Exton Family Practice is a small, community-focused general practice serving the families of Exton and the greater Chester County area. Read more about us and Dr. Hetzel, or give us a call at (610) 363-8260.
The 2013 - 2014 flu season begins this October and our first shipment of flu vaccines have alread arrived.. The Centers for Disease Control recommend that all people receive a flu vaccine as soon as it is available to prevent flu sickness for themselves and prevent the spread of flu to their families, friends, and colleagues. No appointment is necesary for a flu vaccine, so feel free to drop by during our regular business hours. If you cannot make it then, give us a call to see if Dr. Hetzel is available at a time convenient for you. Vaccination only takes a few minutes. For patients with insurance, the cost of the vaccine is fully covered by the insurer and no co-payment is charged. For patients without insurance, vaccination is available for a $20 charge.
Everyone aged six months or older is recommended to receive an influenza vaccine this season. Children aged six months to eight years who have never had an influenza vaccine previously are slow to build immunity to influenza after their first vaccine. Therefore, these children should receive a second vaccine about four weeks after the first.
It only takes a few minutes to get your flu shot, so no appointment is needed. You might want to call ahead at 610-363-8260 to make sure we're in, especially outside of our usual business hours (8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and 8:30 am to 1:00 pm Wednesday).
Looking to get out of the house this afternoon for some fresh air, food, and music? Come out to Uwchlan Community Day at Lionville Park, by the LYA fields, from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm today. Look out for Dr. Hetzel who will be there after 5:00. He'll be enjoying a hot dog and perhaps some funnel cake while reminding friends of the benefits of exercise.
And don't forget that fireworks begin after dusk. Check out Chester County Fireworks for a list of more fireworks this summer.
Dr. Hetzel is moving his practice to a new medical office located at his home. The new address is 413 Longwood Drive, Exton, PA 19341:
The new location (B in the map below) is a 4 minute drive from the old location (A in the map below). For directions to the new office, click here.
With the advent of electronic medical records and other new healthcare technologies, we have found ways to streamline the practice of medicine and increase the efficiency of our office. As a community-focused, single doctor family medical practice, we feel that office space in a large office complex is no longer necessary for us nor ideal for our patients. By moving the medical practice to his home, Dr. Hetzel can offer a unique, community-friendly environment for his patients and greater availability outside of standard office hours. If you have questions about the new location, please give us a call at (610) 363-8260 or send us a message on our comments page.