MASK IS REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES WITH OUR BUILDING.
We are NOT accepting New Adult Patients.
We are accepting Newborns and Adolescents transitioning from pediatric care.
Please note that due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, our practice's phone lines are experiencing significantly increased demand.
Key Points for Our Patient to Know Before Coming
into the Office:
We are still screening our patients for symptoms, exposure risk, and recent travel before their appointment to mitigate the spread of COVID 19.
- If you have symptoms of shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sinus infection, fever, chills, cough, sore throat, congestion, OR have come into close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, please call to notify us BEFORE your appointment.
- You may be screened more than once.
- We require all patients entering our practice to wear a face mask or cloth face covering.
Telemedicine visits are available under certain circumstances, such as exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or having had recent exposure to someone with COVID-19.
COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Information
According to the guidance provided by the CDC,
Individuals who have received the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson versions of the vaccine can receive the booster. For more information about eligibility and where you can receive the COVID-19 vaccine booster, visit the websites below.
COVID-19 Vaccine Update as of:
Click the CDC's logo to visit their COVID-19 Webpage
Click the NYS's logo to visit their COVID-19 Webpage
- Ages 5-11: Two doses of Pfizer (21 days apart); these ages are not eligible for a booster.
- Ages 12-17: Two doses of Pfizer (21 days apart); booster 5 months after the second dose.
- Ages 18+: Two doses of Pfizer (21 days apart); booster five months after the second dose OR Two doses of Moderna (28 days apart); booster six months after second dose OR Single dose of Johnson & Johnson; booster two months after a single dose.
- Additional Dose for Some Immunocompromised People: Some moderately or severely immunocompromised people ages 5+ should get a third dose of vaccine to be considered fully vaccinated. If you are eligible, you should get this additional dose 28 days after your second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and before you get a booster shot. Consult with your healthcare provider for further guidance.
Where to find the vaccine?
- The COVID-19 Booster doses are widely available.
- Check your local pharmacies, health departments, clinics, federally qualified health centers. You may have to look into other locations across New York.
- You can contact your local pharmacy to see if they are administering booster doses.
- You don't need anything from your PCP saying you are eligible.
For more information about eligibility and where you can receive the COVID-19 vaccine booster, visit the websites below.
For up-to-date COVID-19 information for Onondaga County, please visit covid19.ongov.net/vaccine.
If you need access to a self-attestation or isolation form, please click on "Self-Attestation of Quarantine" or "Self-Attestation of Isolation."
New Phase of COVID-19 Response
Statewide indoor business mask or vaccine requirement lifted starting February 10th, remains optional for business, local government and counties. Masks will still be required in hospitals, nursing homes, shelters, transportation, and other related entities. Requirements related to masks in schools continue and will be reevaluated in early March, after mid-winter break, based on public heath data.
COVID-19 Vaccines & Boosters Remain Safe...
Data from reports show that OVID-19 vaccine boosters remain safe and continue to be highly effective against severe disease over time.
Free at-home COVID-19 test kits
The Biden administration on Tuesday quietly launched its website for Americans to request free at-home COVID-19 tests, a day before the site was scheduled to go online officially.
Visit one of the two sites below to order yours today.
https://www.covidtests.gov/ or https://special.usps.com/testkits
For up-to-date, detailed information on NY State's rollout plan, vaccine eligibility, and schedule an appointment to get vaccinated, please visit https://covid19.ongov.net/vaccine/.
American Heart Month
Uncontrolled high blood pressure (hypertension) is too common and dangerous. It puts people at risk for heart disease, stroke, heart failure, kidney failure, vision loss, peripheral artery disease, sexual dysfunction, pregnancy complications, and cognitive decline.
National Children's Dental Health Month
Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children to get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.
Low Vision / Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month
Vision impairment — including low vision — affects millions of Americans, among them are many older adults. Vision impairment can make it hard to do things like reading, shopping, or cooking. And standard treatments — like eyeglasses, contact lenses, medicines, and surgery — can't fix it completely.
The good news is that vision rehabilitation services can help people with vision impairment learn how to stay independent and make the most of their sight. Low Vision Awareness Month is used to spread the word about vision rehabilitation — and make sure that people with vision impairment know about the services available to them.
To learn more about Awareness Months and Weeks endorsed by the CDC please visit the links below.
The importance of black health and wellness acknowledges the legacy of black scholars and medical practitioners in western medicine and other ways of knowing throughout the African diaspora. This year's theme considers the activities, rituals, and initiatives that black communities engage in to get and stay well.
Take a look at the following websites for further information about 2022's Black History Month theme.
Black History Month 2022 Theme
Black Mental Health Month
When sending messages to your Medical team using the patient portal, please ONLY DISCUSS INFORMATION ABOUT YOURSELF. The patient portal is meant to talk about your medical information with your medical team only. If you need to discuss another patient, please have that patient use their patient portal account or contact our Office.
We are happy to announce that Anna Butera has been selected as our employee of the month for February 2022. Anna has been employed with CNY Family Care for 2 and 1/2 years as a Registered Nurse. She works with Dr. Aliwalas and serves as the Team Leader. Anna is always willing to help, no matter the patient, and always friendly. She handles stressful situations calmly and always demonstrates the highest professionalism in her work. She takes on new responsibilities and is a dependable team player.
We value her hard work and dedication to the practice and appreciate her commitment to you, the patients. Don't forget to say congratulations if you happen to see Anna the next time you visit us!
Clerical & Nursing Staff Needed!
CNY Family Care, LLP offers a competitive salary/DOE and comprehensive benefits. If you are looking to apply your skills in a friendly, positive, and pleasant work environment, click below and apply TODAY!
Why CNY Family Care?
- CNY Family Care offers a variety of positions and plenty of opportunities for you to grow and advance in your career.
- Education Programs such as tuition assistance to staff members interested in furthering their education or degree in healthcare.
- Competitive benefits including health, dental and vision coverage, paid vacations, holidays, and 401K with company matching and profit-sharing. On top of those other benefits CNY Family care offers an employee assistance program and weekend and evening shift differential.
Positions Available for:
- Nurses (RN, LPN, & MA)
- Health Information Technology
- Medical Reception
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