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Physician Assistants (PA’s)

Physician Assistants Provide a Variety of Patient Care Services

Burke Primary Care’s dedicated healthcare team includes four certified physician assistants (PA-C), David Lange, Burton Moncrief, John Sallstrom and Bill Vaassen. PA-Cs are formally trained to provide diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive healthcare services working under the supervision of a physician. They provide a vital part of the health care team and are charged with a wide range of medical duties.

PA’s treat illnesses, order and interpret laboratory tests and x rays and make diagnoses. They also treat minor injuries, instruct and counsel patients, order or carry out therapy and ...

Healthy Holiday Habits

Celebrations during the holiday season add numerous tasks to our everyday “to do” lists. Shopping, cleaning, decorating, wrapping gifts, entertaining, and traveling are just a few of the many things we do to prepare for and enjoy this busy season. However, let’s not forget the most important task that should be included on your list – taking care of your health.

Avoid overeating.

Overeating is a common way to celebrate. However, let the turkey be the only one stuffed. At the end of the holiday season you will be glad you did!

  • Don’t skip meals – you’ll be even ...

If Your Child Gets Strep

Call your doctor right away if your child gets sick. Medications used to treat strep in some patients work best when started as early as possible.

  • The doctor may start your child on an antibiotic in order to shorten the contagious period of your child’s strep throat.
  • Keep your child away from others as to not spread the infection.
  • Some over-the-counter medicines may be used to treat mild pain and fever, such as Tylenol or Advil.
  • A fever is a temperature taken with a thermometer that is equal to or greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.8 degrees Celsius ...

Meet Tara Mode, RN

Certified Diabetes Education

Burke Primary Care is proud to announce a new member of our Medical Home healthcare team. Tara Mode, an RN with more than 14 years in the field of diabetes education, is now available to help our diabetes patients and their families make sense of the condition and get on track toward better diabetes control.

Diabetes is a chronic condition that requires a team approach. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 20 years ago, Tara’s personal and professional experience gives her a unique perspective on diabetes management. She will be working closely with our diabetes patients, their ...

Care For Women Over 30

One of the most important things a patient can do for their medical care is visit the doctor for a wellness visit. Many serious medical problems can either be avoided or detected early through regular non-sick visits.

Women over the age of 30 are often confused about when various screens are needed. Pap smears are recommended every 1-3 years and can generally be stopped after age 65 if pap smears have been normal.

Self-breast exams are important every month and mammograms should be done yearly after age 40. A DEXA scan or bone density test should begin at age 65 ...

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