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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Safety for Seniors

Get some exercise! Stay active to maintain good balance and muscle tone to reduce the likelihood of falling.

Be aware that certain medications may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Whenever sitting or lying for a prolonged period of time, allow time to equilibrate your blood pressure by changing position slowly and with support.

Check your vision and eyeglass prescription every year and make sure that glasses have the correct prescription. Reduced or blurry vision is a major contributing factor to falls in the home.

And be sure to eliminate the trip and fall hazards as outlined above!

Millions of adults age 65 and older fall each year. These falls can lead to severe injuries including hip fractures and head trauma. Underlying health conditions, such as the need to take blood thinning medication, can lead to other serious problems.

While winter certainly creates more treacherous conditions outside, there are plenty of potential dangers within the home that are present year round. Here are some ideas to help keep everyone’s home safer:

  • Remove any tripping hazards such as items on the fl oor including books, papers, clothing and shoes.
  • Remove small throw rugs. Make sure that any remaining area rugs fi rmly grip the fl oor to avoid sliding.
  • Keep commonly used items on lower shelves of cabinets. Avoid using a step stool.
  • Use nonslip mats or other type of friction tape in bathtub and shower fl oors.
  • Be cautious of wet fl ooring during rainy or snowy days.
  • Improve lighting in the home. As we age, our vision requires a higher level of bright light to see well.
  • Make sure handrails are available and properly maintained near any steps or staircases.
  • Add additional lighting along steps and staircases.
  • If a family member should fall, do not move them from that location unless they are able to move themselves.

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Safety for Seniors

Get some exercise! Stay active to maintain good balance and muscle tone to reduce the likelihood of falling.

Be aware that certain medications may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Whenever sitting or lying for a prolonged period of time, allow time to equilibrate your blood pressure by changing position slowly and with support.

Check your vision and eyeglass prescription every year and make sure that glasses have the correct prescription. Reduced or blurry vision is a major contributing factor to falls in the home.

And be sure to eliminate the trip and fall hazards as outlined above!

Millions of adults age 65 and older fall each year. These falls can lead to severe injuries including hip fractures and head trauma. Underlying health conditions, such as the need to take blood thinning medication, can lead to other serious problems.

While winter certainly creates more treacherous conditions outside, there are plenty of potential dangers within the home that are present year round. Here are some ideas to help keep everyone’s home safer:

  • Remove any tripping hazards such as items on the fl oor including books, papers, clothing and shoes.
  • Remove small throw rugs. Make sure that any remaining area rugs fi rmly grip the fl oor to avoid sliding.
  • Keep commonly used items on lower shelves of cabinets. Avoid using a step stool.
  • Use nonslip mats or other type of friction tape in bathtub and shower fl oors.
  • Be cautious of wet fl ooring during rainy or snowy days.
  • Improve lighting in the home. As we age, our vision requires a higher level of bright light to see well.
  • Make sure handrails are available and properly maintained near any steps or staircases.
  • Add additional lighting along steps and staircases.
  • If a family member should fall, do not move them from that location unless they are able to move themselves.

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