Primary care focuses on preventing illnesses, catching illness early through screening and managing chronic conditions to maximize the patient's health and wellbeing. We also consider your family history and lifestyle and can counsel you on your health risks.
Many conditions can be treated in primary care but sometimes specialty consultation required; when this occurs, your primary care team will organize your care between your specialists.
We check all your body systems in the Head-to-Toe Exam
Complete Blood Count - we look at your red blood cells, white blood cells and check for anemia
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel - we look at the health of your kidney, liver, and your electrolytes. This also checks your fasting blood sugar to see if you have diabetes.
Lipid Panel - we look at your cholesterol, triglicerides, HDL cholesterol, and LDL cholesterol
Hemoglobin A1C - We check this lab four times a year for our diabetic patients to see if their blood sugar is under control.
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone - We check this lab four times a year for our patients with thyroid disease. We also check it in our yearly physical if we suspect thyroid disease.
We help keep you up to date with all your health screenings
Colon Cancer Screening
Colon cancer screening with a colonoscopy is recommended for people starting at age 50
Osteoporosis screening is recommended for women starting at age 65.
Prostate Cancer Screening
Prostate cancer screening is only recommended for men ages 55 to 69 who are at a high risk of prostate cancer.
Hearing screening is recommended for any adult who thinks they may be experiencing hearing loss or for people exposed to loud noises for long periods of time.
Yearly vision screenings are recommended for all adults.
Clinical Breast Exam
A clinical breast exam is recommended for women who are at a high risk for breast cancer and for women who are worried about changes to their breasts.
Cervical Cancer Screening (PAP test)
Women ages 21 to 29 should be screened for cervical cancer every 3 years with cervical cytology.
Women ages 30 to 65 should be screened every 5 years when they are tested for the humanpapilloma virus and also receive cervical cytology.