Trusted Care for the Whole Family
Our family medicine providers are devoted to treating the whole person and provide comprehensive care for people of all ages. A wide range of services are available for the whole family, including:
- Annual exams, physicals and wellness screenings
- Chronic illness management
- Vaccinations and immunizations
- Health counseling and education
Our providers can diagnose and treat many common conditions, including:
Heart disease is the top cause of death in the United States, according to the CDC. In addition, the American Heart Association estimates that 20 percent of Americans have some kind of cardiovascular disease. Our providers can diagnosis and treat a variety of heart diseases and conditions and coordinate with other healthcare professionals, such as surgeons and emergency care physicians, as needed.
Asthma is a chronic disease where the airways become inflamed and swollen, which makes breathing difficult. Patients with asthma may experience a range of symptoms, including wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. While there is no cure for asthma, medications and other treatments can help or prevent symptoms.
Diabetes is a metabolism condition where the body is unable to properly regulate its blood glucose levels. Glucose, a simple sugar, comes from eating carbohydrates. The body creates and stores glucose to use as energy. Insulin needs to be present for glucose to enter cells and be transformed into energy. In diabetic patients, the pancreas either produces little or no insulin, or the body doesn’t respond to the insulin it produces. Whatever the cause, glucose isn't getting into the body's cells and blood glucose levels in the blood become elevated. Uncontrolled high blood sugar levels can damage many organs of the body.
Our family medicine providers care for many common infections, including pneumonia and the flu. Pneumonia is an infection in the lungs that can be caused by bacteria, a virus or by inhaling a liquid. Symptoms may include fever, coughing, shortness of breath and chest pain. Pneumonia can be a serious condition, especially in young children, older adults and people with other health issues. Vaccines are available to help prevent some types of pneumonia. Influenza, or the flu, is a common respiratory infection that’s caused by a virus. Symptoms are generally worse than the common cold and may include body aches, chills, fever, headache and sore throat. While most people will recover from the flu on their own, the condition can cause serious complications. The Centers for Disease Control recommends annual flu shots.