Fordland Clinic Welcomes Dr. Drew Shoemaker

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Fordland Clinic is excited to announce that Dr. Drew Shoemaker will be joining the Fordland Clinic team. Dr. Shoemaker completed a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1995. He did his Internship and residency at Lester E. Cox Medical Center, Springfield, MO. Dr. Shoemaker uses a patient-centered approach to healthcare – treating each patient as … Read More

How is your stress level?

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        By Terri Griffith, LPC, Behavioral Health Consultant at Fordland Clinic  Have you noticed higher than normal stress levels these days?  Maybe you have felt more irritable.  Irritability may be easy to recognize in others, but what about in ourselves?  Does it seem as if the smallest things annoy you?  Maybe you are becoming angry or feeling … Read More

What Is The Difference Between Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19?

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Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2) and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, … Read More

Encouraging Patients To Get This Season’s Influenza Vaccine Early

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This has been a year of “firsts” for all of us. It’s the first time that students have returned to school on an iPad, grocery stores sported barren cleaning supply shelves, and now we are about to enter into a flu season during the middle of one of the worst public health crises in human history. While we don’t yet … Read More

Honoring our Healthcare Heroes with a Drop of Joy

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Healthcare workers are on the frontlines of battling the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that’s spreading rapidly throughout our city, state and nation. The doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, technicians, transporters, EMTs, pharmacists and all the administrative support staff, everyone who supports patient care are rising to the occasion and caring for our most vulnerable populations. We want to recognize the entire healthcare community who are sacrificing … Read More

Creative Play Will Pay Off

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As our nation comes together to address the COVID-19 crisis, your health and well-being continues to be our primary concern. The outbreak and effects of COVID-19 can be overwhelming for both adults and kids. Social and emotional well-being is key to your whole health. Kids will be talking about the days of COVID‑19 for the rest of their lives. It … Read More

Making your Physical and Mental Health a Priority During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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The Coronavirus pandemic is affecting every aspect of our lives, from virtual classrooms, to telecommuting, to early restaurant closing times, to outright quarantines. Observing public health measures and reducing exposure to the virus are required to slow the spread of this disease. No one knows how long these virus safety measures will need to stay in place, but it presents … Read More

Managing Stress and Coping

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The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and can cause strong emotions in all ages. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. How you respond to the outbreak can depend on your background, the difference in people, and the community you live in, along with other factors. … Read More

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

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February is Children’s Dental Health Month, and we’re passionate about getting kids excited about their dental health! Oral health is important, especially for young ones as their teeth are only starting to grow. If you don’t want your child to suffer from such conditions that may affect both their health and self-confidence, it is best to start the habit of cleaning … Read More