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“Healthcare” Posts

Healthcare is where our heart is. In these posts, we discuss the state of healthcare in America, our thoughts on how BreatheAmerica is leading a revolutionary solutions in asthma, allergy, and sinus care.



C.O.O. Ron Charpentier

Health Care Reform

Health Care Reform – Part One Ron Charpentier, COO – BreatheAmerica As I travel around the country and talk with hospital system executives, payers and large employers, I hear the same thoughts about how our current system of reimbursement, Fee-For-Service (“FFS”), needs to be replaced.  FFS essentially pays providers for every service they perform.  The more services […]

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Always New Procedures and Advancements in Innovation

Happenings at BreatheAmerica by Jamie Phillips, VP Marketing – BreatheAmerica Recently I came across an article in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) titled “Lung Disease Treatment Without Major Surgery.” As I read the article, I was struck by the way in which new advancements in technology and medical procedures seem to be constantly changing the landscape of […]

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The Greatest Health Care System

Ron Charpentier, COO – BreatheAmerica  We have the greatest health care system that’s ever been available to the human race, but the rising cost of that care is making it unaffordable to more and more Americans.  The government continues to play a prominent role in encouraging change and conventional wisdom clearly points to finding ways […]

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Patients – Not Just Numbers, but People We Care for

From the Front Lines Holly Viola, Medical Assistant – BreatheAmerica Shreveport Working for Breathe America has been very educational, and the hands on training that I have received far out paces what I’ve experienced in other positions.  Working with our allergist, pulmonologists, and ear, nose, and throat doctors has been a wonderful experience. If I […]

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Advice for Healthy Living

Mary Lou Hayden, RN, MS, FNP, AE-C – BreatheAmerica Richmond You Really Don’t Have to Live This Way Spring is on our doorstep, and for some allergy patients, the spring season signals pollen misery.  Typical spring allergy symptoms include sneezing, itching, runny nose, congestion, red and watery eyes, and even throat and ear itching.  Pollen […]

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An Exciting Time to Be in El Paso

The Director’s Desk Bill Pillsbury, Executive Director – BreatheAmerica El Paso This is an exciting time to be in El Paso for a number of reasons. Soon we will have triple-A baseball in a multimillion dollar stadium downtown. Opening day is April 28th. Loop 375 is nearing completion on the east and west sides along with the […]

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A Different Perspective on Healthcare

From the Front Lines  A BreatheAmerica Staffer – BreatheAmerica Shreveport  A Different Perspective on Healthcare  BreatheAmerica has given me a different perspective on healthcare. I have been able to build relationships with my patients, rather than patients just being numbers. I had a beautiful lady come in that was referred to us from another pulmonologist […]

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Happenings

Jamie Phillips, VP Marketing – BreatheAmerica No Shortage of Activity Whew! Do you ever come to the end of the day and find yourself collapsing in your office chair just to get a breather from all the hustle and bustle? I certainly have those days, and while we often perceive this as a negative phenomenon, […]

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The Director’s Desk

Bill Pillsbury, Executive Director – BreatheAmerica El Paso Committed to Community At BreatheAmerica El Paso we get to experience any number of rewarding moments. It is certainly fulfilling to witness daily improvements in quality of life for so many of our patients, both children and adults. Additionally we are very committed to our community, and […]

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Making a Difference in People’s Lives

CEO Corner Joe Hutts, CEO – BreatheAmerica Our country’s health system is changing rapidly.  New technologies, medical devices and pharmaceuticals have consistently brought change to the health industry. But now the launching of the Affordable Care Act has brought a whole new level of change.  We find ourselves asking questions we never imagined we would […]

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