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Family Practice Center

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3040 N. Susquehanna Trail
P.O. Box 129
Shamokin Dam, PA 17876
Phone: 570-743-1703

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P: 570-837-2123

In The News

Attention Diabetic Patients

Diabetic retinopathy, which is caused by high blood sugar, can lead to poor vision and even blindness. Having a screening for this disease every year can help to diagnose retinopathy before it changes your vision. Otherwise you may not notice symptoms until the disease becomes severe. Make sure your ophthalmologist or optometrist is specifically checking for diabetic retinopathy. Ask your Family Practice Center physician for more information.

Pneumovax Vaccine

Pneumovax is a vaccine used to prevent certain types of pneumonia. Men and women age 65 and older should ask their healthcare provider about the pneumonia vaccine.

It's flu season... again

Flu season has arrived, and prevention is everyone's goal. The best way to protect yourself against the flu is to get the influenza vaccine. It takes about two weeks for the vaccine to be effective, so we recommend that you get your flu shot immediately... earlier being more beneficial. Call your FPC office for more information about preventing the flu.

Please welcome our new offices!

We’re pleased to announce that the primary care group of Kandra, Fierer, and Kuskin Associates has joined FPC. Robert Fierer, MD; Louis Kuskin, MD; and Kimberly Walker, PA-C are welcoming new patients age 5 to senior citizens at their offices in Harrisburg and Elizabethville. Click Here for more information.

Minor urgent care needs

You may be able to avoid a trip to the emergency room by visiting our offices for minor urgent care needs. We have same day appointments available, and many of our sites have evening and Saturday office hours. Family Practice Center in Selinsgrove is open every Saturday from 7:30am until 5:00pm and Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00pm to provide all FPC patients with urgent care for minor illnesses and injuries.

HPV Virus

You have probably heard about the HPV vaccine, since it's been in the news recently. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends giving the HPV vaccine to 11 and 12 year old girls to protect them against cervical cancer and genital warts caused by the HPV virus. It is also recommended for girls and women age 13 to 26 who have not yet been vaccinated, and for males, age 9 to 26. The vaccine has been licensed by the Food and Drug Administration and by the CDC as safe and effective. Ask your FPC healthcare provider about this important preventive measure.

Smoking related disease

The office of the Surgeon General reports that you don't have to be a heavy smoker or a long-time smoker to get a smoking related disease or have a heart attack or asthma attack that is triggered by tobacco smoke. Cigarette smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals and compounds, many of which are toxic and cause cancer. If your goal is to quit smoking, please let us help. There are many new products designed to make it easier to stop smoking, and your FPC physician will help you decide which one is right for you.

Diabetes increasing

The number of people over age 50 who have diabetes has increased significantly over the past 10 years. You can do a great deal to reduce your chance of developing diabetes by slimming down if you are overweight. This is especially true if you have a family history of the disease. Ask your physician to assess your risk factors for diabetes and to help you with preventive care.

If you are diabetic and have not had the following tests or procedures done, talk to your healthcare provider.

  • Complete history and physical-yearly
  • Foot Exam-yearly
  • Dilated eye exam-yearly
  • Lab testing- Microalbumin-yearly, Cholesterol Panel-yearly, Liver Enzymes-yearly, Creatinine-every 6 months, HBA1C-every 3-6 months, Fasting blood sugar- every 3 months.

Colon cancer screening

Have you talked to your doctor about your risk for colon cancer? People who have no identified risk factors should begin colon cancer screening at age 50. Lower your chances of getting colon cancer by watching your weight, avoiding alcohol, and staying active. A diet high in fruits and vegetables may also help lower your risk. Talk with your healthcare provider about colon cancer prevention and screening.

Patients experience the benefits of electronic medical records

FPC's patients are experiencing the benefits of electronic medical records and the nation's healthcare industry moves from paper to computerized records. Our patient's prescriptions are at the pharmacy before they even leave the office, and this is only one of the many office operations that have been smoothed out by the electronic records system.


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