Erin Bateman, PA-C,
Valley Health Urgent Care | Ranson
Busy lives can easily be interrupted by seasonal illnesses. As we head
into cold and flu season, it is important to take steps to keep ourselves
and our families healthy.
I always tell my patients that common sense precautions go a long way!
Handwashing after being in public areas and before eating are good habits
to get into as well as keeping hand sanitizer in your bags and vehicles
so that you can disinfect on the go. If you are sick, it is best to stay
home to prevent spreading it to others. The common cold and flu can be
life threatening to the very old and the very young, so it is important
to stay away from these groups of people when you are sick.
Your body can best fight illness when it is well balanced. Eating a healthy
diet that is rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, drinking plenty of water
and getting enough sleep are all important in avoiding illness and in
recovering if you do become ill. Getting a yearly flu shot will also help
prevent the spread of the flu virus.
Always remember if you are not feeling well, our doctors, Advanced Practice
Clinicians and nurses are here to care for you and your family members.
With primary care practices, as well as urgent care and quick care locations,
it is easy to get the care you need when you are under the weather.
To check-in online at one of our Valley Health Urgent Care or Quick Care
To find a physician at one of our primary care practices in your area,
call 833-VHS-DOCS (833-847-3627) or browse
our online catalog of Physician Practices.