Medical care for the whole family
We are specially trained to provide our adult patients with a broad range of services:
- Allergy testing and immunotherapy
- Treatment of minor emergencies
- Management of chronic illness
- high blood pressure
- diabetes and cardiovascular disease
Additionally, we can treat a variety of soft-tissue, muscle, bone and joint injuries and can perform minor surgeries.
Annual adult physicals are a great way to track your health maintenance or progress. More importantly physicals serve as a preventive from of health care so that abnormalities can be detected early for optimal treatment options.
Your exam begins with a conversation with your doctor about general lifestyle information such as if you smoke, how often you drink, how often you engage in exercise, as well as any family medical history. During a physical some vital signs are taken to ensure that you are within a healthy range.
We'll gather some vital signs:
- Blood pressure
- Heart rate
- Respiration Rate
A physical can include but is not be limited to: heart exam to check for heart disease or other irregularities, a lung exam to listen for wheezes or fluid buildup, a head exam to visually examine the eyes, ears, sinuses and lymph nodes. Additional lab testing may be required to test for diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases, or cancer.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexually transmitted disease screenings are important. Sexually transmitted disease testing should be considered standard procedure when you visit your doctor. Make sure to specifically request an STD screening to ensure that you are healthy and clear of possible infections.
Some commons STDs to test for include:
- Pubic lice: Physical exam
- Syphilis: Blood test
- Chlamydia: Physical exam, cell sample testing, urine test
- Genital Warts: Physical exam
- Gonorrhea: Cell sample testing, urine test
- Hepatitis B: Blood test
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Pelvic exam, blood test
- HIV/AIDS: Blood test, oral swab test
- And more…
Not all STDs produce the same symptoms in both sexes so it is important to get regularly checked for STDs if you lead an active sexual lifestyle. Some STDs can go undetected and if left untreated can cause serious long-term damage. Talk to one of our health care professionals about getting tested today.
If you live in or around Sterling Heights call our offices to schedule an appointment with one of our health care professionals today. We’d be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have and look forward to serving you as your health care professional providers.