Covid-19 Vaccine Update
In order to provide our patients with the most up to date information Arcturus Healthcare has assembled a team of your Doctors, Pharmacists, Nurses, and Practice Managers to help bring information to you. We have designed a plan of action to best meet our patient population while following evidenced based guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Due to guidelines being updated frequently, we ask that you first visit our website www.prismmedicalgroup.com for vaccination information prior to calling the office.
Along with area Health Departments, pharmacies, including Meijer and Rite Aid are now offering vaccines. We are recommending the vaccine for our patients. You can go to the various websites and sign up online to get on the wait list.
Thank you for your cooperation!
1701 East South Boulevard, Suite 150 (just west of Dequindre)
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
As COVID-19 continues to spread across the country and the world, we all must remain vigilant. The changes we have had to make to routines and daily life are extremely hard, but these changes are even more important now and in the future. We must stop the spread of this new and dangerous virus. The more steps you and your family can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the safer you will be.
Three Important Ways to Slow the Spread
How to Protect Yourself When Going Out
- Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to help protect others.
- Choose a mask with two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric that fits snugly against the sides of your face.
- Stay 6 feet apart and avoid crowds.
- The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.
- Avoid indoor spaces as much as possible, particularly ones that aren’t well ventilated.
- You may find it harder to stay 6 feet apart in indoor spaces.
- Wash your hands often.
- Use soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Care Network/BCN Advatage
GM Connected Care (through Henry Ford Health System)
Health Plus (MI CHILD)
Humana Choice (PPO and Medicare)
Medicare Plus Blue
- PPO/HMO/POS & Medicare
UMR Beaumont Insurance
Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. If you’re 50 years old or older, get your colonoscopy!
Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it. But this disease is highly preventable, by getting screened beginning at age 50.
Screening tests including a colonoscopy, help prevent colorectal cancer by finding precancerous polyps (abnormal growths) so they can be removed. Screening also finds this cancer early, when treatment can be most effective.
What You Can Do
• If you’re aged 50 to 75, get screened for colorectal cancer regularly. If you’re between 76 and 85, ask your doctor if you should be screened.
• Be physically active.
• Maintain a healthy weight.
• Don’t drink too much alcohol.
• Don’t smoke.
• Risk increases with age. More than 90% of colorectal cancers occur in people aged 50 and older.
• Precancerous polyps and colorectal cancer don’t always cause symptoms, especially at first. You could have polyps or colorectal cancer and not know it. That is why having a screening test is so important. If you have symptoms, they may include—
o Blood in or on the stool (bowel movement).
o Stomach pain, aches, or cramps that do not go away.
o Losing weight and you don’t know why.
• Some people are at a higher risk than others for developing colorectal cancer. If you think you may be at high risk, talk to your doctor about when and how often to get tested.