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 and exposure risk before their appointment to mitigate the spread of COVID 19.
- Shortness of breath
- Sinus Infection
- Sore Throat
- Muscle and/or Body Aches
- Nausea and/or Vomiting
- New Loss of Taste and/ or Smell,
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.
2 years into the pandemic, what have we learned?
Before March 2020, many people saw pandemics as a thing of the past. Then came COVID-19. Scientists still do not know exactly where the virus that caused it — SARS-CoV-2 — came from, but it soon reached almost every country worldwide. Over 2 years, the virus has evolved, producing several variants. In this Special Feature, we look at the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 and ask what lessons scientists have learned.
Colorectal Cancer Awareness
Regular screening, beginning at age 45, is the key to preventing colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum). If you’re 45 to 75 years old, get screened for colorectal cancer regularly. If you’re younger than 45 and think you may be at high risk of getting colorectal cancer, or if you’re older than 75, talk to your doctor about screening.
Getting screened for colorectal cancer may not sound pleasant, but it can actually prevent cancer. There are several screening test options; some you can even do from home. Most people should begin screening for colorectal cancer soon after turning 45, then continue getting screened at regular intervals. However, you may need to be tested earlier than 45, or more often than other people, if you have—
If you think you are at increased risk for colorectal cancer, speak with your doctor about—
- When to begin screening.
- Which test is right for you.
- How often to get tested.
Talk to your doctor to decide which is best for you.
COVID-19: Discrimination along racial/ethnic lines ‘twice as high as prior studies’
In the United States, COVID-19 has disproportionately affected people in historically marginalized groups compared with white, non-Hispanic U.S. adults. People in such groups have a higher risk of infection, hospitalization, and death due to socioeconomic pressures and inadequate access to healthcare, which are longstanding byproducts of racism and discrimination.
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.
COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule for People Who Are Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised:
- Pfizer-BioNTech: (ages 5-11) Dose 1 / Dose 2, 21 days after dose 1/ Dose 3, at least 28 days after dose 2.
- Pfizer-BioNTech: (ages 12 years and older) Dose 1 / Dose 2, 21 days after dose 1/ Dose 3, at least 28 days after dose 2/ Booster dose at least 3 months after dose 3.
- Moderna: (ages 18 years and older) Dose 1/ Dose 2, 28 days after dose 1/ Dose 3, at least 28 days after dose 2/ Booster dose at least 3 months after dose 3.
- Janssen: (ages 18 years and older) Dose 1/ Additional dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after dose 1/ Booster dose at least 2 months after additional dose.
**Children ages 5-11 years are not recommended to receive a booster dose. Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is the only COVID-19 vaccine authorized as a booster dose for adolescents age 12-17 years.**
Where to find the vaccine?
- The COVID-19 Booster doses are widely available.
- Check the COVID-19 vaccine finder, local pharmacies, health departments, clinics, state or federally qualified health centers like the NYS Expo Center at the Fairgrounds. 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."
Long COVID: Can it cause persistent lung disease?
- A recent study, which appears in the journal Radiology, examined the effect of long COVID on the lungs and found potential long-term effects on lung function.
- The researchers found evidence of small airway disease on chest scans in people who had persistent symptoms after SARS-COV-2 infection, regardless of infection severity.
- Longer-term follow-up is necessary to determine the lasting clinical consequences of the findings.
Nearly half of Biden's 500M FREE COVID-19 at Home Test is Still Unclaimed.
Free at-home COVID-19 test kits
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/.
Regular weight monitoring may effectively prevent weight gain
- In the United States, more than 42% of adults have obesity.
- A new trial reports that participants with obesity who received no intervention other than undergoing regular bodyweight assessments did not gain weight over a 3-year period.
- This finding suggests that regular monitoring alone may be effective in preventing weight gain.
Women's History Month
Women make history, and that’s certainly true in medicine. This Women’s History Month, take time to recognize the women in medicine who broke boundaries, made discoveries, and changed the way medicine works - as well as the women doing so today.
History of Women in Medicine
Colorectal Screening Month
In February 2000, President Clinton officially dedicated March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Since then, it has grown to be a rallying point for the colorectal cancer community where thousands of patients, survivors, caregivers, and advocates throughout the country join together to spread colorectal cancer awareness by wearing blue, holding fundraising and education events, talking to friends and family about screening and so much more.
National Kidney Month
March is National Kidney Month! Join the NIDDK to raise awareness and focus on building paths to better kidney care.
National Nutrition Month ®
During March, everyone is invited to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits.
Patient Safety Awareness Week
Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual recognition event intended to encourage everyone to learn more about health care safety. Patient Safety Awareness Week serves as a dedicated time and platform for growing awareness about patient safety and recognizing the work already being done.
National Doctor's Day
On March 30th each year, National Doctors Day honors the professionals for their dedication and contributions to society and the community. Their dedication puts the patient first time and again. On National Doctors Day, we say “thank you” to our physicians for all that they do for us and our loved ones.
Healthcare today is more complex than ever. With more advancements, tools, and information at their fingertips, doctors have an overwhelming job to diagnose and treat their patients every day. This is the day to honor the ones who see us 365 days a year. In every city and hospital, in our military, and in our rural communities, doctors pave the way to better healthcare for their patients.
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.
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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.
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