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What types of family practice do we provide?
The primary care team at First MedCare offers an array of treatment options for patients of all ages, from infants to seniors, including:
- annual well visits
- sick visits and urgent care
- allergy testing
- family planning
- management of chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease
- blood work and other lab testing
- flu shots
- drug screenings
- sports physicals and physicals for work
- Why are annual checkups important?
Annual physical exams provide an ongoing record of patient health that can help doctors identify the subtle, early signs of diseases and health issues so preventive steps or treatment can begin right away. They also ensure each patient receives the most appropriate care at different ages and stages of life, helping patients enjoy optimal health and wellness as they get older. Plus, seeing the doctor every year helps patients stay healthy and avoid diseases by enabling them to receive recommended health screenings and immunizations, including vaccinations for diseases like measles, whooping cough, chicken pox and other serious diseases. And finally, having annual checkups provides an opportunity for patients to discuss health concerns and ask a question about their health and wellness. Both children and adults should have routine physical examinations every year.
Are flu shots safe?
Yes, flu shots and other immunizations are safe. Every type of vaccination provided in the U.S. is subjected to extensive testing and evaluation before release, and having routine flu shots, and other immunizations help ensure patients stay healthy while also helping to prevent the spread of diseases to others.
What happens during an annual well visit?
Annual well visits include measurements of weight and blood pressure, an evaluation of the lungs, heart, eyes, ears and throat, palpitations of the belly area to check for signs of tenderness, and other evaluations based on the patient’s needs and risk factors. Lab testing may also be recommended.
The physicians affiliated with First MedCare are highly regarded for their pediatric surgery skills and experience and have an outstanding reputation in the field for expertise in standard and innovative treatments including minimally invasive procedures and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. They have specially trained pediatric anesthesiologists and provide a wide variety of procedures. The staff works closely with interconnected departments to ensure the best comprehensive care. Patients and their families are provided with education, training, and support to ensure post-surgery success. All procedures are carried out at Maimonides Infants & Children’s Hospital, where compassionate care is provided in a child-friendly environment.