FLU SHOTS ARE IN!
The flu season is HERE!
Stay healthy this winter
GET YOUR FLU SHOT TODAY!
Fight the flu-call for an appointment today!
Why get a flu shot?
Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death Each year in the U.S., more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from seasonal flu-related complications. Over the last 31 flu seasons, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates annual deaths ranging from a low of 3,000 to a high of 49,000 people.
The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses and its complications. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. During recent flu seasons, between 80% and 90% of flu related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older.
Flu season” in the United States can begin as early as October and last as late as May. During this time, flu viruses are circulating at higher levels in the U.S. population. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. A flu vaccine is needed every year because flu viruses are constantly changing. It’s not unusual for new flu viruses to appear annually, which is why the flu vaccine is reformulated each year to keep up with the flu viruses as they change.
When more people get vaccinated against the flu, less flu can spread through that community.
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.
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.
Did You Know...?
There is a New Vaccine Recommendation for Adults Age 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 VISIThttp://www.adult.prevnar13.com
The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.™
This January, as they have since 1970, the American Red Cross celebrates National Blood Donor Month and recognizes the lifesaving contribution of blood and platelet donors. As we begin the New Year, the Red Cross encourages individuals to resolve to roll up a sleeve to give this month and throughout 2016. The American Red Cross is the nation’s largest blood collection organization, supplying approximately 40 percent of the blood and blood products used in our country.
- Approximately 5.6 million blood donations are collected by the Red Cross each year.
- Roughly 3.3 million generous volunteer blood donors roll up a sleeve each year.
- More than 8 million transfusable blood products are distributed each year thanks to the generous donations.
- Patients at approximately 2,700 hospitals and transfusion centers around the country receive Red Cross blood products.
Blood donation appointments can be made by downloading the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting www.redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or to receive more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.
All women are at risk for cervical cancer. It occurs most often in women over age 30. Each year, about 12,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer and about 4,000 women die from it.
Cervical Cancer occurs when abnormal cells on the cervix grow out of control. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina. Most cervical cancer is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus, or HPV. You can get HPV by having sexual contact with someone who has it.
When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable and associated with long survival and good quality of life. Cervical cancer is highly preventable because screening tests and the Gardasil Vaccine to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV) infections are available.