Please schedule your children's physicals soon as the available times do fill up very fast near the end of the summer and you may not get a time as convenient as you would like. Typically when school starts and a child wants to join a sport, they will be delayed or not be able to join if their physical is not up to date. If your child is into sports and is likely to want to join a school sport make sure they have a recent physical, schedule it today!...Now!
Also Dr. Bernardez will be away several days at the end of August. In her place we will have Patti and Kristen our Nurse Practitioners. They both are extremely experienced and capable and love doing annual check ups, so while Dr. B is away they will be covering for her. They also work with us now during the week and Dr. Bernardez is available to check in or ask questions.
Schools, camps, sports, and just a yearly check up for you and your families piece of mind. Ask questions, make sure you are up to date with protection from diseases, and get a general state of your health. Our New Windsor office is easy to get to and just a short ride from anywhere in Orange, Dutchess, and Putnam Counties.
Also we would like to note that for those who are going abroad to college, travel, staying at camps, or going to any dorm type living situation, we now have the Meningitis B vaccine available. The standard required Meningitis Vaccine covers certain strains, (A,C,W,+Y) which historically have been the most common here in the US. We would like to inform people however that the B strains (many different strains of B type meningitis) are very prevalent over seas and with the large amount of travel and movement of people, the B strain is starting to show up here in the US.