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Fairlawn Family Practice Patients: Get your flu shot here

What should I do to prepare for this flu season?

CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease.  People should begin getting vaccinated soon after flu vaccine becomes available, ideally by October, to ensure that as many people as possible are protected before flu season begins.  In addition to getting vaccinated, you can take everyday preventive steps like staying away from sick people and washing your hands to reduce the spread of germs.  If you are sick with flu, stay home from work or school to prevent spreading flu to others.

What should I do to protect my loved ones from flu this season?

Encourage your loved ones to get vaccinated as soon as vaccine becomes available in their communities, preferably by October.  It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the flu.  Vaccination is especially important for people at high risk for serious flu complications, and their close contacts.

When will flu activity begin and when will it peak?

The timing of flu is very unpredictable and can vary from season to season.  Flu activity most commonly peaks in the U.S. in January or February.  However, seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and continue to occur as late as May.

Where can I get a flu vaccine?

Flu vaccines will be available in our office Mid-September (as soon as they become available) on a walk in basis from 8:30-4:30pm Monday-Friday and 6-8pm Tuesday and Thursday.  Please be sure to have your insurance card ready.

You can also ask for the shot during a regularly scheduled appointment.

For Medicare patients with Part B (which includes all Medicare Advantage plans) the flu shot is completely covered.  No copayment and no deductible.

Private insurance coverage varies, and we must bill you for any portion that is not covered by your insurance. To check your coverage, call your insurer. Usually, the number to call is on your insurance card.

If you don’t have insurance, the charge is $28, which you must pay when you receive the shot.

Adrienne Hester, M.D. ABFP

Dr. Hester’s hours:

Monday: Off
Tuesday: 1:30-9:00
Wed: 9-5
Thursday: 9-5
Friday: 9-5
everyother Saturday: 9-12.

Hospital Affiliations:
Akron General Medical Center

Education:
2009-2012
Akron General Medical Center
Family Medicine residency

2005-2009
Doctor of Medicine
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Top twenty-five in class

2001-2005
Purdue University
Bachelor of Science, Neurobiology

Teaching:
Instructor at Birth Workshop at NEOMED, July 2011
Instructor at Birth Workshop at the OAFP’s annual family medicine student retreat, March 2011
Instructor at Birth Workshop at NEOMED, July 2010

Awards:
Betty A. Dalton Resident of the Year, 2012
NEOMED Teaching Award, 2012

 

FAIRLAWN FAMILY PRACTICE WELL CARE NEWS

MEDICARE IS NOW PAYING FOR ONE PREVENTIVE CARE PHYSICAL A YEAR.  THIS IS A GOOD TIME TO UPDATE YOUR HEALTH HISTORY, MEDICATIONS AND TO MAKE SURE ALL OF YOUR PREVENTIVE CARE IS UP TO DATE.  CALL THE OFFICE TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT AT 330-836-9721.  YOU CAN VISIT THE MEDICARE WEBSITE IF YOU NEED FURTHER DETAILS.

Dr. Doug Lefton featured in the Beacon Journal

Area doctors are trying to offer a cure for unaffordable medical bills.

The Summit County Medical Society recently launched a website designed to help uninsured patients and others find less expensive or free health care.

The free tool — http://helpwithmedicalcosts.com — provides information and links for state and federal health insurance programs, hospital charity-care guidelines, low-cost dental and medical clinics, prescription drug assistance and other help.

Read more in the Beacon Journal Article:

http://www.ohio.com/news/top-stories/free-website-offers-help-with-medical-costs-1.236022

 

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Welcome to the blog of Fairlawn Family Practice.  We invite you to follow our news to keep you updated on information you need to know to stay healthy. Subscribe to our blog via Email or RSS and receive news that will help you stay healthy. We”ll share health alerts to keep you up to date with the latest, and we”ll pass along tips to help keep you in tip-top shape.

About Us

We’re here when you need us. We offer same-day scheduling when you’re ill, and in addition to regular office hours, we see patients on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings and also on Saturdays. Call us or visit us today.

General office hours

Monday and Tuesday 9am - 9pm;
Wednesday 9am - 5pm;
Thursday 9am - 9pm;
Friday 9am - 5pm;
Saturday 9am - noon;
Closed on Sunday

Address

Fairlawn Family Practice
50 North Miller Road
Fairlawn, Ohio 44333

330-836-9721
Fax: 330-836-9627

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