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
- Ear infections
- Sore throat
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.”
Edgardo Maldonado, M.D., knows the struggles faced by his Centro de Salud LatinoAmericano patients at Lehigh Valley Hospital-17th Street. Many have three or more chronic diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure or asthma. The majority are non-English speaking, elderly or both, and have low health literacy, or difficulty understanding basic health information. That’s why the health network opened The Community Health and Wellness Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital-17th Street. “It’s a place for people to learn how to take care of themselves and manage their chronic conditions,” Maldonado says. “It also provides help for people at risk for developing chronic illness.”
Kimberly Sheets, M.D., decided she wanted to become a family physician after volunteering for an ambulance service. Becoming a family medicine doctor allowed her to learn more about her patients. By knowing what’s going on in the lives of her patients, Sheets can use a “whole body” approach to manage their health. When she’s not tending to patients, Sheets devotes her passion to rescuing greyhounds. She fell in love with the breed after adopting her first greyhound in 2002, and she continues to work with a local rescue group as a voice for the dogs. She sees patients at Valley Family Medical Center in Emmaus, Pa.
How many doctors do you know that can chop a block of wood in half? Victor Otero, M.D., a family medicine doctor, is one of them. Otero first became fascinated with health care after learning how hospitals functioned from his father, who worked in one. Now, he finds that he is best able to treat and motivate his patients by placing himself in their shoes. This discipline that he extends toward his patients is reflected in his passion outside of the office, practicing tae kwon do. Otero started tae kwon do in college and currently holds a 2nd degree black belt. He practices family medicine at Valley Family Medical Center in Emmaus, Pa.