Acne vulgaris is a common skin condition in teens and young adults that is caused by overactive oil glands in the skin that become clogged and inflamed. The resulting inflammation is known by many names – pimples, zits, spots, and more.
Attention-deficit disorder (ADD) and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are two common – but differing – disorders that affect an individual’s ability to focus on daily tasks. The main difference between the two is hyperactivity; individuals with ADHD have a hard time sitting still and seem to be bursting with energy while those with ADD may appear to be off in their own world or daydreaming.
Allergic rhinitis is simply another term for allergies or hay fever, which can be seasonal or caused by specific triggers (allergens). Allergens cause the body to release chemicals that cause allergy symptoms such as runny nose, sneezy, itchy eyes, etc. Common allergens include:
- Pollen (grass, weeds, trees, etc.)
- Dust mites
- Animal dander or saliva
Allergy testing is used to help determine the cause for allergic reactions. If you’re struggling with seasonal, food, or environmental allergies, TotalCare can help! We will test for an array of allergens to determine what is causing the reaction, how severely it impacts you, and create a personalized plan that fits your budget and schedule. We even offer in-home treatment options! Take a stand against your allergies, TODAY!
Anemia is a condition where the blood does not carry enough oxygen to the rest of the body, commonly caused by low levels of iron. Common symptoms include feeling tired, cold, dizzy, and irritable, being short of breath, and headaches. Anemia can be caused by heavy periods, pregnancy, ulcers, colon polyps, inherited disorders, an iron-lacking diet, blood disorders, and more.
ANNUAL PHYSICAL EXAMS
Annual physical exams (or “physicals” for short) are a great way to measure your general wellness and catch anything concerning before it becomes serious. During a physical, the doctor may:
- Discuss your health history
- Take your vital signs
- Examine your body, including your heart, lungs, mouth, nose, ears, abdomen, and skin
- For men – examine penis, prostate, testicles, and perform hernia exam
- For women – examine pelvis and breasts and perform pap smear
Arthritis is a disorder characterized by inflammation of one or more joints and commonly presents as joint pain and/or limited joint function. Arthritis affects both genders and all ages and is considered a rheumatic disease. Though its direct cause is not always known, it can be caused by injury, metabolic abnormalities, hereditary factors, infections, and autoimmune disorders.
Contraception is synonymous with birth control, which is a method of preventing pregnancy before it begins by preventing the sperm and the egg from implanting in the uterine wall. Many types of contraceptive methods are available, including implants & patches, the Pill, shots, sponges, vaginal ring, diaphragm, IUD, and more.
DEPRESSION & ANXIETY DISORDERS
Depression and anxiety disorders are different, but do share many similarities including nervousness, irritability, problems sleeping, and concentrating. Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness and withdrawing from formerly pleasurable activities. Common disorders that are classified as depressive include postpartum depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and bipolar disorder. Anxiety disorders are characterized by excessive fear or anxiety that can prevent individuals from leading normal lives. Common anxiety disorders include phobias, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder, and separation anxiety disorder.
We specialize in skin cancer evaluation, removal, and treatment.
Diabetes occurs when blood glucose (sugar) is too high either because of a low level of insulin in the body or ineffective insulin usage. Glucose is a necessary provider of energy for the body and requires insulin to travel to body cells. There are three common forms of diabetes:
- Type 1 – The body does not make insulin
- Type 2 – The body does not make or use insulin well
- Gestational – Can develop in pregnant women and goes away most of the time after the baby is born
At TotalCare, we offer a wide variety of diagnostic services on-site for your convenience.
- BLOOD TESTING
Checking for cholesterol, diabetes, thyroid, prostate, hormone imbalance, and other ailments.
- COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL AND SEASONAL ALLERGY TESTING AND TREATMENT
We test for many environmental allergens that are in the area. We also offer comprehensive treatment of seasonal allergies.
- DERMATOLOGICAL TREATMENT
We specialize in skin cancer evaluation, removal, and treatment.
- HEART HEALTH
ECG (EchoCardioGram), EMG (ElectroMyoGram), Nerve Conduction Studies, or Stress Test in the comfort and convenience of our office. With results sent to your cardiologist the same day, we can the ‘stress’ out of stress testing!
If you have any questions, please feel free to call us!
Fibromyalgia is a common condition affecting both the bones and muscles, associated with widespread muscle & joint pain and fatigue. Its causes are uncertain, but most medical professionals believe it results as a problem of how the brain and spinal cord process pain signals from the nerves.
GERD is short for gastroesophageal reflux disease, a chronic more severe form of acid reflux. Acid reflux occurs when the muscle between your esophagus and stomach is weak or does not close properly and allows acid from your stomach to move backward into your esophagus, causing a “burning” feeling in your chest or throat (known as heartburn). In addition to heartburn, individuals with GERD may experience regurgitation, chest pain, dry cough, asthma, or trouble swallowing.
Headaches are a common malady that happen to everyone at least once and can signal many different things. Headaches could signify stress, emotional distress, high blood pressure, anxiety, or depression. Some people may experience chronic headaches, which make it difficult for them to maintain a normal lifestyle. There are many different types of headaches, including tension headaches, migraines, rebound headaches, cluster headaches, and thunderclap headaches.
Heart disease is a range of conditions and disorders that affect your heart and the blood vessels, coronary arteries, and heart rhythm. Congenital heart defects (those one can be born with) are also classified under heart disease. Common kinds of heart disease include coronary artery disease, silent ischemia, angina, heart attacks, heart failure, arrhythmia, and peripheral artery disease.
HIGH CHOLESTEROL & TRIGLYCERIDES
Cholesterol and triglycerides are two types of lipids (fats) that the body needs certain levels of in order to function properly. Cholesterol comes in two major forms – LDL (“bad” cholesterol) and HDL (“good” cholesterol). High levels of both LDL cholesterol and triglycerides – or both – can constitute a lipid disorder, which raises your risk for heart disease.
If you have a hormone imbalance, you’re not alone. Over 55 million people in the U.S. are affected by hormone deficiencies, imbalance, and abnormalities. Signs of hormonal imbalances vary between men and women.
In women, signs of hormonal imbalance can include:
- Appetite & weight gain
- Breast changes
- Chronic acne
- Irregular periods
- Libido loss
- Memory fog
- Mood swings & depression
- Ongoing fatigue
- Sleep issues format
- Stomach problems
- Vaginal dryness
In men, signs of hormonal imbalance can include:
- Constipation or increased bowel movements
- Depression or anxiety
- Erectile dysfunction
- Fatigue/lack of energy
- Gynecomastia (breast development)
- Hair loss
- Heart palpitations
- Increased body fat
- Low libido
- Memory loss
- Mood swings/irritability
- Muscle loss/weakness
- Night sweats or hot flashes
- Sleep apnea or insomnia
At TotalCare, each clinic offers individualized approaches to hormone replacement therapy for men and/or women. We use Bioidentical Hormones which have the same molecular structure as the naturally occurring hormones in your body. We offer convenient options such as, injections, creams, slow release pellets, as well as, capsules. Don’t let your hormones get in the way of your lifestyle. Make an appointment to receive a full evaluation and discuss affordable treatment options! (Not all clinics offer the same services. Please call us with any questions!)
Hypertension is commonly known as high blood pressure and is defined as having a blood pressure higher than 140/90 mmHg. Unmanaged high blood pressure can lead to heart attack, stroke, vision loss, heart failure, kidney disease/failure and sexual dysfunction. Hypertension can be easily managed through lifestyle adjustments.
Immunizations (also known as vaccination) are essential in helping protect our bodies against certain diseases like polio, mumps, pertussis (whooping cough), and hepatitis B. Vaccinations are important for both adults and children.
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME
Irritable bowel syndrome (also commonly referred to as IBS) is a common chronic disorder of the large intestine. It can result in cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea or constipation – or both. Though IBS is uncomfortable, it does not cause changes in bowel tissue or increase your risk of colorectal cancer.
LOWER BACK PAIN
Lower back pain occurs in the area referred to as the lumbar spine, which supports the weight of the upper body and allows us to bend and twist. Most lower back pain is the result of injury to muscles, ligaments, joints, or discs in the back and can be managed and treated in a variety of ways.
LUNG CONDITIONS (ASTHMA, COPD)
Asthma and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, for short) are both diseases that impair breathing. Asthma is characterized by an inflammation of the air passages in the lungs, which causes a temporary narrowing of the airways that carry oxygen. COPD is a bit different, as it can be caused by many things, including loss of elasticity in the airways and air sacs, destruction of walls between air sacs, inflammation of airways, and clogging of airways by excess mucus.
A normal menstrual cycle usually lasts between 21-35 days and cycles shorter or longer are generally considered irregular. Common menstrual irregularities include amenorrhea (absent menstrual periods), oligomenorrhea (periods more than 35 days apart), menorrhagia (heavy periods), prolonged menstrual bleeding (exceeding 8 days on a regular basis) and dysmenorrhea (painful periods).
OBESITY & WEIGHT LOSS
Being obese means that an individual has so much body fat that it may have a deleterious effect on their health. Obesity is defined as a bodyweight at least 20% higher than it should be, as measured by BMI. A BMI between 25 and 29.9 carries the classification of overweight, whereas a BMI over 30 is classified as obese. Obesity can put an individual at risk for many health problems including heart disease & stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, gout, and breathing problems.
ONGOING MEDICAL CARE
We can be your primary care doctor and provide you with general care, counseling, and preventative care for your overall health and well-being.
Osteoporosis is a disease that causes deterioration in the density and quality of bone, which increases the risk of fracture. Osteoporosis is most commonly seen in older adults and does not produce any symptoms until the first fracture occurs. Women are at a higher risk than men of an osteoporotic fracture.
At TotalCare, we believe that every child deserves to be healthy. Optimal growth and development can only be achieved by a proactive approach shared between the physician, the child, and the child’s family. We can help your child reach their full potential by becoming a trusted resource and providing excellent preventive and routine care. Our pediatric services include, but are not limited to:
- ADD/ADHD Treatment
- Other Childhood Illnesses, including common cold, ear infections, allergies and asthma
- Well Child-Checks
Routine vaccinations are those that are recommended by the CDC for everyone in the United States and are often thought of as “childhood vaccines.” These vaccines include Hepatitis B, rotavirus, DTaP, Hib, pnuemococcal, polio, flu, MMR, chicken pox, Hepatitis A, menigococcal, and HPV.
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are also known as STDs or venereal disease (VD) and are passed through sexual contact including vaginal intercourse, oral sex, and anal sex. Some infections can also spread through shared drug needles, mother to baby during childbirth, breastfeeding, and blood transfusions. Common STIs include:
- Crabs (Pubic Lice)
- Genital herpes
- Genital warts
- Hepatitis B
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that regulates various metabolic processes throughout the body that can be disrupted by thyroid conditions. There are many types of thyroid disorders including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, goiters, thyroid nodules, and thyroid cancer.
URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS
A urinary tract infection (UTI) occurs when bacteria enter the urethra and enter the bladder. Women are especially at risk of UTIs because they have shorter urethras, allowing bacteria quicker access to the bladder. UTIs are a common malady and are usually treated with a dose of antibiotics.
Losing weight is one of the most important things you can do in improving your overall health and reducing your risks for serious health issues down the line, including:
- Heart attacks
- Joint pain
- Many types of cancer
- Sleep apnea
Together, we can lose those extra pounds for good! Everyone knows losing weight is one of the most important things you can do to improve your overall health. The hard part is actually DOING it! Your TotalCare Family will encourage you to get you started, help keep you on track with a combination of supplements, nutrition, and life balance, and then celebrate with you as you reach your goals. Also, for our patients wanting FDA approved inch loss, we offer Strawberry Laser! Another safe and convenient option to help you reach your goals quickly!
Before you know it, you will have reduced risk factors such as: many types of caner, dementia, diabetes, heart attack, hypertension, joint pain, sleep apnea, and many more! In fact, even a small 5-10% decrease in your weight can result in major health benefits. For instance, in a 200 lb. person, that’s a 10-20 lb. weight loss, which really adds up!
Besides the major health benefits, losing weight can also increase your quality of life in small ways. Research has found that even losing a small amount of weight can result in better sleep, better self-esteem, improved mood, and more! You CAN reach your healthy weight goals, and we’re here to help! Take YOU back! Make an appointment TODAY!
WELL CHILD CHECKS
Well child visits are regular physician visits to ensure that a child is healthy and developing normally. Children five and younger may require many recommended visits a year while children six and older generally only require one. Each visit is a complete physical exam and a great opportunity to discuss wellness and preventative care.
Women’s health can include a wide variety of female-specific specialties and focus areas including contraception, female cancer screenings, menopause & hormone therapy, osteoporosis, pregnancy & childbirth, and more.