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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CLINIC GUIDELINES TO BE SEEN~

Dear Valued Patients,                                   UPDATED 6/15/2022                     With your best interest in mind, and to be pro-active in limiting the spread of the covid, influenza and other viruses, we ask that you follow our strict guidelines. 7-days per Week Urgent Care Services WELL-PATIENT VISITS: We ask that our healthy patients in need of a routine physical exam or have an injury, to please Register Online at HilltopMedicalClinic.com and we will call you to let you know when to head on in to...

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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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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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Local health Conditions — July 2016

There has been an increase in poison oak, as people enjoy the lakes and trails in our area.  Once the oak contacts the skin, if is difficult to spread to others with direct contact.  However, clothing, shoes, animals can continue to share long after the outing. Swimmer's ear has increased due to the warm weather and water.  There are drops at the Pharmacy that will help you remove the unwanted moisture.  Pain with traction on the earlobe is a sign...

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Local health Conditions — April 2016

The Influenza virus is no longer active in our community.  Eye infections have increased recently.  Strep test confirm a minor outbreak. Seasonal allergies are in full bloom.  Start on Claritin D 24 or similar antihistamine.  Shower frequently to remove the dust and pollen from your shin.  Rinse the nasal passages.  Flonase is available OTC at the pharmacy. Make sure you are using head gear anytime you are on a device with "wheels".

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