Entries by TFC Team

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Hylton I Lightman MD DCH(SA) FAAP My colleagues will concur – Overusing antibiotics must be avoided.  This article was published on November 7, 2019. The November 14th edition of the Wall Street Journal’s article on superbugs echoed some of the points.  I am pleased to share both with you.   According to the Centers for Disease […]

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The Case for the Flu Vaccine for Flu Season 2019-2020

Hylton I Lightman MD DCH(SA) FAAP The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all people ages 6+months should receive the flu vaccine. In other words, this includes babies, toddlers, school age children, adolescents, young adults, pregnant adults, middle-aged adults and older adults. Why is the flu vaccine important for your children and […]


The Externship as a Step to a Professional Position

Just as we are passionate about providing excellent health care to our patients, we at Total Family Care are as passionate about mentoring interns on their path to becoming experienced, compassionate medical professionals.  We mentor students from across health care – future physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Dr. Lightman’s article “The Externship as a […]

Nassau County Summer Tips

Summer is making itself know in Nassau County just before the July 4th Holiday. By mid morning, families were already cooling off at Wantagh Park Pool as the sun beat down and temperatures were expected to near 90 degrees. Nassau County Executive Laura Curran was there to remind residents that summer weather and activities also come […]

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The Parent’s Primer for a Child-Friendly, Child-Safe Summer

The Parent’s Primer for a Child-Friendly, Child-Safe Summer Hylton I Lightman, MD DCH (SA) FAAP  School is winding down and summer vacation is gearing up. This country’s valued tradition of the long summer break in this country from school — in South Africa, where I was raised, children’s summer vacation from school is less than […]