• Weight Loss

    Losing weight is probably the single greatest thing you can do to improve your overall health. Our medical weight loss program has been very successful in many people who are ready to make healthy changes.
    Weight loss requires diet changes and exercise and we will help you make these changes. For those of you who need additional assistance with making successful change we will evaluate to see if you are a safe candidate for supplements or prescription medication to aid in […]

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  • Urgent Care

    We want to make it as easy as possible to keep you well.

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  • Preventive Health Screenings

    The best way to treat illness is to prevent it entirely.

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  • Geriatric Medicine

    We understand the struggles that come with aging and offer compassion and respect to our prized patients.

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  • Pediatric Medicine

    Seeing a Family Medicine Physician for your pediatric needs is never “out growing” your doctor.

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Preventive Health Screenings

The best way to treat illness is to prevent it entirely. We work with our patients to not only get them healthy but also to keep them healthy. We make sure our patients are following medical guidelines for prevention. Some important preventive medicine guidelines are listed below with websites detailing the medical evidence to support the recommendation. If you find you are not up to date on any of these recommendations come see us so we can help protect you from future illness.

Annual Physicals

We value the importance of an annual physical exam for patients of all ages. Did you know that most insurance cover your annual physical with no out of pocket co-pay?  During your annual exam you will meet with you primary care doctor and they will provide a full body examination and diagnostic tests which evaluate your health from head to toe. The results of your exam will be presented to you and can be discussed with your doctor to address any questions or concerns you may have.

General Preventive Screenings For All Ages

http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/recommendations.htm

Screening for Cervical Cancer / Pap Smear

Women over the age of 21 should receive pap smear.  See this link for further recommendations.

http://www.acog.org/About_ACOG/News_Room/News_Releases/2011/Routine_Screening_Recommendations_Released_for_Annual_Well_Woman_Exam

 Screening for Colon Cancer / Colonoscopy

All adults should undergo colon cancer screening beginning at age 50 or earlier, depending upon their risk of developing colorectal cancer. If results are normal repeat should be done every 10 years. If abnormal findings, such as polyp, are found repeat will be done in shorter period such as every 2 to 5 years depending on findings.

http://www.uptodate.com/contents/colon-and-rectal-cancer-screening-beyond-the-basics

Screening for Prostate Cancer /Prostate Exam/ PSA Blood Test

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/screening/prostate

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/prostate-cancer/HQ01273

Screening for Cholesterol

All men age 35 and older and women age 45 and older should be screened for cholesterol. Younger adults with multiple risk factors should be screened. Risk factors include diabetes, history of heart disease, tobacco use, hypertension, obesity (BMI over 30) and family history of heart disease in male relatives age 50 or younger and female relatives age 60 or younger.

Screening for Diabetes

Screening for diabetes varies based on age and risk factors.  Please read the below websites to see what applies to you and your loved ones.

http://www.diabetesinmichigan.org/EdHandout/PDF/ADAscreenguidelinesmedstting.pdf

Screening For High Blood Pressure

Adults 18 and older should get a blood pressure screen annually if elevated and every other year if normal.

http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf07/hbp/hbprs.htm

Immunizations

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/

Recommendations for the flu shot:

All people over the age of 6 months of age should get a flu shot every year

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/

Recommendations for adult shots:

Adults should remember to get a tetanus shot every 10 years.

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html

Recommendations for childhood shots

It is important to your child’s health to stay up to date on all shots.  See the below website to assure your child is up to date or bring a shot record in during a physical exam and let our providers help you.

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html

Mammograms

Women aged 40–49 years should have mammography done every 1–2 years. Women aged 50 years and older should have it done every year. If you have certain risk factors, you may have the test at a younger age.

http://www.acog.org/About_ACOG/News_Room/News_Releases/2011/Annual_Mammograms_Now_Recommended_for_Women_Beginning_at_Age_40

 Quit Smoking

http://smokefree.gov/health-care-professionals