Long Beach Women’s & Children’s Medical Clinic

Opening Hours : Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm
  Contact : (562) 624-1111

FAQs

What is Osgood-Schlatter Disease?

Osgood-Schlatter Disease is one of the most common causes of knee pain in adolescents and usually occurs during growth spurts.

What is a Night Terror?

Night Terror is a sleep disruption similar to a nightmare, but with a far more dramatic presentation.

What is Prickly Heat?

Prickly Heat also called miliaria, is a rash that can develop after a person sweats far more than usual and sweat glands become blocked.

What is Roseola?

Roseola is a viral illness in young kids, most commonly affecting those between the ages of 6 months and 2 years old. It is usually marked by several days of high fever, followed by a distinctive rash just as the fever breaks.  To see some picture examples click here.

What are Breath-Holding Spells?

Breath-holding Spells occur when willful toddlers hold their breath until they turn blue in the face.

What is Diaper Dermatitis?

Diaper dermatitis is a rash anywhere in the groin region or gluteal folds of the buttocks which may become infected with bacteria or yeast.

What is Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) causes infection of the lungs and breathing passages and is a major cause of respiratory illness in young children.  

What is Otitis Media?

Otitis media or “ear infection” is a bacterial or viral infection of the middle ear.

What is Viral Exanthem or Viral Syndrome?

Viral Exanthem or Viral Syndrome: Viral means that the rash or eruption is a symptom of an infection due to a virus. An exanthem is a rash or eruption on the skin.

What is Scabies?

Scabies is a HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS skin infestation caused by the itch mite.  To see some picture examples click here.

What is Constipation?

Constipation is often characterized by infrequent bowel movements or hard, dry stools.

What is Gastroenteritis?

Gastroenteritis is a syndrome of vomiting and diarrhea that may cause dehydration and electrolyte imbalance.

What is Eczema?

Eczema is an overactive response by the body’s immune system to an irritant resulting in skin inflammation.
To see some picture examples click here. 

What is Seborrheic Dermatitis?

Seborrheic dermatitis is a noninfectious skin condition that is very common in infants sometimes called “Cradle Cap,” usually beginning in the first weeks of life and slowly disappearing over a period of weeks or months.   To see some picture examples click here.

What is Jaundice?

Jaundice a common condition in newborns, jaundice refers to the yellow color of the skin and whites of the eyes caused by excess bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is produced by the normal breakdown of red blood cells.

What is Bronchiolitis?

Bronchiolitis is a common illness of the respiratory tract caused by an infection that affects the tiny airways, called the bronchioles, which lead to the lungs.

What is an Upper Respiratory Infection (URI)?

Upper Respiratory Infection (URI) or “The Common Cold” is an infectious process of any of the components of the upper airway i.e. the sinuses, nasal passages, pharynx, and larynx.

What information can be found in my health record?

health record is created any time you see a health professional such as a doctor, nurse, dentist, chiropractor, or psychiatrist. You could find the following in your health record:

  • Your medical history and your family’s medical history
  • Labs and x-rays
  • Medications prescribed
  • Alcohol use and sexual activity
  • Details about your lifestyle (smoking, exercise, recreational drug use, high-risk sports, stress levels)
  • Doctor/nurse notes
  • Results of operations and proceduresGenetic testing
  • Research participation
  • Any Information you provide on applications for disability, life or accidental insurance with private insurers or government programs
  • Driver’s License
  • Social Security Number
  • Financial information such as credit cards and payment info

Who has access to my health records?

Many more people than you would ever want, including people outside the health care industry.

  • Insurance companies
  • Government agencies especially if you receive Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP, SSI, Workers Comp or any local, state or federal assistance
  • Employers
  • Banks, Financial Institutions
  • Researchers
  • If you are involved in a court case, your health records can be subpoenaed and available to the public
  • Marketers
  • Drug companies
  • Data miners
  • Transcribers in and outside the U.S.
  • Many health websites collect information about you

Can my personal health information be used and disclosed without any notice to me or without my informed consent at the time of treatment?

Yes.

The Amended HIPAA Privacy Rule states only that you must receive a Privacy Notice telling you how your personal health information will be used and disclosed. Section 164.520(c) (2) (i) (A).
Privacy Notices are often mistaken for consent forms, but they are simply notices telling you what will happen to your medical records.