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Are patients usually able to obtain same day appointments?

We have such an abundance of featured practitioners that most patients can easily make a same or next day appointment.

Will my insurance cover telemedicine?

Most insurance companies will cover any services provided by a physician who is in-network. If there is any doubt in coverage, you may have to speak to your insurance company directly.

Will Family Practice Near Me allow me to verify insurance coverage before I book?

Our featured medical offices accept all commonly used health insurances.

What steps should I take to make my appointments online?

You can easily confirm appointments online directly through our website. Discover a practitioner who is local to you. Make sure the physician you are interested in can offer you clinic hours that fit your schedule. Then choose the clinician who fits all your medical requirements and read reviews so you can go in-person feeling confident about your healthcare decisions.

Is there a Family Practice Near Me offering after-hours and weekend availability?

Most medical offices are open Monday-Friday and operate with extended hours into the evening most days of the week. This schedule is best for patients and children who have work and school during normal business hours. Only select locations are available on the weekends, usually with shortened hours. There are also some locations who offer the assistance of a provider 24/7 for on-call purposes. Get the care you need when you need it most, find the location with perfect availability.

Is there a Family Practice Near Me offering virtual appointments?

Many practitioners allow patients to book a virtual visit for specified concerns. This could be due to acute injury or illness that needs a virtual evaluation or a prescription refill that requires a quick conversation with your practitioner. If your clinician believes you should come into the office for optimal treatment, you may have to book an in-person visit.

Will I be able to find Covid-19 diagnostic testing and vaccinations at my local medical office?

Many private medical offices now offer Covid-19 diagnostic testing to everyone. Most facilities have the rapid test for symptomatic individuals and the PCR for asymptomatic patients. You can also be tested for a safe return to school or to travel. The Covid-19 vaccination is only available at select locations for people of the appropriate age. Speak to your provider about their supply of the Covid vaccines as well as your eligibility for the booster shot.

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What is measured during a routine wellness physical?

An annual routine physical is an amazing way to prevent serious disease and stay on top of your mental and physical wellbeing. At your routine wellness physical, your doctor will start by speaking to you about any new concerns or complaints you may have.

Your physician will then:

  • Discuss your personal history and ask you questions about your lifestyle and behaviors such as smoking, alcohol use, sexual health, and vaccination status.
  • Important vital signs will then be measured Blood pressure will first be checked to rule out hypertension. Pressure is normal if it is below 120 over 80. Hypertension is considered when pressure is 130 over 80 (or higher than 80)
  • Heart rate Normal range is between 60 and 100.
  • Respiration rate Normal range is 12-16 breaths per minute. If you are breathing more than 20 times per minute, it could indicate a problem with the heart or lungs.
  • Temperature A normal body temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius)
  • General appearance Your doctor can tell a lot about your health just by looking at the way you carry yourself, walk, talk, hue of the skin etc.
  • Heart exam The practitioner will use a stethoscope to listen to your heart and listen for any irregular beating patters.
  • Lung exam While the provider is listening to your heartbeat, they will also listen to the sounds your lungs make as your breath in and out. They listen for crackles, wheezing, or decreased breath sounds which might indicate heart or lung disease.
  • Examination of the head and neck The health care provider will have you open your mouth so they can check on the health of your throat, tonsils, and teeth. They will also look in your ears, nose, eyes, and sinuses for signs of inflammation or infection. Checking lymph nodes and thyroid gland is also typically performed during a routine physical.
  • There will then be a full body scan where your provider will check the abdomen for liver size, fluid, and bowel sounds
  • Neurological check for nerves, muscle strength, balance, and reflexes
  • Dermatological look for skin and nail issues

After your healthcare clinician does a full cognitive and body check they might take a blood and urine sample for some laboratory analysis. Typical tests include:

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  • Urinalysis which gives the doctor a better idea of how well your kidneys are functions
  • Complete blood count does a qualitative and quantitative check of the red and white blood cells
  • Comprehensive metabolic panel
  • Lipid panel to keep your heart and vessels health

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