Jeffrey Collins, MD, Author at ConvenientMD

Fall is Coming and So Is the Flu

  There was a wonderful coolness in the air when I was walking our dog this morning and my thoughts turned quickly to the changing leaves, the shorter days, and all the coughs and fevers coming my way. Here at ConvenientMD our shipments of flu vaccines have already arrived as we prepare for the Fall season. I haven’t heard too Read More >


Sports Physicals, Heart Surgery, and “Last Minute” Shopping

  Google “sport physicals” and the names of all the local urgent cares pop up with all their various offerings and prices.  As an urgent care physician I’m never surprised to see the flood of children who appear a few days and sometimes even hours before that first practice is supposed to start and the casualness some providers have when Read More >


Tick bites, Lyme disease, and a Tale of Three Patients

  Last week a young man in his twenties presented at ConvenientMD Urgent Care with a rash on his leg. It wasn’t a classic bull’s eye Lyme rash, which we call erythema migrans (see the photo below), but it was definitely two-toned. He was worried about Lyme disease. What the patient didn’t realize was that after a complete exam was Read More >


The 2015-2016 Flu Season: Ready, Set, Go!

  October is now upon us and with it marks the start of cool New Hampshire nights, leaves changing colors, the day light shortening and start of sniffles and coughs. Then comes the flu! No one can predict when it will start, how long it will last or how bad it will be. Like our scout leaders taught us, all Read More >


Smoking: Starting, Stopping and Screening

Starting Every day in the United States more than 3000 people under 18 years old smoke their first cigarette. Currently, over 6% of middle school students and over 23% of high school students use tobacco products. These include: cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, snus, snuff, pipes, bidis, hookahs, keteks, dissolvable tobacco, and electronic cigarettes. Although some overall youth smoking rates are Read More >