The purpose of an annual wellness visit is to promote health and wellness, prevent disease, and detect potential health problems early.
During an annual wellness visit, we will:
Review your medical and family history
Update your list of current medications, supplements, and allergies
Check your height, weight, blood pressure, and other vital signs
Assess your cognitive function and mood
Discuss lifestyle habits such as diet, physical activity, and tobacco and alcohol use
Provide preventive screenings, such as a screening for depression
Create a personalized prevention plan, which may include immunizations, screenings, and lifestyle changes
It's important to note that an annual wellness visit is not the same as a visit to discuss a medical problem outside of prevention which changes the billing procedures. The focus of an annual wellness visit is on preventive care and making a plan for future health, rather than diagnosing or treating specific health problems.
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An acute care visit is a type of medical appointment that is designed to address a sudden or severe health problem that requires prompt attention. Acute care visits are usually unplanned and can occur outside of regular office hours. They are intended to provide prompt and effective treatment for a range of illnesses and injuries, such as:
Fever and flu-like symptoms
Sore throat and other infections
Asthma and other respiratory problems
Migraines and other headache disorders
Skin rashes and other skin conditions
Musculoskeletal injuries, such as sprains or fractures
Gastrointestinal problems, such as abdominal pain or nausea
Urinary tract infections and other urinary problems
Eye infections and other eye problems
During an acute care visit, your healthcare provider will take a thorough history, perform a physical examination, and order any necessary tests or imaging studies to diagnose your condition. They will then develop a treatment plan to help relieve your symptoms and get you on the road to recovery. Depending on the severity of your condition, you may be seen by a doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant.
A chronic illness management visit is a type of medical appointment that is focused on managing a long-term health condition. Chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis, require ongoing care and management to prevent complications and maintain good health.
During a chronic illness management visit, we will:
Review your medical history and current symptoms
Monitor your vital signs, such as blood pressure, blood sugar levels, and weight
Assess the effectiveness of your current treatment plan
Discuss any changes in your condition and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan
Provide education and support to help you manage your condition effectively
Coordinate your care with other healthcare providers, if necessary
The goal of a chronic illness management visit is to help you maintain optimal health and function, prevent complications, and improve your quality of life. These visits are planned and scheduled therefore, it's important to attend these appointments regularly and to work closely with your healthcare provider to effectively manage your chronic illness
IV (intravenous) hydration therapy involves delivering fluids, electrolytes, and antioxidants directly into a patient's bloodstream through a vein. IV hydration therapy is typically used to:
Rehydrate patients who are dehydrated due to illness, surgery, or excessive sweating
Help patients with severe nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea who are unable to keep liquids down orally
May help conditions such as migraines, hangovers, and jet lag
Provide electrolyte replacement for patients with imbalances
IV hydration therapy is performed by a healthcare provider, and typically takes 30 minutes to an hour to complete. The treatment involves inserting a small IV catheter into a vein, typically in the arm, and infusing a solution of fluids, electrolytes, and medications as directed by the healthcare provider.
The Soriano Med weight loss program is a 12-week program that includes a medical consultation, bloodwork, and medication. You'll also receive a meal and exercise plan to help you lose weight safely and effectively. With this program, you can achieve your desired weight loss goals in a healthy way. Plus, our team of will be with you every step of the way to provide support and guidance.
A joint injection is a medical procedure that involves the injection of medication into a joint. The goal of a joint injection is to reduce pain and inflammation in the joint, and to improve joint function.
Joint injections can be performed on any joint in the body, including the knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, wrist, and ankle. The type of medication that is injected depends on the specific condition being treated, and may include corticosteroids, local anesthetics, or other therapeutic agents.
Joint injections can be an effective treatment option for individuals with arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, and other conditions that cause pain and inflammation in the joints.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a medical treatment that involves replacing hormones in the body to alleviate symptoms associated with hormonal imbalances. HRT is commonly used to treat conditions such as:
Menopause: HRT can relieve hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness that are common symptoms of menopause.
Hypogonadism: This is a condition in which the body does not produce enough hormones, such as testosterone, which can cause symptoms such as decreased libido, fatigue, and muscle weakness.
Thyroid disorders: HRT can be used to replace the hormones produced by the thyroid gland in individuals with conditions such as hypothyroidism.
HRT can be administered through various forms, including pills, skin patches, gels, creams, or injections. The type of HRT that is right for a particular patient will depend on the patient's symptoms, medical history, and other factors.
It's important to note that HRT can have both benefits and risks, and patients should discuss the risks and benefits of HRT with their healthcare provider before starting therapy. Additionally, HRT should only be used under the guidance of a healthcare provider and should be regularly reviewed to ensure it is still appropriate and safe.
We are proud to partner with My Vital View, a local expert in this field. Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is a healthcare technology that allows patients to monitor their health status remotely and share the information with their healthcare provider. This can be done through wearable devices, mobile health apps, or other connected devices that gather data on various aspects of a patient's health.
The goal of RPM is to improve patient outcomes and reduce the need for in-person visits, while still providing healthcare providers with the information they need to make informed decisions about their patients' care. Some of the benefits of RPM include:
Continuous monitoring of vital signs and other health parameters, such as blood pressure, heart rate, blood sugar levels, and oxygen levels.
Improved communication between patients and healthcare providers, allowing patients to receive prompt and appropriate care.
Better management of chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, and asthma, by allowing healthcare providers to detect and respond to changes in a patient's health status.
Reduced hospitalization and emergency room visits by catching and treating problems early.
Increased patient engagement and empowerment by allowing patients to take an active role in their own care.
RPM is still a relatively new technology, but it is rapidly gaining popularity as a way to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs. It is important for patients to discuss the use of RPM with their healthcare provider to determine if it is appropriate and safe for their individual needs.
We are proud to partner with Vaxcare to provide you with the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) immunization schedule is a guideline for the recommended ages at which individuals should receive certain vaccines. The schedule is updated annually and is based on current scientific evidence and expert opinion.The CDC immunization schedule covers a wide range of vaccines, including vaccines for diseases such as:
Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP)
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
Human papillomavirus (HPV)
The CDC immunization schedule is designed to provide the maximum protection against disease while minimizing the risk of adverse reactions. It is important to follow the recommended schedule to ensure that individuals are fully protected against these serious and sometimes life-threatening diseases.
It is important to discuss your personal immunization schedule with your healthcare provider to determine which vaccines are appropriate and safe for you, based on your individual needs and medical history.
Point of care testing (POCT) is a medical diagnostic testing that is performed at or near the site of patient care, rather than in a laboratory. The goal of POCT is to provide rapid and convenient testing that can be performed quickly, accurately, and at low cost.
Examples of POCT include:
Glucose monitoring for individuals with diabetes
Rapid diagnostic tests for infections such as streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat) or influenza
Rapid HIV tests for patients at risk
Urinalysis for the evaluation of kidney function and the presence of disease
POCT can be performed using a variety of methods, including fingerstick blood samples, urine samples, or other bodily fluids. The results of POCT are typically available within minutes to a few hours, and can be used to make prompt and informed decisions about a patient's care.
POCT has become increasingly popular as a way to provide fast and convenient diagnostic testing for patients, especially in settings such as doctor's offices, clinics, or even in the home. It is important for healthcare providers to use POCT responsibly and appropriately, following established protocols and quality control procedures to ensure accurate and reliable results.
Phlebotomy is a medical procedure that involves the collection of blood from a patient for laboratory testing or transfusion.
Phlebotomy services are typically performed by trained healthcare professionals, such as phlebotomists or medical assistants, who have been trained in the safe and effective collection of blood samples. During a phlebotomy procedure, the healthcare professional will use a needle or other device to collect a blood sample, which is then sent to a laboratory for analysis.
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