Thank you for choosing Commonwealth Family Physicians! We are glad you have chosen us for all of your healthcare needs. Dr. Charles Johnson is a board certified physician and has been practicing in Lexington since 1993, providing healthcare based on the core values of excellence, compassion, honesty, integrity and quality.
Our mission is to provide generations of families in southwest Lexington with friendly, trusted, high-quality medical care. We seek to treat every patient with kindness and respect, providing the same level of medical and emotional care we expect for ourselves and our families.
CFP Welcomes Dr. Stan Sizemore
Commonwealth Family Physicians is pleased to announce the addition of a new physician to our practice! Practicing for more than 20 years, Dr. Stan Sizemore is board certified in Family Medicine. He attended the University of Kentucky Medical school and completed his Family Practice Residency program in Tallahassee, Florida. He has practiced in both Lexington and Nicholasville. He boasts a particular expertise and affinity for pediatric, adolescent and adult medicine. He focuses on preventive care as well as addressing chronic conditions.
He will begin seeing patients in our office on February 1, 2013.
Patient Portal Link:
Commonwealth Family Physicians (CFP) office is pleased to offer patients access to their medical record via the Patient Portal. Once a patient gives CFP his or her email address, the patient becomes "web-enabled". The patient will receive an email from Commonwealth Family Physicians which gives the patient a unique username and password by which to access the Patient Portal. Simply click on the Patient Portal link on that email or the one here and the patient is taken to the Patient Portal welcome page. On that page, the patient enters the username and password at the top right of the page and selects “login”. Then the patient enters his or her electronic medical record information. On the left side of the page, there is a list of information available to the patient. By selecting “My Account”, patients can reset their password, update personal information, and view their most recent financial statement. Patients can see recent lab results that have been reviewed and made available by their provider by selecting “Medical Records”. To check dates on past or future appointments, simply select “Appointments”. Patients can navigate through the system and see additional information as well. We encourage patients to explore and use all the features of the Patient Portal.
CFP will continue to make information available through the Patient Portal to keep our patients up-to-date on their medical information and to promote patient involvement in their health care. If you have any questions, please contact us at 859-278-8421.
Commonwealth Family Physicians (CFP) office currently does not have any flu vaccines available. If you wish to get a flu shot, please go to your area Walgreens, CVS, Kroger or Rite Aid pharmacies.
Pneumococcal Pneumonia Vaccination Information
Commonwealth Family Physicians is pleased to announce the availability of Prevnar 13, a vaccine for pneumococcal pneumonia. Pneumoncoccal pneumonia is an infectious illness caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. It is responsible for as many as 302,000 hospitalizations in the U.S. each year. Pneumococcal pneumonia, one type of pneumonia, isn''t like the common cold. Its symptoms can be severe and last for weeks or even months.
Prevnar 13 is a vaccine that may help prevent some cases of pneumonia and other types of pneumococcal disease. Of the 90 types of pneumococcal bacteria, Prevnar 13 only works against the 13 types of bacteria targeted by the vaccine. Prevnar 13 does not contain "live bacteria."
Prevnar 13 is indicated for adults 50 years of age and older. As you get older, your immune system isn''t able to respond as well to infection as it did when you were younger; therefore, you may be at increased risk for pneumococcal infection. It is given in 1 dose. Adults who have already received a pneumonococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV) can be vaccinated with Prevnar 13.
As with any medication, there are risks associated with Prevnar 13. In adults, the most common side effects found in studies were pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site, limitation of arm movement, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, joint pain, decreased appetite, chills or rash.