Dr. Avi Yadav joins HMA -- July 1, 2021
|Please join us in welcoming our newest physician, Aviral Yadav, DO, to our team. Dr. Yadav was born and raised in central New Jersey. He received an academic scholarship to Drexel University, where he dedicated his time on research into metabolism and obesity. After graduating magna cum laude in Biological Sciences, Dr. Yadav went on to earn his medical degree from LECOM-Bradenton in Florida. Here he finished at the top of his class while developing a passion for primary care medicine. His interest in primary care led him back to the northeast, where he completed his Family Medicine residency training at Jefferson Health. Dr. Yadav is Board Certified by the American Academy of Family Medicine (ABFM). |
Phillips Respironics CPAP Recall -- June 20, 2021
|Phillips Respironics has initiated a recall of many of their CPAP machines. If your machine is affected, it is recommended that you discontinue use of your machine. It is unclear if machines will be refurbished or replaced by the manufacturer. If your current device is over 5 years old, your insurance may cover cost of replacement. We recommend contacting your durable medical equipment provider (the company that provided you with your Respironics machine) and see if you are eligible for a new machine, and if not, whether your device will be replaced or repaired. |
Use the Respironics website to register your device - this will confirm that you have an affected device and begin the process of replacement by the manufacturer.
There is also a contact number at Respironics if you would prefer to speak to someone there: 1-877-907-7508 Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm Eastern Time (U.S.).
For additional information, visit this website: https://www.usa.philips.com/healthcare/e/sleep/communications/src-update.
COVID-19 Vaccine -- Register for your vaccine -- January 5, 2021
|Two COVID vaccines are now approved in the US, with more coming (2-4 more in the next month or two). If you would like to get yours, you should register NOW. There are a number of places you can register; start with the state site, but then go to the other sites as well as this is not a well-coordinated system. For out of county sites, you may be rejected as a non-resident (possibly not until you show up for your appointment). Appointments open at unpredictable times and often fill very quickly, so keep trying. Here is the list of sites:|
State list of sites state-wide <== This is a comprehensive list of megasites and by-county sites
Princeton Healthcare System <== Not shown on the state-wide list (!?)
If you learn of other options, please let us know and we will add them.
CoronaVirus Information -- March 24, 2020
|Rather than re-invent the wheel, we thought we would provide you some links to help you find information on the Coronavirus and COVID-19. But we would like to point out one thing: the number of patients infected will ultimately turn out to be much larger than the numbers you are seeing. This is because we have only been testing symptomatic patients and the evidence suggests that 85+% of infected persons are asymptomatic or only mildly symptomatic. So, until we have widespread testing to see who has been infected and not counted so far, I suggest you look at the Global Data link and compare countries by the Deaths Per Million Population column to see how the US compares to other countries. So here are the links:|
Happy Birthday HMA -- January 2, 2019
|1969 was a momentous year. Sure, there was that "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" moon walk. And a bunch of musicians got together in the mud at Woodstock. The US Air Force officially ended its investigation into UFOs. ARPANET was launched, the predecessor to the Internet. The Boeing 747 and the Concord made their first flights. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (movie), The Godfather (book) and Abbey Road (Beatles last album) released. The Miracle Mets win the World Series and Willie Mays becomes the first MLB player since Babe Ruth to hit 600 home runs (without steroids!). And a whole bunch of famous people were born. But the really momentous event of 1969 was the formation of Hightstown Medical Associates. This year is our 50th Anniversary. A lot has happened over those years, including our becoming part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System for the second time. So party on in our honor. And say Happy Birthday when you are in the office!|