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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Post Rock Nursing Position Open

August 6, 2015 | Job Opening, News | By: Jennifer Brull

UPDATE: We’ve filled our applicant pool.  Thanks for all the interest!

Post Rock Family Medicine is now accepting applications for a full time nursing position in our Plainville clinic.  Come work with our team!  Suggested skills include experience with clinic nursing and electronic health records.  Licensure may include RN, LPN, CNA or MA.  Please submit a resume and cover letter to PRFM, attention Dr. Daniel Sanchez, by email at contactus@postrock.us.