This is due to recently developed antiviral medications that can treat Hepatitis C effectively with few side effects. Thus, it is now recommended that anyone born between the years of 1945-1965 have
Many parents have questions about when is the appropriate time to transition their child’s care from the pediatrician to the primary care setting. The answer to this question is that this is a highly individualized choice that a parent and a child must make together.
You may have noticed during one of your recent visits to Family Practice Center that one of our medical assistants or providers asked you to complete an alcohol use screening tool called the AUDIT-C. This basic screening tool helps us to identify individuals exhibiting at-risk drinking behavior.
Along with thousands of other, Drs. Jim and Tyler Wheeler participated in the Atlanta March for Science on 4/22/17. As physicians and critical thinkers the Wheelers are strong supporters of scientific research and the use of peer reviewed evidence to help guide policy in our country and the world.
Have you been seeing yellow pollen dust on your cars and porches? This time of year in Atlanta, it is very common to see this everywhere. You may also see numbers or colors in the news indicating the pollen count. Lately it has been in the red-orange
Sports Medicine Physicians are required to pass a national Sports Medicine certification examination every 10 years in addition to maintaining board certification in their primary specialty (i.e. Family Medicine). These demanding academic requirements,
Jan woke up this morning with right ear pain. She had similar symptoms in 2015 and was diagnosed at that time with a middle ear infection. The infection was treated with oral antibiotics. Jan decides to be proactive and calls her doctor’s office before symptoms get severe.
Here at FPC, we’ve noticed that many women do a good job with staying up-to-date with their OBGYN care while neglecting other aspects of their routine health care. By restricting their care to this area, many women are missing out on the opportunity to be screened and treated for a variety of treatable and possibly preventable conditions
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is a cutting edge therapy used by many elite level athletes to assist in recovery from chronic injuries in tendons, ligaments and joints. It has shown to help improve pain and functioning in patients with a variety of orthopedic injuries including the Achilles tendon, elbow (tennis elbow), shoulder (rotator cuff).
Flu vaccines are in at FPC! With flu season just around the corner, we’ve got you covered!
Did you know that each year up to 20 % of the US population gets sick with the flu? The flu may seem like no big deal, but it can result in serious health complications like pneumonia and worsening of preexisting health conditions.