What's New?

Flu ClinicUpdate November 25, 2020 

Thanksgiving Hours:  Family Practice Associates will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, and will close early at noon Friday, November 27.   We will be open on Saturday, as usual, 8:30 - noon. 

If you have a non-life threatening health care issue that needs immediate attention, and just can't wait until office hours, please call us at 308-865-2767.  We have a provider on-call and available for advice on immediate health care needs.  We can direct you to the best course of action, and help keep you out of the emergency room when its not necessary, saving you time and money!

Safe Holiday Practices:  With the number of COVID cases and deaths hitting new highs in our area and around our nation, we are very concerned.  Our priority is keeping you and your family healthy.  Please consider the risks when deciding how you will spend time with family and friends.  Even a small gathering can carry some big risks.  We recommend that you keep in-person celebrations to only those people in your immediate household and celebrate virtually with others. 

We know these decisions are difficult.  If you decided to celebrate in-person with people outside your household, please take necessary precautions to mitigate some of the risk.  To help with your planning, the CDC offers suggestions at:  https://www.cdc.gov/.../daily.../holidays/thanksgiving.html.   Happy Thanksgiving to you and stay safe!

Miss our Flu Shot Clinic?  It's okay; come on down!  We can provide flu vaccinations for anyone six months and over without an appointment.  Call us at 308-865-2767.

Respiratory Clinic: Family Practice Associates provides respiratory clinic services for any patients who have symptoms including: fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, shivering, sore throat, diarrhea, loss of smell or taste, or extreme fatigue, all of which could potentially indicate COVID-19 or could indicate the patient may have another virus. Providers will assess patients who go to the respiratory clinic, determine if there may be another virus or infection occurring, and decide the next step, which may include testing for COVID-19. This clinic is now inside with patients directed to a separate entrance. We encourage patients with the symptoms above to call ahead.

Insurance and COVID-19 Testing:  Many insurance companies are now paying for COVID-19 related visits and testing without out-of-pocket costs for the patient.  Please check with your insurance company to learn more.

Expanded Telehealth (video):  Many payers now allow patients to see a provider via telehealth, including visits for sick care, chronic care, mental health care, and certain well care or preventive visits, depending upon the insurance company.  While Family Practice Associates strives to provide a very safe environment in which to see patients in our clinic, we are also increasingly using this telehealth to help us care for patients who need to stay in their homes.  When you call to schedule an appointment, a nurse will visit with you about this option.

Screening and Masking upon Entry:  All staff, patients and visitors will be screened before coming into the clinic for symptoms of COVID-19.  Everyone will be required to have their temperature taken and to answer several questions upon entry.  We encourage patients to be accompanied by only one to two other individuals, at the most.  And, we ask individuals to wear a mask, if they have on available to them.  Click below to learn more about our masking policy and to obtain a link to the CDC for making cloth masks on our Facebook site:  https://www.facebook.com/Kearney-Family-Practice-Associates-PC-223439011112120/

Chronic Care and Wellness Visits Onsite:  Patients who are not experiencing acute symptoms, but need to come in for wellness visits or chronic care visits will be quickly moved from the front lobby to a private exam room.

More Information about COVID-19

Bad information abounds as the nation struggles with this new virus.  Family Practice Associates encourages everyone to utilize trusted sources of information.  Excellent resources if you think you may have been exposed or just have questions, include: http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx. The CDC provides information on how to prevent spread at this link:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov.  

Welcome to Family Practice Associates!

Physicians

Family Practice Associates is honored to serve Kearney and the surrounding area. We are accepting new patients and would be happy to schedule you with one of our providers. Check out "Our Doctors and Staff" to learn more about our practitioners, and find the one who is just right for you. We also offer immediate care, without an appointment, for illness and injury.  For more information, please contact us at 308-865-2767. And, be sure to follow us on Facebook to learn more about us.

Best of Kearney!

Family Practice Associates is honored to have been voted "Best of Kearney" once again in 2020.  This makes three years in a row! We thank you for your support and for entrusting us with your care.  We love what we do!

 

The Mission of Family Practice Associates

The Mission of Family Practice Associates is to serve our patients by providing quality medical care in a respectful, kind, compassionate and cost-effective manner.  

At Family Practice Associates, your doctor is part of a Patient Centered Medical Home.  This means that our doctors and staff know that building relationships with our patients and working closely with other health care professionals are keys to improving health and treating illness.  Our patients are partners in making decisions about the care they receive.  

For more information about what it means to be a Patient Centered Medical Home, please click here or ask us!  We look forward to caring for you!

Did you know...we do this, too?

Family Practice Associates provides mental health services, diabetes education, allergy testing, ADHD evaluation, implantable birth control, CDL/DOT physicals...and more!  Right here in our office!   Go to "Our Services" page to learn more!

 

 

LATEST NEWS

 

 

immediate health care need after hours?  Call Us First!
Are you a current patient at Family Practice Associates?  Do you need immediate care after-hours?  If you see one of our providers, and have a non-life threatening health care issue that needs immediate attention and just can't want until office hours, CALL US FIRST!  We can direct you to the best course of action, and help keep you out of the emergency room when it is not necessary, saving you time and money!  NOTE:  If you or a loved one may be having a medical emergency, such as a heart attack, stroke, or serious injury, you should call 911 or go to the Emergency Room right away.

NEED CARE TODAY?

During clinic hours, we offer care without an appointment when you need to see a practitioner immediately.  Walk-in care is perfect for sprains, strains, and minor breaks; small cuts and bleeding that may require stitches; fevers, flu and colds; asthma attacks; infections; vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration; severe sore throats and coughs; rashes and allergic reactions; headaches and earaches; x-rays and bloodwork; other non-life threatening illnesses and injuries that just can't wait for an appointment.  Call ahead or just come in at your convenience!

 documents online!

Would you like to save time?  You can now print out important documents right from the website and complete them before coming to the clinic!  Click here for a Medical Records Release; or, here to print out your demographics and HIPAA forms! 

MEDICAL RECORDS ONLINE!

We offer our patients online access to their medical records!  Available on the computer, through your tablet, or on your phone, the patient portal is easy-to-use, and available 24 hours a day. Send messages to your practitioner, review your clinical summary, access lab results, pay your bill, track vital signs, and get a list of your medications and immunizations anytime.  Best of all, parents can tie all of their family portals together for access under a single username and password.  Call us today to set up your portal!

 

 
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Walk-in immediate care available
 

While we prefer you first make an appointment, Family Practice Associates understands there are times when you and your family members are sick or injured and need care right away. During those time, you are welcome to walk right in and see us during normal office hours!

Monday through Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - noon

(For after-hour emergencies, dial 911. For urgent medical questions, call 308-865-2767).

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Breastfeeding support group - CANCELED

The Family Practice Associates Breastfeeding Support Group will no longer be available at the clinic; however, we have a nurse available to answer questions you may have about breastfeeding.  Please call us at 308-865-2767.  Thank you!