Preventative treatment and annual wellness checks are essential to maintaining good health. Those who have a chronic medical condition benefit from ongoing monitoring to determine whether changes to the treatment plan need to be made. At Cyrus Advanced Institute, we offer a variety of family medicine services.
What Is Family Medicine?
Family medicine is the practice of treating family members of all ages. Doctors who practice family medicine offer a comprehensive range of services that include preventative care and ongoing monitoring of chronic illnesses.
Family medicine aims to develop a long-term relationship with patients, allowing doctors to prevent chronic diseases and treat them when they occur.
At Cyrus Advanced Institute, our family medicine center offers an array of family medicine services. A few of our services include walk-in visits, annual physicals, women’s health checks, and management of chronic illnesses like diabetes and hypertension.
What Types of Family Medicine Services Can I Seek at Cyrus Advanced Institute?
At our family medicine center, you can access numerous services as outlined below.
Our walk-in treatment center can be used for minor emergencies or injuries that don’t need to be treated in a hospital. Common concerns we provide walk-in services for include:
- Uncontrolled hypertension
- High blood sugar, above 400
- Urinary tract infections
- Minor sports injuries, such as a sprained ankle
- Cuts or bruises
- Minor illnesses, such as the flu or sinus infections
Keep in mind that patients with scheduled appointments will take precedence over walk-in patients. To avoid long waits and ensure that we can help you as soon as possible, contact our family medicine center for suggested times to visit on a walk-in basis.
Walk-in visits cannot be used for the medical management of chronic illnesses. You will need to schedule a regular appointment if you need medical management services.
We offer laboratory services at our family medicine center through Quest. This allows us to draw blood for testing services and obtain the results in-house without you having to visit a separate medical office.
If you must regularly monitor your blood for chronic conditions or need it checked for a specific reason, our laboratory services can save you time.
Management of Chronic Illnesses
We provide services to manage specific chronic illnesses, such as:
- Chronic kidney disease
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- High cholesterol
- Thyroid disease
If you have any of these conditions, you’ll need ongoing treatment to manage them properly. Chronic conditions should be regularly checked by medical professionals because sometimes they require different or additional medications to bring them under control.
In some cases, not managing a serious chronic condition could result in the need for surgery or even be fatal. It’s important to make sure you have adequate medical care and monitoring.
Diabetes and Hypertension Management
Diabetes and hypertension are prevalent in the United States. Diabetes must be very closely monitored to ensure that the patient’s sugar level stays low. Increases in blood sugar can lead to damage to the organs, including the kidneys and heart. It may also damage the nerves, resulting in neuropathy.
Individuals who have diabetes must have regular blood work done. We provide testing known as HbA1C that checks your blood sugar levels to make sure that your diabetes stays under control.
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, results when blood pressure is chronically elevated. If left untreated, high blood pressure can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease over time. Our family medicine center can help those with hypertension develop treatment plans to lower their blood pressure through diet, exercise, and medication.
Women are encouraged to have an annual gynecological exam to maintain a healthy reproductive system. Cyrus Advanced Institute offers well-woman exams that can monitor for or diagnose potential conditions, including:
- Gynecological infections
- Cervical cancer
- Pelvic pain
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- Menstrual irregularities
We can also perform breast cancer screenings and look for signs of osteoporosis. Regular well-woman checkups can detect abnormalities early, allowing you to get treatment when necessary and giving you the peace of mind you need for your overall well-being.
An annual physical is a medical examination of all parts of the body, including eyes, ears, nose, throat, heart, lungs, hands, and feet. It is preventative in nature and seeks to address any abnormalities, such as changes in blood pressure, signs of infection in the lungs, or abdominal irregularities.
Annual physicals can identify potential health issues early on, so it’s essential to have one every year. Most insurance providers will cover your annual physical in full.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Changes in hormone levels can have drastic effects on the body, leading to issues such as recurring headaches, fatigue, depression, weight gain, lost muscle mass, and decreased libido. In some cases, intense hormone fluctuations can cause foggy thinking or issues with memory.
At Cyrus Advanced Institute, Dr. Adolfo Benitez is well-versed in hormonal problems and can help patients obtain the hormone replacement therapy they need to improve their quality of life.
Common conditions that lead to variations in hormone levels are menopause and andropause. Obtaining hormone replacement therapy can help alleviate the symptoms caused by these conditions.
Visit Cyrus Advanced Institute for Family Medicine
The family medicine center at Cyrus Advanced Institute can assist you with various common medical concerns, including preventative services, blood work, and management of chronic disease.
At our office in El Paso, TX, you can expect Dr. Benitez and his skilled team to provide you with the care you need when you need it. To schedule an appointment, call our office today.