A wellness exam is a comprehensive medical evaluation offered at Metropolitan Family Care for both men and women to help you stay healthy. The medical examination and evaluation is conducted by a Board Certified Physician at all of our clinics.
During the examination you can expect blood pressure check, height/weight/BMI, pulse, temperature. Followed by a through physical exam of the major organ systems and detailed acquisition of your medical history, family history and social history. With
A complete wellness exam includes blood- work that will assess your risk for high-blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol and healthy weight. If there are any risks additional testing and treatment options will be discussed with you to help you attain and maintain your health.
For most accurate results, it is recommended that you fast for 9-12 hours before testing. You can drink water and take your regular medications.
Sports physicals are required to participate in most school sports. Please check with your school which form they will require and bring the forms with you to your visit.
Administrative physicals are specifically designed to ensure a patient’s ability to perform required tasks.
This physical examination is vital to ensure you are healthy and physically able to perform in activities. During the physical examination
the physician can also address any issues or concerns with parents, guardians and children and family members. The physical also provides an opportunity for the physician to review the patient’s medical history and administer vaccinations or acquire additional information to optimize the patient’s health.
Please note: A parent/guardian or chaperone (with written permission) must accompany any minor for medical attention. (Certain exceptions may apply). Administrative/sports physicals are not covered by insurance. All payments are due at the time of service.
An administrative or sports physical is not a replacement for an annual physical examination with your primary care physician.
Our Board Certified Family Medicine Physician is able to provide a range of services from a woman's first Pap examination to treating menopausal symptoms. During your examination a physician will take your detailed medical history, conduct a pelvic exam, screen for cancer and treat common gynecologic problems like urinary tract infections (UTI), STD/ STI’s.
The physician will discuss with you family planning and contraception, cancer and disease prevention of common gynecological problems and osteoporosis. It is the goal of our physicians to address and discuss all of your issues and concerns.
Metropolitan Family Care offers education regarding breath health. We have taken an initiative in helping those who are underinsured or uninsured acquire low to no-cost screening mammogram.
Our Board Certified Family Practitioner is able to provide comprehensive care to your specific needs by addressing male issues from hormonal imbalances to cancer screening and prevention.
The physical examination includes family planning and contraception, prostate examinations and cardiovascular risk.
They physician will discuss with you any issues or concerns you may have and address them accordingly.
Our Board Certified Family Practitioner at the Metropolitan Family Clinic in Chicago can provide care immediately following the birth of your child. This care includes routine wellness examinations to assess for growth and development and vaccine administration. Continuity of care is important during this time in a Childs life therefore we offer appointments and a walk-in schedule to ensure your child gets the medical attention when they need.In the office we can:
Our Chicago clinic participates in the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. This program allows us to provide vaccinations free of charge to patients under 19 years of age that have Medicaid or are uninsured or if they are American Indian (Native American) or Alaska Native.
Our Naperville clinic only sees adolescents ages 16 and above.
An allergy occurs when the immune system reacts to a foreign substance by making antibodies. When the antibodies come in contact with the foreign material, a chemical substance called histamine is released. The histamine causes swelling, redness, itching, and irritation especially around the nose and eyes.
Allergies can be due to both environmental and genetic factors. Most common allergies are caused by pet dander, dust, mold, pollen, certain foods like peanuts, medications, insect bites or stings, jewelry, make-up, plants like poison ivy, etc.
If you have symptoms like:
Allergies can be controlled effectively once the cause is known. Visit any of our Metropolitan Family Care locations so a doctor can determine the right course of treatment for your allergy.
Blood pressure is the amount of force exerted onto the walls of your arteries keeping them open so that blood can flow to your organs.
This force is generated by the pumping of your heart; this is the systolic pressure (top number). When the heart is at rest there is a small amount of blood left in your heart; this represents the diastolic pressure (the bottom number).
Blood pressure is read as systolic / diastolic.
Normal blood pressure is when systolic number is less than 120 and the diastolic is less than 80.
Pre-hypertension is any blood pressure that is
Hypertension is any blood pressure that is higher than 140/90
Blood pressure is measured regularly at Metropolitan Family Care to ensure you are in optimum health. Our efforts are to accurately diagnose and manage hypertension to avoid complications of disease like stroke or heart attack. If needed our Board Certified Family Practitioner will recommend further testing or refer the patient to acquire the appropriate care.
There are two types of Diabetes Mellitus. Type 1 is auto-immune and typically occurs in childhood. Type 2 Diabetes occurs more typically in adults and is the most common form.
Glucose is the energy source our body uses for all of its functions. The glucose is acquired through our meals and most of the different forms of sugar eventually break down to glucose. When we eat our body wants to utilize the sugar so it releases a hormone called insulin from the pancreas.
In Diabetes the problem is that either the pancreas is unable make enough insulin or the body is unable to respond to the insulin. Therefore, the level of glucose in the body increases and causes damage to vital organs like the heart, eyes, nerves and kidneys. In those whose glucose levels are not adequately maintained blurred vision, numbness or nerve pain, erectile dysfunction are symptoms of advanced diabetes.
Symptoms of diabetes include increased hunger, fatigue, increased thirst and increased urination.
Because glucose levels fluctuate with meals, it is important to acquire blood tests for diabetes after a 12 hour fast. The range for glucose is optimally less than 100 for healthy individuals. Please discuss all of your health issues so that our physician can best treat your condition to optimize your health.
Cholesterol is fat that is broken down and reassembled by the liver. The body uses cholesterol for normal function in a variety of ways ranging from making the cell-membrane to hormones.
Problems occur when the body has too much cholesterol. Because cholesterol like fat is hydrophobic (afraid of water) it likes to clump together and stick to the walls of arteries eventually forming atherosclerosis.
The accumulation of fats on the artery wall makes it harder for blood to flow through and can lead to a heart attack and or stroke.
The cause of high cholesterol can be genetic or iatrogenic; meaning because of over consumption of fats. Genetic factors typically manifest disease in childhood where as the iatrogenic form occurs in adulthood.
Cholesterol screening is conducted through a blood test. Since cholesterol levels rise after consumption patients are asked to fast for 12 hours before testing for cholesterol.
Based on the results of the screening and your medically important history the doctor may request additional testing or refer you to a specialist who will help you manage your disease in efforts to optimize your health.
Asthma is a chronic condition that affects the airways in your lungs. Due to some triggers, the airways become reactive causing you to wheeze, cough, and feel breathlessness and chest tightness.
Asthma can be managed conservatively by inhaled medication. In severe cases the doctor may refer you to specialists to help you manage your disease in efforts to optimize your health.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a combination of emphysema and chronic bronchitis. It is most commonly due to smoking, genetic factors or exposure to certain pollutants that destroy parts of the lungs and cause chronic inflammation of the airways. It is not uncommon for COPD to present with asthma.
The appropriate diagnosis and treatment is vital to effectively manage COPD. The physician will acquire a thorough history and physical to acknowledge the cause of COPD. Medications are effective in managing symptoms of COPD. Patients are provided supplemental oxygen when they have low blood oxygen levels.
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