Urinary Tract Infections
Most infections are in the lower urinary tract, but can include any part of your urinary system including kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Women are at greater risk of developing UTI’s than men.
Includes small lacerations, as well as minor bone, muscle and joint injuries
- Strains and Sprains
Respiratory and other Infections
Infections involving the upper or lower respiratory tract and usually caused by a virus. Symptoms vary and antibiotics are only necessary if there is a secondary bacterial infection.
Inflammation of the airways that can be acute or chronic. Chronic bronchitis is usually caused by a lifestyle of heavy smoking and require inhaled medicines to open airways and clear mucus. Other drugs may also be prescribed to treat an infection or reduce inflammation, including home oxygen to treat low oxygen levels in the blood.
Severe, sudden chest pain accompanied by pain in the upper left arm, sweating, nausea and/or shortness of breath require immediate medical attention in the ER as the most common cause is an acute heart attack. Other chest pain conditions such as hiatal hernia, gallbladder disease, ulcers, acid reflux, angina or chronic bronchitis can be treated in the office.
Disease marked by high blood sugar levels and occurring when there is too little insulin, resistance to insulin or both. Depending on the type of diabetes, treatment may require daily insulin injections or drugs to increase production, make insulin more effective or slow absorption of glucose from the gut.
High Blood Cholesterol
Cholesterol is fatty substance that your body needs to work properly. Too much bad (LDL) cholesterol can increase chances of heart disease and stroke. The official term is lipid disorder. Treatment may involve a low-fat diet, exercise, weight loss and medication to decrease elevated levels.
Defined as systolic blood pressure (top number) over 140 mm HG or diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) over 90 mm Hg. While there are typically no symptoms, treating it is important to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney disease and other serious conditions. Treatment may include dietary change, exercise, weight loss, smoking cessation and medication.
Range of conditions that affect your heart including blood vessel diseases like coronary artery disease, heart rhythms problem known as arrhythmias and heart defects you may have been born with (congenital).
Swelling and tenderness of one or more of your joints. Main symptoms might include joint pain and stiffness that worsens with age. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Disorder caused by Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, inflammation of kidney filtering units and other serious conditions that can get worse over time and lead to kidney failure.
The thyroid gland regulates the body’s energy through thyroid hormones called T3 and T4. When the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of these hormones, the body’s metabolism slows down causing fatigue, weight gain, forgetfulness, dry skin and hair. This disease can be diagnosed with a blood test and is treated with medication to restore hormone levels.
Medical tests that primary care providers use to check for diseases and health conditions before there are any signs or symptoms. Finding problems early on makes it easier to treat them.
Yearly appointment with primary care provider to create or update a personalized prevention plan based on current health and risk factors.
Preventative routine test by primary care provider to check overall health.
Made official by the CDC as standard schedule for children, preteens, teens and adults and may include Diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (pertussis) (DTaP) Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR), Chickenpox (Varicella) and Influenza, Pneumonia vaccines such as Pneumovax 23 and Prevnar 13, Shingrix for Shingles.