What's New

FLU Vaccine: We are beginning to receive our influenza vaccine shipments for the 2020-2021 Influenza Season. We will be offering the flu vaccine beginning in October. More complete details will be available on how to schedule in the near future. As in years past, some patients will require 2 doses. For these patients they will start to receive the vaccine when in the office for Well Child Exams beginning this month. This will allow them to receive the second dose in October and be fully protected by the beginning of flu season, which is typically November. Our office will be holding two walk in flu clinics (October 17 and November 14 from 8am-11am). There will be limited number of scheduled nursing visits this year due to social distancing and COVID19 restrictions. These appointments will not be available for scheduling until early October. For those children old enough, you may choose to use a local pharmacy for your child's immunization this year. We ask that you please contact us to let us know so we can add it to your child's record.
 
COVID-19: If you feel your child may have contracted the current pandemic coronavirus please call our office and one of our nurses will discuss what steps should be taken.

Symptoms include:
• Fever of 100.4° F (38.0° C) or higher
• Cough
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Fatigue
• Muscle or body aches
• Headache
• New loss of taste or smell
• Sore throat
• Congestion or runny nose
• Nausea or vomiting
• Diarrhea
Symptoms can range from mild to severe and appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. 
 

We are currently testing at our facility by appointment only.  Due to a lack of available personal protective equipment for staff and patients we are not testing inside the building.

 

Check out the World Health Organization "Myth Busters" for up to date information on the current coronavirus outbreak. If you have any other questions or concerns please call our office to speak with one of our nurses.

Other resources include:

https://www.healthychildren.org/english/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus.aspx

https://services.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/

https://www.co.fresno.ca.us/departments/public-health/covid-19

 

EPIC MyChart Drs. van Beever and Alifano are now participating in the EPIC MyChart feature. This will allow parents access to their child's chart for lab results, imaging results, immunization history among other things. Parents will also be able to communicate directly with them through a secured messaging system. If you are interested please click here for a copy of the Proxy Access Form. You will then need to print and fill it out. Return it to our office and we will start the process of obtaining access to your child's chart. We are excited to offer this service.

WE'RE TURNING 25! The Peachwood Medical Group is celebrating 25 years of being part of the community. To commemorate the Pediatricians have put together a short clip to celebrate what makes our patients (and us) happy. Check it out by clicking here