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Texas Roadhouse Drive for MS at The Country Club of Gwinnett

The Texas Roadhouse Drive for MS will be held today, October 11, 2010 at the Country Club of Gwinnett (3254 Clubside View Court, Snellville). The Texas Roadhouse in Snellville will partner with local community volunteers to organize a Golf Tournament to Benefit the National MS Society, GA Chapter.

The organizers of this event are Sam Roper, Managing Partner of the Snellville Texas Roadhouse restaurant  and Vicki Pomeroy, a wife/mother/resident of Snellville; two individuals from seemingly different worlds. Pomeroy was diagnosed with MS at age 19 and has dedicated her life to working as an activist, educator and group facilitator for the local self-help group which meets monthly at Eastside Medical Center.

Walk-In Flu Shots at Selected Locations

The Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale County Health Departments are now offering annual flu shots at their health centers (Buford, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Conyers, and Covington)  to everyone 6 months and older.  Both the nasal and injectable forms of the vaccine are available. 

The cost of a flu shot is $20. Methods of payments accepted include cash and credit.  Health Departments will bill Medicaid, Medicare Part B and some private insurance.  Appointments are not required. 

New Snellville Medical Office Open to Patients

SNELLVILLE, GA -- Kaiser Permanente members who live or work in Snellville now have a more convenient location to receive health care. The Snellville Medical Office (2240 Fountain Drive, Snellville, 30078 -- near Highway 78) opened to patients this month.

The 7,500 square foot facility is a part of Kaiser Permanente's ongoing initiative to improve access to health care for its 230,000 members in Georgia. Staffed by physicians of the Southeast Permanente Medical Group, the Snellville Medical Office offers adult medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, radiology and lab services. It also has an on-site pharmacy.

Physicians on staff include Purnima Rao, M.D. (internal medicine), Shekou Sesay, M.D. (pediatrics) and Christian Parks, M.D. (OB/GYN).

Flu Shots at Discover Mills

Flu Shot lines can be a pain around this time of year. Get a WellCheck mall pass.

WellCheck, Next Generation Healthcare, will debut a new approach of pop-up flu defense clinics featuring licensed nurses administering the flu shot at Discover Mills (5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville).  Educators will also be available to answer questions related to this year’s flu season. The WellCheck kiosk will be available from now until October 24 on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.