Your primary care physician serves as a home base for all of your medical needs, including annual exams, sick visits, immunizations, and preventive screenings. At Health Solutions in Tinley Park, Rockford, and Olympia Fields, Illinois, and Munster, Indiana, the team of board-certified family medicine specialists offers primary care services to men, women, and children. Whether you’ve recently moved to the area or its simply been a few years since your last primary care visit, schedule an appointment by calling the office nearest you or booking online today.
Primary care is a branch of health care that provides basic services, including exams, preventive screenings, and sick visits. The umbrella of primary care also includes health counseling and regular monitoring of your health goals over time, a practice known as health promotion.
Primary care physicians, like those at Health Solutions, offer diagnosis and treatment of both acute and chronic health problems. If necessary, they can also refer you to a specialist in the area to further compliment your care.
There are several types of primary care, including:
Internal medicine is a branch of primary care focused on diagnosing and treating health problems in adults. Internal medicine includes physicals, travel immunizations, and laboratory testing, as well as nutritional counseling and monitoring of specific conditions over time.
Family medicine is a branch of primary care that treats the whole family. All Health Solutions locations treat people of all ages. This means adults and children can receive high-quality care under one roof.
OB/GYN or obstetrics and gynecology focuses on women’s reproductive health. This includes prenatal care, preventive screenings like mammograms and Pap tests, as well as family planning and sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing.
Men’s health focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing illness in men. This includes prostate exams, colorectal cancer screenings, and treatment for low testosterone.
Pediatrics is a branch of primary care focused on the health and well-being of infants, children, and teenagers. Children grow quickly, which puts them at risk of certain health problems. Pediatrics also provides sports physicals, immunizations, and treatment for coughs, colds, and other minor injuries.
Geriatrics focuses on medical care for seniors. The natural aging process affects all aspects of your health, including your hearing, vision, balance, and immune system. Geriatrics helps you age gracefully while lowering your risk of serious or life-threatening health problems.
The team at Health Solutions recommends you schedule a primary care appointment at least once a year. Even if you feel relatively healthy, regular check-ups matter. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes present few symptoms. Primary care visits can alert you to these and other problems when they’re most responsive to treatment.
Primary care is beneficial at other times as well. If you wake up with a sore throat or high fever, or you experience an injury while playing sports or participating in another type of physical activity, primary care delivers the acute care you need.
The team at Health Solutions offers primary care to men, women, children, and seniors. To schedule your primary care appointment at Health Solutions, call the office nearest you or book online today.