Every month, Dr. Sandy Vieder of Lakes Urgent Care answers your questions about timely health issues.

From asthma to flu shots, sports injuries to seasonal health topics, Dr. Sandy Vieder, Medical Director and co-owner of Lakes Urgent Care, answers questions asked by his patients every month.



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Enterovirus D68

Antibiotics are not effective against any type of virus including Enterovirus D68. There is no vaccine for this virus. The best defense is good hygiene and supporting your immune system by eating a balanced diet and getting adequate sleep. If you become concerned that your child may have this severe respiratory illness, you should seek medical evaluation with your primary care physician or a certified urgent care. The staff at Lakes Urgent Care is capable of evaluating and initiating treatment for this virus as well as submitting the required testing to the state immunology lab if indicated.

Category: Enterovirus D68

Enterovirus D68 most commonly causes advanced respiratory symptoms such as persistent cough, wheezing and progressive shortness of breath. Initially, symptoms from this virus may emerge in a typical fashion with fever, rash, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. However, the most significant aspect of this virus is the advanced respiratory illness that it causes in children. It can also have a greater impact on children with underlying respiratory issues like asthma or if they are immunocompromised due to congenital heart disease or other chronic ailments that may impact their immune system.

Category: Enterovirus D68

As with any type of communicable disease, good hand washing is the most important thing you and your family can do to prevent contraction and spreading. The virus is capable of surviving on solid surfaces for several hours. Maintaining a regular cleaning program for community surfaces such as desks, doorknobs and other commonly handled items with a disinfecting solution or wipe, should be adequate to kill the virus on these surfaces. Keep hand sanitizer in many easy to reach places and use it!

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Enterovirus D68

Antibiotics are not effective against any type of virus including Enterovirus D68. There is no vaccine for this virus. The best defense is good hygiene and supporting your immune system by eating a balanced diet and getting adequate sleep. If you become concerned that your child may have this severe respiratory illness, you should seek medical evaluation with your primary care physician or a certified urgent care. The staff at Lakes Urgent Care is capable of evaluating and initiating treatment for this virus as well as submitting the required testing to the state immunology lab if indicated.

Category: Enterovirus D68

Enterovirus D68 most commonly causes advanced respiratory symptoms such as persistent cough, wheezing and progressive shortness of breath. Initially, symptoms from this virus may emerge in a typical fashion with fever, rash, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. However, the most significant aspect of this virus is the advanced respiratory illness that it causes in children. It can also have a greater impact on children with underlying respiratory issues like asthma or if they are immunocompromised due to congenital heart disease or other chronic ailments that may impact their immune system.

Category: Enterovirus D68

As with any type of communicable disease, good hand washing is the most important thing you and your family can do to prevent contraction and spreading. The virus is capable of surviving on solid surfaces for several hours. Maintaining a regular cleaning program for community surfaces such as desks, doorknobs and other commonly handled items with a disinfecting solution or wipe, should be adequate to kill the virus on these surfaces. Keep hand sanitizer in many easy to reach places and use it!

Category: Enterovirus D68

This is a rare strain of a common virus, which for unknown reasons has become very active now. The virus is related to the common cold. It is not a new strain of virus and has caused significant respiratory illness specifically with children. There have been no reports of illness in adults related to the D68 Enterovirus.

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"This place was awesome! Phone etiquette was amazing and they accommodated me last minute. Once I was there the environment was clean, staff was really nice informative and even with everything going on with this pandemic they were very attentive and professional. Super helpful and even though I went just for testing the doctor made sure to stop in and answer any questions I had. I’d recommend this place for any urgent needs!"

Andrea - Google review

Lakes Urgent Care
5
2020-07-20T10:46:23-04:00

Andrea - Google review

"This place was awesome! Phone etiquette was amazing and they accommodated me last minute. Once I was there the environment was clean, staff was really nice informative and even with everything going on with this pandemic they were very attentive and professional. Super helpful and even though I went just for testing the doctor made sure to stop in and answer any questions I had. I’d recommend this place for any urgent needs!"
"I needed to take my two boys in to be seen today and we just moved to the neighborhood so I googled the nearest urgent care and boy am I so glad I did because this is the BEST urgent care that I have ever been to!! They were super fast and got us seen right away. The nurse made my sons laugh and feel comfortable the whole time. The doctor was very thorough and really connected with my boys which calmed their nerves. They even gave my sons a prize for coming in! Thank you for being so kind and thorough in this fast paced world!! You guys are awesome!"

Deshon - Google review

Lakes Urgent Care
5
2020-07-20T11:13:48-04:00

Deshon - Google review

"I needed to take my two boys in to be seen today and we just moved to the neighborhood so I googled the nearest urgent care and boy am I so glad I did because this is the BEST urgent care that I have ever been to!! They were super fast and got us seen right away. The nurse made my sons laugh and feel comfortable the whole time. The doctor was very thorough and really connected with my boys which calmed their nerves. They even gave my sons a prize for coming in! Thank you for being so kind and thorough in this fast paced world!! You guys are awesome!"
"Needed care for my 93 yr old Father in Law during Covid pandemic. We were not infected but he needed a simple procedure. Their complete screening process before entering Clinic dispersed any worries we had. Everything went great. Huge effort to ensure everybody's health and safety. Well done."

Aaron - Facebook review

Lakes Urgent Care
5
2020-07-20T10:44:59-04:00

Aaron - Facebook review

"Needed care for my 93 yr old Father in Law during Covid pandemic. We were not infected but he needed a simple procedure. Their complete screening process before entering Clinic dispersed any worries we had. Everything went great. Huge effort to ensure everybody's health and safety. Well done."
"I woke up Sunday with severe vertigo. After calling my PCP I decided I couldn't wait and went to Lakes Urgent Care Livonia. They got me in quickly, did a thorough exam and sent in a prescription to my pharmacy. The doctor explained everything to me in a manner I could understand. I have complete confidence in the doctor. Also, I felt safe (coronavirus) and everyone was pleasant and helpful. Additionally, the doctor made a follow up phone call to check on me! I'm happy to say the medicine prescribed is working great!"

Cindy - Google review

Lakes Urgent Care
5
2020-07-20T11:33:19-04:00

Cindy - Google review

"I woke up Sunday with severe vertigo. After calling my PCP I decided I couldn't wait and went to Lakes Urgent Care Livonia. They got me in quickly, did a thorough exam and sent in a prescription to my pharmacy. The doctor explained everything to me in a manner I could understand. I have complete confidence in the doctor. Also, I felt safe (coronavirus) and everyone was pleasant and helpful. Additionally, the doctor made a follow up phone call to check on me! I'm happy to say the medicine prescribed is working great!"
"Super clean, they take your temperature before you walk in. I saw the staff clean everything after every patient. The staff and doctor were so great today! Thank you for servicing our community! Highly recommended!"

Stephanie - Facebook review

Lakes Urgent Care
5
2020-07-20T10:41:37-04:00

Stephanie - Facebook review

"Super clean, they take your temperature before you walk in. I saw the staff clean everything after every patient. The staff and doctor were so great today! Thank you for servicing our community! Highly recommended!"
"My minor daughter, my elderly mom and myself went here this morning @ 10am and from the intake worker to the nursing staff and Doctors we have never been treated so kindly at any other ER. Very friendly, compassionate staff. They even let all three of us go into one exam room and treat all of us as a family unit! We all three highly recommended Lakes Urgent Care!"

Kimberly - Facebook review

Lakes Urgent Care
5
2020-07-20T10:36:23-04:00

Kimberly - Facebook review

"My minor daughter, my elderly mom and myself went here this morning @ 10am and from the intake worker to the nursing staff and Doctors we have never been treated so kindly at any other ER. Very friendly, compassionate staff. They even let all three of us go into one exam room and treat all of us as a family unit! We all three highly recommended Lakes Urgent Care!"
"They were incredibly fast to get us back and taken care of and super professional when I had questions. I can’t say enough good things! Thank you Lakes Urgent Care in Livonia for being so professional, quick and clean!! It’s worth the drive if you’re in Southeast Michigan. Definitely our urgent care of choice!!"


Whitney - Facebook review

Lakes Urgent Care
5
2020-07-20T10:43:28-04:00

Whitney - Facebook review

"They were incredibly fast to get us back and taken care of and super professional when I had questions. I can’t say enough good things! Thank you Lakes Urgent Care in Livonia for being so professional, quick and clean!! It’s worth the drive if you’re in Southeast Michigan. Definitely our urgent care of choice!!"
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