General Family Practice
Family Medicine Services in Miami & Orlando, FL
Family medicine is the one specialty that takes care of all ages, from newborns to the elderly. It is more often than not the first doctor you will see whenever you feel under the weather or ill. Family care providers are essentially the gateway to you understanding your own health and are indispensable for making sure your health is on track.
Our family practice providers also offer some services that can help prevent future illnesses. These services include:
An annual physical is basically a visit you have with your primary care provider (PCP) once a year to screen for any possible medical problems. There are a few medical tests you could expect to be performed during your physical.
Before ordering any necessary diagnostic tests, your medical history and general vitals, such as blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature, will be noted. The physical will include a heart health exam, lung health exam, abdominal exam, neurological exam, and a dermatological exam. Any abnormalities in these areas could help point in which direction your PCP will order diagnostic tests. For example, if your heart rate is abnormal, your PCP may order an EKG to take a closer look.
An immigration physical is performed so that individuals may immigrate into the United States. An immigration physical is much the same as an annual physical. However, it is much more common to fix things such as un-updated vaccinations that need to be administered.
You will also be screened for a handful of diseases that are otherwise common in countries that you may have immigrated from, such as measles, rubella, polio, Hepatitis A and B, and pneumonia. Immigrating to the United States is a momentous occasion, and we want to make sure that you start your immigration journey on the right foot. Come to our office to get your physical done as soon as possible. Our bilingual staff is here to make you feel right at home.
Pre-employment physicals are physicals that most often required when you are beginning an employment contract. The physical consist of exams very similar to ones done in an annual exam. There may be additional exams that can be performed that would relate to the activities performed on the job. These include an alcohol or drug test if you are operating heavy machinery that could pose danger if operated under the influence.
Vaccines are the one of the best preventative methods to avoid serious illnesses in the future. Vaccines work by introducing a very weak form of a disease-causing agent into your body. Your body almost goes through a practice round, so that when the real pathogen enters your body, it already knows what to do and can take care of the invader without you even realizing it.
We have vaccines for many illnesses, including influenza, polio, measles, and hepatitis, among others. Keep yourself, your family and the community protected by coming in and staying up to date with your vaccinations.
A wellness exam is just an exam that can be performed throughout the year to make sure your body is performing and feeling well. Your PCP could even advise you to incorporate healthy lifestyle modifications to improve your outcomes by the time you come in for your next wellness exam.
Keep yourself and your family protected and healthy by bringing them in for regular physicals and vaccinations. Your health is important to us. Contact our office today or meet with a primary care provider the same day by scheduling an appointment online.
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