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Warfarin: 5 Things You Can Do to Take It Safely

Warfarin and Vitamin K

Warfarin: Keeping Vitamin K in Balance

warfarin (oral)

Warfarin: Taking Your Medicine Safely

Warfarin: Why Taking It Is Worth It

Warm Compresses for Eye Problems

Warning Signs of Suicide

Warning Signs of Suicide in Adults

Warning Signs of Suicide in Children and Teens

Warning Signs of Suicide in Older Adults

Wart Remover

Warts and Plantar Warts

Warts: Should I Treat Warts?

Warts: Using Salicylic Acid

Watchful Waiting (Surveillance) for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Water Exercise

Ways HIV Cannot Be Spread

Ways to Comfort a Baby in the Hospital

Ways to Comfort a Crying Baby

Ways To Reduce Stress

Ways to Track Your Weight-Loss Efforts

Weakness and Fatigue


Weaning: Signs That Baby Is Ready

Wear Proper Clothing to Prevent Cold Injury

Wee Care

Week 12 of Pregnancy: What's Going On Inside

Week 16 of Pregnancy: What's Going On Inside

Week 20 of Pregnancy: What's Going On Inside

Week 24 of Pregnancy: What's Going On Inside

Week 28 of Pregnancy: What's Going On Inside

Week 32 of Pregnancy: What's Going On Inside

Week 36 of Pregnancy: What's Going On Inside

Week 40 of Pregnancy: What's Going On Inside

Week 8 of Pregnancy: What's Going On Inside

Weight and Coronary Artery Disease

Weight and Your Mind

Weight Loss by Limiting Calories

Weight Management

Weight Management

Weight Management: Should I Use Over-the-Counter Diet Aids?

Weight Management: Stop Negative Thoughts

Weight-Bearing Exercises to Maintain Healthy Bones

Weight-Loss Medicines

Weight-Loss Surgery

Weight-Loss Surgery: How Others Decided

Weight-loss surgery, Should I have


Wellbaby DHA

Well-Baby Visits to the Doctor

Wellbutrin SR

Wellbutrin XL

Well-Child Visits

West Nile Virus

West-Decon M


What Are Opioids?

What Difference Could the Flu Shot Make?

What Increases Your Risk of Becoming a Victim of Domestic Abuse or Violence?

What Is a Hospital Patient Advocate?

What Is a Sleep Study?

What Is a Stroke?

What Is a TIA?

What Is A1c?

What Is Atrial Fibrillation?

What Is Chemotherapy?

What Is Clot-Busting (Thrombolytic) Treatment?

What Is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?

What Is Endometriosis?

What Is High Blood Pressure?

What Is Mindfulness?

What Is Radiation Therapy?

What Is Sepsis?

What Platelets Do

What to Do About Missed or Skipped Birth Control Pills

What to Do if Your Cardiac Device Is Recalled

What to Expect When You Have an Extremely Premature Infant

When to Have a Cholesterol Test

When You're Not Sleeping Well


Whipple Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer

Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

Why Are Blood Tests Needed With Some Medicines?

Why Beta-Blockers Are Important After a Heart Attack

Why Children Don't Need Antibiotics for Colds or Flu

Why Get a Chlamydia Test?

Why Get Screened for Glaucoma?

Why Get Your Child Immunized?

Why Get Your Older Child or Teen Immunized?

Why You Don't Need Antibiotics for Bronchitis


wild yam

Wilms Tumor and Other Childhood Kidney Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI]

Wilms Tumor and Other Childhood Kidney Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]

WinRho SDF

Wisdom Teeth: Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Problems

Wise Health Consumer

witch hazel topical

Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

Women's Health

Work Closely With Your Doctor

Work Closely With Your Doctor

Working With More Than One Doctor

Workplace Health

Worried About Using Opioids?

WP Thyroid

Wrist Care: Preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Wrist Splint for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Wrist Tendon Injury: Preventing Pain

Writing an Advance Directive


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Flu shots are here!

In addition to the regular flu vaccine, we also have the extra protective flu vaccine recommended for those 65 and over.

Davidson Family Medicine will file your insurance.

To get your flu vaccine administered by trained medical staff that you know and trust, call in at 704-892-5454.

Stay healthy this flu season and get your flu vaccine.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Sam Hughes to our practice! Dr. Hughes is a Davidson College graduate and earned his medical degree from Wake Forest School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency.

He enjoys the diversity of family medicine, particularly working with all ages and focusing on preventive care. Sam’s favorite activities include hiking, biking, and spending time with his wife and yellow lab.

Visit our website, or call (704) 892-5454 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hughes.

Sam Hughes, MD