Winter is just around the corner. ‘Tis the season… for cold and flu viruses! During this time, viral infections abound, and sometimes it may be difficult for you to know if your child has a cold or an influenza infection. There are a few basic differences that may help. With most cold viruses, the symptoms may appear gradually, worsening over 2-3 days. There may be a scratchy sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion and cough. Your child may have a low grade fever, generally less than 102ºF. The symptoms may cause her to have trouble with sleeping, especially if she […]
Yikes! Our voice mail did not work properly and we can not retrieve voice messages left on Wednesday and Thursday last week (11/23-24). If patients were trying to reach us at Family Medical Center, please call us again! We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you.
During the Thanksgiving Holidays, Family Medical Center will be closed on Thursday, November 24th. If you have an urgent medical need, please call and leave a message for a provider to contact you. For emergency care, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. We will be open on Friday, November 25th in the morning (from 8:30 until noon). Please call if you need to be seen at this time. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
Holiday stress is very common. Suddenly you may find yourself with far too much to do and not enough time to do it. Anxieties about financial matters may increase. Relationship issue s with family or friends may feel like they are reaching critical mass. Recent or past loss may feel more acute, increasing your grief. Almost everyone has some stress around the holidays, no matter how well balanced they may be at all other times. For the most part, it’s what you do with those stressful feelings that matters the most. Some people hold the stress inside and make themselves […]
Bicycle safety for kids! Be prepared and be safe. Wear your helmet every time you ride. They are called “accidents” for a reason- you don’t expect them. So, you need to plan ahead! Just as you should always wear your seat belt, wear your helmet… just in case. A good article on bicycle safety can be found on KidsHealth.org. http://kidshealth.org/kid/watch/out/bike_safety.html
Many over-the-counter and prescription medications in the family medical cabinet may be abused by kids and teens. For more information, check out this website- Be Smart. Be Well. http://besmartbewell.com/drug-guide/index.htm
The providers and staff of Family Medical Center were out enjoying the beautiful day at the Cedar Park Fall Festival on Saturday, October 22. Dressed in our new Family Medical Center t-shirts created by Diana and Michael Kling, we greeted our friends and neighbors as they enjoyed the festival. Our “Wheel of Fortune” was a big hit with the kids and everyone won something! We were able to share our new brochure with dozens of folks, giving updated information about our clinic, with details about new providers and new services, so the word will spread! Our pumpkin decorations and large […]
Family Medical Center is now approved to accept Medicaid. For those patients with Medicaid who have been waiting to come in and see us, please call now for an appointment. Please note, you may have to verify your Primary Care Provider with Medicaid prior to your appointment.
Time to get your flu vaccine before Flu Season starts (usually mid Dec-mid Jan). It takes approximately a month to get full effectiveness from the vaccine, so it’s time to start now! Influenza vaccine is now recommended for EVERYONE ages 6 months and older! Call us for an appointment now and come by to say hi!!
Remember that vaccine recommendations change frequently. Just because your child was up to date previously doesn’t always mean that something new hasn’t come out. For children over 3 years old, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a well check once a year. Be sure and bring your immunization record to your appointment and we’ll make sure everything is updated.