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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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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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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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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