COMPREHENSIVE MEDICAL CARE
for the whole family.
**We are NOT a COVID testing center!! If you think you may have been exposed to the virus or you aren't feeling well, please do not try to walk into the office. We are NOT testing for the coronavirus**
8:30am – 4:30pm
8:30am – 4:30pm
8:30am – 4:30pm
8:30am – 4:30pm
8:30am – 4:30pm
8:30am – 12:00pm
Med-Care is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Years Day & Easter
We do NOT currently have the Covid vaccine in our offices but we hope to have it. Right now, you can pre-register for your vaccine online. Once it's time for your group to start getting vaccinated, you will receive email notification that you can register for the vaccine. Our office CANNOT register you for the vaccine. This is something that must be done by each person. Remember, this vaccine is a 2 step vaccine. You get the first one and then the second one is 21-28 days later. They will automatically schedule you for your second shot when they schedule you for your first. The second shot is the key to fighting off the coronavirus. Most of our staff is fully vaccinated. We cannot stress enough the importance of herd immunity. The more people who get vaccinated, the better. If you have any questions regarding the vaccine, please speak to your doctor. The website is https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/
We are seeing sick visits! Our staff is vaccinated & even if you haven't been vaccinated yet, that's not a problem. We have a protocol in place to keep our staff and our patients safe. If you are feeling sick, please call our offices FIRST so that we can give you a timeslot.
The offices are wiped down regularly with disinfectants and we are practicing safety measures for our staff and our patients. We're here to service our community in a safe space.
We are NOT testing for the coronavirus in our offices. If you think you may have been exposed and need to get tested, we recommend dialing 211 and seeing what places near where you live are doing testing.
Latest Practice News:
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Annual Physical Exams
Bone Mineral Density Scans
Weight Loss Counseling
Our updated hours due to COVID-19
Allergies Getting To You?
If you suffer from itchy, burning eyes, scratchy throat or difficulty breathing, talk to your doctor about what you can do to fight allergy symptoms.
If you haven't scheduled your physical yet or it's been awhile since you've been in for blood work, call our offices to schedule your appointment. We schedule at least 3 months in advance and appointments book up quickly. In order to get the day and time that you need, call us to schedule as soon as possible.
**If your schedule permits, you may want to consider an afternoon appointment. You can have a light breakfast & no lunch & can have plenty of water throughout the day.**
Are You Up To Date On Your Vaccines?
Have you received all your necessary vaccines? If you aren't up to date, we can provide you with a variety of vaccines to protect you against some very serious viruses/diseases.
Welcome Dr. Story Elliott!
We'd like to welcome Story Elliott, DO to our staff! Dr. Elliott just completed her residency in Family Medicine at JFK Medical Center and is excited to join our practice. She also specializes in well-woman health. Dr. Elliott will be available in our Fairfield office. Please give the office a call for her schedule.
The Coronavirus or COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease was unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, body aches, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment.
We DO NOT currently have the Covid vaccine. We hope that eventually we will be given the vaccine to administer to our patients, but we are waiting on that information. We will keep you updated as we find out. If you are healthcare worker or first responder, we recommend checking with your county and seeing what their procedure is for registering for a vaccine.
The best way to prevent illness is to get vaccinated. The Covid vaccine is safe and effective. The Delta variant is now considered to be the most transmissible variant, possibly 50% more contagious than the original Alpha variant which killed over 600,000 Americans. This variant is spreading rapidly among unvaccinated populations.
If you have questions or concerns about the vaccine, please speak to your doctor.
Have you heard about the new vaccine for the shingles virus? It's called Shingrix.
The CDC is recommending anyone 50 and above receive this vaccine even if they've already received Zostavax.
Shingrix is said to be 91% effective against the shingles virus and in some patients it has shown to be 97% effective.
This vaccine is given in 2 shots; you receive the first one and then the second one 2-6 months from the first one.
Medicare will not allow us to give this vaccine in our offices but we can give you a prescription to bring to the pharmacy. Commercial insurances are paying for it in the offices.
Talk to your doctor about Shingrix & protect yourself against shingles today!
We do not currently have the Covid vaccine in our offices, but we hope to have it soon. In the meantime, we suggest that you register for your vaccine however you can. See what your county is doing, check your local pharmacies like Walgreens and CVS. Check social media like Twitter...they are showing when sites are going live with appointments. We understand that it can be frustrating and time consuming, but we encourage you to be patient and keep trying. The best defense against Covid-19 is getting the vaccine. If you have any questions regarding the vaccine, please speak to your doctor.