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Measles: What You Need to Know

What is it?

Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus that spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. You can catch the disease just by being in a room where a person with measles has been-even after the person is gone! Most people in the United States are protected against the measles through vaccination; however, measles is still common in many parts of the world and travelers continue to bring the disease into the U.S. It can spread when it reaches a community in the U.S. where groups of people are unvaccinated.

Two New Clinics Opening in 2015

Two New Primary Health Clinics Opening in 2015

Primary Health Medical Group is pleased to announce the addition of two new clinics in 2015. Located in Boise and Meridian, both clinics will offer walk-in urgent care and family medicine by appointment, open daily from 8 AM – 8 PM.

Primary Health Expanding in Idaho

Primary Health Expanding in Idaho

KTVB news reported on Primary Health Medical Group’s growth in the Treasure Valley in a report on August 5, 2014. Watch the coverage here:

 

Online Bill Pay Now Available

You asked, we answered! Primary Health Medical Group is pleased to offer secure, convenient online bill pay to all patients. Partial or full payments are accepted, and payments on multiple accounts within a family can be made in one transaction.

 

Find a Family Doctor

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:

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