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Influenza (flu) Vaccinations
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
The difference between a physical and office visit.
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.
Health Care Proxy Form
Dr. DeNardin recommends all patients fill out a New York State Health Care Proxy form.
Healthy Living Advice
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.