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Posts for: December, 2020

By Blackhawk Medical Group
December 30, 2020
Category: General Health
Tags: Immunizations  

Maybe you are about to teach abroad, start a new school, or need boosters. Getting immunizations doesn’t need to be a headache. Blackhawk Medical Group serves Danville, CA, by providing immunizations so that you have the most up-to-date records possible.
 

According to the CDC, the most common immunizations provided are:

  • Pertussis
  • Diphtheria
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
  • Polio
  • Hepatitis A, B, C
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Influenza
  • Tetanus
  • Zoster
  • Pneumococcal
     

This list is not exhaustive; sometimes, a patient will need another kind of vaccine due to travel or work expectations -- for example, anthrax. Maintaining good immunization records is handy for work, school, and vacation to other countries.
 

What if I can not find my immunization record?

That is fine. We will work with you to figure out which immunizations you already have and which ones you probably need. Our staff will be happy to start a record for you to refer to it anytime you need it.
 

Some tips for good records keeping:

  • Leverage technology: if you are app savvy, use one like ReadyVax and CDC to keep on top of all your medical records.
  • Filing systems: some patients prefer hard copies of the medical records. Make sure these are tucked away in a safe space from the elements.
  • Keep records fresh: at least once a year, review your records to ensure that you are up-to-date on all of your immunizations.
  • Contact your parents: if you are sure about your earliest immunizations and they are still available, contact your parent, guardian, or caregiver regarding your vaccination information.
     

While you can go to other places for immunizations, Blackhawk Medical Group provides patients in Danville, CA, with comprehensive care. We can answer many questions that other care providers might not. Contact (925) 736-7070 or (925) 309-2700 to schedule an appointment to start or update your immunization records today.


By Blackhawk Medical Group
December 10, 2020
Category: General Health
Tags: Checkups  

How your primary care physicians in Danville, California can help you stay healthy

It’s important to stay healthy, and a big part of that is visiting your primary care physician for a yearly checkup. When you visit your doctor regularly, it can help identify medical issues while they are minor and easily treatable.

The primary care physicians of Blackhawk Medical Group offer comprehensive medical care, including regular medical examinations. They have two convenient office locations in Danville, California to help you stay healthy.

During your regular checkup, your primary care physician will perform a comprehensive physical examination, recording your vital signs, height, weight, and other baseline information.

Your primary care physician may also order blood tests and other lab work to check for underlying medical issues like diabetes and high cholesterol.

If underlying medical issues are diagnosed, your primary care physician may recommend prescription medications to control blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol, and help maintain your health.

Lifestyle modification may also be part of your checkup. Your doctor may recommend dietary changes to make sure you are getting the nutrients you need. Your doctor may also recommend increasing your level of exercise.

Annual vaccinations may also be part of your regular checkup. Flu and pneumonia vaccines are especially important as you get older.

There are also specific annual exams for women, to check the health of the reproductive system and men, to check the prostate.

Annual checkups may also be adjusted to deal with specifics relative to your age. Bone density studies, a colonoscopy, and other tests may be recommended for you, to check for osteoporosis, colorectal cancer, and other medical concerns.

A yearly checkup is an important way to maintain your health. It’s also an excellent opportunity for you to ask questions about how you can stay healthy. To find out more about yearly checkups and other medical services, call the primary care physicians of Blackhawk Medical Group in Danville, California at (925) 736-7070. Call today!