February 8, 2010
On February 8, 2010 Mansard Medical began to use a computerized medical record keeping system. Although your previous paper charts are still available, all new patients encounters, messages, refills, and patient contact in the office will be documented via a computer system. This does not change how we take care of you, but it does change the day to day functioning of the office. Please bear with us as we restructure the office to accomodate this change.
October 17, 2009
Mansard Medical is pleased to introduce Dr. Ish Rawal, the newest physician to join our practice. Dr. Rawal will be taking over for Dr. Rosenblatt, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Our schedulers are already making appointments for Dr. Rosenblatt's patients to meet their new physician. If yours has not been scheduled yet or you would like to become a new patient of Dr. Rawal, please call our office at (330) 452-8858. Dr. Rawal will begin seeing patients at our office on December 1, 2009, and Dr. Rosenblatt's last day will be December 11, 2009.
November 14, 2009 (Updated)
Unfortunately, due both to heavy demand for the influenza vaccination and the early start for vaccinating this year, we have exhausted our supply of influenza vaccinations. There is a citywide shortage as well, and the manufacturer is not planning to make anymore vaccine. We recommend that you ask drugstores to see if they have any vaccine left. Please note that this shortage does not apply to the H1N1 vaccine ("swine flu"), which is a completely separate vaccine.
October 9, 2009
For complete details about the current spread of H1N1 influenza ("swine flu") illness and the current CDC recommendations and information regarding the disease, please see the CDC offical website.
As of October 9, the CDC has divided the population into 3 risk groups for vaccination (original text):
- Patients aged 6 months to 24 years, or any patient regardless of age with a "higher risk".
- Patients aged 25 years to 64 years.
- Patients aged 65 and older.
- Pregnant women.
- Caregivers and household contacts of children less than 6 months old.
- Medical personnel.
While the CDC intends for the vaccination to be available to all, there unfortunately has been a limited supply with which to start. Therefore, Group 1 patients are to receive the vaccine first. Then Group 2 patients, and then Group 3. The vaccine is expected to arrive in Canton by the middle of October, and will definitely be available from the health department. Hospitals may also provide the vaccine, but the primary source will be the health department, and you should call them to see when and where the vaccine is available. At this time, it does not appear that our office will be able to offer the vaccine.
October 1, 2009
After 40 years of practice, Dr. Rosenblatt is finally ready to hang up his stethoscope and move on to retirement. While he will be dearly missed by both our office and his patients, his patients need not worry about who will be providing their medical care. Our office has already found a new physician to join the practice and provide the quality care his patients have come to expect. Stay tuned for more details.
September 22, 2009
This year, the CDC is recommending that all patients take the influenza vaccinations as soon as possible this season. Our shipment of vaccinations has arrived earlier than scheduled, and we have begun to to administer them. Anytime you are scheduled to have an office visit this season, you may take a vaccination if you are not currently sick, and you have no medical contraindications to the vaccine. We are also offering convenient vaccination clinics on the first 3 Saturdays of October. Most patients are given the vaccine and are out the door in 5 minutes. Call the office for details or to schedule for one of these dates. Space is limited.
April 3, 2008
After serving the Canton community for over 30 years, Dr. Montgomery will be retiring from practice and closing his office permanently May 1, 2008. So that his patients will not be left without a doctor after his departure, he has arranged for Mansard Medical to take over the care of his patients. Effective immediately, any patient that is admitted to Aultman Hospital or Mercy Medical Center will be admitted to a doctor from Mansard Medical Associates, unless admitted to the ICU or a specialist's service. Any consult to Dr. Montgomery from either hospital will also be serviced by one of our physicians.
Dr. Montgomery will continue to see patients until April 30, 2008, but any requests for an office visit after that should be directed to Mansard Medical Associates. Any patient wishing to establish with our office before May 1 need not wait until Dr. Montgomery's office formally closes. We are already accepting these patients into the practice. When you call the office, you will be scheduled for a new patient office visit with either Dr. Hiland or Dr. Podugu. Please bear in mind that both Dr. Hiland and Dr. Podugu already have patient responsibilities and will now be trying to integrate Dr. Montgomery's numerous patients into their existing practices. We will make every effort to see you as soon as possible.
January 21, 2008
Beginning on Monday, January 7, Dr. Hiland began rounding at Mercy Hospital. While Dr. Hiland is the only physician in the practice that currently rounds at Mercy Hospital, he will round on all patients in the practice, including those of Dr. Rosenblatt, Dr. Shaheen, Dr. Martino, and Dr. Podugu.