Pod Power Part 2

POD POWER - part 2 Why flattening the curve is CRITICALLY IMPORTANT! From a community health perspective, this is critical!  Our local hospitals have capacity for approximately 60 critically ill patients on ventilators at once, and in a city of 100,000 people, if we have more than 60 people becoming critically ill at once, we’re in trouble.  If we don’t flatten the curve, this can easily happen in a day. Additionally, any other reason for need of critical care (auto...

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Pod Power Part 1

POD POWER - part 1 I will start with the good news.  Community spread of viral illness can be slowed and minimized.  And we have the knowledge and tools to accomplish this.  If… and this is a huge IF… we are willing to do the work. Social Distancing has Failed We have never heard this phrasing before and many have been confused by it.  It didn’t sound too serious. After being been told to “socially distance” we continued to place...

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Telemedicine Now Available!

Hilltop Medical Clinic “Adapting to Rapidly Changing Health Care Climate” Staying Ahead of The Curve Redding, Ca— Friday March 20, 2020 — Today, Hilltop Medical Clinic announced immediate availability of Telemedicine enabling those who might be infectious, as well as at personal risk, to seek medical care from the safety of their homes. “We are working to stay ahead of the curve,” said Dr. Nancy Sutton Pierce, Director of Public Relations at Hilltop Medical Clinic. To find out if a...

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It’s Flu Season Too

IT’S STILL FLU SEASON TOO! The flu is here and it does respond to medication!   Influenza (Flu) Symptoms Influenza (flu) can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death.  Flu is different from a cold. Flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have flu often feel some or all of these symptoms: fever* or feeling feverish/chillscoughsore throatrunny or stuffy nosemuscle or body achesheadachesfatigue (tiredness)some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common...

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NEW CLINIC GUIDELINES!

Dear Valued Patients,                                   March 16, 2020    Updated March 20, 2020                     With your best interest in mind, and to be pro-active in limiting the spread of the influenza and other viruses, we ask that you follow our new strict guidelines. MONDAYS- FRIDAYS WELL-PATIENT VISITS: We ask that our healthy patients in need of a routine physical exam or have an injury, to please use the Hilltop Medical clinic on Eureka Way. 2123 Eureka Way, Redding, Ca ANY RESPIRATORY ILLNESSES WILL BE REDIRECTED...

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Local health Conditions — November 2016

We are seeing an increase in upper respiratory illnesses including sinusitis and bronchitis.  Close attention  to  hand washing and conservative treatment including rest and hydration are best initial management strategies.   See you healthcare provider if not improving. Flu shots are available at both Hilltop clinics. High dose is available for those 65 years and older- insurance only, not cash pay. Ski season is soon upon us with snowfall at Mount Shasta Ski Park.  Stretching and range of motion exercises can limit...

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IT’S FLU SHOT TIME AGAIN!

We would like to remind you to get your flu shot now, before cold and flu season really gets here. Don’t wait til it’s too late. Cash pay $25 or we can bill most insurances that usually cover at 100%. Walk-in at either clinic, anytime! High dose for those 65 years and older is available for insurance only- not cash pay.

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Month of June Special Price ~ $20 Sports Physicals!

It's that time of year again ~ DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE we will be doing $20 SPORT PHYSICALS!. These are for High School and Pop Warner kids for the upcoming summer & next high school year. If any questions please feel free to call either office. (530) 221-1565 or (530) 246-4629. After June 2020- they will be $30 pmt at the time of service pricing.

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Enjoy our Beautiful North State Outdoors this Spring!

Our Owners of Hilltop Medical Clinic and Hilltop Medical Clinic West have been supportive of our community’s health & well-being for 32 years now. Continuing that support, we will be recommending upcoming outdoor events such as the Mayors Mtn Bike Challenge which runs from May 20th through June 1st, 2018. There are different levels for the whole family. Most of all, it promotes our beautiful outdoors, biking trails, something healthy and family time together! By providing Proof- of- Participation, we...

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Local Health Update by Michael Jorde, M.D

Air quality issues resulting from recent fires in our region have contributed to an increase in the occurrence of airway and respiratory illnesses. Asthmatic patients should ensure that their inhaler supplies are not outdated and  seek medical care if respiratory symptoms present. Streptococcal pharyngitis is being seen more frequently in Shasta County.  Rapid strep testing is available at most local clinic sites.  Proper diagnosis and treatment of pharyngeal infections can reduce unnecessary over utilization of antibiotics. Influenza vaccination has begun in the...

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