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

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Hepatitis A

It remains unclear as to the exact reason why there is a sudden spike in the number of Hepatitis A cases in Michigan. Unfortunately, local epidemiologists are unable to pinpoint the exact point of origin for this particular outbreak. There are some commonalities associated with those who have been afflicted with the infection. As of last week, there were 398 cases reported in the Tri-County area and, sadly, 15 of those individuals have died.

Category: Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a very contagious viral disease that affects the liver and can lead to liver failure. The virus is generally found within the feces of infected individuals. It is frequently transmitted through contaminated food and water, but can also be sexually transmitted or contracted through injection of illegal drugs. Symptoms commonly begin two weeks to as long as two months after initial exposure and include the usual host of vague symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, fatigue, loss of appetite and weight loss. The symptoms most classic to advanced cases of Hepatitis (A or B) include yellowing of the skin or eyes (otherwise known as jaundice) or very dark colored urine.

Category: Hepatitis A

Healthcare workers, food handlers, those who use or inject illegal drugs or participate in casual sexual practices and people who have recently been incarcerated are at the highest risk. The gay community is also disproportionately represented in a higher risk category. Anyone who has not been vaccinated for Hepatitis A is potentially at risk as well.

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Hepatitis A

It remains unclear as to the exact reason why there is a sudden spike in the number of Hepatitis A cases in Michigan. Unfortunately, local epidemiologists are unable to pinpoint the exact point of origin for this particular outbreak. There are some commonalities associated with those who have been afflicted with the infection. As of last week, there were 398 cases reported in the Tri-County area and, sadly, 15 of those individuals have died.

Category: Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a very contagious viral disease that affects the liver and can lead to liver failure. The virus is generally found within the feces of infected individuals. It is frequently transmitted through contaminated food and water, but can also be sexually transmitted or contracted through injection of illegal drugs. Symptoms commonly begin two weeks to as long as two months after initial exposure and include the usual host of vague symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, fatigue, loss of appetite and weight loss. The symptoms most classic to advanced cases of Hepatitis (A or B) include yellowing of the skin or eyes (otherwise known as jaundice) or very dark colored urine.

Category: Hepatitis A

Healthcare workers, food handlers, those who use or inject illegal drugs or participate in casual sexual practices and people who have recently been incarcerated are at the highest risk. The gay community is also disproportionately represented in a higher risk category. Anyone who has not been vaccinated for Hepatitis A is potentially at risk as well.

Category: Hepatitis A

Getting vaccinated and practicing good personal hygiene and proper sanitation are the best ways to protect yourself and your family. Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable disease. Pediatricians now routinely vaccinate children for Hepatitis A along with all the other typical childhood vaccines. However, this practice only began within the last 15 years, many adults have not been vaccinated and there is now a focus on increasing vaccinations with the adult population. The Lakes Urgent Care staff strongly urges that all adults and children be vaccinated against hepatitis A. Contact your primary care physician, pediatrician or local health department to obtain the vaccine, which is a series of 2 injections given 6 months apart. Protection after the 2 vaccines is nearly 100%.  Lakes Urgent Care can also provide the vaccination.

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"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!"
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"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!"
"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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