Family Health Specialist

Family Doctors of Boulder City

Family Practice located in Boulder City, NV

Keeping on top of your family’s health care can be overwhelming. That’s why the caring family physicians at Family Doctors of Boulder City provide everything your family needs under one roof. Whether you need a routine physical, school sports exam, laboratory testing, or sick visit, this Boulder City, Nevada-based team of family practitioners can help. Schedule your family health visit online or over the phone.

Family Health Q & A

Why do I need a family health doctor?

Your family health doctor focuses on preventive care, nutrition counseling, and improved lifestyle changes. It’s their job to ensure each member of your family is growing healthfully and to their full potential. By evaluating exams and tests year after year, your dedicated practitioner gets to know you and can detect early warning signs of chronic disease.

This is especially important if you have serious health issues that run in your family. Your family physician maintains each member of your family’s health records under one roof, so you don’t have to worry about visiting multiple facilities.

What can a family doctor do?

Having a dedicated family physician gives everyone in your family a primary medical practitioner to go to for all medical concerns. Since a family doctor can care for babies, children, teens, and adults — even seniors — you won’t have to worry about going to different medical facilities to get your family’s health needs met. Your dedicated family doctor can:

  • Perform routine exams
  • Provide essential vaccinations
  • Manage chronic diseases
  • Request diagnostic laboratory testing
  • Diagnose and treat an illness or injury

Your family doctor at Family Doctors of Boulder City can even refer you to a specialist if you have a complex condition that requires a more in-depth analysis.

How often should I see my family doctor?

As long as you’re generally healthy, the team of family practitioners at Family Doctors of Boulder City typically want you to come in about once a year. If you have a chronic health condition though, such as high blood pressure, your family health doctor may suggest coming in as often as two to three times per year.

Of course, you can always head to Family Doctors of Boulder City anytime you need a sick visit or have an injury, too. Or if you need a specialty physical, like if your child needs a school exam and vaccinations, you’re welcome to come to the clinic outside of regularly scheduled visits.

What happens during a health and wellness exam?

A health and wellness exam is tailored to your needs, as well as your personal and family medical history. Just as every patient is unique, each physical exam is unique. In most cases though, health and wellness exams include many of the following evaluations:

  • Blood testing or urinalysis
  • Blood pressure check
  • Neurological and abdominal exam
  • Heart and respiration rate check
  • Body mass index (BMI) calculation

Depending on your age and gender, you may need additional screenings during your health and wellness exam. Women of childbearing age, for instance, might need a pelvic exam or Pap smear. Alternatively, adult men may require prostate and hernia evaluations.

How often do I need a health and wellness exam?

How often you should be scheduling your health and wellness exam at Family Doctors of Boulder City depends on your age and any underlying medical concerns. If you’re a healthy adult in good overall health, for example, your dedicated practitioner may only need to see you once a year for preventive care.

If you have a chronic condition, however, such as diabetes or high cholesterol, the team at Family Doctors of Boulder City may want you to check in two or three times per year to ensure your health concern is properly managed.

Children usually need health and wellness exams more frequently than adults, especially throughout their first few years of life during rapid growth spurts. Your little one should have a well-baby exam every one to three months during their first 18 months of life, then every six months thereafter. By age three, your child should only need annual well-child health and wellness exams, unless they have a condition that requires more frequent monitoring.

How do I prepare for a health and wellness exam?

The team at Family Doctors of Boulder City want to ensure your health and wellness exam is as thorough and effective as possible. To accomplish this, there are a few things you can do to prepare, including:

  • Write down a list of questions or concerns
  • Bring in your valid ID and insurance card
  • Learn about your family medical history
  • Gather medical records from other providers, such as urgent care visits

In some cases, you need to fast for a few hours before certain blood tests, too. When scheduling your exam, the team at Family Doctors of Boulder City can let you know if you may need to fast before coming in for your health and wellness exam.  

Schedule your health and wellness exam at Family Doctors of Boulder City today. You can request your appointment online or over the phone.

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