Healthy Choices for October

Your health is important to us at DC Medical Care and we thought we would check in with a couple of tips to ensure you are healthy and happy this month.

With the Fall officially here, it is time to be aware of the inherent health risks of this time of year.  Therefore, October is the month to get your Flu Shot so you can be covered the entire Influenza season. You can come in with no appointment or copay, and most importantly, no waiting time because flu shots are administered by by the Nurse and billed through the insurance directly. This is an easy step to safeguard your health and the health of your loved ones.

October is also very close to the end of the year, so if you have not had a Physical this year you have wasted a lot of money on your monthly insurance premiums. A physical is meant to check up on your overall health, and setup your goals for next year. The yearly Physical is a must because anything we find we can correct before symptoms appear. That is the power of prevention and it is in your hands to make it happen.  Money should not be an excuse as IT IS ALWAYS FREE! (i.e. it’s covered by insurance 100% in almost all cases)

This year we have been blessed with warm weather late into the Fall season. That means sunny Sundays with your family, but also that Fall allergies may start later than usual. If you have symptoms not resolved with OTC Claritin or Zyrtec, please come in soon. Allergy medication takes approximately 2 weeks to relieve the symptoms so the earlier you start, the less discomfort you will endure.