Saturday, July 9, 2011

Three Important Updates

Flu Vaccines will be available 9/1/11.  No appointments are necessary, however contact us to verify availability.

Medicare now allows patients to have yearly Preventive Health Exams. I encourage all of you to take advantage of this important health benefit.  Please set up an appointment at your convenience.

The FDA has recently passed new guidelines with respect to the use of Zocor (Simvastatin) due to an increased incidence of muscle inflammation.  Doses of 80 mg are no longer recommended, and due to potential interactions with other medications, lower doses may need to be adjusted.  If you are on Zocor, Simcor, Vytorin, or generic Simvastatin, call or make an appointment to discuss options.