It's Flu Shot Time!
Flu Shots - Coming in October
Influenza (the flu) is a potentially serious illness that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different and an influenza infection can affect people differently. Because of the different strands of the flu, an annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself. 

Need more? The flu shot is included in your membership benefit at no cost to you. All you have to do is call to schedule your time: 419-872-3250.
Is it a Cold or an Allergy?
It sometimes can be difficult to distinguish between symptoms of a cold and symptoms of nasal allergies.   

Here are a few tips:
1. Fever is not a symptom of nasal allergies.
2. Itching of the nose (and frequently of the eyes as well) is usually not present with a cold.
3. If a close family member has been ill with a cold, and you or your child develops nasal symptoms within a few days, the symptoms are probably due to a cold.
4. Symptoms of a cold usually worsen for about 3 to 5 days after their onset, and then gradually improve over the next 5 to 7 days.
Out of Office Dates
September 23-27:   Dr. Host going to FMX (our big family medicine nationwide conference).
Dr. Ike will be covering.
New Text Messaging System
We are upgrading our message system to include text messages (along w/phone & email at other times) for sending personal & confidential info, such as lab, xray results, private information, etc. We already have your consent on file, so if you DO NOT want to receive any text messages please send this email back to us stating OPT OUT.

For those of you who choose to receive this form of communication please follow these instructions: If you get a secure text message in the future, you will need to click on a link and it will take you to a site to set up your secure PIN. Please note we will not be able to verify the secure pin, that is only for you to set up and remember. You will then be able to get the text message. Some messages will not be sent secure & will come from 419-845-8704, these are just generic messages w/no personal information. The secure message will come from an '855' area code. Thank you!