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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Meningitis B

Yes, you should absolutely be concerned! The rate of Meningitis B is on the rise on many college campuses across the country. Students living in a dormitory have one of the highest risk factors for contracting this potentially deadly disease. If your student has other chronic health issues or is known to have immune system disorders, the risk is even higher. Meningitis B typically begins with cold or flu-like symptoms and rapidly progresses to a severe central nervous system and brain infection. Unfortunately, there is a 10% mortality rate in people who contract the disease, in addition to a 25% risk of serious long-term complications. The good news is that this severe illness can be prevented with a series of Meningitis B vaccines.

Category: Meningitis B

100% of all meningitis outbreaks on college campuses since 2011 have been from Meningitis B. The preventative vaccine is typically given in a series of 2 or 3 vaccinations over several months. Until recently, this vaccine was considered to be “elective” and not part of routine vaccinations that most children and young adults receive from their primary care physician or pediatrician. The CDC now recommends that all incoming college students receive a series of vaccines as a routine part of the transition from home to the college setting. This potentially deadly disease is completely avoidable by getting vaccinated. If you are unable to obtain the vaccine from your primary care physician, pediatrician or local health department, it is available at Lakes Urgent Care. Please make sure to plan adequately so that your college freshman has had at least 2 Meningitis B vaccine doses.

Category: Meningitis B

As your high school graduate looks forward to the college experience, there are some basic health tips you should discuss with her: developing good hygiene habits including frequent hand washing, assuring that all vaccinations that are necessary have been provided including the HPV vaccination, making sure that there is an awareness of local health care on campus or near campus, getting adequate sleep and eating a well-balanced diet. It’s also important to have open conversations about protected sex and a knowledge of how to prevent sexually transmitted diseases. Make sure that your college freshman has a good understanding about sexual abuse and violence that can occur in the college campus setting. Many college orientation programs address this issue, but this is a subject that should be transparently discussed and reinforced with your son or daughter.

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Meningitis B

Yes, you should absolutely be concerned! The rate of Meningitis B is on the rise on many college campuses across the country. Students living in a dormitory have one of the highest risk factors for contracting this potentially deadly disease. If your student has other chronic health issues or is known to have immune system disorders, the risk is even higher. Meningitis B typically begins with cold or flu-like symptoms and rapidly progresses to a severe central nervous system and brain infection. Unfortunately, there is a 10% mortality rate in people who contract the disease, in addition to a 25% risk of serious long-term complications. The good news is that this severe illness can be prevented with a series of Meningitis B vaccines.

Category: Meningitis B

100% of all meningitis outbreaks on college campuses since 2011 have been from Meningitis B. The preventative vaccine is typically given in a series of 2 or 3 vaccinations over several months. Until recently, this vaccine was considered to be “elective” and not part of routine vaccinations that most children and young adults receive from their primary care physician or pediatrician. The CDC now recommends that all incoming college students receive a series of vaccines as a routine part of the transition from home to the college setting. This potentially deadly disease is completely avoidable by getting vaccinated. If you are unable to obtain the vaccine from your primary care physician, pediatrician or local health department, it is available at Lakes Urgent Care. Please make sure to plan adequately so that your college freshman has had at least 2 Meningitis B vaccine doses.

Category: Meningitis B

As your high school graduate looks forward to the college experience, there are some basic health tips you should discuss with her: developing good hygiene habits including frequent hand washing, assuring that all vaccinations that are necessary have been provided including the HPV vaccination, making sure that there is an awareness of local health care on campus or near campus, getting adequate sleep and eating a well-balanced diet. It’s also important to have open conversations about protected sex and a knowledge of how to prevent sexually transmitted diseases. Make sure that your college freshman has a good understanding about sexual abuse and violence that can occur in the college campus setting. Many college orientation programs address this issue, but this is a subject that should be transparently discussed and reinforced with your son or daughter.

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"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!!"
"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!"
"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 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!"
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