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If you've resolved to take better care of your health, the new year is a great time to start. Primary Health Medical Group has family doctors accepting new patients across the Treasure Valley.

The Importance of Well-Child Visits at All Ages

Parents know how important it is for babies to see their pediatricians regularly. We check the child’s weight and height, make sure they’re on track developmentally and answer any questions or concerns the parents have.

Some parents don’t see the need for their children to have routine visits after about age 2, but well-child care is essential to monitor the overall health of a child and family. The priorities of each well-child visit include:

Protect Your Skin All Year Round

Boise dermatologist Matthew Bender, MD

By Matthew Bender, M.D.

Adequate protection from the sun – photoprotection – is an important part of overall skin health and preventing skin cancer and the signs of aging.

This means using sunscreen, photoprotective clothing and exercising common sense regarding sun exposure all year round.

Welcome Patrick Stowell, M.D.

Patrick Stowell, M.D.

Primary Health Medical Group is pleased to welcome Patrick Stowell, M.D., to our Caldwell clinic. Dr. Stowell is an established family physician in Canyon County and will be accepting new patients beginning January 20, 2014.

Now Offering BOTOX® Cosmetic, Latisse® and EltaMD® Skincare

Primary Health Medical Group dermatologist Dr. Matthew Bender is pleased to offer three exceptional new products at his State Street clinic in Boise.

Sore Throat vs. Strep Throat

Nobody likes the idea of having their winter activities interrupted by a scratchy or irritated throat. While a sore throat is a common symptom of the cold or flu, it could also be symptomatic of a streptococcus bacteria, or strep throat. This bacteria causes an infection in the throat that is very painful, and typically requires an antibiotic for treatment.

What are the symptoms?
A cold-related sore throat is typically:

  • Accompanied by sneezing or a runny nose
  • Lasts 2-3 days

Strep throat symptoms can include:

ER vs Urgent Care: Know the Differences

It’s natural to want to use the emergency room when you or your family has an accident, gets sick or needs medical assistance. For life-threatening emergencies, the ER is the appropriate care choice. But for broken bones, lacerations requiring stitches, flu and cough, allergies, infections, and more, Primary Health Medical Group clinics are a more convenient and affordable choice.

NEW Downtown Clinic Now Open!

Primary Health Medical Group is proud to announce our brand new clinic has opened in Downtown Boise. The new clinic is located on Myrtle and 3rd Street in a building that was retrofitted to better serve our patients. The new Downtown Clinic provides better access to those working and living near downtown Boise, the north end, and elsewhere in the Treasure Valley. Urgent Care, Family Practice and Occupational Health are offered at the new clinic along with labs, digital x-ray and more.

New Location for Caldwell Clinic

Caldwell urgent care clinic

The Primary Health Medical Group Caldwell Clinic has relocated. The new clinic is located on Cleveland Blvd near Ustick Road in Caldwell. This clinic allows for better access for patients while giving Primary Health the opportunity to remain in the community.

 

Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records

James Weiss, M.D.

Primary Health Medical Group is not only the first health care organization in the state of Idaho to have a physician successfully attest to the Meaningful Use of electronic health records, but also have multiple physicians. Twenty-two, in fact.

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