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As an older adult, wellness care may lower your risk of illness or injury. We offer a variety of locations where seniors can find a variety of care options. Our practices do accept Medicare. it is also important to understand benefits of your individual Medicare supplement plan.
Senior health care services include:
- Illness Care
Very few illnesses can be treated over the phone. If you are concerned about a fever or symptoms you are experiencing, please make an appointment to be evaluated.
- Medication Management
For patients with chronic diseases on medications, it is important to schedule regular appointments to evaluate the status of the disease and the effectiveness of the medication. These "planned care" visits are extremely important to the success of treating your condition. Your physician will set up the proper timing of your scheduled visits and any labs that are necessary to monitor your condition.
- Coronary Artery Screening
A variety of screening methods for heart attack risk currently are available. If you have a strong family history of coronary artery disease, or are at risk due to chronic diseases, we will determine the appropriate screening test. This is best done at your Adult Wellness Visit. Medicare does not cover all screening tests.
This chronic condition requires regular follow up care for optimal management. We are happy to evaluate your asthma symptoms and create a personalized asthma action plan for keeping your asthma under control.
- Back Pain
One of the leading causes of visits to physician's offices, this acute and chronic condition can be managed with proper treatment and follow up. Older adults tend to have more back pain associated with osteoarthritis, but, occasionally back pain can be the sign of a serious condition. If you are troubled with chronic neck or low back pain, or have acute pain, please make an appointment to be evaluated.
Having diabetes can lead to serious problems over time. These problems include heart disease, kidney damage, blindness, strokes and others. If you have been told that you have diabetes, or that your ability to handle sugar is impaired, it is very important that you see your physician regularly to monitor your blood sugar and screen for risks associated with having diabetes.
This common complaint can be a sign of a problem or serious disease if the headache pain is worsening, increasing in frequency, or associated with other signs and symptoms. If you are bothered by chronic headaches or worsening headaches, we advise making an appointment to have your headaches evaluated.
Having an elevated blood pressure can lead to serious problems over time which include heart failure, kidney damage and strokes. If you have been told that your blood pressure is high, take it seriously and see your physician for an evaluation.
- Travel Medicine
To make sure that you stay healthy when you travel outside the United States, it is very important to set up an appointment at least 4-6 weeks before your anticipated travel. Your physician will discuss necessary immunizations, methods to decrease the risk of disease while traveling, and ways to prevent problems while traveling. You can research some travel advice before your visit at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.