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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Vaccinations

Aside from good hand hygiene, adequate sleep, proper diet and regular exercise, vaccinations are the best way to protect our children from potentially devastating and lethal diseases. From early childhood to the teen years, there are 16 vaccines which can help prevent unnecessary illness or hospitalization. Staying current with the right vaccines is even more important if your child has any underlying chronic health conditions which may expose them to a greater risk of contracting these vaccine preventable diseases. Because of the large number of vaccines that are available, it is best that you speak about this very important issue with your child’s pediatrician or primary care physician who can be your best resource and helped guide appropriate vaccination.

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In recent years, there has been a significant amount of opinion and even misinformation shared in public about potential complications from receiving vaccines. It’s critically important to understand the true evidence-based science, but for brevity here, I would reassure everyone that vaccines are absolutely safe and have not been proven to cause autism or other genetic anomalies. Most importantly, the best way you can protect your own child from those who are not vaccinated, is give them the appropriate vaccines. Once a child or adult has been vaccinated, their risk of contracting a disease from an unvaccinated individual is essentially eradicated. Vaccines assist our body’s incredible immune system to develop immunities and antibodies that prevent specific infections.

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There are highly effective vaccines capable of preventing meningitis, which is a severe and potentially lethal infection of the brain and spinal cord. There is an increased incidence of risk associated with meningitis and college-aged young adults due to a variety of risk factors in this age group. In addition to this vaccine, be aware that several childhood vaccines have the potential to wear off over time and may require a booster vaccine to assure continued immunity. Your primary care physician can be an excellent source of information for the correct vaccinations at each stage of our lives. In addition there are some excellent resources at the Centers for Disease Control website. Lakes Urgent Care also provides many adult vaccines and can be an additional resource for adults to obtain vaccines in a cost effective, friendly environment.

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Vaccinations

Aside from good hand hygiene, adequate sleep, proper diet and regular exercise, vaccinations are the best way to protect our children from potentially devastating and lethal diseases. From early childhood to the teen years, there are 16 vaccines which can help prevent unnecessary illness or hospitalization. Staying current with the right vaccines is even more important if your child has any underlying chronic health conditions which may expose them to a greater risk of contracting these vaccine preventable diseases. Because of the large number of vaccines that are available, it is best that you speak about this very important issue with your child’s pediatrician or primary care physician who can be your best resource and helped guide appropriate vaccination.

Category: Vaccinations

In recent years, there has been a significant amount of opinion and even misinformation shared in public about potential complications from receiving vaccines. It’s critically important to understand the true evidence-based science, but for brevity here, I would reassure everyone that vaccines are absolutely safe and have not been proven to cause autism or other genetic anomalies. Most importantly, the best way you can protect your own child from those who are not vaccinated, is give them the appropriate vaccines. Once a child or adult has been vaccinated, their risk of contracting a disease from an unvaccinated individual is essentially eradicated. Vaccines assist our body’s incredible immune system to develop immunities and antibodies that prevent specific infections.

Category: Vaccinations

There are highly effective vaccines capable of preventing meningitis, which is a severe and potentially lethal infection of the brain and spinal cord. There is an increased incidence of risk associated with meningitis and college-aged young adults due to a variety of risk factors in this age group. In addition to this vaccine, be aware that several childhood vaccines have the potential to wear off over time and may require a booster vaccine to assure continued immunity. Your primary care physician can be an excellent source of information for the correct vaccinations at each stage of our lives. In addition there are some excellent resources at the Centers for Disease Control website. Lakes Urgent Care also provides many adult vaccines and can be an additional resource for adults to obtain vaccines in a cost effective, friendly environment.

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"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"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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