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May is National Skin Cancer and Melanoma Awareness Month

Tuesday May 17th, 2022

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S than all other cancers combined.

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It's National Nurses Week!

Friday May 6th, 2022

Each year, National Nurses Week (May 6-12) recognizes nurses for their specialized knowledge, critical thinking skills and compassion they bring to their roles every day.  

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On April 27th we get to celebrate National Administrative Professionals Day!

Wednesday Apr 27th, 2022

A strong administrative team is essential for bringing a bright and positive energy into the workplace and maintaining seamless day-to-day operations.

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Today we celebrate our Medical Billers!

Thursday Mar 31st, 2022

March 31st has been declared National Medical Billers Day.

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March 30th is National Doctors Day

Wednesday Mar 30th, 2022

March 30th is National Doctors Day. Today we come together to honor the physicians in our practice, our community, and our nation.

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Make Heart Health Part of Your Self-Care Routine

Tuesday Feb 15th, 2022

Devoting a little time every day to care for yourself can go a long way toward protecting the health of your heart. Simple self-care, such as taking a moment to de-stress, giving yourself time to move more, preparing healthier meals, and not cheating on sleep can all benefit your heart.

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Healthy Eating for a Happy Heart

Tuesday Feb 8th, 2022

When stress hits hard like it has during the pandemic, many of us eat more, and less-than-healthy comfort foods may be the treats we reach for first. But an unhealthy response to stress can be hard on your body, especially your heart.

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February is American Heart Month

Tuesday Feb 1st, 2022

Heart disease is a leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Most middle-aged and young adults have one or more risk factors for heart disease, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or being a smoker or overweight. Having multiple risk factors increases your risk for heart disease.

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Free at-home COVID-19 Tests

Tuesday Jan 25th, 2022

Free at-home COVID-19 test kits are now available through the United States Government.

Each household can order up to four COVID-19 rapid antigen tests. The test kits will be delivered to your home by the U.S Postal Service.

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Reasons to Get HPV Vaccine

Thursday Jan 20th, 2022

HPV, or human papillomavirus, is a common virus that can cause cancers later in life.

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FREE COVID-19 PCR TESTING

Tuesday Jan 18th, 2022

Quadrant Biosciences is offering free COVID-19 PCR testing in Jamestown on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays and in Dunkirk on Tuesday and Thursdays until further notice. The test is a PCR saliva test. Results will be emailed within 24-48 hours.

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We Can Prevent Cervical Cancer

Tuesday Jan 4th, 2022

All women are at risk for cervical cancer. It occurs most often in women over age 30. Each year, more than 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the United States. Yet cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers today. In most cases cervical cancer can be prevented through early detection and treatment of abnormal cell changes that occur in the cervix years before cervical cancer develops.

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There's Still Time to Protect Against Flu

Tuesday Dec 28th, 2021

The holidays are here, and while that means more opportunities for spreading cheer, there is also more opportunity for spreading flu and other respiratory viruses as people resume travel and gather with family and friends.

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Safer Ways to Celebrate Holidays

Friday Dec 24th, 2021

Holiday traditions are important for families and children. There are several ways to enjoy holiday traditions and protect your health. Because many generations tend to gather to celebrate holidays, the best way to minimize COVID-19 risk and keep your family and friends safer is to get vaccinated if you’re eligible.

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Dr. Robert Berke shares COVID-19 message

Thursday Dec 23rd, 2021

FHMS Practice Partner and County Physician Dr. Robert Berke has been a public health officer for several decades. He took time out of his busy schedule this week to talk about the current COVID-19 situation and the need to unify our efforts against the deadly virus.

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It's National Nurse Practitioner (NP) Week!

Tuesday Nov 9th, 2021

Every day more than 325,000 nurse practitioners go the extra mile to provide better health care in communities nationwide.

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Meet Our Team

Thursday Oct 28th, 2021

Joshua Radecki, PA-C works as a Physician Assistant at our Allen Street Location in Jamestown, New York. 

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Celebrating our Medical Assistants

Wednesday Oct 20th, 2021

Today is National Medical Assistants day. Medical Assistants are essential members to our patient centered care team. 

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Fight Flu

Tuesday Oct 12th, 2021

It’s important for everyone to do their part to stay healthy this flu season. 

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BUILD YOUR DREAM. JOIN OUR TEAM

Tuesday Oct 12th, 2021

Are you a patient centered individual looking for more in your career? 

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It’s National Physician Assistant Week

Thursday Oct 7th, 2021

This week (Oct 6th – 12th) we are celebrating all of our physician assistants, who are valuable players on our team and provide our patients access to high quality care all year.

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Meet Our Team

Monday Oct 4th, 2021

Katie Madden, PA-C works as a physician assistant in our Sherman Street location. Katie attended Daemon College where she received a Master of Physician Assistant Studies and has been in practice since 2013.

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Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine Today

Tuesday Sep 28th, 2021

DRIVE-THRU COVID-19 Vaccination clinic is being held Tuesday, September 28th, 4:30PM-6:30PM. 

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Tips to Help Children Maintain a Healthy Weight

Thursday Sep 23rd, 2021

Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. Nearly 1 in 5 school-age children in the U.S are obese.

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National IT Appreciation Day

Tuesday Sep 21st, 2021

Today we’re celebrating National IT Professionals Day.

When things are going smoothly, it can be easy to forget about your IT professionals.

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Who Needs an Additional COVID-19 Vaccine?

Tuesday Sep 14th, 2021

People with moderately to severely compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 and may not build the same level of immunity to 2-dose vaccine series compared to people who are not immunocompromised.

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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Tuesday Sep 7th, 2021

Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States. This year, more than 174,600 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and more than 31,600 die from the disease.

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Is Your Teen Protected?

Thursday Sep 2nd, 2021

Did you know that there are several new vaccines that weren’t available when your teenager was an infant or toddler?

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Make Every Move Count

Tuesday Aug 31st, 2021

When you Move More every day, you can reach some pretty big goals over time. Small steps can add up to huge strides -- in your physical health, mental health, stress levels, sleep, productivity, relationships and more. Let movement take you places you never thought possible!

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How Much Physical Activity Do you Need?

Thursday Aug 26th, 2021

Are you fitting in at least 150 minutes (2.5 hours) of heart-pumping physical activity per week? If not, you’re not alone. Only about one in five adults and teens get enough exercise to maintain good health. Being more active can help all people think, feel, and sleep better and perform daily tasks more easily. And if you’re sedentary, sitting less is a great place to start.

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Get back on track with routine vaccinations.

Thursday Aug 19th, 2021

COVID-19 disrupted both in-person learning and routine well-child visits for many children over the last year. Heading back to school may look different now, but one thing hasn’t changed: vaccinations help protect your child from vaccine-preventable diseases.

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Meet Our Team

Tuesday Aug 17th, 2021

Uebelhoer, PA-C works as a physician assistant in our Allen Street office. Originally from Frewsburg, NY, Sarah takes great pride in caring for patients in the community she grew up in. When asked what she enjoys most about working at FHMS, Sarah shared she loves seeing families and watching them grow, especially when she gets to see infants, parents, and grandparents from the same family.

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Are you unsure how often your child should have a physical exam?

Thursday Aug 12th, 2021

The New York State Department of Education requires an annual physical examination conducted by a New York State Physician for new entrants, and students in Grades K, 2, 4, 7 and 10. 

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COVID-19 Policy Update

Tuesday Aug 10th, 2021

FHMS continues to take proactive steps to protect our patients and caregivers, and to prevent potential transmission of the COVID-19 virus. With growing cases in the county, we find it necessary to reinstate our screening efforts for all in-office visits. 

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Now Accepting New Patients

Tuesday Aug 3rd, 2021

Family Health Medical Services (FHMS) is pleased to announce that board certified osteopathic medicine physician, Metivia A. Whitmore, DO, has rejoined the FHMS family as our newest practicing Partner.

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It's National System Administrators Day

Friday Jul 30th, 2021

Wishing a happy National System Administrators Day to our very own, Jocelyn Jackson!

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Do you know how to select the right sunscreen?

Tuesday Jul 27th, 2021

Choosing the right sunscreen can help reduce your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun’s harmful rays. Sunscreen in an important tool in the fight against skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

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Say Yes to Sun Protection – Say No to Skin Cancer

Tuesday Jul 20th, 2021

Skin Cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., but it is also one of the most preventable cancers.

One in Five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, and nearly 20 Americans die from Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, every day. That is why it is so important to protect yourself from the sun.

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Westfield Red-Ribbon Ceremony

Friday Jun 11th, 2021

On Wednesday afternoon, the practice partners and staff of Family Health Medical Services welcomed local and state dignitaries for the red ribbon cutting on the new Westfield location.

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Get a Shot to Make Your Future

Thursday Jun 3rd, 2021

Parents or legal guardians of any New Yorker, ages 12 to 17, can enter their child who has received at least their first COVID-19 vaccine dose, for a chance to win one of 50, four-year full-ride scholarships (including tuition, fees, room-and-board, and expenses) to any New York State public college or university.

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In-Office Rapid COVID-19 Testing Now Available

Wednesday May 26th, 2021

Family Health Medical Services is excited to announce in-office rapid COVID-19 testing is now available for any of our asymptomatic patients. 

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May is Melanoma Awareness Month

Monday May 24th, 2021

With over 5 million cases diagnosed in the United States each year, skin cancer is America’s most common cancer; skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer.

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Are you ready for the sun?

Saturday May 22nd, 2021

The sun is finally out and the weather is warming up quickly. Spending time outside is a great way to be physically active, reduce stress, and get Vitamin D.

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Updated Masking Guidelines

Thursday May 20th, 2021

Last week the CDC updated its masking guidelines for fully vaccinated people.

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FHMS Returns to Mayville!

Wednesday May 19th, 2021

Family Health Medical Services is excited to announce that we will be returning to our previous location at 95 E Chautauqua St, Mayville beginning Monday, May 24th!

 

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Happy National Nurses Day

Thursday May 6th, 2021

National Nurses Week 2021 kicks off on Thursday, May 6th, which also happens to National Nurses Day!

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Office Closed

Thursday Apr 1st, 2021

In observance of Good Friday, we will be closed on Friday, April 2, 2021.

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It's National Doctors' Day

Tuesday Mar 30th, 2021

National Doctors' Day is held every year on March 30th in the United States. It is a day to celebrate the contribution of physicians who serve our country by caring for its' citizens. 

 

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Accepting New Patients!

Friday Mar 26th, 2021

Please Welcome Julie Shaeffer, PA-C back to Family Health Medical Services

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COVID-19 Vaccination and your Mammogram

Thursday Mar 25th, 2021

If you are due for a mammogram and have recently been vaccinated for COVID-19, some health experts now recommend that women do not have a mammogram for 4-6 weeks after final vaccination.

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FHMS Brrrr-tual Plunge Check Presented

Friday Mar 19th, 2021

We were thrilled to join event sponsor Bentley Tree Care, LLC to present a check from the proceeds of the 2021 Brrrr-tual Plunge to Rosie’s Run yesterday!

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Mass COVID-19 Vaccination clinic from Friday, March 5 to Tuesday, March 9 to provide roughly 3,500 doses.

Thursday Mar 4th, 2021

The New York State Department of Health will hold a mass vaccination site at Jamestown Community College in Olean to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible residents of Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua County residents.

 

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Dr. Riedesel Returns From Hospitalist Services

Tuesday Mar 2nd, 2021

Dr Riedesel has spent much of the COVID-19 Pandemic working as a hospitalist at Westfield Memorial Hospital. We are thrilled to announce that he has returned to his full time schedule at our Westfield location.
Welcome back Dr. Riedesel, your dedication and commitment during this pandemic deserves our deepest gratitude.

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COVID-19 vaccines are safe

Wednesday Feb 24th, 2021

We understand that some people may be concerned about getting vaccinated now that COVID-19 vaccines are available in the United States. Millions of people in the US have already received COVID-19 vaccines, and these vaccines have undergone the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. While more COVID-19 vaccines are being developed as quickly as possible, routine processes and procedures remain in place to ensure the safety of any vaccine that is authorized or approved for use. Safety is a top priority, and there are many reasons to get vaccinated.

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Updated Qualifying Conditions for COVID-19 Vaccine

Tuesday Feb 9th, 2021

We're on the front lines, we're getting the COVID-19 vaccination to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our patients. Family Health Medical Services encourages you to get your COVID-19 vaccination when eligible.

 

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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Update

Thursday Jan 21st, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Update

MAYVILLE, NY: As of January 15, New Yorkers eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination can only use the states online Am I Eligible? Tool (https://am-i-eligible. covid19vaccine. health. ny. gov/) to connect to a vaccination clinic run by the State of New York.

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COVID-19 Vaccine

Wednesday Jan 6th, 2021

The FDA recently granted emergency approval of Pfizer + BioNtech's COVID-19 Vaccine. This is fantastic news and a positive step forward in fighting the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Now Open!

Tuesday Dec 29th, 2020

Our new office located at 216 E. Main Street is now open!

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Tips to Manage Holiday Stress and Depression

Friday Dec 11th, 2020

The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests — stress and depression. And it's no wonder. The holidays often present a dizzying array of demands — cooking meals, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few. And if COVID-19 is spreading in your community, you may be feeling additional stress, or you may be worrying about you and your loved ones' health. You may also feel stressed, sad or anxious because your holiday plans may look different during the COVID-19 pandemic

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COVID-19 Testing Resources

Tuesday Dec 8th, 2020

Your medical team at FHMS is aware of concerns that the rising Coronavirus cases are causing within the community.

 

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Family Health Medical Services is Enhancing Your Check-In Experience.

Saturday Nov 28th, 2020

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, we’re closely monitoring the situation and taking every possible step to ensure the safety of both the patients we care for and our dedicated staff. We’re making the check-in process at our locations fast and easy with our new self service pre check-in option.
Before arriving to your appointment you can start the check-in process conveniently from your smart phone, tablet, or computer in the privacy of your own home limiting time spent in the waiting room.

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Have You Heard? We're Moving!

Wednesday Nov 18th, 2020

Family Health Medical Services is excited to announce our new location will be open at 216 East Main Street, Westfield on Monday, December 21, 2020.

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COVID-19 Resources

Monday Oct 26th, 2020

Family Health Medical Services continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation around the clock. We have implemented all recommendations provided by our local and state departments of health and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention to be sure our patients, staff and community are safe 

Please visit the following pages for more information on COVID-19

 

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EXPANDED COVID-19 RAPID TESTING SITES

Thursday Oct 22nd, 2020

The Chautauqua County Health Department reports expanded free COVID-19 testing sites in Jamestown and Dunkirk during the week of October 26-30. These clinics are being made possible through a partnership with a New York State testing initiative in Western New York that includes additional Abbott ID Now analyzers, testing supplies and contract staff. Drive-thru testing clinics will be held from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Monday, October 26 through Friday, October 30 at the following locations:
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Dr. Redeye Returns from Mission Providing Care to COVID-19 Patients

Monday Oct 19th, 2020

Dr. Vivien Redeye is an Army Reserve physician from Irving, NY. She was mobilized with Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force 7458 to provide support to Harlingen Medical Center in South Texas as part of the Department of Defense assistance to the Federal Emergency Management Agency response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Assigned to Harlingen Medical Center in Harlingen. Texas, Dr. Redeye provided care for COVID-19 patients.
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Have you scheduled your Flu Vaccine?

Tuesday Oct 13th, 2020

This season a flu vaccine is more important than ever during the 2020-2021 flu season to protect yourself, your family and your community from the flu.

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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Thursday Sep 10th, 2020

Family Health Medical Services is joining with the American Cancer Society to raise awareness of prostate cancer as an important health concern among American men.

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Retirement Announcement

Saturday Sep 5th, 2020

We are delighted and disheartened to announce that Wendy Chase, PA-C has retired from the practice of family medicine.

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We Value Your Opinion

Tuesday Aug 18th, 2020

At Family Health Medical Services, our success is measured by our patients satisfaction with our services and the care they receive. 

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Exciting News!

Thursday Aug 6th, 2020

We're delighted to see our new office building coming together. 

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FHMS Health Sciences Scholarship

Tuesday Aug 4th, 2020

Family Health Medical Services is proud to announce the winning recipients of the 2020 FHMS Health Sciences Scholarship.

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We're Reopening!

Thursday Jul 23rd, 2020

FHMS is excited to announce we will again be seeing patients in our 31 Sherman Street, location as of July 27th!

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Don't put off the care you need

Tuesday Jul 21st, 2020

With an emphasis on safety and disinfecting, we are continuing to provide the medical services our community relies on us for. You can come to our offices and get the care you need, knowing that we're taking every precaution to get you seen quickly and safely. 

 

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It's understandable to be nervous, but please don't skip your child's check up during COVID-19

Thursday Jun 11th, 2020

We encourage families to schedule over-due and upcoming visits right away. Well-child visits are very important for ALL kids, especially those 24 months and younger, and our best advice is to keep those appointments.

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Should You Keep Your Scheduled Appointment?

Thursday Mar 19th, 2020

Your medical team at FHMS is aware of concerns that the Coronavirus pandemic is causing within the community. 

Family Health Medical Services has implemented strict processes for ill patients who may have concerns about symptoms of Coronavirus.  Patients with fever, cough or shortness of breath are not being treated in any of our offices. 

Please read the full article to determine if you should keep your regular scheduled appointment.

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Saturday Mar 14th, 2020

Colorectal cancer affects men and women of all racial and ethnic groups, and is most often found in people who are 50 years old or older.

Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, but it doesn’t have to be. Colorectal Cancer screenings saves lives. 

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2019 Novel Coronavirus Update

Tuesday Mar 10th, 2020

The safety of our patients and our employees is our number one priority.

If you are experiencing any of the following flu like symptoms such as fever, coughing, rash, vomiting, diarrhea body aches or shortness of breath, we ask that you call the office before coming to your appointment. Please do not come directly to the office without speaking to a member of our medical team.

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FHMS Keeps on Freezin' for a Reason

Thursday Feb 20th, 2020

The estimated temperature was 23 degrees on Saturday. Before the first plunger hit the water, the 2020 Polar Plunge had raised over $6,000 for FeedMore WNY in Chautauqua County.

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What It Means to Go Red For Women

Friday Feb 7th, 2020

Do you know what causes cardiovascular disease in women? What about the survival rate? Or whether women of all ethnicities share the same risk?

The fact is: cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year.

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Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

Thursday Feb 6th, 2020

While the CDC considers the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak a serious situation and is taking preparedness measures, the immediate health risk in the U.S. from the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is considered low at this time, based on what we know.

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Thank you to to our 2020 Polar Plunge Sponsors!

Tuesday Feb 4th, 2020

We would like to thank the following businesses for their generous sponsorship of the 2020 Polar Plunge.

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Polar Plunge

Sunday Nov 10th, 2019

Family Health Medical Services is proud to announce our 6th Annual Polar Plunge, to be held on Saturday, February 15th, 2020, at Mayville Lakeside Park during the President’s Day Winter Festival.

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Christmas Parade & Holiday Celebration

Tuesday Nov 5th, 2019

Family Health Medical Services will be participating in the Downtown Jamestown Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration, taking place on Friday, December 6, 2019. Wrap up warm and join us for an evening full of Holiday Celebration.

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FHMS Christmas Parade

Friday Nov 1st, 2019

Group shot of the whole FHMS family during last year's Christmas parade! 

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Happy Halloween from FHMS!

Thursday Oct 31st, 2019

FHMS got into the spirit this Halloween! Check out some of our favorite costumes - we have the most creative team!