Management of Minor Illnesses

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Management of minor illnesses like sinusitis, pink eye, flu, strep throat, cough, allergies, migraine and muscle tension headaches, muscle and joint aches and pains, stomach problems and heartburn, breast changes, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, gynecological problems (discharge, itch, irregular periods, pelvic pain, menopausal symptoms, urinary incontinence), urinary tract infection, skin and hair changes, and thyroid abnormalities. Life happens. People get …

Weight Management

Larry Bradshaw Family Medicine Services

Health care providers use the Body Mass Index (BMI), which is a measure of your weight in relation to your height, to define overweight and obesity. People who have a BMI between 25 and 30 are considered overweight. Obesity is defined as having a BMI of 30 or greater. You can calculate your BMI  to learn if you are overweight or obese. Being overweight or …

Psychiatric Disorders, including depression and anxiety

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Depression and anxiety can occur at the same time. In fact, it’s been estimated that 45 percent of people with one mental health condition meet the criteria for two or more disorders. One study found that half of people with either anxiety or depression have the other condition. Although each condition has its own causes, they may share similar symptoms and treatments. Read on to learn more, including …

Employment Physicals

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Employers covered by federal laws against disability discrimination often require employees to undergo a pre-employment physical exam. These exams are used to determine if an individual is suited for a specific job and may also include drug testing and physical health tests. From questions to lab tests, work physical exams can determine if you’re prepared for your position while assuring the employer that …

Sports Physicals

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Sports physicals, also called a pre-participation exams, are needed before athletes can begin competing. The exam usually consists of medical history and a physical exam and can make sure that the athlete is healthy enough to participate. Most teens who participate in sports are anxious to get in the game. For their safety, however, many schools require a sports physical, …

Well Adolescent Exams

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The American Academy of Pediatrics and Bright Futures recommend annual well-care visits during adolescence to promote healthy behaviors, prevent risky ones, and detect conditions that can interfere with a teen’s physical, social, and emotional development. During adolescence, well visits include routine examination (e.g., heart, lungs, genitalia, skin, internal organs, reflexes, vision, hearing) and urine tests. In many cases, they also …

Well Adult Exams (physicals, pap smears)

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You’re healthy – and you want to stay that way, so it’s important to be seen for a preventive care visit each year. What are physical exams? Are they the same as preventive care visits? What is a yearly wellness visit? We can help. If you’re a healthy adult, you’ll likely only need to be seen once a year for …