We accept most major insurances, please check with your insurance company directly to ensure that we participate with your specific plan. Each insurance company offer many different plans.
We participate with the following insurance plans:
Blue Cross Blue Shield:
- All States
- All Plans except BC COMPLETE
Blue Care Network:
- All Plans
- except DETROIT HMO
- except COMMUNITY PLAN (MEDICAID)
Health Plus (MI CHILD)
Priority Health PPO & HMO
Beaumont Insurance (BHP)
- We do not accept MEDICAID HMO HEALTH PLANS
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Meningococcal Meningitis can spread quickly, and teenagers and young adults are at greatest risk.
Is your teen going off to college soon? Have they received their Menactra Booster? As you are busy checking off the dorm supply list make sure to add getting the vaccine to your to-do list.
So what is meningitis? Meningitis is an inflammation of the protective layer around the brain and spinal cord.This inflammation can be caused by a virus, a bacterium, or even a fungus.
- Viral meningitis is the most common form. It is serious but generally not life threatening, and it usually goes away in 7 to 10 days.
- Bacterial meningitis is rare, but it is very serious and potentially fatal. It includes meningococcal disease.
Meningococcal disease, can progress quickly. It can make an infant or teenager very sick and may even be life threatening. Meningococcal disease spreads just like the flu, passing from person to person through everyday activities. Some people carrying the bacteria never get sick, so they might pass it to others without knowing.
According to the CDC, teenagers and young adults are most likely to get meningitis. Research has shown that the following activities put teenagers and young adults at greater risk:
- Living in close quarters, such as college dormitories
- Being in crowded situations for prolonged periods of time (such as locker rooms)
- Sharing drinking glasses, water bottles, or eating utensils
- Staying out late and having irregular sleeping patterns, which weakens the immune system.
Meningococcal meningitis symptoms
Meningococcal meningitis can be difficult to diagnose because its most common symptoms – fever, headache, and muscle pain – may be similar to those of influenza (flu). The symptoms of meningitis can occur suddenly and include:
- Stiff neck or other muscle pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Sensitivity to light
Meningococcal disease is rare. But just how serious is it? Did you know that:
- Up to 1 in 5 survivors suffer brain damage, amputations, kidney damage, and more4,10-12
- As many as 1 in 8 people who get the disease die from it4,19
- The disease can kill a child in just 24 hours16
If your child has symptoms – especially if they’ve been around someone with meningitis – contact a doctor immediately. When it comes to treating this potentially deadly disease, speed is essential.
Don’t take chances with meningitis.
You can’t monitor everything your kids do. But you can help protect your child against meningococcal disease and its potentially deadly complications with Menactra vaccine. Menactra is a safe and effective vaccine that helps protect against meningococcal disease.
Your child should receive their first Menactra vaccination at age 11 through 12 years, with a booster dose at age 16 through 18 years 16 years. Talk to your doctor to see if your child has been vaccinated or needs abooster or for any qustions you may have.
* information courtesy of www.menactra.com
Helping Kids Play it Cool
Sports are a great way for kids to have fun, stay fit, improve skills, and make friends. But it's not always fun and games out on the field or court. The pressure to succeed can be overwhelming and that can lead to a lot of frustration and tears.
In some cases, sports pressure is self-inflicted. Some kids are natural perfectionists and are just too hard on themselves when things don't go their way. But more often than not, the pressure is external: Kids try to satisfy the demands of a parent, coach, or other authority figure and end up feeling like winning is the only way to gain the approval of the adults they respect.
Either way, how kids learn to cope with sports pressure and what the adults in their lives teach them about it, either directly or indirectly, not only affects their performance and enjoyment of the sport, but can have a lasting impact on how they deal with similar challenges throughout life.
There is a fine line between encouraging kids and pushing too hard. Overzealous parents tend to overreact to mistakes, and game losses, which often causes kids to do the same. And when kids beat themselves up over mistakes, they're missing an important opportunity to learn how to correct problems and develop resiliency. Make sure your child knows you understand that a game is just a game.
Playing sports can teach many wonderful life lessons: valuing teamwork, overcoming challenges, controlling emotions, taking pride in accomplishments, but only if you stay out of the way and let your kids learn them. In fact, by taking a step back, you're showing your kids that you trust them to handle situations on their own.
Sports are about enhancing self-esteem building social skills, and developing a sense of community. Above all, whether kids play on the varsity or club team or at a weekend pick-up game, the point is to have fun. By keeping that as the priority, you can help your child learn to ride the highs and lows that are a natural part of the competion.