Family Medicine Services and Treatments
Your family medicine physician is your resource for living a healthier life. Whether it’s preventing disease, overcoming common illnesses or managing chronic conditions, a family doctor is your first stop for care. No matter what’s troubling you, our Family Medicine team is here to give you answers and connect you to the care you need to be your best.
Annual Wellness Checks
The best way to stay healthy is to stay ahead of disease. Preventative care helps everyone in your family maintain good health and address issues before they become bigger problems. Physicals may even be required for school, daycare or work. To help everyone stay healthy, we provide:
Routine Health Screenings
Regular health screenings make sure your body is functioning properly. They also identify signs of health issues that aren’t yet presenting symptoms. The type of routine screenings you need vary based on your age and health history. You’ll receive most screenings at your annual wellness check. Depending on your health, you may need more frequent monitoring of your condition. Annually and as needed, we offer:
Wellness and Diet Consultations
Your daily eating and exercising habits play the biggest role in your overall health. Your family doctor can help you sift through all the latest health trends or diet fads to put together a personalized wellness plan. With the help of your family practice provider, you can maintain a healthy lifestyle, manage chronic conditions, lose weight and prevent obesity, diabetes and other diseases.
Mental Health Management
Your mental health is just as important as your physical health, and your family physician is here to support you. Stress, anxiety, depression, substance abuse and other mental health issues hurt your well-being and can cause physical health problems. Talking to your family doctor about your issues will help you get back to your best self — whether it’s through medication, lifestyle changes or a referral to a mental health professional who can help.
Vaccinations for Kids and Adults
Immunizations are essential in preventing severe disease. We follow the American Academy of Family Physician (AAFP) immunization guidelines to keep your children protected and help everyone avoid serious illness, including:
The dominant strains of Influenza change from year to year, so the makeup of a flu shot changes as well. Unlike other types of immunizations, experts recommend influenza vaccinations every year — especially for vulnerable populations like children and older adults.
We offer flu shots starting in late summer each year and it’s recommended you’re vaccinated by the end of October. You can schedule a quick shot at your Family Medicine clinic or visit our drive-up flu clinic.
Vaccination is the best tool to protect against severe cases of coronavirus and the changing variants. COVID-19 vaccinations are currently available for all adults. Check the latest information for updated availability, recommendations and new developments like boosters and changes to vaccine eligibility for children.
Experts recommend a shingles vaccine for adults 50 and older as your risk of shingles and complications increases with age. Even if you’ve had shingles in the past, vaccination helps prevent you from getting it again. The shingles vaccine contains live, weakened varicella-zoster virus and provides strong protection from shingles and long-term nerve pain.
Tetanus, or lockjaw, is a serious disease caused by bacteria that affects the nervous system. Tdap and Dtap shots, which contain deactivated tetanus toxins, are both part of child and adult immunization schedules. Experts also recommend tetanus shots any time you have a wound caused by something dirty (like a rusty nail) and it has been more than five years since your last booster.
Pneumonia shots contain the most common infectious types of Streptococcus pneumonia. They immunize patients against pneumococcal disease. Experts recommend vaccination as part of the immunization schedule for children and adults over the age of 65. If you have diabetes, heart problems, COPD or chronic kidney disease, talk to your family doctor about getting pneumonia vaccinations early.