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Family Medicine & Primary Care Q&A

How often should I see a family medicine doctor?

 

Most patients should see their family medicine provider for a general wellness checkup once a year. A wellness visit is an excellent opportunity to ask questions about improving your health and begin preventive care measures to help you avoid conditions like: 

  • Hypertension

  • Diabetes

  • Respiratory issues (asthma, COPD, etc.)

Your family medicine provider can also assist you in managing chronic conditions. They always take a complete and thorough approach to family medicine and primary care for the best outcomes for acute and chronic conditions.

 

Can a family medicine doctor treat hypertension?

 

Integrative primary care and family medicine services at Redwood Medical include the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). Healthy blood pressure is under 120/80 mmHg. If your blood pressure reading is higher, you’re dealing with some form of hypertension.

 

High blood pressure and hypertension can lead to heart attack, stroke, and even death if not treated. As a preventive measure, your family medicine provider monitors your blood pressure whenever you come into Redwood Medical for any treatment.

 

If you experience pre-hypertension or hypertension, your family medicine provider can prescribe an effective treatment plan. Lifestyle, dietary changes, and medical weight loss can reduce blood pressure without medication.

 

Can a family medicine doctor treat pre-diabetes?

 

If you are experiencing pre-diabetes symptoms, you have elevated blood sugar and likely have diabetes risk factors like obesity. With the right approach and care to pre-diabetes, it’s possible to prevent diabetes altogether.

 

Redwood Medical’s family medicine and primary care staff are also weight loss experts who are highly experienced in treating pre-diabetes and diabetes. They can advise you through medical weight loss, dietary, exercise, and other healthy changes that can minimize and eliminate your risk of diabetes.

 

What kind of respiratory issues can family medicine doctors help with?

 

Family medicine doctors have experience with numerous types of common respiratory issues. They often treat children and adults for various issues, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD encompasses a variety of respiratory conditions, including bronchitis and asthma.

 

Redwood Medical treats asthma and other conditions using lifestyle modifications and medications as needed. Your family medicine doctor understands that treatment for specific conditions like asthma is much easier when you start from a place of good whole person health, so staff work with you to achieve that.

 

To learn more about family medicine and other services available at Redwood Medical, call the office to speak with the friendly staff and schedule an appointment. Or request one online today.

Family Medicine & Primary Care services in Aurora, CO

In need of a primary care physician who actually listens? Want a primary care doctor that comes up with an individualized treatment approach? Want same or next day appointments virtual visits and after hours availability?

 

Then Redwood Medical is the place for you. You get to choose one or more of our experienced primary care providers to be your healthcare partner. Your primary medical care provider serves as the entry point for most of your healthcare needs. We will advocate for you, coordinate your care, and ensure your safety throughout your journey in the healthcare system.

 

Primary care includes health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses. By regularly seeing your primary care nurse practitioner , you can identify and control health risk factors before they become problems. We partner with you to take charge of your health by providing expert and evidence-based care in an environment where you feel comfortable and valued. We even do minor skin procedures and joint injections in-house to save you time and money. Our services include:

Adult wellness exams with cancer screenings

 

Well child physicals and vaccines

 

Sports and pre-employment physicals

 

Men’s’ and women’s’ health visits

 

Hormone evaluations and treatment

 

Advice and health counseling for smoking cessation, weight management and cardiovascular risk reduction

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