Should my child get immunizations?
Immunization is the process by which an individual’s immune system
becomes fortified against an immunogen. When a foreign body is
introduced to your immune system, your body’s instinct is to fight that agent and get rid of it. Immunizations help the body protect itself from specific diseases that your body may come in contact with
at some point in time. Immunizations are given for most diseases,
and are usually administered through injection in the upper arm,
thigh, or buttocks.
Our staff is made up of trained professionals that are able to distribute various vaccines including:
Hepatitis A & B
TB and more.
It is very important that children receive immunizations because their
immune systems are not as well developed or equipped to fight
diseases. The fewer children that are immunized, the more chance of
infection spreading once a child becomes sick. If a less common infection is passed from child to child it could develop into an epidemic. For this reason, the best thing for parents to do is get their
children immunized for both their benefit and the community’s. Each year the timing for when a flu vaccine would be most beneficial differs and now may be better than later. Flu season is normally
around early October and can last until late May. In the United States, the flu season usually peaks between December and February, according to the Center of Disease Control (CDC). It is recommended that the shot be administered as soon as it is available in your area. It takes approximately two weeks for the antibodies that fight immunogens to develop in your body to help you avoid getting the flu.
We focus on serving the health needs of the whole person. And a big part of that is serving the health needs of the whole family. Our Family Medicine Services deliver patient-centered, high-quality care to our neighbors at every stage of life, from prenatal and newborns to adolescents, adults, and seniors. But more than that, we offer the community the confidence of knowing that the same physician may take care of everyone in the family – a pregnant mom, her husband, their children and grandparents – all under the same roof. In other words, you’re not just a patient. You’re a person. Our doctors know who you are, they know you by name, and they know what’s best for you and your family.
Our services include:
Care for common conditions – diagnosis and treatment of everyday illnesses
Chronic disease management – managing illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, and heart conditions through an integrated care plan of checkups, screenings, and monitoring
Wellness visits – regular checkups designed to preserve good health and prevent illness
Outpatient procedures – incision and drainage of abscesses, biopsies of moles and other skin lesions, cyst removal, ingrown toenail removal, electrocardiograms, casting and splinting of broken or fractured bones, and tests to evaluate minor abnormalities found in pap tests
Geriatric care – diagnosis and treatment of conditions common to people over 65, including diabetes, heart disease, loss of mental sharpness, and hearing and vision problems
Sexual health – advice, consultation, and education on issues ranging from contraception to sexually transmitted diseases