Prescription Refills After A Storm

Prescription Refills After A Storm

All of the Prime Care Family Practice providers and staff want to see all our patients and their families safe.

With Isaias expecting to impact Central Virginia, it is a good reminder to take action to prepare, including planning ahead for refilling prescriptions.

It could be difficult to fill prescriptions after a natural disaster, such as a hurricane.

That’s why it is so important that you take action to prepare and protect the prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, and vitamins you need before any storms.

Protect yourself and others when filling prescriptions by limiting in-person visits to the pharmacy.

Sign up for mail order delivery or call-in your prescription ahead of time and use drive-thru windows or curbside pickup if available.

For more hurricane safety and preparedness tips this information from the Virginia Department Of Health offers practical information you should familiarize yourself with, ideally before a storm is in the forecast.

Mask & Social Distancing Policy At Prime Care Family Practice

To keep our staff, patients, and shared community as healthy as possible during this pandemic, Prime Care Family Practice has implemented the wearing of masks and practicing physical (social) distancing to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

POLICY:

  • Masking requirements apply to all Prime Care Family Practice employees, visitors, and patients over the age of 2.
  • While in our office, all employees, patients and visitors must wear a mask and maintain six feet of physical distance.
  • Physical distancing is defined as maintaining six feet of physical space between individuals.
  • Visitor and patient waiting areas are configured to meet physical distancing space requirements.
  • In the event volumes are high within patient waiting areas and physical distancing recommendations cannot be maintained, patients will be asked to wait in their vehicles.
  • Masking is not a substitute for physical distancing recommendations.

MASKING REQUIREMENTS:

Masks will be worn appropriately and completely cover the nose and mouth.  Surgical (ear loop) style masks or cloth/textile masks are acceptable.  Patients and visitors will be provided masks upon entry to the office if they are not wearing one.

Masks will be worn upon entry and until exited from the building.  

Masks are to be worn for the entire duration of the visit.  Physical distancing should also be maintained.

We recognize that some patients may not tolerate wearing a mask.  Those special patient populations and conditions may include respiratory compromised patients, special needs patients, etc. Please notify us prior to your appointment if you fall into one of these categories.

Prime Care Response To CoronaVirus

Prime Care Family Practice has not seen any known or suspected cases of Coronavirus. However, in an effort to best protect our patients and staff, if you have a fever, cough and shortness of breath, please call us at 804-526-1111 before coming into the office for any reason. One of our staff members will evaluate you by phone and direct you to the appropriate resource for your best care.

Prime Care’s medical team continues to monitor developments regarding the coronavirus as we closely follow the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines and recommendations. As always, our focus is the safety and well-being of our patients, employees and the community we serve.

Vote In The 2019 Progress Index Best Of The Best Awards

It’s that time of year again! Time to vote in the Progress Index Best Of The Best Awards

This annual tradition is a great way to recognize, and support, your local community businesses, local restaurants, home services and medical providers.

Voting is now open and will continue through September 23rd. Click here to get started and cast your votes.

Dr. Amar Shah Leaving Prime Care Family Practice

Dear Prime Care Patient, 

As some of you may know, in 2018 Dr. Amar Shah opened Vital Care Family Practice, a medical practice serving the Midlothian area, and has been splitting his time between the two practices.  

Recently, Dr. Amar Shah has made the difficult decision to no longer see patients at Prime Care Family Practice and will focus his practice at Vital Care. This change is effective as of August 12, 2019. 

Your medical care, and the service you receive, remain our top priority.  For existing patients who have appointments already scheduled with Dr. Amar Shah, we will reschedule the appointment with another Prime Care medical provider. If you would like to request a specific provider, please get in touch as soon as possible to let us know, and we will make every effort to accommodate your request.  

For patients who choose to would like to see Dr. Amar Shah in his new Vital Care practice , we will work with you to securely transfer all your confidential medical records. To begin this process please visit this link to and follow the instructions to complete the records transfer request. There is no charge to have your records electronically transferred.  

All providers and staff at Prime Care Family Practice are value you as a patient and are committed to your ongoing healthcare. Should you have any questions regarding this transition feel free to give us a call at 804.526.1111.

Prime Care Closed Thursday July 4th

In Observance of Independence Day, Prime Care Family Practice will be closed next Thursday, July 4th. Should you need to speak with our doctor on call for urgent medical needs please dial 804-965-7965.

We wish everyone a happy and save Independence Day.

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Congratulations To Dr. Lesli Brown

Please help us congratulate Dr. Lesli Brown on the birth of a healthy baby boy!

Dr. Brown will be out on maternity leave through July 29th taking time to rest and enjoy her new bundle of joy.

Current patients of Dr. Brown’s can contact the Prime Care office at 804.526.1111 to schedule appointments with another provider during Dr. Brown’s leave.

Thank You – Prime Care Reaches 1,000 Facebook Likes

Prime Care Family Practice recently reached 1,000 likes on our Facebook page!

Over the years we’ve watched this page grow, and see how our patients, families and friends engage with us on Facebook , leave messages, comments and reviews.

Thank you to everyone who supports Prime Care Family Practice. We are honored to be your local medical provider.

If you haven’t checked our Facebook page, click to visit and keep up with all the latest news from Prime Care Family Practice.


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See How PrimeCare Became More Efficient To Serve Our Patients Better

Prime Care Family Practice has been serving the needs of the Tri Cities community for over 25 years. As our practice grew, and technology changed, we realized we had to assess our current practices and make changes to become more efficient and provide more convenience to our patients.

It has been five years since we took on this initiative and introduced eClinicalWorks, a solution allowing our patients to request appointments, refills or contact us using the secure Healow app.  We’ve also introduced other services including telemedicine to provide more convenient and efficient options for patients and providers.

See the video below for more.

National Drug Take Back Day 2018

Prime Care Family Practice encourages you to participate in the 2018 National Drug Take Back Event on April 28th from 10am-2pm where you can bring unused prescription drugs to be safely disposed of.

Last year Americans nationwide did their part to reduce the opioid crisis by bringing the DEA and its more than 4,200 local and tribal law enforcement partners a record-setting 912,305 pounds of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for disposal at more than 5,300 collection sites.

On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. our local area Police Departments will partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration to give the public its 15th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Prince George Police Department – side parking lot, Hopewell Police Department – parking lot by main entrance, Petersburg Police Department – CVS Pharmacy, Colonial Heights Police Department – Toys R Us parking lot or the Chesterfield County Police Department – Manchester High School front loop. The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse.
Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor’s supervision.
The non-medical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America.
The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family and friends — and
the home medicine cabinet.
Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold.
Unused drugs that are flushed contaminate the water supply. Proper disposal of unused drugs
saves lives and protects the environment.
Take-back programs are the best way to dispose of old drugs.

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