Dr. Nguyen is the best doctor we have ever had. He really HEARS what you tell him!
The doctors are AMAZING! They explain everything very well. I would recommend to anyone.
I found the staff to be very nice and helpful.
The common cold and flu are caused by viruses that are passed through the air or by direct contact with an infected person. These viruses are highly contagious because they can survive for an hour in air droplets and on hard surfaces.
While both illnesses may cause fatigue, stuffy nose, and a cough, there are ways to tell them apart. The symptoms of a cold usually appear gradually, while the flu tends to cause sudden illness. You can also distinguish the two because, unlike a cold, influenza causes a high fever, severe and dry cough, headache, and body aches and pains.
Numerous viruses cause upper respiratory tract infections, like the cold and flu. Your provider at Prima Health Clinic needs to know exactly which virus you have before they can properly treat your illness.
Additionally, your symptoms may be due to a problem other than an upper respiratory virus. Serious conditions such as whooping cough and pneumonia also cause fever, fatigue, coughing, and a runny nose or nasal congestion.
However, other respiratory conditions are often caused by bacteria. Your provider must identify the specific bacterium before the proper medication can be prescribed.
By running the BioFire FilmArray Respiratory Panel EZ, your provider can quickly get the information needed to prescribe the best treatment.
The BioFire FilmArray Respiratory Panel EZ is conveniently done in-office and allows your provider to prescribe treatment that targets the specific virus or bacteria causing your illness.
The BioFire identifies 14 viral and bacterial pathogens that cause respiratory infections. In addition to finding multiple viruses responsible for flu, the test also identifies numerous viruses and bacteria responsible for colds and other upper respiratory infections, like pneumonia and whooping cough.
Additionally, the test detects adenoviruses and corona viruses. While both viruses cause colds and pneumonia, adenoviruses can also lead to conjunctivitis and bronchitis, while coronaviruses are responsible for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).
At the earliest signs of an upper respiratory infection, schedule an appointment by calling Prima Health Clinic or request a visit online.
Insurance options can be complicated. Please feel free to call our office for more information regarding health Insurance options.
Throughout the years, I have found that both doctors are very knowledgeable with the latest treatments and are willing to explain these options clearly during our visits.
"The doctors here are great! I also like the fact that the office is open on Saturday morning, so I can take my children to check-ups without missing school."
"This Practice is Amazing! I am not an easy patient to manage, but Dr. Thuy worked with me through all my symptoms and my Heart and overall Health is great now. "
I have been seeing the doctors at Prima Health Clinic since 2007. Both doctors and staff are friendly and nice. I would recommend them to anyone including family members.