Primary Care Physician (PCP) - Andover MA
Primary Care is the back bone to the healthcare system. Typically the medical provider acts as the first contact and takes continuing responsibility for providing the patient’s comprehensive care. Primary Care clinicians will perform annual physical exams, and diagnosis treat most illnesses and diseases. Their specialties can include Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, Family Practice, Geriatric Medicine and Preventative Care.
The goal of a Primary Care provider is to :
Establish an individual relationship with each patient
Assesss their healthcare needs and risk factors
Screenings and counseling to prevent and detect illnesses and diseases
Diagnosis and treatment of many different health problems
Referring and coordinating with other medical specialists to address health concerns and issues
Annual Physical Exams- Andover MA
Todays Wellness and Primary Care strongly recommends routine annual exams. This allows the patient and provider to spend time addressing areas of concern and performing a thorough physical exam. Other physical exams can include, pre-operative clearance, pre-employment and school physicals.
So, what’s in it for you?
Complete and comprehensive physical examination
Full panel of blood work
Education on diet, exercise, vitamins, nutraceuticals, stress and health concerns
EKG (if indicated)
Screening for potential diseases
Opportunity to prevent future health issues
So, don’t wait. Get those vitals checked right away with an annual physical exam at Today’s Wellness and Primary Care. You will be glad you did!
Seasonal Care - Andover MA
Allergic Rhinitis, (Hayfever), is a very common and bothersome problem in NewEngland. Patients often experience itchy eyes, nose and skin. Other symptoms can include sneezing, nasal congestion,runny nose, hives, eczema, wheezing, cough, fatigue, headache and reoccurring sinus infections. At Todays Wellness and Primary Care, we are experienced in diagnosing and treating most allergic diseases and asthma. We have experience using advanced biologic injectable agents, such as, Xolair, Nucala, or Fasenra for severe bronchial asthma or chronic hives.
Other seasonal medical issues can be the flu and insect bite related problems. Lyme disease, tick born illness, stinging insect reactions and mosquito related problems, often occur during the warmer months. If you have any concerns, we would be happy to answer all your questions.
Diagnosing and Treating Illness and Diseases - Andover MA
Hypertension and Heart Disease
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy - Andover MA
Your body’s hormones control most of your basic bodily functions. So, when your hormones are out of balance it can have a big impact on your health and well-being . Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy is using plant based estrogens derived from soy and yams that are made identical to hormones produced in the human body. These hormones can include the three different types of estrogen,(estrone, estradiol, and estriol), progesterone, and testosterone. Bio-identical hormones are usually custom made in compounding pharmacies and not traditional pharmacies.
Bio-identical hormones are not synthetic hormones such as Premarin, Provera, Prempro, Progestins, or bodybuilding steroids. Synthetic hormones are linked with possible adverse effects such as blood clots, hypertension, weight gain and increase risk of certain cancers. Using bio-identical hormones at proper doses, via the correct route and for the right patient, are generally safe and quite beneficial to the body.
Hormone replacement is often used in females with significant symptoms of menopause. This can include, hot flashes, fatigue insomnia, night sweats, anxiety, memory loss, vaginal dryness, low libido, weight gain , osteoporosis and depression.
Men with low testosterone can experience, fatigue, loss of muscle mass, poor circulation, joint pain, low libido, increase belly fat, reduced exercise tolerance, erectile dysfunction and increase risk of type 2 diabetes. Low testosterone is associated with increase risk of dementia, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis.
At Today’s Wellness and Primary Care, we will set up a consult, take a detailed history, perform a physical examination, and order specific labs or saliva testing to assess your hormonal needs.
By utilizing current, well researched protocols, we may suggest testosterone replacement for men and bio-identical replacement therapy for women. Once treatment has started, precise monitoring through periodic, routine blood work and/or saliva testing, will maximize safety, optimize hormonal balance, and provide the best results.