Family medicine is for everyone. Our family medicine physicians at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center provide primary care services including treatment and diagnosis of illness or injuries.
Our board-certified providers are devoted to the comprehensive healthcare of people of all ages. They provide preventive care that includes routine checkups and chronic illness management. Family medicine physicians also serve as a resource for any other specialists you’re seeing or getting treatment from.
Primary care physicians are an important resource to every family. Family physicians can diagnose and treat many common conditions for all ages.
What Family Medicine Can Do for You
Your family medicine physician can provide:
- Routine check-ups, including skin exams
- Normal check-ups include a weight check, physical examination (looking into ears, eyes, throat), motor function and reflex test and vitals check (blood pressure, heart rate).
- Your primary care doctor will discuss your family history, any changes to your health or diagnoses, and ask you questions regarding your lifestyle. With the information, your doctor will be able to determine your risk for certain conditions.
- Immunization and screening tests
- If necessary, your family medicine doctor will administer any immunizations. Immunizations against illnesses like COVID-19, the flu, measles and more.
- Chronic illness management
- Family medicine specialists can help guide you on your journey with chronic illness. They may treat or check up on you while being treated elsewhere,
- Coordination of care with other specialists
- A family medicine center serves as a first contact for any specialists you are treated by. They can disburse your information to necessary external providers.
Regular Check-Ups are Important!
At a family practice or family medicine clinic, check-ups are generally the same each time, unless you have pre-existing health conditions. Your physician may need to perform additional laboratory or screenings on occasion.
For ages 18-21 and over 50, it’s recommended to have annual check-ups. Physicians may recommend anywhere from one to three routine visits if your age falls between those numbers.
Elderly adults should ask their primary care physician about screening for colorectal cancer, diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis.
Women should regularly schedule pap tests and pelvic exams to detect cervical cancer which can be done through an OBGYN. Routine mammograms should be scheduled starting at age 50 to detect breast cancer.
Men should begin scheduling testicular exams to detect testicular cancer. Testicular exams are usually performed during a general physical exam. At age 50, men should begin scheduling prostate screenings to prevent prostate cancer.
Diagnostic care is an important aspect of healthcare. Diagnostic care and testing is beneficial to those with known, pre-existing conditions and those with underlying, undiagnosed ones.
Our family healthcare professionals are able to provide diagnostic testing and care for the following:
- Heart disease (CT scans, cardiac event monitoring)
- Diabetes (laboratory blood tests, wound care)
- Skin cancer (skin examination)
- Allergies (allergy testing)
A primary care physician is able to help you navigate treatment by providing specialist referrals and prescribing medication when necessary. They’re a constant resource for any questions, concerns or challenges you may have.
St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center’s primary care physicians are committed to providing quality care for the entire family.
Find a Family Physician at St. Mary’s Physician Associates
View family physicians at St. Mary’s Physician Associates and request an appointment. Our family physicians provide care for patients in the Northwest Oklahoma area.
Also, check insurances accepted at St. Mary’s Physician Associates, what items to bring with you the day of appointment and new patient forms.