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An Important Message for our Patients

As COVID-19 is on the rise, we want to remind our patients to continue to be vigilant by staying up-to-date on vaccinations and following isolation/quarantine guidelines if exposed to …

Medical Mythbuster: Does a Bull’s-eye Rash Always Occur with Lyme Disease?

Myth: A Bull’s-eye Rash Always Occurs with Lyme Disease By Alwyn Rapose, MD Division of Infectious Diseases This time of year, it’s important to know the common signs and …

Is it a Cold, Allergies or COVID-19?

By Gregory T. Williams, MD Chief of Infectious Disease This time of year, it can be difficult to know if your symptoms are the sign of a cold, allergies, …

It’s not too late to get your flu shot!

Book an appointment through MyChart. This year, getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever. Flu vaccines are the best way to protect yourself, your loved ones and …

Time to Get Your Booster Shot

By Gregory T. Williams, MD Chief of Infectious Disease We’ve all heard a lot about the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus recently. This variant is likely more transmissible …

Medical Mythbuster: You Can’t Receive a Flu Shot and a COVID-19 Vaccine at the Same Time

This is not true. According to the CDC, it’s perfectly fine to get COVID-19 and flu vaccinations at the same time – in fact, they encourage people to do …

Now is the time to move the needle on flu vaccinations

Only half of Americans get their annual flu shots despite encouragement from health care providers. Read this article from Advisory Board to see how three physicians from Optum, Sanofi …

A Flu Shot is Even More Important This Year

By Dr. Gregory T. Williams Chief of Infectious Disease We’ve all heard a lot about the need to get vaccinated for COVID-19. We want to make sure you don’t …

Don’t Let Myths About the COVID-19 Vaccine Prevent You from Getting Vaccinated

By Gregory T. Williams, MD Chief of Infectious Disease Despite millions of Americans being safely vaccinated, many people are still reluctant to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 …

Fully Vaccinated From COVID-19? Here’s What You Can Do.

The CDC has updated its health guidelines for those who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. You are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after your 2nd dose of the Pfizer …

Just Vaccinated for Covid-19? Here’s Why You Need to Keep Wearing Your Mask

By Dr. Gregory T. Williams Chief of Infectious Diseases Reliant Medical Group As more and more people become fully vaccinated, it’s natural to think that taking precautions such as …

Flu in a World of COVID-19: Why This Year’s Flu Shot is Critical

By Gregory T. Williams, MD Chief of Infectious Diseases Reliant Medical Group It’s the annual guidance we receive every year from healthcare experts across the country: Be sure to …

Planning a Vacation? Be Sure to Take Precautions for Covid-19

By Gregory T. Williams, MD Chief of Infectious Diseases Reliant Medical Group With summer well underway, many of us are anxious to get away, relax, and enjoy ourselves. However, …

What is a COVID-19 Antibody Test?

Recently, there has been a lot of information and questions circulating about COVID-19 antibody tests. The information can be overwhelming and may leave you asking, “what exactly IS an …

STDs Are Increasing in the US: How You Can Stay Safe.

By Dr. Alwyn Rapose Division of Infectious Diseases Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are on the rise in the U.S and according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), they …

I’m an Adult, Do I Still Need to Get Vaccinated?

By Dr. Michael Sheehy, Chief of Population Health and Analytics Reliant Medical Group Many adults believe that other than for the flu, vaccines are for kids. However, it’s very important …

What to Do If You Get Sick on Vacation

By Dr. Alwyn Rapose Reliant Medical Group Division of Infectious Diseases Getting sick after leaving home is a real spoil-sport, especially during a well-earned vacation. Fortunately, falling ill doesn’t …

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