As primary care providers, we are typically the first people that patients see, whether for an annual check-up or a non-emergent injury or illness. Our job is to help patients be proactive about their health, diagnose any issues early on, provide treatment and counseling when possible, and refer a specialist when necessary.
Well Person Checks and Physicals
Regular check-ins with your primary care physician are an essential part of staying in good health. During the exam, we typically perform a physical evaluation, check vitals, review personal and familial medical history, discuss your current lifestyle and health choices, and give any necessary shots or immunizations. It is also an excellent opportunity to talk about any concerns you might have and to establish a plan to keep you healthy in the years to come.
Treatment of Acute and Chronic Illnesses
Family physicians play a vital role in diagnosing and treating acute and chronic illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, and arthritis. With an early diagnosis, we can help patients incorporate beneficial changes into their lifestyles, such as diet and exercise, to prevent some issues from worsening. Having a primary care physician who has intimate knowledge of your medical history, lifestyle, and response to previous treatments is always an advantage.
We can administer all of the standard immunizations that keep your family and our community healthy and safe, including: • Diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough (pertussis)(DTaP) • Influenza (flu) • Pneumonia • Shingles
An electrocardiogram is a painless and non-invasive test that records the electrical signals in your heart. An EKG is used to diagnose common heart problems such as abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmias) and blocked or narrow arteries. If you are experiencing chest pain, heart palpitations, a rapid pulse, shortness of breath, dizziness, confusion, or fatigue, we may perform an EKG to evaluate the issue further.
Pulmonary Function Evaluation
Pulmonary function tests measure how well your lungs are working and help diagnose and treat certain lung disorders. Tests measure a range of things, from your lung size and volume to the amount of oxygen and carbon dioxide in your blood.
Blood tests are a significant indicator as to how well your body is functioning. Routine lab work can raise early alarms on kidney, liver, thyroid, and heart problems. It can also give insight into how your current medications are working and if adjustments need to be made.
Lipid analysis detects the level of cholesterol in the blood. High levels of cholesterol can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and heart attack.
Preventative Care and Counseling
Many people think of going to the doctor when they are already sick. Primary care physicians, however, place a large focus on preventative care. With regular check-ins, we can help with the early diagnosis of acute illnesses and prevent them from becoming a more significant issue. In addition, if you are looking to quit smoking, follow a more nutritious diet, treat your depression, or reduce alcohol use, we can provide counseling and guidance.
Quitting something as addicting as nicotine is not an easy feat. We can provide emotional support alongside nicotine replacement therapy (patches, medication, nasal spray) to give our patients a higher chance of success.
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Top notch care. A doctor who fully believes in the power of positive life changes and how they can affect your health. Dr. Leonard takes great care of his patients by helping them learn to take care of themselves.
Top notch group of Doctors. Erin is amazing at what she does and goes above and beyond for her patients. Thank you!
Best bed side manner I've ever experienced. Erin Dills listens to your concerns and works with you on a solution, rather than just assuming they know everything.
As primary care providers, there are limits to the treatments and testing that we can provide. When necessary, we refer patients to specialists such as dermatologists, orthopedics, or oncologists. A referral from your PCP is nearly always needed to see a specialist. If we find anything that needs further examination during your visit, we are happy to provide one.