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Acoustic neuroma

An acoustic neuroma is a noncancerous growth or tumor on the auditory nerve near the inner ear. The auditory nerve carries sound impulses from the ear to the brain.

An acoustic neuroma grows slowly and can cause hearing loss in the affected ear. Although the growth is not cancerous, it can press on other nerves or brain tissues as it grows.

Symptoms of acoustic neuroma may include:

  • Hearing loss (usually in just one ear).
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus).
  • Headache.
  • Numbness or weakness of one side of the face.
  • Trouble standing or walking because of unsteadiness or vertigo.

Acoustic neuroma is not common; it most often occurs in people ages 30 to 60. The cause is unknown. Acoustic neuromas may be removed with surgery if symptoms are severe, in order to prevent damage to other nerves or brain tissues.

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Davidson Family Medicine is pleased to offer accurate and convenient RAPID Covid-19 testing for our established patients.  Results within 15 minutes.

This is a simple and painless front-of-the-nose test performed by our staff at our office.  There is no need to wait in line at a CVS Minute Clinic, Urgent Care, or Emergency Room.

Examples of when to get tested:

This test is highly accurate.  It is one of only 2 antigen tests authorized by the FDA for emergency use for detection of Covid-19 antigen particles.

Accuracy of BD Veritor Rapid Covid Test

Information from the FDA About the BD Veritor Covid Test

Simply call our office to schedule.  We may require a brief virtual visit with one of our clinicians to ensure appropriateness of testing.

(We will collect any copays and otherwise will file insurance for you.  This testing is covered by most insurance plans.)

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.