Post Rock hosts Aaron Pfeifer

November 11, 2014 | News, Students | By: Zach Muhrer | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

WP_20141105_006Aaron Pfeifer will be working with Dr. Brull and the Post Rock medical team until 11/21.  A native of Hays, Aaron joins us from the University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita.

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Hays, KS, where I graduated from Thomas More Prep-Marian high school and went on to complete my undergraduate studies at Fort Hays State University. From there I moved to Kansas City to complete my first two years of medical school and then moved to Wichita, KS to finish my last two years of schooling. I am currently living in Wichita, KS, where I am completing my last year of medical school.

Why did you come to Plainville?

I came to Plainville to learn from a great group of physicians and to learn what it is like to practice rural medicine. I have heard from classmates what a great experience they had working with Dr. Brull and her colleagues, making it the perfect opportunity to learn about rural medicine.

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Get your flu shots!

September 26, 2014 | Alerts, News | By: Zach Muhrer | Tags: , , , , ,

Post Rock received our flu vaccine today and we are ready to give you yours! If you have an appointment in the next several weeks, we can provide the flu shot during your visit. If not, please give us a call to schedule a nurse visit and get yours soon!

Vaccines are available at all Post Rock clinics during regular business hours.  Doctors Without Delay will also have flu shots available for patients needing to receive their shot after during more flexible hours.

Influenza can affect anybody seriously.  However, young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and people with chronic medical conditions are most at risk for flu-related complications.  For more information on influenza and the flu shot, visit the CDC’s flu webpage or check out this short fact sheet from the CDC.

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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