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(October 09, 2017)
Autumn is here and brings with it the change of seasons. The cooler weather is a delightful change, children look forward to Halloween, and the promise of the coming Christmas season to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ will arrive before we know it. Here at Treasure Valley Family Medicine, we have some changes of our own to reveal, and we're pretty excited about it! Please read on to discover more about our new staff member and also about our important flu vaccine program. You may read more about TVFM as we continue to graciously receive great reviews on Google and elsewhere in the press.
Our New Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
We are pleased to introduce Delores Maybach, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, who came aboard in September 2017. Delores, (or “Dee”), has been in the medical field since 1998. She started as an EMT, became a RN, and most recently earned a FNP-C degree: certified family nurse practitioner. Many of her years have been spent seeing a wide variety of problems and patients in the Emergency Dept., yet lately she has focused on providing outstanding primary care. She's had some changes in her life recently too. She moved to Idaho from Texas! Dee loves the outdoors and along with her husband, is something of a daredevil, sailing amid the clouds in a motorized paraglider! She likes traditional things too, like cooking and crocheting, along with caring for her affectionate cats.
Why is the Flu Vaccine So Important Anyway?
Autumn brings with it some diseases that aren't so wonderful, such as influenza, (the Flu). Flu is caused by a virus, and makes its victims miserable. Real Flu infections make people feel like a truck ran them over with high fever and bone crushing joint and muscles pains. For certain people, such as those with chronic lung and heart diseases, very young children and adults over 65, the virus poses a greater threat and can result in hospitalization and death. On average, 30,000 to 40,000 Americans die every year from the Flu.
According to the CDC, or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, anyone age 6 months or over, with some rare exceptions, should receive a flu vaccination. The vaccine does NOT contain live virus and cannot give you a Flu infection. The more vaccinated people walking around, the harder it is for the influenza virus to travel from person to person; this is called herd immunity. It's one of the main ways vaccines work to protect individuals and the public in general, including those not able to receive the vaccine themselves because of medical reasons. By vaccinating most people in our community, we can reduce the risk of hospitalization and death by half. The 2017 quadrivalent flu vaccine is NOW available at our office. Protect yourself, your family and our community, especially those most vulnerable over age 65.
Your Medical Needs
Flu shots are available during open clinic hours. We look forward to serving you and your family and keeping you as healthy as possible.
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