It is important to stay up to date with your immunizations and to also keep your doctor informed as to what vaccines your have received outside the office. If you are in need of a certain vaccine, it is also important to check with your insurance company to see if it is covered prior to receiving it.
Common vaccines given in our office are:
TB Testing: PPD skin test is a method used to diagnose silent tuberculosis (TB) infection. Requires 2 office visits, 2 days apart.
Influenza : People 6 months and older should receive a yearly flu vaccine. We begin administering the vaccine in early fall.
Prevnar 13 and Pneumovax 23: Two pneumococcal vaccines for adults 65 and older given one year apart from each other.
Adacel (Dtap): Active booster immunization against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. Approved for use in individuals 10 through 64 years of age.
Menactra: A meningococcal vaccine given to 11-12 yo before entering 7th Grade. The second meningococcal vaccine is now required for students entering Grade 12.
Bexsero or Trumenba: A meningococcal B vaccine, typically given to college students if required by the college or people 10 years or older at increased risk for meningococcal disease.
Gardasil 9: A vaccine to prevent Human papillomavirus (HPV) in women and men. Teens and young adults start the 2 dose series between ages 9-14 or three dose series give at ages 15-26 years.
Hepatitis B: A vaccine to prevent a liver infection caused by the Hepatitis B virus (HBV). A 3 dose series.
Hepatitis A: A vaccine to prevent a communicable disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV).
Varicella: A vaccine to prevent chickenpox, a very contagious disease. Requires two doses.
Shingrix: Healthy adults 50 years and older should get two doses of Shingrix separated by 2 to 6 months, even if you had shingles, received Zostavax or not sure if you had chickenpox.
Typhoid: May be recommended for travel to foreign countries.
MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
Set up Shingrix 2nd dose reminder: https://www.shingrix.com/side-effects.html
Your total cholesterol level is the overall amount of Cholesterol found in your blood. It consists of :
LDL is also called "bad" cholesterol because it blocks your blood vessels and increases your risk for heart disease.
HDL is considered "good" cholesterol because it helps protect your from heart disease. the higher your HDL, the better.
Total cholesterol also includes a triglyceride count. these are another type of fat that can build up in the body and are considered the "building blocks" of cholesterol.
High level of triglycerides and low levels of HDL raise your risk for heart disease.
Below are a list of diets that may be helpful to you. Dr. Wasson may ask you to follow a specific diet based on your recent blood work or diagnosis.