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Please visit www.prismmedicalgroup.com for more info about Prism Medical

Dear Patients:
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It our pleasure to provide you with health services and we thank you for entrusting us with your care. At this time we are writing to share some exciting news about our practice. We will soon be a part of Prism Medical Group, a division of Arcturus Healthcare PLC, a locally owned group of physicians who have joined together to provide high quality medicine in our area.

As you know, over the last few years the healthcare environment has undergone great change and the move to Quality based medicine has led to increased reporting demands on the Doctors. As such, we felt a need to consolidate our back room operations like billing, accounting and quality metrics with a larger group to ensure that we are doing the best we can for our patients and practice. We are very confident that the move to Arcturus will continue to allow us to do what we do best; care for our patients.

What does this mean for you as a patient? You will still continue to see your Doctors just as you always have, along with the same familiar faces in our office. Our hours and availability will still remain the same and we will continue to make hospital visits. You will find you have access to some health resources in a more timely and cost effective manner, including some lab, x-ray and outreach care services. In the upcoming months, you will notice some changes in our signage, phone messages and billing statements, but we promise to continue to provide you and your family, the same caring, compassionate high quality healthcare we always have.

 We appreciate the trust you have shown in allowing us to provide for your medical needs. It is our goal to ensure that the transition ill be seamless and will not affect our patient care. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to your Doctor, management or our staff.
Dr. Bering & Dr. Weiermiller and Staff
CALL US FIRST!
While we realize that at times urgent care centers are convenient, we would also like to take this time to remind you that we are available to our patients 24/7. We have same day appointments for urgent care and will return all phone calls the same day. Our answering service is available 24 hours a day. We ask that you please contact us first before going to an urgent care or emergency room so we can assess your medical needs and recommend a treatment.. We have found some urgent care facilities are not providing the quality care we want for our patients. We want to be sure you are getting the best health care advice possible. We can save you hours in a waiting room or even treament for the wrong diagnosis for a condition that may be able to wait until the next day. 

Call our office at 248-817-2230 or after hours call our Answering Service at 248-544-6917​​​​​​​

ATTENTION PATIENTS:

We will be participating with several new insurances although we may not appear in the directory. IF YOU
HAVE A NEW INSURANCE PLAN EFFECTIVE JANUARY, PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE BEFORE CHANGING PROVIDERS! 

GM Employees choosing the HAP Plan: HAP has agreed to include Beaumont Primary Care Doctors in the plan although we may not appear in directory of available physicians.  Please call our office if you would like to stay with our Practice to verify that we are participating. 
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APRIL 2019
APRIL IS:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month http://www.aboutibs.org
National Infant Immunization Week (April 27-May 4) http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/index.html
National Alcohol Screening Day (April 5) http://howdoyouscore.org/
Alcohol Awareness Month www.ncadd.org
Autism Awareness Month www.autism-society.org
Every Kid Healthy Week (April 22-26) http://everykidhealthyweek.org/
National Donate Life Month http://www.organdonor.gov/
Occupational Therapy Month http://www.aota.org/
National Child Abuse Prevention Month www.childwelfare.gov
National Public Health Week (April 1-7) http://www.nphw.org/nphw-2019
Sexual Assault Awareness Month of Action http://www.nsvrc.org/
Our  office is located on the northeast corner of South Boulevard and John R Road, just one mile west of William Beaumont Hospital and its ancillary services.
OUR ADDRESS:                                         
Executive Place
1055 South Boulevard E. Suite 220
Rochester Hills, MI 48307

OUR PHONE NUMBERS:
(248)817-2230
(248) 817-2891  (fax)        

WELCOME TO OUR PRACTICE!

We are Board Certified Physicians specializing in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. We see patients from birth to adulthood.

We look foward to caring for you and your family and encourage you to take an active part in your medical treatment plan.

Do you know someone looking for a new physician? If you like our practice please let others know.  We are always accepting new patients and appreciate word of mouth and patient referrals.  Thank you!

Questions are always welcome!​
DID YOU SWITCH TO AN HMO?

PLEASE BE SURE TO SELECT US AS YOUR DOCTORS PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT.  

We will not able able to see you if we are not listed as your primary care physician.  Call your insurance company to verify this.

Also,  HMO's generally require a referral from the Doctor prior to seeing a specialist. Referrals take 7-10 days to process, so please  call our office BEFORE you make an appointment to see a specialist.  Find out more under Referrals on the Our Practice Tab.
THANK YOU!

SPRING SPORTS PHYSICIALS


MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!!
If your school or team requires a recent physical to participate don’t let your child miss a tryout or practice because their physicial is not up to date. Don't entrust your child's well being to an unknown practioner that does not know their history. If your child has had a physical in our office within the last year we can conduct a sports physical at a reduced rate. Call our office for more information and to make an appointment.

Visit the Oakland County Health Department Site for most up to date information on the outbreak

MEASLES OUTBREAK
There is a measles outbreak in the tri-county area. What is measles? Measles is a highly contagious, vaccine-preventable disease that is spread by direct person-to-person contact, and through the air. The virus can live for up to two hours in the air where the infected person was present.

Symptoms of measles usually begin 7-14 days after exposure, but can appear up to 21 days after exposure and may include:
• High fever (may spike to over 104°F)
• Cough
• Runny nose
• Red, watery eyes (conjunctivitis)
• Tiny white spots on the inner cheeks, gums, and roof of the mouth (Koplik Spots) 2-3 days after symptoms begin
• A rash that is red, raised, blotchy; usually starts on the face, spreads to the trunk, arms, and legs 3 - 5 days after symptoms begin.

Persons potentially exposed should watch for symptoms for 21 days after exposure. If symptoms develop, persons should not visit their doctor or hospital emergency department unless they call ahead so that heathcare providers can take precautions to prevent the exposure of other persons.

Measles vaccination is recommended for all persons born on or after January 1, 1957. Individuals should receive 2 doses of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine with the first dose administered at 12-15 months of age and the second dose at 4-6 years of age. Persons born on or after January 1, 1957, who have not been vaccinated or who are uncertain about their measles immunity should be vaccinated.

If you think you have been exposed or have questions about whether you or your child have received your vaccines, please call your Doctor for more information.
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OUR OFFICE HOURS


Monday   8:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday   9:30am-7:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am-5:00pm
Thursday  8:30am-5:00pm
Friday      8:30am-5:00pm

Closed for lunch 12:00-1:00 everyday except Tuesday
Tuesday closed 2:00-3:00 pm

AFTER HOURS
If you are experiencing an urgent problem and the office is closed, please call our answering service at:
(248) 544-6917

The answering service will contact us and a Doctor will return your call as soon as possible.

Please note: Nonurgent prescription refills and test results are handled during regular business hours.
INSURANCES
We accept most major insurances, please check with your insurance company directly to ensure that we participate with your specific plan. Each insurance company offer many different plans. 
We participate with the following insurance plans:
 Blue Cross Blue Shield:
  • All States
  • All Plans except BC COMPLETE
 Blue Care Network:
  • All Plans
 Medicare
 Aetna
 Humana  
  • except DETROIT HMO
 Cofinity
 Golden Rule
 HAP
 United Healthcare
  • except COMMUNITY PLAN (MEDICAID)
 Health Plus (MI CHILD)
 Priority Health PPO & HMO
 McLaren
 Cigna (HAP/CIGNA)
 Beech Street
 Beaumont Insurance (BHP)
 Champus (CHAMPVA)
 First Health
 Medicaid
  • We do not accept MEDICAID HMO HEALTH PLANS
Not all Insurance Plans are listed.
If you do not see yours listed please call our office at (248) 817-2230
to verify that we accept your insurance.

THANK YOU!







PROUD MEMBERS OF
BEAUMONT HEALTH SYSTEM
VACCINES SAVE LIVES!

DON'T PUT YOUR YOUR BABY OR  CHILD AT RISK-VACCINATE TODAY!

Vaccines given to infants and young children over the past two decades will prevent 322 million illnesses, 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths over the course of their lifetimes, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Doubts about vaccines safety and fading memories of vaccine-preventable diseases have contributed to a resurgence of nearly forgotten diseases such as measles, which was officially declared eradicated in the USA in 2000.

Numerous studies have debunked the notion that vaccines cause autism or other chronic diseases. Factual evidence shows that vaccines are some of the safest medications available, but rumors and conspiracy theories still spread.
Please speak to your Doctor if you have any questions or concerns about Vaccines.  We follow AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) guidelines and recommendatons for vaccines.​​​​​​​​​​​​

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View your medical information online from anywhere through Beaumont's myBeaumontchart electronic medical record.
  • Receive test results online
  • Review your medication
  • Review after visit summaries and discharge summaries
  • Access up to date health information
  • Now you can request proxy access for children and family members
  • Stay in touch and communicate with your physician.
  • Manage appointment and Hospital bills.
  • You can even request your Prescription Refills!
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Expecting
a Baby?
Congratulations!
Having a baby is a very exciting and rewarding experience!  Choosing a pediatrician to care for your baby is an important decision.  We hope you will consider our Practice when it comes time to make that choice.  We are committed to providing excellent care to your child, from birth through adulthood and take great pride in providing the highest quality comprehensive care in a compassionate, friendly yet professional environment.

We are Board Certified Physicians specializing in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.  As “MedPeds” Doctors, we completed a residency in both fields and are Board Certified to practice in both specialties.  Our practice offers you a unique opportunity to provide your child with a physician who can continue to care for him or her throughout their life.

We still see and care for our patients at the Hospital, so we will be there for you and your new baby from the very first day.

In order to better familiarize yourself with our practice as you make this decision, we encourage you to make an appointment to meet with us at the office to answer any questions and learn about the services we offer.

We look forward to developing a relationship with you and your family to provide lifelong excellent care for all your medical needs.

Schedule your “prenatal consult" with one of our physicians today by calling our office at
(248) 817-2230
WELCOME TO OUR 
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HOME 
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  DO YOU?
If you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you are not alone – IBS is common with prevalence estimated at 10% to 15%. Yet many people remain undiagnosed and unaware that their symptoms indicate a medically recognized disorder. In 1997, IFFGD designated April as IBS Awareness Month. During this time, we work to focus attention on important health messages about IBS diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life issues. IBS Awareness Month is listed on the U.S. National Health Observances calendar. Health observances are days, weeks, or months devoted to promoting particular health concerns. Individuals, health professionals, teachers, community groups, and others can use these special times to sponsor health promotion events and stimulate awareness of health issues.

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CALL US FIRST!
While we realize that at times urgent care centers are convenient, we would also like to take this time to remind you that we are available to our patients 24/7. We have same day appointments for urgent care and will return all phone calls the same day. Our answering service is available 24 hours a day. We ask that you please contact us first before going to an urgent care or emergency room so we can assess your medical needs and recommend a treatment.. We have found some urgent care facilities are not providing the quality care we want for our patients. We want to be sure you are getting the best health care advice possible. We can save you hours in a waiting room or even treament for the wrong diagnosis for a condition that may be able to wait until the next day. 
Call our office at 248-817-2230 or after hours call our Answering Service at 248-544-6917​​​​​​​
Do you know about the vaccine
recommended for adults 65 and older?
Prevnar 13® is recommended for all adults 65 years of age or older. 
Adults 65 years of age or older are at increased risk for pneumococcal disease. Elderly patients are about 3 times more likely over the age of 65 to acquire community-acquired pneumonia (the prevalence rate 70 in 100,000). If you yourself have not already suffered from pneumonia at some point in your life, you probably know someone who has. It can be very serious, cause hospitalization, and possibly be fatal.
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​If you are over the age of 65, or if you know someone who is over the age of 65, take note of this new recommendation and take action. 
​​Ask your Doctor for more information OR  VISIT http://www.adult.prevnar1​​​​​​​​
Nip Seasonal Allergies in the Bud
Spring is officially here and so is allergy and asthma season. Most of us love it when spring finally gets its turn on the calendar, but for many of us, the sunny skies come with pesky allergies. If you've got seasonal allergies, you may already be experiencing the hallmarks of seasonal allergies: sneezing, runny nose, congestion, watery eyes and itching. For most allergy sufferers, over-the-counter treatments are enough to ease the discomfort.
There are a number of treatments available to help manage the symptoms of seasonal allergies, including antihistamines such as Claritin, Alavert, Zyrtec and Allegra. Over-the-counter medicines like Zyrtec and Claritin do a good job treating symptoms without the sedative effect of products like Benadryl. Steroid nasal sprays can help relieve allergies. Nasal sprays like Nasacort contain corticosteroids and help reduce swelling and stuffiness in the nose. Rinsing your sinuses with a distilled saline is a another good way to relieve congestion. Neti pots or squeeze bottles for this purpose can be found at most pharmacies. Eye drops can help control eye symptoms.
One of the most helpful things you can do is to start your allergy medication before the symptoms start showing up, but the best way to manage allergies is allergen avoidance. Avoiding allergens in the air can be tough, but doing so can help reduce exposure and manage your symptoms. For severe cases, other options are available through a doctor’s office. In some cases, your physician may recommend skin tests to determine the exact nature of your allergy and prescribe allergy shots.
If your symptoms don’t seem to be alleviated by over the counter medications or if your asthma is becoming difficult to control, call our office to make an appointment with your doctor.

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​​​​​​​Meningococcal Meningitis can spread quickly, and teenagers and young adults are at greatest risk.



Is your teen going off to  college soon?  Have they received their Menactra Booster?  As you are busy checking off the dorm supply list make sure to add getting the vaccine to your to-do list.

So what is meningitis? Meningitis is an inflammation of the protective layer around the brain and spinal cord.This inflammation can be caused by a virus, a bacterium, or even a fungus.
  • Viral meningitis is the most common form. It is serious but generally not life threatening, and it usually goes away in 7 to 10 days.
  • Bacterial meningitis is rare, but it is very serious and potentially fatal. It includes meningococcal disease.
Meningococcal disease, can progress quickly. It can make an infant or teenager very sick and may even be life threatening. Meningococcal disease spreads just like the flu, passing from person to person through everyday activities. Some people carrying the bacteria never get sick, so they might pass it to others without knowing.
According to the CDC, teenagers and young adults are most likely to get meningitis. Research has shown that the following activities put teenagers and young adults at greater risk:
  • Living in close quarters, such as college dormitories
  • Being in crowded situations for prolonged periods of time (such as locker rooms)
  • Sharing drinking glasses, water bottles, or eating utensils
  • Kissing
  • Staying out late and having irregular sleeping patterns, which weakens the immune system.
Meningococcal meningitis symptoms
Meningococcal meningitis can be difficult to diagnose because its most common symptoms – fever, headache, and muscle pain – may be similar to those of influenza (flu). The symptoms of meningitis can occur suddenly and include:
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Stiff neck or other muscle pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Confusion
  • Rash
  • Seizures
Meningococcal disease is rare. But just how serious is it? Did you know that:
  • Up to 1 in 5 survivors suffer brain damage, amputations, kidney damage, and more
  • As many as 1 in 8 people who get the disease die from it
  • The disease can kill a child in just 24 hours
If your child has symptoms – especially if they’ve been around someone with meningitis – contact a doctor immediately. When it comes to treating this potentially deadly disease, speed is essential.

Don’t take chances with meningitis. You can’t monitor everything your kids do. But you can help protect your child against meningococcal disease and its potentially deadly complications with Menactra vaccine. Menactra is a safe and effective vaccine that helps protect against meningococcal disease.

Your child should receive their first Menactra vaccination at age 11 through 12 years, with a booster dose at age 16 through 18 years 16 years. Talk to your doctor to see if your child has been vaccinated or needs a booster or for any qustions you may have.
* information courtesy of www.menactra.com

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THE FACTS ABOUT HPV MAY SURPRISE YOU
WHAT IS HPV?
IT’S ABOUT CANCER. IT’S ABOUT DISEASES. AND IT CAN BE SERIOUS.
If you haven’t heard about the risks of HPV-related cancers and disease yet, it’s time you did. HPV (short for human papillomavirus) is a virus that can infect both males and females and cause potentially serious diseases.
As a parent, you know it’s important to have a healthy diet and regular checkups at the doctor’s office, but you may not know that exposure to HPV can put your child at risk for HPV-related cancers and diseases later in life. 
There are approximately 14 million new HPV infections in the United States every year — about 50% of them in 15- to 24-year-olds. For most, HPV clears on its own. But, for others who don’t clear the virus, HPV could cause potentially serious diseases. Unfortunately, there’s no way to predict who will or won’t clear the virus. Understanding HPV and its possible consequences is the first step in helping your child be one less at risk for certain HPV-related cancers and diseases.
THE FACTS DON’T LIE
Currently, there are about 79 million Americans infected with HPV, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Each year, 14 million new infections occur in the United States and about half of the newly infected people are 15 to 24 years old.
Please speak to your Doctor about getting your teen the Gardasil Vaccine.  
Get the Facts-Protect their future!
For more info go to https://www.gardasil9.com/​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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 DID YOU KNOW?
 A new recommended vaccine to fight Shingles is now available for adults 50 years and older!

What You Need to Know About Shingles and the Shingles Vaccine
Shingles is a painful rash that usually develops on one side of the body, often the face or torso. The rash consists of blisters that typically scab over in 7 to 10 days and clears up within 2 to 4 weeks. Some people describe the pain as an intense burning sensation. For some people, the pain can last for months or even years after the rash goes away. This long-lasting pain is called postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), and it is the most common complication of shingles. Your risk of getting shingles and PHN increases as you get older.

In the U.S., currently 1 million people get shingles every year, and about one out of every three people will get shingles in their lifetime. Shingles, also known as zoster or herpes zoster, is a painful skin rash caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox.  The virus stays dormant (inactive) in the body and can reactivate years later and cause shingles.
A new shingles vaccine called Shingrix was licensed  by the FDA in 2017. CDC recommends that healthy adults 50 years and older get two doses of Shingrix, 2 to 6 months apart. Shingrix provides strong protection against shingles and PHN. Shingrix is the preferred vaccine, over Zostavax®, a shingles vaccine in use since 2006.

 Even people who have had shingles or previously got Zostavax can be vaccinated with Shingrix to prevent shingles and the complications caused by the disease.
To learn more speak to your Doctor