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Family Medicine Q & A
What are the benefits of family medicine?
Family physicians like Dr. Carley are highly trained to prevent and treat the full scope of health problems that challenge people of all ages, from everyday colds to the ongoing care of complex health conditions like heart disease.
The way Dr. Carley practices healthcare offers advantages that many patients seek from their doctor but seldom find, such as:
From pediatrics to geriatrics, Dr. Carley has the expertise to provide primary health care for everyone in your family. You have the distinct advantage of consistent care from a physician who knows the nuances of your family’s health and medical history.
Dr. Carley values treating each family member over the years so he can develop an ongoing relationship with every patient.
Another important advantage of having Dr. Carley as your primary care provider is that family physicians deliver and help coordinate care throughout the community, whether you’re in the hospital or a long-term care facility.
What types of physicals are available?
Dr. Carley provides many different types of physicals, whether you need a sports physical, school physical, or pre-employment evaluation.
Wellness exams, however, are one of the most important types of physicals he offers because they focus on preventive healthcare.
What is a wellness exam?
During a wellness exam, Dr. Carley can identify whether you’ve developed early signs of disease and create a customized plan to get you back on the road to health before a serious condition develops.
Annual wellness exams are essential for avoiding chronic conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease. These diseases can be prevented, but there’s no cure once they develop.
When you schedule regular wellness exams, Dr. Carley reviews your medical history, checks your blood pressure, and orders lab tests for key health markers like blood sugar, inflammation, and infection.
After undergoing a thorough physical examination, you also have time to talk to Dr. Carley about any concerns you may have, whether you want to stop smoking, lose weight, or face another challenge.
What health conditions are commonly treated?
Although you can count on Dr. Carley to diagnose and treat all your health problems and provide routine care like immunizations, he frequently helps patients with the following health conditions:
Allergies and sinus problems
Thyroid disease and weight loss
High blood pressure
Joint problems, like arthritis
Stomach and bowel problems
Skin problems, like moles and rashes
Whether you need a sick visit or it’s time for your annual physical, call Carley Family Care or book an appointment online.