Cold vs. Flu: Learn the Difference


Oftentimes the flu can be mistaken for a cold (or vice versa). It’s important to understand the signs and symptoms of the flu, so that you can recognize when it’s time to contact your doctor. Flu season is here, but you don’t have to suffer. Flu shots are in, so set up an appointment with […]

The Flu and Your Child: Everything You Need To Know


Fever! Cough! Body aches! Oh My! Now is the time to protect you and your family. “Flu” is short for influenza, a respiratory virus that is spread from person to person by inhaling droplets in the air or through contact with contaminated surfaces. Flu season typically begins in the fall and ends in early spring. […]

Is Flu Season Over Yet?


You may be surprised to hear that flu seasons do not have a definite beginning and end. The timing of flu season is very unpredictable and it can vary in different locations of the country and from season to season. In comparison to the flu epidemic last year, this year’s flu season has been fairly […]

About Dr. Catherine Spiller

Catherine Spiller, MD is board certified in pediatrics and internal medicine and practices at Primary Care of Live Oak in Denham Springs, LA. Dr. Spiller provides acute and preventive healthcare for all ages, including infants, children, adolescents and adults. She received her medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She also completed her internship and residency in internal medicine and pediatrics from Louisiana State University School of Medicine. Click here to learn more about Dr. Spiller.

It’s Not Too Late to Protect Kids Against Flu


**This article originally appeared in the Winter edition of Amazing Magazine. By: Michael Bolton, MD, and Catherine O’Neal, MD If personal experience with the flu isn’t enough to persuade parents to have their children vaccinated, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) should be. Each year, an average of 20,000 children under […]