The cast of characters is an array of shifting viruses circulating the globe. Influenza hits with the impact of a freight train – sudden fever, chills, aches, and pains in addition to respiratory symptoms. The worst part is over in three days, but complications abound including pneumonia, sinus infections, and terrible depressions.
Everyone over 6 months of age needs influenza immunization. It is a safe and effective preventive health action for all age groups. Many adults who have influenza-related complications have no previously identified risk factors for influenza complications. Getting vaccinated each year provides the best protection against influenza throughout flu season. It's important to get a flu vaccine every year, even if you got vaccinated the season before and the viruses in the vaccine have not changed for the current season.
The newly constituted vaccine is usually available beginning in September of each year. Our office uses only vaccines manufactured in the United States. Please call 504-895-0361 to schedule an immunization date. And remember, influenza immunization DOES NOT cause the flu.
For more information, read What You Should Know for the 2013-2014 Influenza Season.
To refill any needed prescription, please contact your pharmacy and ask them to fax a refill request to our Prescription
Fax line at 504.895.5631 (Jena Street).
The forms listed below are required of all patients and must be up to date in order for us to treat you.
You can download these forms and print them using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader that is preinstalled on most personal computers. It's also very easy to complete the longer fill-in forms using your PC at home where you have access to your medical history and records. (Use the Tab Key to move forward, or Shift Tab to go backwards, from one question to the next.) Just bring printed copies with you to our office.
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
See PDF document HIPPA Notice of Privacy Practices
We understand the importance of privacy and are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of your medical information. We make a record of the medical care we provide and may receive such records from others. We use these records to provide or enable other health care providers to provide quality medical care, to obtain payment for services provided to you as allowed by your health plan and to enable us to meet our professional and legal obligations to operate this medical practice properly. We are required by law to maintain the privacy of protected health information, to provide individuals with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to protected health information, and to notify affected individuals following a breach of unsecured protected health information. This notice describes how we may use and disclose your medical information. It also describes your rights and our legal obligations with respect to your medical information. If you have any questions about this Notice, please contact our Privacy Officer listed above.