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Influenza B Cases Surge, Reach Holiday Levels

Boise, ID, February 20, 2024 – Influenza B cases have surged in the Treasure Valley, according to data gathered at multiple Primary Health Medical Group clinics. 

“We saw more than 250 cases of influenza in our clinics last week, and the majority of those were influenza B,” explained Ann Weiss, M.D., “We’ve seen some pretty ill patients with this strain, so we encourage those with symptoms to get tested and receive anti-viral medication if they qualify. For healthy patients who haven’t received their annual flu vaccine, the CDC continues to recommend getting vaccinated as long as virus is spreading.”
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Welcome Lee Parsons, M.D. 

Primary Health is excited to welcome Lee Parsons, M.D. to our medical group. Dr. Parsons is a board-certified physician who has been practicing in the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology since 1993. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California and completed his residency at the University of Washington. 

Lee Parson, M.D. in Eagle Idaho at Primary Health

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Never Been to the Dermatologist? Here's What to Expect

If you’ve never been to a dermatologist, you might be intimidated by the idea and unsure of what to expect. In fact, many patients don’t even know what to ask for when calling to make an appointment.

Visiting a dermatologist on a regular basis is an important step in the prevention of skin issues and maintaining the health of your skin. Dermatologists can assist in healing both chronic and isolated skin conditions, as well as promoting anti-aging through tested and trusted products and services.

What to expect at your first appointment:

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Can't Shake Your Cold Symptoms? Top 3 Reasons You May Need to See an ENT Specialist

At Primary Health, our patients receive comprehensive medical care, including specialist care for issues that go beyond what is typically addressed in urgent care or general family medicine. One such specialty is ENT, or Ear, Nose and Throat services.

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Sports Medicine – Not Just for Athletes

Whether you’re an avid runner, high school soccer player, or just want to be able to work in your garden without aches and pains, sports medicine can help you achieve the level of activity you want for a fulfilling life. At Primary Health, our team of qualified sports medicine providers are dedicated to providing high-quality care for their patients and finding solutions to a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions. 

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Primary Health Donates Helmets to Glide on Grove 

Boise, ID, November 14, 2023 – Primary Health Medical Group has donated dozens of helmets for use by skaters at the Downtown Boise Association’s new ice skating rink, Glide on Grove.

The rink is located in the center of the Grove Plaza in Downtown Boise and will be completely free for the community to enjoy when it opens later this month. Helmets donated by Primary Health are available for skaters of all ages and feature three unique stickers designed by Primary Health staff and family members. 

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Primary Health Expanding Pediatrics to Canyon County

Boise, June 1, 2023 – Primary Health Medial Group has announced plans to expand pediatric care into Canyon County, opening the county’s first Pediatric Urgent Care at 700 Caldwell Blvd. in Nampa, Idaho later this year.

The building previously housed Primary Health’s Nampa clinic, which moved to a new facility in April. Crews have already begun the remodel process to turn the clinic into a clinic especially for children. When complete, it will include 10 exam rooms, a lab, a procedure room, and special features including a separate well-baby waiting area.

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New Clinic Opens in Nampa

Boise, ID, April 19, 2023 – Primary Health Medical Group Nampa has moved into a new facility at 1820 Caldwell Blvd. in Nampa, Idaho

Previously home to a bank, the building has been expanded and remodeled to include 16 exam rooms, an x-ray suite, trauma room, lab and procedure room. The new clinic offers more patient care space, ample parking and convenient access near Caldwell Blvd. and Karcher Road. Services include walk-in urgent care, work injury care, and family medicine by appointment.

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Primary Health Opens New Eagle Clinic

Boise, ID, February 28, 2023 – Primary Health Medical Group Eagle has moved into a brand new facility at 1895 E. McGrath Road in Eagle, Idaho. 

Featuring 11 exam rooms, an x-ray suite, trauma room, lab and procedure room, the new clinic offers more patient care space, ample parking and convenient access from State Street and Edgewood. Services include walk-in urgent care and work injury care, plus sports medicine and family medicine by appointment.

This weekend, Primary Health teams worked long hours to move staff and providers from the previous Eagle location so they were ready to see patients first thing Monday morning.
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Influenza Positivity Rate Hits 44%

Boise, ID, December 21, 2022 – Idahoans who have not received a flu vaccine this season are urged to do so now, as record numbers of influenza cases and high positivity rates are detected at Primary Health clinics across the Treasure Valley.

“We saw more than 650 cases of Influenza A and B in our clinics last week,” said Ann Weiss, M.D., Clinical Director for Primary Health Medical Group. “Our positivity rate of 44% for influenza A is substantially higher than the national average of 25% and it illustrates just how much flu is circulating here in the Treasure Valley. It takes the flu vaccine about two weeks to become fully effective in the body, so anyone who still needs that protection should go today and get their vaccine.” 
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