Brian R. Cain MD & Associates

Brian R. Cain MD & Associates Independent Family Practice located In Hartville OH
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Breaking News:  Brian R Cain MD and Associates LLC is movingI am moving back into my old office in Mogadore with a tenta...
07/18/2020

Breaking News: Brian R Cain MD and Associates LLC is moving

I am moving back into my old office in Mogadore with a tentative opening September 1, 2020. Many details yet to be worked out, but this should be helpful for patient care and the safety of my office staff in this COVID-19 era.

For those newer to my practice, the office is located at 754 S. Cleveland Ave. Suite 300, Mogadore OH 44260 and is at the intersection of US 224 and SR 532 between SR 43 and SR 91. It is only 10 miles from my current office and most of the drive is comfortable country miles from my current space.

I look forward to expanding my services and will be needing to hire some experienced clinical staff. I would also like to consider offering space to interested behavioral health providers that are interested in a collaboration.

We are ready if a bump comes our way
06/26/2020

We are ready if a bump comes our way

Greetings from Hartville, OhioOur Family Medicine Office continues to change rapidly along with the rest of the world.  ...
06/13/2020

Greetings from Hartville, Ohio

Our Family Medicine Office continues to change rapidly along with the rest of the world. We are open for business and welcome patients with a socially distant approach. We continue to evaluate patients with face to face visits as well as with phone or electronic video visits and encourage our patients to make appointments as soon as possible. Marilyn, George and I are more than happy to manage sport physicals, well exams and other chronic problems preferably sooner than later. Ohio is currently blessed with a relatively low Covid-19 disease count and health care visits may need to adapt again as this year progresses.

Please consider scheduling appointments to catch up or get ahead of this disease. We are asking that ALL patients and a very limited number of caregivers wear masks for visits to protect the staff and reduce the risk for us all. We are currently not using the waiting room and ask patients to call us on a dedicated phone line upon arrival or before a televisit to sign in and wait to be called into the appointment. Please forgive me for the exam room turn around times. We all are trying to meet what is becoming a difficult period in all of our lives.

Brian R. Cain, M.D.

For those that think opening everything up and let the population just get over COVID-19 here is a little perspective.  ...
05/11/2020
Early Herd Immunity against COVID-19: A Dangerous Misconception

For those that think opening everything up and let the population just get over COVID-19 here is a little perspective. Please be careful as we increase our interactions with each other.
https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/from-our-experts/early-herd-immunity-against-covid-19-a-dangerous-misconception?fbclid=IwAR1rusyRYZCCgOctaTGbU9TXF51ezz6avHolmGFXW1cr_eDVA7WnejvxRgA

Bloomberg School of Public Health epidemiologists David Dowdy and Gypsyamber D'Souza explain the misconceptions around herd immunity as we discuss when and how to phase in re-opening.

Along with the rest of Ohio’s Health industry, we are opening up the office schedule for most visit types.  As you all w...
04/30/2020

Along with the rest of Ohio’s Health industry, we are opening up the office schedule for most visit types. As you all would expect we want to do this as safely as possible. We have been open through the sheltering and much has changed. To keep the office staff and patients well, we will continue to use tele-health visits for potentially ill patients as well as for the frail or immune compromised. Additionally, we are not using the waiting room and we are having patients check in by phone on a dedicated line and get called back once an exam room is ready. We can also bring out wheelchairs to assist in transportation.

We welcome back all of our existing as well as new patients for comprehensive care including wellness and chronic medical problem visits. Call and set up an appointment soon. I know my specialist colleagues want to get going and will be trying to get patients seen and surgeries scheduled and medically cleared quickly as well.

Covid-19 is not over by any means. Opening up the economy is necessary but it will increase the number of infections sporadically. Continue to wear face coverings and keep your hands clean. We are here for you and feel the stress as well.

Stay healthy.
Brian Cain MD
(330)877-3008

Happy Easter to all of my friends, family, office staff and patients.This holiday season is as different as I can ever r...
04/12/2020

Happy Easter to all of my friends, family, office staff and patients.

This holiday season is as different as I can ever remember. I give thanks to all of the support we are all giving each other, and I am so proud of how our governor and state population have embraced this medical emergency and done it so well that we are saving our loved ones’ lives.

Our office staff has made drastic changes to continue patient care as safely as possible. Televisits are going well and can be set up many ways: by phone call to the office, request through the portal and even from my website: www.briancainmd.com. If anyone needs to be seen in person, we have some availability every weekday in the office. We are having patients call from the parking lot upon arrival to check in and then be called when ready to be roomed. We do NOT want to bring sick patients into the office. My staff is wearing N95 face masks and we have masks for patients as well. Additionally, most of the front office staff is working from home and the clinical staff is rotating weeks in the office to hopefully keep the office open if the virus finds its way here. I saw patients last week and will not be in the office this coming week. George and Marilyn will be in the office this week to be available for needed visits. If you have not met them yet, do not worry. They are wonderful. It is likely many will need to meet them later this year when well care and chronic disease visits are restarted and appointments will get tight.

For the meantime enjoy your friends and family remotely. I am attaching Friday’s covid-19 numbers for your review.

CDC Updates as of 4:00 p.m. on 4/10/2020
• Statistics
o Global – 1,521,252 cases, 92,798 deaths
o USA – 459,165 cases, 16,570 deaths
o OH – 5,878 cases, 227 deaths, 1,755 hospitalizations, 548 ICU admissions
o Summit County – 235 cases, 13 deaths, 90 hospitalizations
Sincerely,
Brian Cain, MD

There has been some concern ibuprofen and other NSAIDS can worsen the progression of Covid-19 infection.  I am including...
03/29/2020
FDA advises patients on use of NSAIDs for COVID-19

There has been some concern ibuprofen and other NSAIDS can worsen the progression of Covid-19 infection. I am including the statement from the FDA on this. It basically mentions a letter published by the Brittish medical jounal, Lancet that brought the question whether NSAIDS could be a problem. So far there is no strong evidence and additional information is being accumulated.
My advice is to try tylenol for cold symptoms first. If unable to control symptoms adequately, use of ibuprofen and aleve have not been strongly implicated and its cautious use is okay.

https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-advises-patients-use-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-nsaids-covid-19

FDA is aware of news reports stating the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, could worsen coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11iqemkh5BY&authuser=1If all this scary news is causing too much stress and you are feel...
03/25/2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11iqemkh5BY&authuser=1
If all this scary news is causing too much stress and you are feeling overwhelmed, my staff and I are here to help you. Situational stress, anxiety, depression, and sleeping problems are very common with this constant news cycle and worry about isolated family members and their health is stressful. We are open and will remain open.
The addition of telehealth visits are very well suited for behavioral health visits. The addition of Neuroflow has been very helpful as a non-drug treatment service that we can offer.
Now is a good time to schedule a visit. The Stay at Home order has opened the schedule dramatically and we want to be here for you.. www.briancainmd.com
(330)877-3008
Brian Cain, MD

Good news Friends,I just went live on Chiron health.  I saw my first patient via this video/audio online service and it ...
03/21/2020

Good news Friends,
I just went live on Chiron health. I saw my first patient via this video/audio online service and it will make seeing distant patients easier as well as keeping ill patients out of the office. Effective immediately, we will not see patients in the office with history of fever, and we will try to avoid upper respiratory symptoms in the office as well.
Many other common visits will also be able to be scheduled remotely as well. Certainly, anxiety and depression are well suited for telehealth visits and many chronic medical problems can be managed if you have a few tools handy. Blood pressure cuffs, a weight scale, pulse oxygen sensors, blood glucose monitor and thermometers can be useful if you have them. Also, for those that struggle with technology, a family member to help with registration and set up is always helpful. Most insurances including Medicare can now use telehealth visits at the same cost as an in-person office visit
To schedule an appointment, you can request an appointment through your patient portal or call the office. If the world goes totally bonkers, I can also see patients from home. I hope you all stay well and informed.
Brian Cain, MD
www.briancainmd.com
https://chironhealth.com/telemedicine-for-patients/

This week is surreal.  It really feels like we are waiting for a hurricane.  People are rushing the grocery stores.  Bus...
03/18/2020

This week is surreal. It really feels like we are waiting for a hurricane. People are rushing the grocery stores. Businesses are boarding up. Plans are ruined. All while the sun is shining and everyone feels fine. The healthcare system is in panic mode. Not enough gowns, gloves and masks to cover the potential catastrophe is causing cancellations of surgeries and tests to aid in conservation. Patients, afraid of coming to the office for fear of getting sick, are cancelling in droves.
Can I make a suggestion? Right now, there is little illness in the community, but the doubling time appears to be a week. In a few weeks, many of us will truly be ill and the storm will be upon us. If this social distancing works, coronavirus will be here for quite a long time. A couple months from now the number of sick may be much worse. Right now my staff is keeping the waiting room clear by having patients wait in their cars and they are calling to bring them in when ready. Sick patients with cold symptoms are being discouraged from coming to the office. I hope to see sick and frail patients via skype-like encounters by the end of the week. Now may be the best time for quite a while to sneak in a quick tune up for refills, diabetes, hypertension or other nagging problems.

Hello Friends,Please let me update all of you on my office plans in the face of Coronavirus.  It is important to keep my...
03/15/2020

Hello Friends,
Please let me update all of you on my office plans in the face of Coronavirus. It is important to keep my staff, myself and all patients safe while maintaining high quality and personal care and it remains my highest priority
First off, certainly not everyone with minor cold symptoms needs seen in the office or tested for influenza or Covid-19. Please try to stay home until recovered to slow the disease spread. I encourage keeping updated with current information since every day there are modifications on how to proceed with this infection and slow disease progression. I know we will continue to have to modify how we manage this illness.
The flow of patients in the office is in the process of changing. I am in favor of patients waiting outside the office in their cars waiting for a text invite to come in and avoiding excess crowding in the waiting room. If you are ill, let the staff know so we can triage the most appropriate plan and so face masks can be provided early.
Phone calls to the office may continue to be a frustration for now. With limited phone lines and staff to answer complex medical problems, backups and busy signals are inevitable. Whenever possible, please sign up for a personal portal account and communicate non urgent messages, needed refills and requests for appointments. I also prefer to communicate labs and test results through the secure portal to limit phone time.
I do have some ability to check for viral infection, including Covid-19, with nasal swab but commercial laboratories are overwhelmed and delays in reporting will be a problem at least for now.
I also recently signed with Chiron health which is a Telehealth company and works seamlessly with my electronic charting system AthenaHealth, and I expect to be able to schedule video visits with patients via cell phone or laptop. I may even be able to schedule visits if I become ill and confined to home. Congress recently approved Medicare to pay for telehealth visits. These visits will be useful to triage
appropriate ill or frail patients keeping them out of the office and it may be useful to review tests, manage treatments including blood pressure monitoring (if you have a blood pressure machine.)
I will try to keep my website simple but updated in this new reality. www.briancainmd.com

Thanks for everyone’s patience
Brian Cain, MD

As Coronavirus takes over every media source, and it is probable that it will be coming to this area sooner or later, ou...
03/08/2020

As Coronavirus takes over every media source, and it is probable that it will be coming to this area sooner or later, our office is making plans to mitigate the risk of getting or transmitting infection in our office. Since there is no treatment for coronavirus or any other common cold, I ask patients not to make appointments for mild cold symptoms. For more serious or abruptly worsening infections,(fevers and shortness of breath), please call the office early in the illness since influenza does have a helpful treatment.

Starting soon, we will be offering telehealth visits for some patients sick or unable to come to the office. Finally, if you come to the office sick, let the staff know upon arrival so we can provide a mask and hopefully get you out of the waiting room in a timely fashion.

Covid-19 is a serious public health concern. It currently has death rate that appears to be 10 times greater than influenza. While the vast majority of infected are not going to die from this cold, some will. Once the population has been exposed to this virus, the severity should lessen. Good hygene is the best way to stay healthy. Already shortages of disinfecting materials are evident both in stores and online and they may stay that way till summer.

Our goal is to safely treat our patient population and serve the community as a good steward. Please stay informed and stay healthy.

Brian Cain, MD

Happy 2020.Brian Cain MD and Associates has teamed with NeuroFlow and went live this week.As a patient of the practice, ...
01/19/2020
Information for Individuals | NeuroFlow

Happy 2020.

Brian Cain MD and Associates has teamed with NeuroFlow and went live this week.

As a patient of the practice, you have free access to NeuroFlow, a digital health application for tracking, assessing, and managing your overall wellness.

NeuroFlow provides fun, mobile, and easy-to-use tools that guide and support your journey towards an improved, more holistic well being. Make an appointment to discuss the possibilities.

To learn more, visit: https://www.neuroflowsolution.com/for-patients/.

Influenza is here!  It is setting up to be one of the worst outbreaks in over a decade.  There has already been a fatali...
01/04/2020

Influenza is here! It is setting up to be one of the worst outbreaks in over a decade. There has already been a fatality in our area. It is not too late to get vaccinated. In fact, a vaccine may even help if you have already been exposed. If you or a family member come down with fever, body aches, headache with respiratory symptoms, (runny nose, sore throat or cough), anti-virals can be started to lessen both the severity and duration of illness, Meds like Tamiflu need to be started in less than 72 hours of onset of illness. The sooner the better. Once viral levels have peaked in your body there is not much to do other than treat symptoms and watch for secondary infections. Call your primary care sooner than later. Urgent care and Emergency rooms are less likely to use antiviral meds.

Forcast for early influenza season may be true.  I have seen 2 cases and possibly a third after the Thanksgiving germ sc...
12/09/2019

Forcast for early influenza season may be true. I have seen 2 cases and possibly a third after the Thanksgiving germ scramble. Its not to late to get a flu vaccine. The vaccine does not have genetic information and cannot infect you. While a persons response to vaccine may be less than ideal its still better than taking your chances. The current most common strain is an influenza B type. We currently have both regular and high dose vaccine and everyone over 6 months of age can get it.

The wait is over... Welcome Marilyn Perkowski back to our team.  Many of you will remember Marilyn from Dennis McCluskey...
11/29/2019

The wait is over... Welcome Marilyn Perkowski back to our team. Many of you will remember Marilyn from Dennis McCluskey and Associates. She is a Family Nurse practitioner and sees adults and children of all ages. She enjoys caring for women's health issues. She will be seeing patients in the office Wednesdays and Fridays starting December 4 2019.

2019 is winding down.  Are You ready for reset of medical insurance deductibles?  Time is getting short if you need any ...
11/23/2019

2019 is winding down. Are You ready for reset of medical insurance deductibles? Time is getting short if you need any testing done on this year's insurance. Call soon.

Cold season is here and this nasty cough virus lasts 3 weeks.
11/11/2019
It Is RSV Season, So Please Refrain From Kissing The Babies

Cold season is here and this nasty cough virus lasts 3 weeks.

If you’ve seen parents sharing photos on social media, asking that people refrain from kissing their baby, doctors say that they have a sound reason for that. As flu season approaches, local doctors are advising parents on what to look out for in their babies and how to protect them from contracti...

Thank all of my loyal patients for your support.  Fall is a very busy time at the office.  We are expanding to improve a...
11/02/2019

Thank all of my loyal patients for your support. Fall is a very busy time at the office. We are expanding to improve availability. George Wolfe will be adding a day soon and I will be anouncing a new female nurse practitioner to the office that many of you will fondly remember. She is a Family nurse practitioner that worked with Dr McCluskey and me for many years and I am very happy to have her coming back. She can see all ages and will be happy to increase our well woman care. I anticipate lots of new patients with both Portage Family Medicine and Brimfield family medicine closing. We can be reached at (330)877-3008. Please feel free to share this update.

Address

650 S. Prospect Ave Suite 202
Hartville, OH
44632

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00
Thursday 08:00 - 18:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(330) 877-3008

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Brian Cain, M.D.

Dear Valued Patients,

Welcome to our page. My staff and I look forward to meeting your primary care needs. The office is located on State Route 43 in the Village Commons Office Suites just south of historic downtown Hartville.

I am proud to remain an independent family practice. For as long as we can survive financially in this difficult healthcare environment, it is important to keep patient service the core service we provide. My Staff and I have completed 3 years in this private practice, bucking the trend of hospital and corporate ownership. Since my Family Medicine residency completion (Eastern Virginia, 1991) and board certification, I returned home and hopefully have faithfully serviced this area for the last 28 years. I began practice with Dr Dennis McCluskey in Mogadore, I have brought many familiar faces from Portage Hills Family Medicine and I still miss much of the comradery of that bigger group. We strive to return to the friendly high quality service and accessibility that all patients deserve.

I am pleased to introduce to you my first care provider extender. George Wolfe is a nurse practitioner that joined this practice in February 2019. He has vast experience in internal medicine especially geriatrics. He is a proud Navy veteran serving as a corpsman prior to getting his nursing and nurse practitioner degrees.

We currently use AthenaHealth as a medical record system that includes a very easy to use web portal that is accessible from this web site and makes requesting appointments, asking non emergent questions, requesting refills and paying bills easier than ever and available 24 hours a day. Consider registering for a patient portal account after scheduling your first visit (or maybe have one of your children make one for you). You can enter pertinent personal health information prior to your visit. Also consider requesting your medical records from your previous health provider or my old office, and as always please bring a current medication list including all of your medicines, vitamins and supplements with you. (Medicine bottles are even better). We also will require a photo ID and insurance information at sign in.

PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY TO VERIFY WHAT LAB COMPANIES ARE IN YOUR NETWORK.. Even within some insurance policies, we cannot guarantee what lab service will be covered. We use a variety of labs, LabcarePlus, Aultman Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Laboratories and Quest.

Look for new changes to the office and website. For those looking for information and diet advice for Pre-diabetes and Diabetes explore this link: www.Cornerstones4Care.com It has focuses on Healthy Eating, Being Active, Medicine and Tracking diabetes. There many non branded resources in video, downloadable books, recipes and interactive trackers as well as an available digital coaching program.

Brian R Cain, MD and Associates LLC 650 S. Prospect Ave Suite 202 Hartville, Ohio 44632

Office Hours: Monday 8 am to 6 pm Tuesday 8 am to 6 pm Wednesday 9 am to 7 pm Thursday 8 am to 6 pm Friday 8 am to 5 pm

Telephone: 330 877 3008 Fax: 330 877 3032 Email: briancainmd at gmail dot com Friend me on face book

New patients are very welcome. Just a quick word of warning. The office complex is very easy to pass on route 43. It is 0.6 mile south from route 619 and just past the Hartville RV Center on the left.

Thank you all,

Brian

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Heard the old McCluskey office is closing 12/31. I knew they would. The end of an era !!
Happy Birthday Dr Cain! Hope you have a wonderful birthday!