Physician Focus

Physician Focus Physician Focus  is a monthly media and public information campaign that provides health information on a wide variety of subjects for patients of all ages throughout the Commonwealth. Print articles, bylined by member physicians, are distributed to daily, weekly, and monthly publications in the state.

Produced in partnership with Hopkinton Community Access and Media  (HCAM-TV), the Physician Focus  television program reaches some 275 communities and nearly two million households in Massachusetts each month through public access stations. Adding national public access broadcasts, the program's total reach is approximately 2.5 million households.  

Visit the HCAM-TV website  to view past Physician Focus  programs in their entirety.

Physician Focus: Lyme Disease

Is this an especially bad year for deer ticks? Everyone’s saying yes—from the scientists and the physicians to all of us picking ticks off ourselves, our kids, and our dogs. Deer ticks are responsible for spreading Lyme Disease, and when Lyme goes untreated it can cause serious health problems. There’s no magic bullet for Lyme Disease, and Massachusetts is one of the states most heavily affected by it. It’s fair to say, in fact, that every year in Massachusetts is a bad tick year. That said, we can develop simple habits that help keep us safe. In this episode of Physician Focus, our host and experts talk about the best ways to avoid getting bitten by a deer tick, how to reduce your risk if you find a tick attached to you, and what to do if you experience an expanding rash or flu-like symptoms in summer.

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