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March 30, 2017

Flu Season

Frontline ER is prepared to treat and diagnose the flu in children and adults; in order to maximize the effects of flu treatment, seek medical help within 48 hours of symptoms.


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Transcript

Lauren Kelly 00:01
Hey, it’s Lauren Kelly, Mix 96-5 with Dr. Trujillo from FrontLine ER with this week’s Medical Minute. Okay, doctor. My mom, my grandma, very concerned about the flu shots, especially here in Texas. Are you guys at FrontLine ER prepared to treat and diagnose the flu?
Dr. Trujillo 00:15
Absolutely. We’re seeing a rise right now, during the last couple of weeks. We run at what’s called a rapid flu test in the FrontLine emergency room. If that is positive for A or B, then we can write you a prescription for Tamiflu and get you started right away. We are definitely seeing the rise, both in children and in adults.
Lauren Kelly 00:33
So if I think I have the flu, how long do I have before I have to get in to see someone?
Dr. Trujillo 00:38
In order to maximize the effect of the medications we use to treat it, see a healthcare provider within 48 hours of the time you feel that you’ve come down with the flu. That gives the medication its optimal effect to reduce the duration of the flu for you.
Lauren Kelly 00:52
Online at FrontLineER.com. Let’s tell them where you guys are located in Richmond.
Dr. Trujillo 00:56
7051, 1464, right off the Westpark Tollway.
Lauren Kelly 01:00
Thank you so much, and see you next week for the FrontLine ER Medical Minute.

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