Genesis Pediatrics provides walk-ins Monday through Friday, 8 – 9 am.
Why would I walk in?
Genesis provides urgent care when you need it! At this time of day, we have medical staff with no pre-scheduled visits to serve you. All you have to do is wait until the next Doctor or NP is available and you can be seen without an appointment, first come/first served. This can be tremendously convenient instead of having to call ahead or because you had a “long night” with …..
What would I come in for?
Walk-in for new onset illnesses or injuries. Just like at Urgent Care.
You’ll be happier and help everyone else get seen too when you take the time to make a scheduled appointment for any illness, injury, or other medical issue that is a week or more old or is a physical of some type. If you’re not sure, you can see the examples below for more guidance. You can always make an appointment for any type visit if you have a “too-tight” schedule today.
YES – WALK IN!
• Ear ache
• Sore throat
• Pink eye
• Burning with urination
• Injuries or new bone pain
• Ear checks
Make sure you have all the time you need by making a scheduled appointment for:
• Any chronic complaint
(has lasted more than a week)
• Abdominal pain
• Joint pains
• Feeding problems
• Behavior issues
• School problems
• Sports/school physicals
• Sleep problems
• Chronic asthma
• Medication checks or changes
If you have any questions, please give us a call! 585-426-4100
In addition to the recent recall of generic Zantac tablets (Ranitidine), there has now been a recall of Ranitidine Syrup made by Lannett Pharmaceutical Company.
If your child is currently taking Ranitidine Syrup, please CALL YOUR PHARMACY to find out if your medication is made by this particular company. If so, please call the office so that you can discuss options for your child. (Perhaps it is a good time to try off the medication all together!)
The flu season is already upon us! Flu season runs from October through May (sometimes later!). Influenza activity in NYS is already considered “sporadic.” This means that it’s time for a flu shot if your child hasn’t already received!
There are a lot of misconceptions out there about the flu shot. So, let’s do a reality check.
FACT: Last season,more than 61,000 people died from flu-related illnesses in the U.S.
FACT: Last season, 129 children died. During the 2017-2018 season, the CDC estimated that 80% of the deaths occurred in children who did not receive a flu vaccination.
FACT: Flu vaccinations save lives. That’s why it’s so important for everyone 6 months and older to get a flu vaccine every year.
FACT: The U.S. vaccination rate hovers at about 47 percent a year. This is far below the 70 percent target.
If you’re on the fence about getting a flu shot for your child (or yourself), here are 5 arguments to twist your arm.
1. Everyone is vulnerable.
Healthy adults die from the flu. Adults who are age 65 and older are particularly vulnerable.
Healthy children die from flu, too.
According to the CDC, 129 American children and teens (under the age of 18) died from the flu last winter. Eighty percent of them had not received a flu vaccine. And about half had no underlying illnesses before getting the flu. In other words, they had been healthy children.
2. Getting a flu shot is your civic duty.
Everybody gets the flu from somebody else. According to the CDC, people who have caught the flu virus are contagious one day before they start to feel sick and for up to seven days after.
So getting the flu shot will help protect your family, friends and co-workers. And CHILDREN!
3. If you get the flu vaccine, you can still get the flu, but you won’t be as sick.
After last winter’s severe season, some people are skeptical. They say: “Our family got the flu shot, but we still caught the flu.”
In fact, the 2017-18 season was the deadliest in more than 40 years. There was a very vicious virus, the so-called H3N2 influenza strain.
And yes, it’s true that the vaccine does not offer complete protection. The CDC estimates that flu vaccination reduces the risk of the virus by about 40 to 60 percent. Think of it this way: If you catch the flu, the vaccine does still offer some protection. It cushions the blow. Your illness is likely to be milder if you’ve had a flu shot. You’re less likely to get pneumonia (a major complication of the flu), and less likely to be hospitalized.
4. Pregnant women who get the flu shot protect their babies from flu.
Women who are pregnant should be vaccinated to protect themselves. The vaccine also offers protection for unborn babies, as antibodies are passed across the placenta. This will protect the baby during the first six months of life, until the baby is old enough to be vaccinated.
5. You cannot get flu from the flu vaccine.
You cannot get the flu from the flu shot.
The most common side effects are a sore arm, and perhaps a little swelling. Only 1 to 2 percent of people get a degree of fever. That is not the flu. These are not true flu symptoms. That is the body reacting to the vaccine, which is common after most vaccines.
The flu is unpredictable. It’s too soon to know what to expect this winter.
Don’t wait. The time to vaccinate your child is right now.
We are scheduling appointments for our flu clinics right now so call our office today!
Kinda catchy, isn’t it?