A Clarification Regarding Services at the Health Center at Bath

16987_HealthCenteratBath-UpdateWe understand some patients at the Health Center at Bath have expressed concerns about the services offered there in light of the discontinuation of the ExpressCARE service there in the near future. The following is a clarification in that regard:

The Health Center at Bath itself is not affected by the discontinuation of our ExpressCARE service. All other services at the health center will continue as normal. We are ONLY closing ExpressCARE services at this location as a consolidation of that service. Any one requiring ExpressCARE services should go to the ExpressCARE location at LVPG Family Medicine–Nazareth, 863 Nazareth Pike, Nazareth, which is about five miles from this location.

6 Ways Walking and Cycling Boost Your Health

An avid cyclist, John Leskosky of Hazleton hits the trails regularly.
An avid cyclist, John Leskosky of Hazleton hits the trails regularly.

Spring is here – finally. It’s time to dust off your sneakers and rev up that bicycle. “Both walking and cycling are great forms of exercise with many health benefits,” says nurse practitioner Heather Sugarman, CRNP, with Lehigh Valley Physician Group Family Medicine–Vine Street. Walking and cycling:

1. Improve cardiovascular health. Moderate exercise like walking and cycling lowers blood pressure, strengthens the heart muscle, keeps blood vessels flexible and improves heart rate, all of which lower your risks for problems like heart disease and stroke. Read More »

Meet LVHN Providers by Watching Their Videos; 21 Just Added

Lehigh Valley Physician Group landing page

There’s a new way to watch the videos about our Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) providers – and there are 21 new videos to check out too.

Now you can meet our providers by visiting the Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG) section of our website, where their videos are easy to sort by specialty. In the screen capture above, orthopedic surgeons’ videos are displayed in the black box. The videos also are part of each provider’s Find a Doctor profile page, where you also can learn about office location, education, training, clinical trials, personal interests and more.

The short videos share the providers’ personality, passion and expertise. Among the 160 videos available here, 21 are new this week. They’re listed below, with links to their Find a Doctor profiles. Read More »

Health Center at Macungie Now Offers Walk-in Care

Walk-in care is now available at the newly-opened Health Center at Macungie, located at 6451 Village Lane in Macungie. Walk-in care is available 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekends and holidays. Common illnesses and minor injuries that can be treated include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Poison ivy and rashes
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Flu symptoms
  • Bronchitis
  • Ear infections
  • Sore throat
  • Fever

Lehigh Valley Health Network Family Medicine Practice, Trexlertown Family Medicine, Best in the Valley

Trexlertown Family Medicine, located in the Health Center at Trexlertown, was named “Best in the Valley” for family practice by Lehigh Valley Magazine. This is the fifth time the practice has garnered the honor. Reasons for this recognition include the practice’s compassionate staff, comprehensive care, convenient hours and central location. “I am so proud of our entire team,” says practice manager Joanne Fulmer. “We truly care about the community, and it shows.”