ROUTINE CARE

Regular checkups are an important part of maintaining good health— in children and adolescents, and adults.


The goals of routine health care are to:

  • Prevent Illness

  • Update immunizations

  • Screen for medical problems

  • Evaluate disease risk

  • Address concerns and answer questions

  • Maintain the provider-patient relationship

  • Provide information about making healthy lifestyle choices

 

Recommendations for routine health care—such as how often a healthy adult should see his or her primary care provider, dentist, eye doctor or other specialist for regular exams, screening procedures and medical tests, depend on a number of different factors.


These factors include:

  • Age of the patient

  • Overall health of the patient

  • Patient's family and personal medical history

  • Lifestyle considerations like the patient's smoking habits, diet, activity level, stress level

  • Other factors that affect the patient's physical or mental health, as determined by his or her health care provider

  • Benefits vs. risks and costs vs. benefits of the exam, test or procedure

Women's Health Services

  • Routine exams focused on Prevention and Wellness, including Pap tests and Breast Examination

  • Follow-up of abnormal Pap tests and referral to colposcopy & biopsy

  • Family Planning education, counseling and management:  All methods, including pills, insertion and removal of IUDs, insertion and removal of Nexplanon

  • Diagnosis and treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections

  • Immunization: Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations

  • Diagnosis and treatment for menstrual disorders

  • Care of the Adolescent with Menstrual Irregularities

  • Diagnosis and treatment of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

  • Diagnosis and treatment of Pelvic Pain

  • Diagnosis and treatment of Urinary Symptoms

  • Diagnosis and Management of Osteopenia and Osteoporosis

  • Diagnosis and Management of Menopause Symptoms

  • Diagnosis, Management and referral for Infertility

  • Pregnancy Diagnosis

  • Prenatal Care and referral for Delivery

  • Post-Partum Care

  • LGBTQ Health Services