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Trinity Medical Associates
A primary care practice serves as the patient's first point of entry into the health care system and as the continuing focal point for all needed health care services. Primary care includes health promotion, disease prevention, health maintenance, counseling, patient education, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses.
A comprehensive assessment of a patient's health that helps identify risk factors and current medical and mental health conditions along with related current or recommended treatments. We will check your height, weight, blood pressure, and body mass index. We screen for cognitive impairment for diseases such as Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. We will review risk factors for depression and review your functional ability and level of safety. During wellness exams, we give health advice and referrals to health education or preventive counseling services or programs aimed at reducing identified risk factors and promoting wellness. These include weight loss, physical activity, smoking cessation, fall prevention, and nutrition.
This annual health assessment is a fundamental part of medical care and is valuable in promoting prevention practices, recognizing risk factors for disease, identifying medical problems, and establishing the clinician–patient relationship. This exam is offered to women in order to review elements of their reproductive health. It is recommended once a year for most women. The exam includes a breast examination, a pelvic examination and a pap smear.
There are many benefits to this, including the ability to head off many of commonly encountered chronic diseases that are silent until they have already affected your body (such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, etc). The annual physical exam consists of many parts. One of the most important is a complete medical and family history, in which you will answer a series of questions about your medical past, health habits, and any symptoms that might be bothering you. These then become the fuel of the rest of the conversation and testing. The physical exam portion will include listening to your heart, lungs, and abdomen, as well as a general review of your skin, ears, mouth, and eyesight. The doctor will also press on your belly to see if there are any masses or anything else unusual. The lab and testing portion will include checking your vital signs, such as blood pressure, heart rate, etc, and also some common tests (assuming these have not been done too recently) for your cholesterol and possibly blood sugar. Other tests might be indicated depending on your answers to the physician up to this point.
Full Laboratory Testing
Both of our locations offer an on-site laboratory that is convenient for all of our patients. Testing such as blood-work, stool samples, urinalysis, ect., can be done right in our offices. This allows patients the opportunity to get laboratory work done at the same time as their appointment. The lab is operated by LabCorp. They have a phlebotomist stationed in each of our offices, ready to draw blood for our patients. The hours of operation are: M-F 7:30 am - 3:30 pm (1 hour break for lunch at 12:30)
Our Practice offers several immunizations that are recommended by the CDC including:
Our practice and our providers put an emphasis on prevention. Our practice is committed to identifying and reducing risk factors and promoting wellness. It is important for us to educate our patients on healthy living and all of the key components that are involved. Eating nutritious foods and living an active lifestyle, as well as managing mental and emotional stress are critical components of overall wellness. Our provides understand the importance of these factors and as well as addressing health issues specific to each individual.
Meditation (Stress Counseling)
To effectively combat stress, you can activate the body's natural relaxation response. You can do this by practicing relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, rhythmic exercise, and yoga. Fitting these activities into your life can help reduce everyday stress and boost your energy and mood. During our Meditation Counseling sessions, we teach techniques to help your relaxation response. When stress overwhelms your nervous system, your body is flooded with chemicals that prepare you for "fight or flight." While the stress response can be lifesaving in emergency situations where you need to act quickly, it wears your body down when constantly activated by the stresses of everyday life. No one can avoid all stress, but you can counteract it by learning how to produce the relaxation response, a state of deep rest that is the polar opposite of the stress response. The relaxation response puts the brakes on stress and brings your body and mind back into a state of equilibrium. When the relaxation response is activated:
In addition to its calming physical effects, the relaxation response also increases energy and focus, combats illness, relieves aches and pains, heightens problem-solving abilities, and boosts motivation and productivity. Best of all, anyone can reap these benefits with regular practice.
A program designed for our diabetic population. It is a one-on-one session with our patients to take an in-depth look at their diabetes. We see this as an opportunity to dissect and explore a patient's overall lifestyle. We want to help each patient manage their condition to the best of their ability so they can get the most enjoyment out of life. Our focus is to increase our patient's activity level, reduce Hemoglobin A1cs, relieve diabetic nerve pain, and improve an overall sense of well-being. During this visit this, we will discuss in detail: