Flu season typically begins as early as October and runs through May. The best time to get a flu shot is in October or November, but you can still get an influenza vaccine in December or later, but earlier may be more beneficial in preventing flu. An annual flu shot is recommended for anyone who wants to reduce his or her chances of getting the flu. Those at highest risk for contracting the flu include people 65 or older, people with chronic medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), pregnant women, and young children. The flu shot does not contain live virus and therefore cannot cause the flu. Please contact us to schedule an appointment at (203) 845-4800 or consult with your physician.
The Norwalk Medical Group offers the Take Shape for Life weight loss program which uses Medifast Meals. This program combines the power of nutritional weight-loss meal replacements and skilled, caring coaching to help you achieve lasting weight loss. One step at a time, our physician-approved program will teach you the habits needed to keep you physically healthy, free of stress and poised for a more fulfilling life. Please consult with your physician or contact Evelyn Kleemichen, Coach, at (203) 855-8555, ext. 3881.
Smoking is bad for your health and is the number one preventable cause of death and disease in the United States. The physicians at Norwalk Medical Group are trained to counsel and assist patients to quit smoking. Benefits after quitting come quickly with shortness of breath, energy, and asthma symptoms mproving within the first 2 to 4 weeks. Our physicians will advise you and develop a plan to stop smoking. This includes setting targets, changing habits, suggesting over-the-counter and prescription medicine and helping find additional sources of help available in your area. For more information, please consult with your physician.
The Norwalk Medical Group physicians are skilled at assessing and testing for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is a sleep-related breathing disorder that involves a decrease or complete halt in airflow despite an ongoing effort to breathe. Our group has purchased the technology that allows our patients to have their sleep tested in the comfort of their own home. Test results are produced within 48 hours and based on the findings, patients with OSA get referred to board certified sleep specialists who evaluate and determine appropriate treatments. For more information, please consult with your physician.
Travelers’ medical services are also provided within the infectious disease practice of the Norwalk Medical Group, offering comprehensive health services to international travelers. Our physicians are highly experienced and knowledgeable in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of travel-related illnesses and diseases. See the Travel Medicine specialty for more information or call our Infectious Disease department at (203) 845-4823.