Family Practice & Urgent Care located in Hillsboro, OR
The providers and the staff of Tuality Physicians offers personalized treatment options to their patients who are suffering from the discomfort of flu symptoms. Patients who live in the Hillsboro, Oregon area are welcome to visit the facility for treatment.
Fly Symptoms Q & A
What are the Common Symptoms of the Flu?
The flu is a virus that affects the upper respiratory tract causing congestion of the sinuses and lungs. Common symptoms caused by the influenza virus includes sore throat, headache, fever, chills, sinus congestion, chest congestion, nasal congestion, watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose, body aches, and dizziness. The symptoms are the strongest during the first few days with the fever, headache, chills, and body aches gradually decreasing as the virus runs its course. The cough and congestion can linger for weeks or days, depending on how the virus affected the body. Antibiotics are not effective when it comes to viruses. The main course of treatment is to address the symptoms and reduce the patient's general discomfort.
Does the Flu Shot Have Side Effects?
An annual flu shot will help to protect a person from outbreaks of a particular flu virus. Doctors recommend that individuals get a flu shot every year to prevent them from contracting the virus, even though they may be exposed. The flu vaccination is made of either a living or dead form of the virus. Once the virus has been injected into the body, the immune system begins to develop antibodies to fight off the virus if it presents itself. Commonly reported side effects of the virus include low-grade fever, headache, tenderness and bruising near the injection site and the possibility of mild flu-like symptoms.
Who Should get a Flu Shot?
Most doctors would prefer all of their patients receive a flu shot. Even though many patients may opt to not get the shot, doctors will stress the importance of the vaccine for small children, the elderly, and anyone who has a depressed immune system. Individuals who have a weakened immune system may not be able to fight off the virus like someone who is in good, general health. A small child's immune system may not have developed enough to fend off the virus, while an elderly person may not have the nutritional support to maintain a strong immune system. Individuals with a chronic illness may have a weakened immune system that does not function efficiently. The flu shot can provide a much-needed boost to the immune system and give the body what it needs to fight off the virus.
Our Insurance Policy:
We participate with most local and many national insurance plans. We also accept Oregon workers' comp and auto-related medical claims.
However, it is your responsibility to understand whether your insurance has limits on the doctors you can see or the services you can receive. Please contact our office or call your insurance carrier should you have any questions.
Words from our patients
"Dr. Hoffman is an amazing doctor. He really listens and cares for his patients. Whenever you need him, he will be there for you"
"...Dr Mccaffrey is fantastic! From the staff at the front to the medical assistant to him has been nothing but wonderful."
" I have been going to this clinic for 6 years. Excellent doctor bedside manner as well as awesome back office staff"
"I have had a great experience with this office. Dr. Hoffman is very patient and takes time to listen and address my concerns thoroughly. I recommend them!"
"My overall experience with the other doctors and the administrative staff has been equally as positive. I highly recommend Tuality Physicians. "
"The staff is nice at Tuality and Dr. Hoffman is an excellent doctor and an outstanding person"
"Tuality Physicians are skilled and caring practitioners. They have served my family for 12 years, and we couldn't ask for better care."
"Great doctors! Great office! Tuality physicians have been my doctors for 10 years! Very caring knowledgable doctors. Staff is very good at working you in when ill. "