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Adult Health Care Services at Avista Family Medicine

At Avista Family Medicine, we believe disease prevention through healthy lifestyle choices and preventative care to help each of our patients achieve and maintain optimal wellness. Please contact us to schedule an appointment, same day appointments are available.

Avista Family Medicine offers the following adult health care services:

  • Adult Primary Care Doctor - Avista Family MedicineWell Exams/Physicals:  At Avista Family Medicine, we believe in disease prevention.  That is why we encourage all adult patients to schedule a yearly Wellness Exam. During this exam we will pay particular attention to your risks of developing disease, screen for disease, and help you make changes before disease occurs. Most insurance companies will not pay for disease management at the time of a wellness exam. If you have chronic diseases that require medication refills or monitoring, you will need to make a separate appointment for discussion and management of your chronic diseases.
  • Women’s Annual Care: At Avista Family Medicine, we believe in disease prevention.  Women are unique in their need for evaluation of the female reproductive organs, specifically a clinical breast exam and a PAP test to evaluate for cervical cancer. That is why we encourage all adult women to schedule an Annual Wellness Exam. During this exam we will pay particular attention to your risks of developing disease, screen for disease, and help you make changes before disease occurs. Most insurance companies will not pay for disease management at the time of a wellness exam. If you have chronic diseases that require medication refills or monitoring, you will need to make a separate appointment for discussion and management of your chronic diseases.
  • Illness:  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.
  • 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.
  • Asthma Care:  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. If you are troubled with chronic neck or low back pain, or have acute pain, make an appointment to be evaluated.
  • Headache:  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.
  • Hypertension: 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.  All travel immunizations except Yellow Fever can be given at the Avista Family Medicine Clinics. You can research some travel advice before your visit at: www.cdc.gov/travel.

 


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