PRFM Christmas picture 2013Post 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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RCHC Implements Measles Precaution

July 23, 2014 | Alerts, Health Advice | By: Zach Muhrer | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Measles, a highly infectious virus that causes fever, runny nose, cough and body rash, has hit record numbers this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control Prevention. So far in 2014, the CDC has reported 566 cases of Measles in 20 states. Confirmed cases have been reported in Johnson County, Sedgwick County and the Kansas City metro area.

Rooks County Health Center (RCHC) has implemented a measles precaution effective immediately. Measles symptoms include: fever, cough or runny nose and rash. If you think you may have the measles and need to seek medical care, notify your provider or RCHC before coming to the hospital.

Hospital staff will meet you at the emergency room entrance to apply a special mask before entering the building. Measles patients will be placed in a “negative pressure” isolation room, which prevents the air from entering through the hospital’s regular air system.

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Rachel Kennally spends the summer at Post Rock

July 14, 2014 | Students | By: Zach Muhrer | Tags: , , , ,

WP_20140707_002Rachel Kennally’s six weeks at Post Rock is quickly coming to a close.  Since June 9, Rachel has spent her days and evenings shadowing Dr. Brull in Plainville and picking the brains of the other PRFM providers.

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Sabetha, KS, a small town in the NE part of the state. I graduated from Sabetha High and moved to Manhattan, KS where I attended K-State for my undergraduate studies- Go Cats! I currently live in Prairie Village and attend medical school in Kansas City.

Why did you come to Plainville?

Last fall I was assigned Dr. Brull as a mentor through the Faces in Family Medicine Program at KU. I knew from the beginning of the year that I wanted to participate in the Summer Rural Research Program and that I wanted to go somewhere that I did not know well. After corresponding with Dr. Brull and hearing about how Plainville is a great place for students to learn, I decided that Plainville would be the perfect place to spend my six weeks.

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How Do We Educate Vaccine-resistant Parents Without Driving Them Away?

July 10, 2014 | Alerts, Health Advice, News | By: Zach Muhrer | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

PRFM’s own Dr. Loney recently published this article via AAFP.org:

As of June 6, nearly 400 cases of measles had been reported in the United States this year. That is by far the highest total since public health officials declared the disease eradicated in this country in 2000. The 16 separate outbreaks in 20 states have led me to think a lot about the spread of vaccine-preventable illness and what I want my clinic policy to be regarding the care of unvaccinated patients.

The highest numbers of cases have been reported from California, Ohio and New York City. Back in April when California had “only” 58 reported cases (close to the yearly national average), the CDC reported that at least 11 people had been infected in doctors’ offices, hospitals or other health care settings. There also have been outbreaks of mumps, pertussis and varicella in various parts of the country in the past year, making the chances of encountering one or another of these vaccine-preventable illnesses in our practices much more likely than in prior years.

Continue reading this article on AAFP.org