We believe in the prevention and early detection of disease. With the most up-to-date medical information and compassion, our goal is to promote healthy, safe, and happy lives.
Pinecrest Pediatrics Group is dedicated to providing the highest quality, professional, personalized care to the families we service. All patients are treated with respect and given the individualized attention that they deserve. We care about our patients and believe that spending sufficient time for communication and education are essential aspects of a healthy relationship. Our long term goal is to establish long lasting trusted relationships with our patients and families. We thank you for your trust in our doctors and staff. We are honored that you have chosen Pinecrest Pediatrics Group to care for your children.
The Influenza virus is very contagious and can spread from person to person who are up to six feet apart. It is spread by droplets in the air or on surfaces where an infected person coughed, sneezed, or talked.
Influenza is not like your typical cold. It can cause mild to severe illness with such serious outcomes as hospitalization and death. Symptoms include a sudden onset of fever, chills, cough, sore throat, stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, extreme fatigue, vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Secondary complications can develop and lead to pneumonia, ear infections, sinus infections, dehydration and worsening of chronic medical conditions such as asthma, heart disease, and diabetes. Those at greatest risk for these serious complications include young children, pregnant women, people older than 65 years old, and people with chronic medical conditions or weakened immune systems.