Ever wondered what short hand information the doctor is writing actually means? Here is a list of the most commonly used abbreviations for medical terminology within a family medicine practice... When taking medications the following terms are used for prescriptions and patient instructions: D/c: discontinue BID: twice daily NPO: nothing by mouth PO: by mouth/orally … Continue reading Medical Terminology 101
Antibiotics are medications used to treat bacterial infections. Antibiotics come in many forms such as ointments, oral tablets or capsules, oral syrups, injectable solutions, and can be administered through an IV line. Doctors will prescribe and nurses can administer the medication if the patient is unable to do so. For oral syrup that is prescribed … Continue reading Need an Antibiotic?
It's getting that time of year again where you'll start seeing advertisements to get your flu shots at your local pharmacy or drug store. The pharmacies tend the push the vaccines out pretty early and it may just be to serve the influx of people that are are requesting to have it. It's really not … Continue reading Flu Season has Arrived, are you Ready?
Immunizations are recommended by your doctor to keep you healthy. Controversy surrounds the need to vaccine, but we won’t be discussing that today. We will touch briefly on the vaccines/shots that a child is recommended to have just to give you shed some light on what it is that you should have been vaccinated for up … Continue reading Immunizations Overview
Where in the world is your medical records? I know it can seem overwhelming and you're not sure where to start, but that's why you have me! There are going to be times when you'll be asked certain questions regarding your health history that requires you to do some digging and search for prior medical … Continue reading How to Find your Medical Records