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Questions about Mumps?

Mumps is a virus that causes painful swelling of one or more salivary glands, a low grade fever, and headache.  Typically persons with mumps have swelling of the gland located in the cheek area near the ear and at the back angle of the jaw.  Some people with mumps have little to no gland swelling.  Mumps is spread by coughing and sneezing or direct contact with the saliva of an infected person.

If you think you or a loved one may have mumps please call our office at 263-1435.

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HAVING A PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR = BETTER HEALTH

Evidence shows that access to primary care can help us live longer, healthier lives.

Studies suggest that as many as 127,617 deaths per year in the United States could be averted through an increase in the number of primary care physicians.

In areas of the country where there are more primary care providers per person, death rates for cancer, heart disease, and stroke are lower and people are less likely to be hospitalized.

LOWER COST

A primary care-based system may cost less because patients experience fewer hospitalizations, less duplication, and more appropriate technology.

U.S. adults who have a primary care physician have 33 percent lower health care costs.  Medicare spending is less for states with more primary care physicians and yet these states have more effective, higher-quality care.

A health system that undervalues primary care has resulted in health care spending that is more than double that of other industrialized countries, yet America ranks 24th out of 30 in life expectancy.

 

If you don't have a Primary Care Doctor contact us today!


 

Do you know what type of bike helmet your child should be wearing?

Helmets are not optional.  Before even sitting on a bike every child should be wearing a properly fitted, CPSC/ASTM certified helmet. Luckily, all helmets sold in the United States must be CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) certified and most are ASTM (International Safety Standards), so just about any helmet can protect your child during a fall. Without a proper fit however, a certified helmet may fail to protect your child from a head injury.  As a result, purchasing the right size helmet and properly adjusting it to fit your child’s head is essential.

 

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