Welcome to Drs. BeamerCarlon, and Craigen's practice.  We are in downtown Oak Park.  Learn more about our practice and make an appointment.
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If you have been in the office in the last few months, you may have noticed several new things going on.

First of all, with the departure of Dr. Craigen we have had some staffing changes. So, if you see someone new, be patient with us. Also, Dr. Craigen's patients are welcome to remain with our practice if you choose to do so. If your insurance company requires you to pick a primary doctor, we ask that you just call them before scheduling with Dr. Beamer or Dr. Carlon.

Secondly, we are fully up and running with all the features of Practice Fusion including the Patient Fusion portion. This feature allows our patients direct access to certain aspects of their medical records day or night, including medication lists, vaccination records, and appointments.

Next, for those of you not already familiar with it we are trying to use our Medvoice system for patient results whenever possible. This is a secure electronic voice messaging system where the doctors can relay your test results to you in a more timely fashion. All you need is a phone number and an ID number to access your test results. For more information, ask our staff.

Lastly, Dr. Carlon has started a blog and she would be thrilled for you to see it. It is all about getting and staying healthy and you can find it here

Flu News

 Update for November 2011.

We are in full flu vaccine giving mode in the office.We have plenty of stock to go around so call for your appointment now. Flu activity is just starting to pick up in the region. For the weekly report of influenza activity in Illinois see here.

New Information for 2011-2012 Season 

The vaccine this year is essentially the same as last year. They are using the same strains and H1N1 is again included. If you got a flu shot last year, it is still recommended that you get another shot this year because immunity can wane with time.

The ACIP (the Advisory Council on Immunization Practices), the body that publishes the guidelines for all vaccines has recommended that ALL persons 6 months and older now be vaccinated yearly against influenza virus. You can read the report here.