3 Reasons to Get a Flu Shot

No one enjoys getting a shot. But did you realize that by avoiding those few seconds of discomfort, you could be putting your life—and the lives of others—at risk? That's exactly what happens when you choose to forego your annual flu shot. At Riverview Medical Center,...

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The 2018-2019 Flu Season: What You Need to Know

Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention releases its predictions for the upcoming flu season. What will the next few months hold for your health? The staff at Riverview Medical Center's urgent care want you to be prepared—and want you to understand...

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Will Insurance Pay for My Flu Shot?

If you've paid any attention to the news in recent years (not to mention your doctor's advice), you know how important the flu vaccine is. However, many people still choose to avoid getting a flu shot. Each person may have different reasons for making this choice. One...

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Do Your Knees Crack? Should You Worry?

We all know that our knees are more prone to problems as we age. Arthritis and worn joints are two things older folks often have to deal with. But knee problems can happen at any age. If your knees crack or make other noises, should you worry? Here's some advice from...

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Is Your Child Hiding a Concussion?

There are many stories in the news about concussions in athletes. While professional players get the headlines, this is also a concern for student-athletes at every level of the games they play. At Riverview Medical Center, we see many young people in our urgent care...

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Have You Had the Whooping Cough Vaccine?

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. It's a good time to review your family's immunization records. Are the adults and children in your home up-to-date on their vaccinations? One that you should pay particular attention to is the whooping cough vaccine....

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What Are Sports Physicals?

As school starts back up, so do sports. Regardless of the type of sport they play, your kids will be required by their school and the state to complete a sports physical. Sports physicals are just one of the many walk-in primary care services we offer at Riverview...

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Shopping for Sunscreen? Keep These 4 Things in Mind

How much time do you spend thinking about your skin during the summer? The heat and sun mean you need to take extra care of this important part of your body. Applying sunscreen regularly is one of the best things you can do to stay comfortable today and reduce your...

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4 Summer Safety Tips to Follow

Are your summer days lazy or full of activity? No matter how you choose to spend your time, you'll want to keep it safe. The primary care physicians at Riverview Medical Center want to share four summer safety tips that will help you enjoy the season. Be safe around...

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Swimming This Summer? Watch Out for Swimmer’s Ear

Is summer your favorite season? Many people take every advantage of the warm weather and sunshine by getting outdoors. One popular activity is swimming. Whether you go to the pool, the lake, or the ocean, it's a great way to get exercise and spend time with your...

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