Walker Medical Wellness

Walker Medical Wellness We bring our Occupational Health Services to the client to help save logistics, time and money.

I am a graduate from Pittsburgh School of Medicine with approximately 20 years experience. I have practiced throughout the Sate of California which include Primary Care, Urgent Care, Occupational Medicine including DOTs and Alternative Therapies.

We feel honored to assist our veterans in the medical claims process at Walker Medical Wellness. We want to express grat...
11/10/2023

We feel honored to assist our veterans in the medical claims process at Walker Medical Wellness. We want to express gratitude for their unwavering commitment, bravery, and loyalty to our nation. On this Veterans Day and every day, we hold our veterans in the highest regard and are thankful for their service to our country.

05/29/2023
We want to take this time to recognize Dr Bruce J Walker for his dedicated work as a physician for 30 years. His dedicat...
03/30/2023

We want to take this time to recognize Dr Bruce J Walker for his dedicated work as a physician for 30 years. His dedication to his profession and support to our community does not go unnoticed. May he be blessed with good health and strength to continue to persevere.

Walker Medical Wellness has proudly serviced all the employees at United Launch Alliance for the last 10 years. Augmenti...
03/17/2023

Walker Medical Wellness has proudly serviced all the employees at United Launch Alliance for the last 10 years. Augmenting the medical department by providing Occupational Health Exams at Vandenberg Space Force Base and Cape Canaveral. Great work Walker Medical Wellness staff. πŸ‘πŸΌ

Took the team to dinner after a very long workday! πŸ˜‡ Enjoy your weekend!
01/28/2023

Took the team to dinner after a very long workday! πŸ˜‡ Enjoy your weekend!

01/05/2023
11/17/2022

For our veterans living in, or near, the Santa Ynez Valley, please see this new resource!

10/11/2022

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY VETERANS STAND DOWN 2022, Saturday, October 15 2022 from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., Santa Maria Fairpark, 937 S. Thornburg Street, Santa Maria, CA 93454

www.sbcountystanddown.com

09/03/2022

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Opioid addiction and fatal overdoses are rising at an alarming rate in the state and Santa Barbara County, fueled by the potent

09/03/2022

Heatwaves: What do they do to the body and who is at risk?

Heat can affect anyone, but some people run a greater risk of serious harm. Check on those who may be more vulnerable, such older people and babies. Here's what you need to know about the effects of heat on the body and how to stay cool.

What does extreme heat do to our bodies?
As the body gets hotter, blood vessels open up. This leads to lower blood pressure and makes the heart work harder to push the blood around the body. This can cause mild symptoms such as an itchy heat rash or swollen feet as blood vessels become leaky. At the same time, sweating leads to the loss of fluids and salt and, crucially, the balance between them in the body changes. This, combined with the lowered blood pressure, can lead to heat exhaustion.

Symptoms include:
* dizziness
* nausea
* fainting
* confusion
* muscle cramps
* headaches
* heavy sweating
* tiredness
If blood pressure drops too far, the risk of heart attacks rises.

Why do our bodies react this way?

Our bodies strive to keep a core temperature of about 98.6F whether we're in a snowstorm or a heatwave. It is the temperature our bodies have evolved to work at. But as the weather gets hotter, the body has to work harder to keep its core temperature down. It opens more blood vessels near the skin to lose heat to our surroundings and starts sweating. As the sweat evaporates, it dramatically increases the heat lost from the skin.

How can I stay safe in the heat?
* Look out for those who may struggle to keep cool, such as older people, those with underlying conditions and and those who live alone
* Stay cool indoors by closing curtains on rooms that face the sun
* Drink plenty of fluids and don't drink too much alcohol
* Don't leave anyone, especially babies, young children and animals, in a locked vehicle
* Keep out of the sun between 11am and 3pm when the sun's rays are strongest
* Keep in the shade, use sunscreen with a high SPF, and wear a wide-brimmed hat
* Avoid physical exercise in the hottest part of the day
* Take water with you if traveling

How can I get a good night's sleep?
Use thin sheets, cool your socks in the fridge before putting them on and stick to your usual bedtime routine.

What should I do if I see someone with heat exhaustion?
If they can be cooled down within half an hour, then heat exhaustion is not normally serious.

* Move them to a cool place.
* Get them to lie down and raise their feet slightly
* Get them to drink plenty of water - sports or rehydration drinks are also OK
* Cool their skin - spray or sponge them with cool water and fan them. Cold packs around the armpits or neck are good too
However, if they do not recover within 30 minutes, then what follows is heat stroke.
It is a medical emergency and you should call 911. People with heat stroke may stop sweating even though they are too hot. Their temperature could go over 104F and they might have seizures or lose consciousness.

Who is more at risk?
Old age or some long-term conditions, such as heart disease, can leave people less able to cope with the strain heat puts on the body.
Diabetes can make the body lose water more quickly and some complications of the disease can alter blood vessels and the ability to sweat.
Children and those who are less mobile may also be more vulnerable. Brain diseases, such as dementia, can also leave people unaware of the heat or unable to do anything about it.
People who are homeless will also be more exposed to the sun. Those living in top-floor apartments will also face higher temperatures.

Do some drugs increase the risk?
Yes - but people should keep taking their medication as normal and need to make more effort to stay cool and hydrated.
Diuretics - sometimes called "water pills" - increase the amount of water the body expels. They are taken widely, including for heart failure. In high temperatures, they increase the dangers of dehydration and imbalances in key minerals in the body.
Antihypertensives - which lower blood pressure - can combine with the blood vessels that are dilating to cope with the heat and cause dangerous drops in blood pressure.
Some drugs for epilepsy and Parkinson's can block sweating and make it harder for the body to cool itself.
And other drugs such as lithium or statins can become more concentrated and problematic in the blood if there is too much fluid loss.

Revised Guidance for COVID-19. "The update isn't necessarily a huge overhaul of the existing guidance, but it does repre...
08/15/2022

Revised Guidance for COVID-19. "The update isn't necessarily a huge overhaul of the existing guidance, but it does represent an increasing focus on individuals making their own decisions about their level of risk and how they want to mitigate that risk."

This report describes guidance for minimizing the impact of COVID-19 on individuals, communities, and health care systems in the United States.

Information regarding BA.2
03/26/2022

Information regarding BA.2

COVID-19 Community Levels are a new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest da...
02/28/2022

COVID-19 Community Levels are a new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data.
Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area.
Layered prevention strategies β€” like staying up to date on vaccines, screening testing, ventilation and wearing masks β€” can help limit severe disease and reduce the potential for strain on the healthcare system.
Some community settings such as schools and congregate settings might include additional layers of prevention (e.g., physical distancing, contact tracing) based on information and data about the characteristics of the setting.
Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in your area.

Low
β€’ Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines
β€’ Get tested if you have symptoms

Medium
β€’ If you are at high risk for severe illness, talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions
β€’ Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines
β€’ Get tested if you have symptoms

High
β€’ Wear a mask indoors in public
β€’ Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines
β€’ Get tested if you have symptoms
β€’ Additional precautions may be needed for people at high risk for severe illness

People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone
with COVID-19 should wear a mask.

Save the link on your web browser to quickly check on your county status at any time.

COVID-19 Community Levels help you decide your prevention steps.

Great read
02/25/2022

Great read

The virus isn’t done with us. So we need a new approach to dealing with it.

02/05/2022

Mask Mandate in Santa Barbara County extended to March 3, 2022

01/30/2022

Dr Walker and I want to extend a THANK YOU to our staff and all that are actively volunteering at our community COVID-19 vaccination clinics.
To date we have administered 1112 vaccinations! Your selfless sacrifices are much appreciated, not just by us, but by many members of our community. We had California Volunteers, Office of the Governor travel from Gilroy and San Francisco yesterday! So again we offer up a Thank You for your hard work and dedication during this season we are all facing.

We must always seek to imitate the selfless love of God by serving others, instead of simply serving ourselves πŸ˜‡
Galatians 5:13

01/10/2022

We have available volunteer opportunities for healthcare and non health care workers for our COVID19 Community Vaccination Clinic in Orcutt -
Saturday Jan 29th 10a - 5p.

Medical Volunteers needed for -
Vaccinators
Post Vaccination Observation

Non Medical staff needed for -
Intake Staff
Greeters
Logistical Staff

Please sign up here
https://forms.office.com/r/gwBv132f6V
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God made us for His purposes way before we ever realized it. Ephesians 2:10 says, β€œWe are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” We serve and volunteer confidently, knowing that God has prepared the way for us!

01/06/2022

CDPH has extended the statewide indoor masking requirement one month, through February 15, 2022. Masks must be worn in all indoor public places regardless of vaccine status.

12/23/2021

We will be holding another Family COVID-19 Community Clinic in Orcutt on

Saturday January 8th, 11am - 4:30pm. All doses of Pfizer & Moderna will be available.

While we support walk-in appointments, we encourage everyone to pre-register below to avoid long wait times.

My Turn is where Californians can find out if you are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, schedule appointments, and sign up for notifications. Register to get notified when it’s your turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

We had an eventful community clinic this Saturday in Orcutt. Thank you to all our volunteers from Santa Maria to Santa B...
12/21/2021

We had an eventful community clinic this Saturday in Orcutt. Thank you to all our volunteers from Santa Maria to Santa Barbara who took the time to support our community πŸ˜ƒ Thank you to The Golden Donut for bringing us some free donuts and coffee, getting vaccinated and bringing in their family and customers! Thank you to Yasmine who provided our catering lunches for our volunteers.

Here are a few pictures

12/14/2021

Pre-Register for your COVID19 Booster at our Community Pop-Up Clinic in Orcutt.

Saturday Dec 18, 11am-4pm (Oak Knolls Parking Lot)

*Walks Ins welcome, but preregistration highly recommended to decrease your wait time.

My Turn is where Californians can find out if you are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, schedule appointments, and sign up for notifications. Register to get notified when it’s your turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

CDPH Requires Masking for All Public Indoor Settings to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 In Response to Increasing Case Rates...
12/14/2021

CDPH Requires Masking for All Public Indoor Settings to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 In Response to Increasing Case Rates and Hospitalizations

With case rates increasing 47% since Thanksgiving, the California Department of Public Health will require universal masking to increase protection to individuals, families, and communities during the holidays.

12/14/2021

We are in need of a few more volunteers for our upcoming COVID Community PopUp Clinic in Orcutt, Sat Dec 18th

2 vaccinators
1 Observation
2 non medical support (can be medical person)

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POSITIONS:
Vaccination Administration/Screener, Post Vaccination Observation, Vaccine Preparation, Intake (computer), Non-Medical Support.

VACCINATION SITE ROLES/CLASSIFICATIONS:

Please note that you will be assigned to a role that you are eligible for based on staffing and licensure. All roles are very important. There is usually a chance to switch roles during the day at the clinic.

Non-Medical+ : Anyone is welcome to sign up for this role. No medical licensure is needed, but medically licensed volunteers are welcome to sign-up. - You will be assigned to a non-medical role in the clinic. If you are medically licensed, you may be assigned a role in accordance with your licensure.

Medical Support: Eligible volunteers: any medically licensed volunteer (DVM, EMT included) - You will be assigned to either vaccinate, medically observe, prep vaccine, or do medical evaluations. Assignments will be based on staffing needs and licensure.

Vaccinator: Eligible Volunteers: MD, NP, PA, RN, LVN, DDS, Pharmacists - You will be assigned to either vaccinate, medically observe, prep vaccine, or do medical evaluations. Assignments will be based on staffing needs.


When:
Saturday Dec 18th 10a-4p

Location:
Orcutt Oak Knolls Shopping Center corner of Clark Ave and Bradley Rd
1145 E Clark Ave
Santa Maria (Orcutt) 93455

Thank you for your support to our community!

12/12/2021

Thank you to our staff, contractors and volunteers from Santa Barbara County Medical Reserve Corps for your support. We had a successful community pop up clinic today and it was all worth receiving the gratitude from the many members of our community. There so no greater feeling than providing service to others πŸ˜‡ Philippians 2:4

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has extended the Health Officer Order which requires the use of masks ...
12/05/2021

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has extended the Health Officer Order which requires the use of masks in indoor public settings. This order requires all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face coverings when indoors in public settings, with limited exceptions.

Dec 3, 2021 SANTA BARBARA COUNTY EXTENDS HEALTH OFFICER ORDER REQUIRING USE OF FACE COVERINGS INDOORS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 Indoor Masking Mandate Will Continue (SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) – The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has extended the Health Officer Order which requi...

12/04/2021

Walker Medical Wellness will be holding a community COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinic Saturday December 12th & 18th from 11am-4:30pm in Orcutt.

My Turn is where Californians can find out if you are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, schedule appointments, and sign up for notifications. Register to get notified when it’s your turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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1145 E Clark Avenue Suite I
Santa Maria, CA
93455

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