The True Meaning of July 4th, Independence Day

Wow…July 4th already. 2017 is half over. July 4th is our American Independence Day. We celebrate the day in which we signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776, and it was adopted by the Continental Congress. The signing was in Philadelphia, and the signers knew, to include Thomas Jefferson, that they could be[…]

Tips for Healthy and Safe Summer 2017

  Ah…Summer’s here. We have always loved summer, way back to when it meant we were out of school for 3 months. No longer a 3 month vacation for most of us, these days Summer means family…vacation…picnic’s…and heat! We thought we’d share some of our favorite medical tips to keep your family healthy while you’re[…]

Tips for a Happy and Safe Memorial Day

Remember the Real Reason for celebrating today. Millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer, think mainly of beaches and backyard barbecues, shopping and some sports events. Many veterans and loved ones of fallen military members wish the holiday that honors more than 1 million people who died[…]

The Dangers of Self-Diagnosis

The Dangers of Checking with Dr. Google How Self-Diagnosis can lead you down the wrong path. Ah…Self-Diagnosis. Are you one of us that checks the internet when you’re getting sick or have a new symptom that worries you? Did you know the that the National Institutes of Health reports that one-third of all adults in[…]

Oh No… I have Mono!

Infectious Mononucleosis, also known as Mono How did I get it? A very common scenario we see at Ellenton Family Practice Direct is a young high school or college age athlete that comes in thinking they have strep throat, and they leave the office with a diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis, or mono. Also called the[…]