Philosophy of Care
This is often a time when major pressures start to mount for patients. People can take on more responsibility and accountability in their lives, others can travel the world and live footloose and fancy free. Family planning often starts, schools and further education are often attended, partying increases, careers are being chosen and patients are running in overdrive. For many this is a time of uncertainty and transition, experimentation as well as playing with boundaries. It is our doctor’s focus to support these patients in a completely non judgemental way allowing for their development and direction to occur organically. Our Doctors find lifestyle management and stress awareness key to helping develop healthy habits and tools to take on all the many changes that may be occurring.
Most Common Concerns
- Conception Prevention (Family Planning)
- Hormone irregularities (PCOS, Endometriosis etc)
- Burnout and Fatigue
- Diet and Lifestyle concerns/prevention
- Reflux and heartburn
- Skin Issues
- Weight concerns
- Digestive concerns
- Travel health recommendations
- Prenatal care
- Musculoskeletal treatments (acupuncture, trigger point therapies, injection therapies)
Blood Pressure: starting at age 21, then once every year
Ensuring your blood pressure stays within a reasonable level may prevent a stroke or heart attack.
PAP Test/Pelvic Exam: Every 3 years if normal.
Breast Exam: should be done annually and self exams done at home monthly.
Skin Exam: annually at your doctors office and self exams conducted monthly at home
Weight/ Height and BMI (Body Mass index)
Lab Testing (if indicated):
- Basic blood work (cbcd etc)
- Organ function screening (liver, kidneys, cardiovascular)
- Random glucose
- Iron study and Ferritin
- Thyroid panel
- Lipid panel
- Vitamin D and B12 status.
Most Commonly Followed Checkup Schedule in this Demographic:
Fall : Cold and Flu prevention program
Winter: Booster on Cold and Flu prevention program
Spring: Spring detox, elimination program.
Other: Usually one to two other visits annually to address specific health concerns or goals, and one for physical exam.