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Flu season: To mask or not to mask? That is the question

Posted on February 2, 2018

[YOUTUBE][/YOUTUBE] Flu is upon us and everyone — neighbors, friends, loved ones and that co-worker coughing up a lung in the next cubicle – seems infected.What’s a healthy person to do? Put on one of those germ-proof head-to-toe suits like in the movie Outbreak? Well, if you recall, it didn’t save Kevin Spacey.So in the midst of the worst flu season since… Read More

WPTV: Did you get your flu shot? Vaccine supplies running low

Posted on January 31, 2018

MD Now Urgent Care still has vaccine in supply [YOUTUBE][/YOUTUBE] WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - What can you do to fight the flu?Everyone says get a flu shot, but that may be easy to say and hard to do.Doctors at MD Now Urgent Care have seen countless flu patients this season and they’re down to just a handful of flu shots.If you… Read More

CBS 12: As flu vaccine is in high demand, doctor says supply could be getting low

Posted on January 30, 2018

[YOUTUBE][/YOUTUBE] WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WPEC) - The flu shot is recommended by doctors, but some people could soon be out of luck. The vaccine is in high demand, and one doctor says supply could be getting low.Dr. Peter Lamelas opened his first MD Now Urgent Care facility in Lake Worth. Now, he has 30 across south Florida. He has a… Read More

CBS 12: A virus similar to the flu that may not be tested for

Posted on January 29, 2018

[YOUTUBE][/YOUTUBE] PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. (WPEC) - It feels similar to the flu and it can kill like the flu, but it’s not the flu. It’s adenovirus and most hospitals don’t test for it. It’s another virus adding to the misery this severe flu season and it’s tough to identify.Dr. Peter Lamelas, executive director of MD Urgent Care Now says the… Read More

CBS 12: Some parents rushing to get flu shots for their kids, hospitals feeling flu impact

Posted on January 25, 2018

[YOUTUBE][/YOUTUBE] WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS 12) — The death of a West Palm Beach boy, possibly from the flu, is causing other parents to take notice.Some are deciding they no longer want to put off getting their child a flu shot.An MD Now Urgent Care Clinic in West Palm Beach says they had 130 patients Thursday and at least half of… Read More

MD Now Achieves First UCAOA Occupational Health/Medicine Certification

Posted on October 19, 2017

UCAOA is excited to announce that MD Now Urgent Care in West Palm Beach, Florida is the first organization to achieve recognition for the Occupational Health/Medicine Certification from UCAOA. The Occupational Health/Medicine Certification is an addition to UCAOA’s traditional certification designation. This accomplishment allows centers to be recognized for their commitment to meet the scope of minimal expectations to define a qualified… Read More

How to Make a Pinhole Camera for the Great American Solar Eclipse

Posted on August 18, 2017
MD Now Great American Solar Eclipse

You don't need fancy glasses or equipment to watch one of the sky's most awesome shows: a solar eclipse. With just a few simple supplies, you can make a pinhole camera that lets you watch a solar eclipse safely and easily from anywhere.Before you get started, remember: You should never look at the sun directly without equipment that's specifically designed for… Read More

Gov. Scott: Florida Calls on CDC to Activate Emergency Response Team Following Confirmed Mosquito-Borne Transmissions

Posted on August 1, 2016

UPDATE - Aug. 9, 2016: Palm Beach County has its first suspected local case of Zika bringing the number of patients with locally acquired Zika to 17 in South Florida, with 15 of those in Miami-Dade County.  An unidentified person who may have visited Miami is believed to have contracted Palm Beach County's first locally acquired case of Zika. Florida Department of… Read More

CDC: Early Data Suggests Potentially Severe Flu Season

Posted on December 5, 2014

CDC Urges Vaccination, Treatment Early data suggests that the current 2014-2015 flu season could be severe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges immediate vaccination for anyone still unvaccinated this season and recommends prompt treatment with antiviral drugs for people at high risk of complications who develop flu. So far this year, seasonal influenza A H3N2 viruses have been most… Read More

Urgent Care for Your Child’s Accidents and Roughhousing

Posted on May 2, 2014

Parenting Plus magazine called upon Peter Lamelas, M.D., CEO and Chief Medical Officer of MD Now Urgent Care for safety advice around accidents. Read the May issue of Parenting Plus magazine to find an article about wound closure for kids, written by Dr. Lamelas.

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