What is Hepatitis B?
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How is hepatitis B spread?
Hepatitis B is spread when bloody fluids from an infected person enter the body of uninfected and unvaccinated people. The transmission can be through:
- Sexual intercourse
- Sharing syringes and needles
- Sharing personal items, such as toothbrushes and razors
- Direct contact with blood or open sores
- Exposure to infected blood through sharp items, like needles
Can a person spread the hepatitis B virus and not know it?
Yes. A person can spread the hepatitis B virus and not know it because they don’t feel sick and they don’t look sick.
Who is at risk for hepatitis B?
People who are at higher risk for hepatitis B are:
- Infants born to hepatitis B-positive mothers
- People who inject drugs
- Partners of hepatitis B-infected individuals
- People who engage in same-sex unprotected sex
People living with someone with hepatitis B
- Health care workers who are often exposed to blood
- Dialysis patients
What should I do if I think I have been exposed to the hepatitis B virus?
If you think you have been exposed to the hepatitis B virus, call or visit a healthcare provider immediately and get tested.
How long does the hepatitis B virus survive outside the body?
The hepatitis B virus can survive outside the body for a minimum of seven days. During that time, it can infect anyone exposed to it.
Does my insurance cover my primary care appointment?
At Nao Medical, we accept most major insurance plans, but in order to know if your plan covers the test, we would need to run your insurance and this can only be done at the beginning of your visit. If you would like to know ahead of time, please call the number on the back of your insurance card so a representative may let you know which coronavirus test is covered by your insurance plan.
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- May 18, 2022 9:32 pm
My visits have been fantastic both times I’ve gone. The woman at the front desk was courteous and professional, and prompt. The nurse was excellent. Same treatment as the front desk and the smoothest phlebotomist going. The doctor was great, calm, thorough, polite, and knowledgeable. I wish he were my GP. Overall? 11 out of 10.
- May 12, 2022 11:33 pm
Timely, efficient, very professional, very pleased with the service.
- May 20, 2022 10:31 am
Your staff in Hicksville is amazing, kind, patient, and thorough!!! Thank your team for me!!!!
- May 9, 2022 12:34 pm
Prompt and helpful service. The assistant and doctors were very pleasant and thorough.
- May 29, 2022 10:30 pm
I had no complaints when I went there. I was seen promptly, and all the staff was very nice!!
- June 22, 2022 10:30 am
I would like to thank a receptionist for being beyond kind and helpful. I came this Saturday morning, and she was the only one at the desk. Thank you so much for being a beautiful positive person. All the staff was also excellent.
- May 26, 2022 12:28 pm
I was able to get timely and proper service when I needed it most. 5-stars all around.
- June 22, 2022 9:57 pm
The staff and the doctors were all very kind and caring. I was very worried about my child’s health. I appreciate your clinic being open on Saturdays. This saved us a trip to the ER, which can be scary for a child. Thank you again!
- May 19, 2022 11:31 am
The doctor on staff was awesome. She was friendly and a genuine person. I wish more doctors had a personality and empathy like that.
- June 10, 2022 6:28 pm
I’ve been to Nao Medical, I think, three times, and their staff is delightful. If you are in dire pain, they take you in as soon as possible, if not sooner. The offices and exam rooms are spotless. All of the medical staff is very knowledgeable, patient, and understanding. I highly recommend it.
- May 10, 2022 12:08 am
Services are performed well, very caring staff offers you immediate attention as soon as possible.
- May 16, 2022 11:59 am
Amazing customer service. Always able to see a doctor in a timely manner. The staff is always courteous and professional. I will definitely be returning to this location.
- May 22, 2022 10:30 pm
The service was excellent. I felt very comfortable despite it being my first visit. I would come back here again.
- May 22, 2022 12:30 pm
My daughter came in with stomach pain, and your doctor was able to diagnose that she probably had appendicitis. I took her to the emergency room, and she did have to have her appendix removed. Thank you so much for your help.
- May 15, 2022 11:28 am
Excellent service: respected and loved by all. Thank you for a fantastic experience. I would always recommend Nao Medical. Thank you.
- June 26, 2022 10:28 am
I’m impressed with the service from the nurse, physician & doctor, and the very lovely & friendly
- June 2, 2022 1:29 am
Very pleased with the service. The staff was very courteous and professional.
- June 21, 2022 10:27 pm
Everything was great; the entire team was helpful, friendly, and professional
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