Annual Health Wellness
Insurance plans cover a yearly physical which can be crucial in the prevention of many illnesses and diseases.
Our providers specialize in primary care, general health assessments and consultation for complex medical problems.
Awareness of your own risk factors for developing iron deficiency anemia can help you focus on improving iron intake in your diet and being screened appropriately for anemia can help you know if you need an iron supplement added to your diet.
Asthma & Pulmonary Function Testing
Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are a series of different breathing tests led by a trained clinician. To learn about your lung health, your doctor may want you to have several pulmonary function tests done including spirometry, lung volumes, diffusing capacity, and airway resistance. Most of these breathing tests are done by blowing into a mouthpiece while sitting in a chair. Your primary care provider will explain the results of these tests and give you a recommendation if appropriate
Occasional anxiety is an expected part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or before making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. The symptoms can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships. Your provider may choose to have an assessment performed to determine what is the best treatment if you are experiencing anxiety.
An inflammation of the bronchial tubes, the airways that carry air to your lungs. Bronchitis causes a cough that often brings up mucus. It can also cause shortness of breath, wheezing, a low fever, and chest tightness. If you are experiencing symptoms such as these you need to be evaluated by a medical professional as soon as possible.
Making healthy choices, such as eating healthy, can help prevent high cholesterol. No matter your age, you can take steps each day to keep your cholesterol levels in a healthy range. You can help prevent and manage high cholesterol by making healthy choices and by managing any health conditions you may have. A simple fasting blood test can be performed to determine your cholesterol levels.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and refractory (non-reversible) asthma. This disease is characterized by increasing breathlessness. Your primary care provider can send an order if you require oxygen therapy or might refer you to see a pulmonary specialist if appropriate.
Dementia & Cognitive screening
Primary care physicians may not recognize cognitive impairment until the moderate to severe stage. Screening tests are quick and useful tools to assess the cognitive condition of patients. The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE)7 is the most widely applied test for dementia screening. However, Landfall Family Practice uses the cognitive screening test Cognitrax in a comfortable setting the patient will complete a 25 minute assessment to determine the extent if any of the cognitive impairment. Your physician might refer you to have further assessments if appropriate to determine the extent/stage and best treatment of the impairment.
A disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. There are two simple tests used in diabetes screening: The fasting glucose test involves checking the level of glucose in your blood while you are fasting. The glucose tolerance test (GTT) involves drinking a sugary solution 2-4 hours before you have your blood drawn. Landfall Family Practice offers both of these tests in the office.
Common digestive problems include heartburn/GERD, IBD, and IBS. Symptoms may include bloating, diarrhea, gas, stomach pain, and stomach cramps. Treatment includes a combination of medication and lifestyle changes. Landfall Family Practice treats all digestive disorders in the office or may choose to refer you to a gastroenterologist.
With fatigue, you have unexplained, persistent, and relapsing exhaustion. It’s similar to how you feel when you have the flu or have missed a lot of sleep. If you have chronic fatigue, or possibly a sleep disorder, you may wake in the morning feeling as though you’ve not slept. There are simple tests that you can do at home to determine the cause of fatigue or if you have an oxygen deficiency, or sleep disturbance that is causing your fatigue.
Pharmacogenetic PROFILE TESTING
Pharmacogenetic testing is a type of medical test that identifies whether a medication is properly metabolizing in your body. By swabbing/collecting your saliva this test will tell you what medications your body breaks down properly and which medications are recommended and which to avoid because your body will not achieve the desired results due to rapid or slow metabolism of that particular medicine.
Cardiovascular disease generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke. Other heart conditions, such as those that affect your heart’s muscle, valves or rhythm, also are considered forms of heart disease.
High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is a common and can be a dangerous condition. Having high blood pressure means the pressure of the blood in your blood vessels is higher than it should be. You can take steps to control your blood pressure and lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. Landfall Family Practice can help you monitor and control your blood pressure to keep your cardiovascular system healthy.
Infection is the invasion of an organism’s body tissues by disease-causing agents, their multiplication, and the reaction of host tissues to theinfectious agents and the toxins they produce.Infectious disease, also known as transmissible disease or communicable disease, is illness resulting from an infection.
Thyroid disorders can range from a small, harmless goiter (enlarged gland) that needs no treatment to life-threatening cancer. The most common thyroid problems involve abnormal production of thyroid hormones. Too much thyroid hormone results in a condition known as hyperthyroidism. These conditions are treated in our office and may require regular lab testing to check your thyroid levels.
We make every effort to schedule appointments same day for sick visits as long as you are already an established patient at this practice. Always let the front desk attendant know if you are sick and need to be worked into the schedule.
If you smoke, quitting smoking is the most important step you can take to protect your lungs. It is NEVER too late to quit. Your doctor can help you decide which smoking cessation method will work best for you. If you want to quit, tell your healthcare provider and keep trying to quit until you find which method works best for you.
If your diet is lacking in certain vitamins, vitamin deficiency anemia can develop. Or vitamin deficiencies may develop because your body can’t properly absorb the nutrients from the foods you eat. Your healthcare provider will tell you if your lab results show a potential deficiency and whether you need to add any supplements to get your levels adjusted back to the healthy range.