Family Practice: Explore the Wide Range of Conditions Treated

We know you strive to make your health and well-being a top priority. But do you take preventive care into account? If your answer is no, you’re not alone. In fact, over 133 million Americans live with chronic illnesses, while only half receive the care that they need. The good news is, the vast majority of these chronic conditions can be detected and treated early with a simple trip to your primary care provider. 

Primary care can be best defined as preventive care, and our team at Arsenio Medical in Lawrence, New York understands how vital it is to your overall health. That’s why we’ve compiled this helpful guide to primary care and all of the conditions that it can help you treat. 

What primary care is

While most people see their primary care physician for the common cold, it’s important to note that your primary care provider can help you with a number of other conditions, as well as detect some common health problems. 

Your primary care provider plays a huge role in your health education, prevention of chronic illnesses, and counseling on lifestyle changes that can help to improve your overall well-being. There are also some common conditions that your primary care provider can test for so that they can be treated early or possibly even be prevented, like:

In family practice, we also make sure that all of your immunizations are up to date. This is important because they actually need to remain current, even past your childhood. Immunizations help to make sure that you don’t get conditions like shingles, hepatitis, pneumonia, and the flu. 

What to expect during your primary care visit

During your appointment, one of our skilled physicians review your medical history and take a full inventory of any medications or drugs that you may be on. We also ask you for a full record of any past illnesses, surgeries, or medical conditions that you may have. 

We then continue the exam by listening to your heart and lungs and checking your ears, eyes, and throat. We record your vital signs and depending on your symptoms, age, and gender, we then prescribe any additional bloodwork or tests that you may need. 

Because preventive care concentrates on your overall well-being, it’s important to bring up and discuss any concerns that you may have about both your physical and mental health. We take the time to carefully listen to all of your concerns, so we can make sure to catch anything that may be showing up as a minor symptom. 

Detect problems early and take charge of your preventive care. Call us or request an appointment online today. 

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