Post Rock Family Medicine is composed of five separate practices: Daniel J. Sanchez, MD, Prairie Star Family Practice, LifeLine Family Medicine, Rooks County Health Center Clinic, and Solomon Valley Family Medicine. We have clinics in Plainville, Stockton and Palco.

Our mission is to provide the people of Rooks County and northwest Kansas the opportunity to optimize their health through a patient-centered medical home that delivers professional, compassionate, excellent service.

We all work together as a team to coordinate your care; when you see any of PRFM’s providers, that information is shared back to your primary provider through the electronic health record.

Our office hours are 8:30am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday.  You can also find our providers staffing Doctors Without Delay, a walk in clinic at Rooks County Health Center, open 8:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Saturday.

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”There’s A Snake in my Boots!”

September 8, 2015 | Uncategorized | By: Naomi Wyatt

snakes40 miles from the nearest medical clinic and hours from the nearest hospital, 3 friends and I were hiking in southern Utah when our laughs turned to silence when Travis suddenly screamed and disappeared from the moonlight.  When we ran to where he had seemingly fallen off the track we found him lying on the ground writhing in pain, holding his leg.  He said he had been bitten by something that attacked him from off the path and vanished as quickly as it had appeared.  Not knowing what it was, I immediately started doing what I had learned just months ago in a zoology class.  I held his leg tight to prevent potential venom from getting back to his heart, and quickly poured water on the wound to wash it off.  I sucked on the wound to try to remove any venom I could before we bandaged it and tried to get him on his feet.  Before leaving the area, we cautiously searched the brush with our lights to look for possible perpetrators to provide better answers when seen by a physician.  It was a long and slow walk back to camp, including carrying Travis for part of the way, but luckily we were able to get him the care he needed as quickly as we could.  This experience several years ago came to my mind when first exploring Rooks County this summer.

Possible bites in Kansas:

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Dazed and Confused…How to Identify and Care for an Athlete with a Concussion

August 31, 2015 | Uncategorized | By: Naomi Wyatt

Every parent knows the feeling: You’re standing on the sidelines of your son’s football game, proudly cheering on your little quarterback, when he gets hit. He falls to the ground, the other team’s biggest player falls on top of him. You watch helplessly as your child pulls themselves up, stumbles unstably to the sidelines, pulls of his helmet and starts puking. Your child has a concussion.
Concussion is the term for when a blow to the head is hard enough to cause the brain to swell. Similar to when you hit your shin on something hard, and the spot where you hit it swells up and becomes a hard knot, when something hits the head hard enough, the brain can swell up. However unlike other parts of your body, the brain is in a hard casing, the skull, so it has a limited amount of space to swell. The swelling changes the way some of the processes in the brain work, which can be seen as changes in your childs behavior.

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Back To School — Are your child’s immunizations up to date? Let us help you find out!

August 12, 2015 | Uncategorized | By: Naomi Wyatt

Well-child visits, including pre-school physicals, kindergarten physicals and sports physicals provide a great opportunity to raise general questions and concerns about your child’s development, behavior, and overall well-being.  Children should be seen for an annual health supervision visit that includes a physical exam as well as a developmental, behavioral, and learning assessment.   This is also a great opportunity to update necessary immunizations, assess growth and development, and counsel children and parents about behavioral issues, nutrition and exercise.  Healthy kids need to be seen for a yearly check-up.  The back-to-school season is a convenient time for putting the exam on your family’s schedule.

A healthy childhood and adolescence calls for balancing home life, school, social activities, sports, and extracurricular activities. This is all the more reason to keep an established relationship with your medical provider.

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