Doc Talk: Just a cold — or flu?


dr-schaefer.jpgDoc Talk is a weekly series of short video podcasts of Mercy Health System doctors answering questions moms want answers to. Click on the Motherlode video podcast below to see and hear the answer to today’s question.

Dr. George Schaefer, father of 7 children ranging in age from 3 to 17, offers information about how to tell the difference between cold and flu symptoms. Want to know more about Dr. Schaefer? Just click on his photo to watch his biographical video podcast which offers details about his experience and training.video11.jpg

Q: How can I tell whether I — or my child — has the flu or if it’s just a plain old cold?

A: Click on the video podcast icon at right. When the window opens, click on the “play” arrow to begin the video answer. To read more in-depth posts about the swine flu, click these links — Swine Flu: What Moms Need to Know Right Now and and Swine Flu: Part Two

Dr. George Schaefer is a family practitioner at Mercy Health System of Northwest Arkansas. His practice, the Rogers Medical Center, is located in the Physicians Plaza just off Interstate 540. For more info on Dr. Schaefer, click on his photo to watch his bio podcast or call his office at 479-338-5555. does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is for informational purposes only and isn’t a substitute for professional medical advice. Always talk to your doctor if you have questions about a medical condition. Don’t delay getting professional medical advice because of something you read online. This website doesn’t necessarily recommend or endorse any specific tests, doctors, products, procedures or opinions discussed on the site.