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Michele Prezenkowski, MSN, APRN, FNP-C is Our Newest Nurse Practitioner

Michele Prezenkowski is the newest nurse practitioner to join Southwest Family Physicians. Not a stranger here at the office, Michele has been our registered nurse for the past 7 years and recently completed graduate school to fulfill her dream of becoming a family nurse practitioner. She joins our group of practitioners in providing exceptional, family-oriented […]


Prescription Medicine Safe Storage and Disposal Guide

Safe Storage If children are around, find an area that you can lock up your medicines such as a cabinet or drawer with a lock on it. Ingestion of medication is a leading cause of poisoning in children. Lock up any controlled substances that have been prescribed to you. Keep your medicines separate from those […]


The Flu Ends with U!

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. The flu usually comes on suddenly with symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue. Flu season mainly occurs in the fall and winter with peaks between December and February. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend a […]


Kelly Blevins, BSN, RN Joins Southwest Family Physicians

Kelly Blevins, BSN, RN is a graduate of Normandy High School. She graduated from Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio, with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2009. Kelly worked in the Coronary Care Stepdown Unit before becoming the Infection Control Nurse for the Sheriff’s Department. Before accepting our position, Kelly was the Director […]


Hepatitis A: What You Need to Know

Did you know the Ohio Department of Health declared a statewide community outbreak of hepatitis A? From January 5, 2018 through October 1, 2018 there has been 538 cases of hepatitis A throughout the state of Ohio. In Cuyahoga county there has been 9 cases of hepatitis A. What is hepatitis A? Hepatitis A is […]