Dr. DeNardin is now a participating member of HealtheLink. Click Here to learn more about HealtheLink.
Appointments for flu vaccinations are available through our office beginning September 1st, 2014. If you have a regularly scheduled office visit, please contact us before the visit to request a flu vaccine shot.
For more information on the flu vaccine, visit this link: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm
We would like to help our patients understand the difference between an office visit and a physical. This is important when we submit a bill to your insurance provider. When scheduling an appointment, our office tries to determine how much time you need with the doctor and whether the doctor will be performing a physical.
An office visit is an appointment to discuss new or existing health problems. The questions and exam will focus on your health issue. As a result of your visit, you may be prescribed medication, or additional tests may be arranged such as an in-office EKG. You may also be referred to a specialist or sent for additional testing, such as X-Ray or blood draw testing.
A physical exam is a preventative health exam where a thorough review of your health and well being is assessed. The doctor will review your known medical problems and perform a thorough physical examination. The doctor will provide recommendations on diet and exercise and provide any recommended immunizations and exams.
In the event that a routine physical exam requires additional evaluation, your insurance may be billed for both the physical exam and an office visit.
Dr. DeNardin recommends all patients fill out a New York State Health Care Proxy form.
Dr. DeNardin encourages patients to adopt healthy living practices.
- always wear your seat-belt when driving: seat belts reduce injuries in an accident.
- stop smoking: smoking leads to heart and lung diseases.
- lose weight: excess weight is linked to many ailments.
- exercise more often: walking is the easiest way to increase activity.
- eat well: avoid soda/pop drinks, choose healthy foods and eat smaller portions.
- visit your dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and oral hygiene check.