- in Keller, Mens Health, Preventative Care, Primiary Care, Routine Physicals, Wellbeing
- on May 29, 2020
Primary care is the day-to-day healthcare given by a health care provider. Typically this provider acts as the first contact and principal point of continuing care for patients within a healthcare system, and coordinates other specialist care that the patient may need. Patients commonly receive primary care from professionals such as a primary care physician (general practitioner or family physician), a nurse practitioner (adult-gerontology nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, or pediatric nurse practitioner), or a physician assistant. In some localities, such a professional may be a registered nurse, a pharmacist, a clinical officer. Depending on the nature of the health condition, patients may then be referred for secondary or tertiary care.
The World Health Organization attributes the provision of essential primary care as an integral component of an inclusive primary healthcare strategy. Primary care involves the widest scope of healthcare, including all ages of patients, patients of all socioeconomic and geographic origins, patients seeking to maintain optimal health, and patients with all manner of acute and chronic physical, mental and social health issues, including multiple chronic diseases. Consequently, a primary care practitioner must possess a wide breadth of knowledge in many areas. Continuity is a key characteristic of primary care, as patients usually prefer to consult the same practitioner for routine check-ups and preventive care, health education, and every time they require an initial consultation about a new health problem. Collaboration among providers is a desirable characteristic of primary care.
The International Classification of Primary Care (ICPC) is a standardized tool for understanding and analyzing information on interventions in primary care by the reason for the patient visit. Common chronic illnesses usually treated in primary care may include, for example: hypertension, angina, diabetes, asthma, COPD, depressionand anxiety, back pain, arthritis or thyroid dysfunction. Primary care also includes many basic maternal and child health care services, such as family planning services and vaccinations.
At T Off Your Health, we focus on total men’s wellness which is a broad subject that includes proper medical care, behavioral health, nutrition, fitness and spirituality. Our new preventative labs will test for the following:
- Colon Cancer Risk
- Lung Cancer Risk
- Blood cell analysis
- Liver/kidney function
- Vitamin panel
- Iron and Folic Acid
- Advanced Cardiac Assessment
- Inflammation and Heart Disease Risk Assessment
- Pre-diabetes/metabolic assessment
- Genetic testing for gene mutations that are associated with clotting and heart disease
- Digestion analysis
If you are looking for a great primary care clinic conveniently located in Keller off Davis boulevard we are right for you. We are here to manage prescriptions, offer medical referrals, preform routine physicals and are here for you for all of your sick visits. Our clinic atmosphere is relaxed but efficient and we get you in and out on your scheduled time.
To make an appointment at our Keller office call 817-345-0303. We look forward to seeing you and keeping you feeling your best for years to come.