Dr. David Curran said worried parents are bringing their sick children in have doctors determine if they have the flu.
Curran said even doctors in his office have taken steps to avoid getting sick with the flu.
"The number one thing that our staff does is get immunized against influenza. It's one of our office policies. And if for some reason somebody can't they wear a mask, particularly if they're sick or even during the flu season. I think one of the ways we keep our patients healthy too is we have specifically a separate rear entrance for anybody that has flu symptoms or think they've been exposed to the flu so that we're not exposing people in the waiting room," said Curran.
Bergeron said you will know quickly if you have the flu rather than just a cold because the symptoms come on hard and fast.
She said you'll notice soreness all over your body, coughing, a sore throat and fever.
If you have these symptoms, Bergeron said to see your normal provider within 48 hours, not the ER.
If you're an at-risk patient, for example an elderly person or child, you need to go to the ER or if you have the following symptoms: