June 2022 ~ IMPORTANT Anthem Blue Cross Network Information

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* View this email in your browser Website Information:   hilltopmedicalclinic.com Contact Phone (530) 221-1565  Fax (530) 221-3912 1093 Hilltop Drive  Redding CA 96003 IMPORTANT ANTHEM BLUE CROSS INFORMATION Date: June 17, 2022 To: Hilltop Medical Clinic Patients Effective September 17th, 2022, Hilltop Medical Clinic will no longer participate in the Anthem Blue Cross provider network.  Patients with Anthem Blue Cross are welcome at our Clinic.  Our cash price for all visits is 130 dollars.  Additional charges apply for additional...

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IMMIGRATION PHYSICALS can be performed at Hilltop Medical Clinic

Please Note: Our Civil Surgeon will not sign off on any immigration physicals unless the applicant (patient) has had their covid vaccines. We do not sign exceptions. Thank you so very much. You are recommended to sign-in online at HilltopMedicalClinic.com from 7am-11am, 7 days per week, and we will perform your physical between 10am-3pm that day. Again, sign-in the day you would like to do your physical. Please be sure to bring vaccine records, official photo ID and if you...

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WE OFFER TELEMEDICINE SERVICES

Coronavirus COVID-19 reducing of risk of spreading the infection by covering nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or flexed elbow. Dear Patients ~ We currently are not bringing "sick/ill" patients into our Clinic. However, we offer Telemedicine visits for you. Sick symptoms include: Cough, Fever, Shortness of Breath, Vomiting, Diarrhea & other illness symptoms. We strive to keep our doors open & to be here for you. If our staff gets covid we could be faced with...

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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 ARTICLE 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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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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