Dear valued patients,
Today (Friday, 2/11/22) we have received reports of a scam caller posing as Cadillac Family Physicians. So that you are informed and aware, the caller will refer to a medical procedure, your insurance, or medicare. They may or may not use your name and they may refer to your Medical Provider. If you receive a call that seems suspicious please hang up immediately. DO NOT disclose personal information or provide any account information to the caller. Cadillac Family Physicians will not ask you for confidential information on an outgoing call. This SCAM has been reported to Michigan State Police. If you have questions about a procedure please contact our office. Our priority as your Patient-Centered Medical Home is patient confidentiality.
Your Medical Providers at Cadillac Family Physicians
It takes a quick minute and your tests are on the way. https://www.covidtests.gov/ We are in this together!
Shared from the Munson Healthcare Blog. Winter brings slippery conditions, follow these tips for success!
Safe Walking Tips
- Wear smart footwear. Avoid high heels and shoes with smooth soles. Flat shoes or boots with good traction are the way to go!
- Be careful when exiting your vehicle or a building. Your footwear is warm and will be very slippery when you step on the snow or ice. Use your vehicle for support when exiting your car.
- Be careful when entering a building. Remove as much snow from your shoes as possible. Remember that wet shoes plus a tile floor equals a slippery situation.
- Walk like a penguin. It may sound funny, but you don’t see these ice dwelling waddlers falling. Bend slightly and walk flat-footed. Keep your knees relaxed. Point your toes out and take small steps.
- Keep your hands free. If you have items to carry, use a backpack. Keep your hands out of your pockets and ready to help with your balance.
- Take your time. Give yourself a few extra minutes to get where you’re going. Rushing or running could be your downfall (literally).
- Be aware of your surroundings. Keep a lookout for black ice, snow-covered ice, uneven surfaces, and unsalted areas. Focus your attention on walking and put your phone away.
- Be prepared to fall. This may sound contradictory, but if it’s going to happen, here’s how to do it: Relax your muscles and fall on your side. Try to avoid landing on your hands, knees, or back.
Follow THIS LINK for a fun video.
COVID vaccine appointments are available at Cadillac Family Physicians on Thursday, January 6, 2022 and continue every Thursday for the near future. Call our scheduling line for appointments at 231-876-1122We offer Pfizer and Moderna vaccines #1, #2, and boosters. We also offer Pfizer pediatric vaccine for 5-11 years old, #1 or #2
Everyone 5 years and older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine
We know that many of our patients have already received the COVID-19 vaccine. Recently, the FDA and CDC have made the COVID-19 vaccine and booster available to many more people. A Pediatric dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available for kids 5-11 years old.
With the Holiday season coming, protect your family and friends, especially those that are at high risk of serious illness.
Cadillac Family Physicians encourages you and your family and friends to get vaccinated. It’s fast, easy, and free.
Authorized or approved vaccines are safe and effective at helping prevent COVID-19 severe illness, hospitalization, and death.
Patients at Cadillac Family Physicians are able to schedule these COVID-19 vaccines:
Pfizer Pediatric vaccine for 5-11- year-olds
Pfizer 1st and 2nd doses for 12 years and older
Moderna 1st and 2nd doses for 18 years and older
Pfizer or Moderna Boosters for adults 18 years and older
Please call our schedulers at 231-876-1122 for appointments and information on times. An appointment is required for all COVID-19 vaccines. If you haven’t already, you can get your FLU shot at the same time!
Most of the pharmacies in our area (Walgreens, Rite Aid, Meijer, etc.) offer convenient COVID vaccine appointments too.
Follow this LINK to a helpful video about creating your plan.
- Have the “TALK” while you can speak for yourself, and“BEFORE” difficult medical or financial decisions arise. Clarify preferences with an Advance Care Plan or other legal document. Everyone 18 years & older needs to “TALK”.
- Choose a trusted advocate to speak for you and make decisions about your medical and/or mental health care when you can’t. One person can be your medical & financial advocate, or they may be different persons. Advocates must be at least 18, and do not need to be family members or live in the same State. Without an Advance Care Plan, a medical team is legally required to ask next-of-kin.
- Your Advance Care Plan should make clear your wishes on these questions:i>
- What’s important for you to live well?
- What type of care is important to you as your health declines?
- Would you like to receive CPR if your heart stops, or you stop breathing?
- Would you consider being on a ventilator/breathing machine?
- Would you consider a temporary or permanent feeding tube?
- Are you an organ donor?
- Where would you like to live?
- Learn key medical terms and practices: DNR (do not resuscitate), CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), what is a ventilator, and what type of care is given by social worker, hospice worker or primary care provider.
- Have documents ready:
- Advance Care Planning (no attorney required) or
- Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (attorney required) & is effective when you can no longer make your own medical decisions.
- Financial Durable Power of Attorney or Will gives authorization to your advocate for financial and property but NOT medical decisions.
NOTE: Two adult witnesses (18 years or older) must sign and date the documents on the same day as you.
- Tell your advocate where you keep your Advance Care Plan and other legal documents. Give copies to your healthcare Provider and hospital.
- REVIEW Advance Care Plan and legal documents when there are changes to your preferences, your patient advocate, your residence, your diagnosis, or your health significantly declines.
- Advance Care Plans may also be used for temporary medical situation from which you expect to fully recover. When you recover, you return to making your own decisions.
Your friends at Cadillac Family Physicians PC have provided this booklet available for download “Making Your Medical Wishes Known,” to help you discuss and create an Advance Care Plan. PLAN YOUR “TALK”. Download or request your free your booklet at your next visit to the office.
For helpful resources on Immunizations follow this LINK to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance highlighting the importance of vaccination for people of all ages.
Cadillac Family Physicians will be CLOSED on Saturday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day.