Summertime Safety Tips

Summer is a time for being outdoors.  So to help you have the most fun, here's some basic tips.

  1. Prepare for the sun!   If you can, avoid being in the sun between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Clothes are the best defense for keeping out harmful rays.  Considering a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses as basic outdoor wear.  In addition, use sunscreen especially a product that offers both UVA and UVB protection.  Reapply about every two yours and make sure to reapply after swimming.
  2. Respect the water.   Heading to the beach or pool – then take the necessary safety precautions.  Summer is a great time to learn how to swim as many municipalities offer swimming lessons.  Never swim alone.   And, keep an eye on the kids, even if there's a lifeguard on duty.  When boating, make sure that everyone wears their personal flotation devices at all times. 
  3. Stay hydrated.  During the warmer months of the year it's important to stay hydrated.  If you're thirsty, you're already hydrated.  Failure to do so can result in heat exhaustion and even heat stroke.   Cool water is always the best option.  Drink plenty of fluids during times of increased activity as well.  Always, bring some extra water with you. 
  4. Protect against the bugs.  Mosquitos, ticks, and fleas all transmit diseases.  When outside, cover up as much as possible to protect again bug bites.   Use an appropriate insect & tick repellent.  Make sure to read the directions and apply it properly.  Check your children when the come in.  And, don't forget your pets – they need protection. 
  5. Be prepared.  Whenever you're headed out ensure you've planned ahead.  Is your cell phone charged?  Did you bring a change of clothes or a light jacket in case the weather changes quickly.   Check your first aid kit to ensure it's fully stocked and items have not expired.   Don't forget the sunscreen and bug spray either.

Adult Medicine

General medicine services for adults 18 and over, including diagnosis and treatment for general medical problems, chronic disease control, and school and work physicals.

  • Diagnosis and treatment
  • For general medical problems
  • Chronic disease control
  • School and work physicals
  • Behavioral health services
  • Case management

A clinical psychologist and certified social worker are available to provide counseling services to adult medicine patients of East Hill Family Medical, Inc. Case management services are available to all East Hill patients.

Physicians/Physician Assistants

Renee Ryan, MD

Scott Brown, RPA-C

Kathy Joseph, FNP



Monday & Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday 9:00am–5:00pm

144 Genesee Street, Metcalf Plaza, Suite 401
Auburn, NY 13021
Ph: 315-253-8477

Medical Services Carriers

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MVP
  • United Healthcare
  • Tricare

A sliding fee scale is available for all services.


Auburn, 144 Genesee Street
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