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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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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