Welcome to the website of Dr. Thomas J.W. Bering, M.D and Dr. Richard C. Weiermiller, Jr., M.D. We are Board Certified Physicians specializing in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, treating patients from birth to adulthood. It is our goal to provide you with the best healthcare possible. Please browse our site to get helpful information about our practice and tips for your health. Thank you!
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 have been 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
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
- except DETROIT HMO
- except COMMUNITY PLAN (MEDICAID)
Health Plus (MI CHILD)
Priority Health PPO & HMO
Beaumont Insurance (BHP)
- 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.
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.