Summer Skin Care Tips

by Elizabeth Stratte, M.D. Pediatric Dermatology Specialist Even if you’re largely staying indoors due to social distancing, as temperatures start to rise, it’s important to take a serious look at your current skin-care routine and make some changes to be summer-ready. ACNE BREAKOUTSSummer sweat can clog your pores. To help prevent acne, blot sweat from your skin with a clean towel or cleansing cloth whenever you fell sweaty. Wiping can irritate your skin, which can lead to a breakout, so...

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Seasonal Allergies by Michael Jorde, M.D.

Northern California and specifically Shasta County, is known for its high pollen counts.  Ample ragweed and oak growth result in these elevated pollen levels and bring about seasonal allergy symptoms for local residents.   Itchy eyes and nasal congestion are characteristic symptoms of seasonal allergy.  Over-the-counter medications including nasal steroids and non-sedating antihistamines are effective initial treatment strategies for these symptoms. Should the initial treatments not provide relief from allergies, the patient should seek medical care from their primary care physician...

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Neonatal Circumcision By Steven Namihas, M.D.

Neonatal Circumcision Circumcision in the male involves the surgical removal of the foreskin of the penis, usually during the newborn period. It is one of the most common procedures in the world. In 2007, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) convened a multidisciplinary Taskforce, which included members representing the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Task force determined that the health benefits of newborn male circumcision...

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COVID VACCINATION By Mark Pierce, M.D.

The SARS-CoV-2 Virus has ravaged the World and the United States.  Our efforts to control the spread with lockdowns, masks, and socially distancing were initially effective and now have failed.  Our ability to test and trace has been overwhelmed.  Our economy has suffered from the loss of jobs and businesses with little hope of full recovery until the pandemic abates.  Our State and Federal Governments have provided financial assistance and protections, but many people are stressed, worried about their next...

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The Mental Health Tool of COVID-19

By Kevin Waits, D.O. Urgent Care Physician Most everyone would agree that the year 2020 has been unprecedented:A novel coronavirus causing a pandemic and social isolation due to COVID-19 precautions, a significant down turn in the economy with increased unemployment, civil unrest with violence, historic wildfires with widespread property damage and loss of life,  electrical power outages and a seemingly endless and highly contentious presidential election.  No doubt something significant was left unmentioned, but these are all examples of serious...

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How to Quarantine Safely

Also Read.... Covid testing For The Holidays When to Quarantine (Copied from CDC) Stay home if you might have been exposed to COVID-19 Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from their state...

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Covid-19 testing & the Holidays

We are in the eye of a health care crisis storm.    November 23, 2020 by Dr. Nancy Sutton Pierce / Dr. Mark Pierce Hospitalizations and deaths are increasing by 25% week over week.  We have to take this seriously to protect our citizens until the vaccine is available, which is now just around the corner.  Yes, we are that close.  But not there yet.  By following the listed guidelines, we can save tens of thousands of lives, not to...

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What are Skin Lesions by Steven Namihas, MD

SKIN LESIONS Our skin is subject to many types of lesions.  Most are benign, but some can be malignant.  It can be difficult at times to tell the difference without removing the lesion and having it examined by a pathologist.  Skin lesions can be removed at Hilltop Medical Clinic if they are causing discomfort, or if there is a concern for skin cancer.  They can also be removed for cosmetic reasons, though this may not be covered by insurance.  Removal...

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VASECTOMIES & MINOR Surgeries by Appt only

Dr. Steven Namihas is a family medicine board certified physician with over 25 years of experience performing and teaching vasectomies and minor surgery at Shasta Community Health Center and Mercy Redding Family Medicine Residency Programs.   He attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine and residency training at Mercy Redding.  He has provided numerous workshops in vasectomy and minor surgery at medical conferences sponsored by UC Davis and the Nevada Academy of Family Physicians. Call 530.221-1565 to schedule an...

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IMMIGRATION PHYSICALS performed for local Redding Residents again!

We are happy to announce we have resumed Immigration Physicals for the residents of Redding and our surrounding area. We will keep you informed when we expand this radius. Thank You for your understanding!

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