Please help us in congratulating our own Brian Zack for receiving the prestigious Anton Fellowship Program for physicians through University Hospitals! This fellowship provides an opportunity to engage physicians in a development program that will build leadership skills and abilities. He was one of 3 physicians chosen out of 40 applicants. Great job, Dr. Zack!
The FDA has requested that all Ranitidine (Zantac) products be pulled from the market immediately. An ongoing investigation showed a contaminant called N-nitrodimethylamine or NDMA (a probable cancer-causing agent) in the medication that can increase over time or if the drug is exposed to high temperatures. Consumers are advised to stop taking Ranitidine or Zantac right away. NDMA has not been found in similar medications that treat similar conditions, such as Famotidine (Pepcid), Esomeprazole (Nexium), or Omeprazole (Prilosec). If you or your child is taking Ranitidine or Zantac, please call your doctor to discuss a safer alternative medication.
Attention patients of Dr. Zack: As of January 2nd, 2020 Dr. Zack will no longer be scheduling regular office hours at our Twinsburg location and will primarily be seeing patients at our Bainbridge office conveniently located at 8185 East Washington Street, Bainbridge. He welcomes all his patients to schedule with him at that site. For those patients for whom Twinsburg office is more convenient, Drs. Coliadis, Rich, Gunzler, Malinowski and Vitiello will be happy to see you. In addition, Drs. Utech and Bhardwaj will be increasing their presence at Twinsburg as well. Please feel free to reach out to Dr. Zack or our office staff with any questions.
Please help us in congratulating Drs. Feighan, Rich, Vitiello and Zack on their recent honor of being named Cleveland’s Top Doctors!
We remain concerned about the ongoing measles outbreak in the US. A case of measles was recently reported in Stark County, OH. We are now offering the Proquad vaccine (which is a combination of the MMR [measles, mumps, rubella] and Varicella [chickenpox] vaccines) as early as 18 months to increase protection against the measles (the Proquad vaccine has typically been offered at the 4-5 year old visit). Receiving the second measles vaccine increases immunity against the measles from 93% to 97%. Please click on the following link for further information, and as always, call our office with any questions or concerns.
The AAP has updated car seat safety recommendations, advising kids to remain rear-facing as long as possible. Please follow this link for the full article: http://www.aappublications.org/news/2018/08/30/passengersafety083018