Officer, Matt Johnson, who was awarded NC Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) 2017 Administrator of the Year! Each year, NCMGMA and Medical Mutual recognize a healthcare administrator, affiliated with the NCMGMA, who has exhibited exceptional leadership management proficiency and enhanced the effectiveness of healthcare delivery in his/her practice and… Continue Reading

Smart Snacking

National dietary surveys have found that about 90% of adults, 83% of adolescents, and 97% of children snack every day, sometimes several times per day. All of this snacking between meals contributes to about one-quarter of total calories, the equivalent of a fourth meal. Unfortunately, these aren’t always nutrient-dense calories. Many of the most common… Continue Reading