Welcome to Patients First Family Medicine
At Patients First Family Medicine, we strive to provide the highest quality health care to all of our patients, from newborn babies to the elderly. We place a priority on understanding the unique needs of our patients through a host of services. We value the development of a long-term physician-patient relationship that addresses the physical, emotional, mental, and social needs of each individual. We promote a healthy lifestyle by implementation of exercise, good dietary choices, and nutritional supplementation. We value the art of preventative medicine, which emphasizes the aim to keep patients healthy and discover disease states in earlier, treatable stages. Our goal is to provide you with recommendations to ensure your optimal health.
What is family medicine?
To quote the American Academy of Family Physicians, “The specialty of family medicine is centered on lasting, caring relationships with patients and their families. Family physicians integrate the biological, clinical, and behavioral sciences to provide continuing and comprehensive health care. The scope of practice encompasses all ages, both sexes, each organ system and every disease entity.”
Our education and experience with our patients over the last ten years has taught us that there is an incredible opportunity to modify, treat, and prevent disease states with changes in our habits. We are trained as family physicians, and we have also incorporated complementary services as additional tools to improve the well being of our patients. These services include:
Assessment for men’s and women’s hormone imbalances, thyroid dysfunction, and adrenal fatigue. Treatment includes education, Bio-identical hormones, healthy foods, supplements, weight management, and exercise planning.
Nutritional evaluation through symptom history, physical examination, testing of vitamin/mineral levels, food/environmental allergy evaluation, body composition, and resting metabolic rate testing. Treatments compose of science based nutrition, vitamin and mineral supplementation, weight modification, meal planning, and exercise prescriptions.
Smoking cessation services. If it were easy to quit smoking, most would have already quit by now. Our program incorporates prescriptive medications, cessation counseling, supplements designed to cut smoking cravings, and a one-time injection to ensure that this will be the last time you have to quit smoking.
We also cater to the mental health of our patients with the help of our psychologist for counseling, psychotherapy, evaluation & treatment for ADD, depression, anxiety, marriage counseling, and medication management.