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Know the Risks of Over the Counter Medications

Know the Risks of Over the Counter Medications

otcmedsBALDWIN, Michigan –  Every day millions of people use over-the-counter (OTC) medications for relief from such things as headaches, coughs, colds and many other health concerns. Even though these products are widely available and easy to use, it’s important to note that these medications do have risks if used incorrectly.

Family Health Care’s pharmacists are medication experts with years of experience and advanced training regarding the interactions of OTC medications with prescription medications and how they can work together to improve your health. They can help you learn how to take your medications properly and the possible dangers of the medicines you take.

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How to Dispose of Unused Medications – Safely

dispose_drugs_300How to Dispose of Unused Medications – Safely

 BALDWIN, Michigan –  If you have unused prescriptions, what’s the best way to get rid of them? Although common, flushing and throwing away medications is not recommended. Flushing and throwing away medications increase chances of environmental harm and accidental poisoning.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), over 82% of American adults take at least one medication and most Americans take many medications.

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Another Tooth Champion In Town

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October 27, 2016

andrew-mintzerBALDWIN, Michigan –  Family Health Care (FHC) is pleased to announce the addition of Andrew Mintzer, DDS to its staff of quality health care providers in Cadillac.

Dr. Mintzer joined the FHC health care team in October. He will be providing comprehensive dental services alongside Mark Rajewski, DDS. Dr. Mintzer received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University

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New Physician Welcomed in Cadillac

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August 8, 2016

Dr. LeviBALDWIN, Michigan – Family Health Care is pleased to announce the arrival of Dr. Jonathan Levi, MD, who joined the Cadillac office on July 25th. Dr. Levi is a board certified Internal Medicine Physician who attended Columbia University where he received his undergraduate degree, and then went on to receive his Medical Degree from New York University School of Medicine.

Dr. Levi has resided in Michigan for thirty years. He is moving to Cadillac from the Detroit area and brings a wealth of experience in medicine. His patients describe him as a caring physician who listens and delivers quality medical care. He’s looking forward to relocating with his wife to the Cadillac area and becoming an active member of the community. For more information on setting up an appointment or becoming a patient of the health center, contact the center at 775-6521.

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Family Health Care Breaks Ground on Baldwin Renovations

ground BALDWIN, Michigan – Family Health Care (FHC) broke ground on its 1900 sq. ft. expansion and renovation of its Baldwin site on Monday, May 16, at 2:30pm.  FHC was awarded federal funding through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. HRSA’s goal is – like Family Health Care’s – to improve access to health care by strengthening the health care workforce, building health communities and achieving health equity. This award, along with FHC funding that has been set aside, will assist in the expansion and availability of primary care health services within the Baldwin community along with much needed improvements to the health center.

The renovations will provide 1900 additional square feet of space to better accommodate patient flow and expand its pharmacy area. Construction is planned to begin in the next few weeks and continue through early 2017. Kathy Sather, CEO of Family Health Care, states “These improvements to our Baldwin location and will allow us to better serve with more exam rooms, as well as additional space for pharmacy.  Once the improvements are made, we will be providing more access during Saturday hours; something we have been trying to accomplish for some time now.  We are focused on serving all who visit the community in making sure their urgent needs are met – in addition to those who live here year round.”

new-baldwin-buildingHealth Centers like Family Health Care are a key strategic tool in assuring that underserved areas and populations have access to health care. Today more than 600,000 Michigan residents rely on a Health Center as their health care home—including individuals across all income levels, insured or not.  If it weren’t for Health Centers like Family Health Care, many of these individuals would remain isolated from health care due to lack of insurance, inability to pay for services, and transportation, language, and cultural barriers. Health Centers overcome these barriers by providing coordinated, comprehensive, community-based health care to anyone who walks through their doors.

Sather states “FHC hopes to be the health provider of choice and provide the community with essential services from pharmacy to primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services.”

Stay up to date with renovation pictures by following the Baldwin Facebook page at www.facebook.com/familyhealthcareorg or by searching Family Health Care – Baldwin.

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