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Westcare Clinics healthcare professionals practice family medicine and treat patients of all ages. Services include lab work, vision tests, family planning, chronic disease management, physical examinations, preventative health, pain management, and radiology imaging.


Blood Analysis & Blood Glucose Tests


Blood tests may be necessary to identify a range of conditions, including diabetes, HIV, anemia, cancer, and coronary heart disease. A few important types of blood tests include a routine complete blood count (CBC), blood glucose, basic metabolic panel, comprehensive metabolic panel, lipid panel, thyroid panel, cardiac biomarkers, coagulation panel, DHEA-sulfate serum test, C-reactive protein test, and STI test.


Lab Work


Lab work may test urine, stool, sputum, saliva, sweat, tissue, semen, cerebrospinal fluid, bone marrow, amniotic fluid, and blood.

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Vision Tests


A vision test is an exam that looks for potential vision problems and eye disorders. Vision screenings may be performed by primary care providers as part of a regular checkup.

A vision test is not used to diagnose vision problems, but will be done to refer patients to an eye care specialist for diagnosis and treatment.


Annual Physical Exams & Sports Physicals


A physical exam may involve the following steps:

  1. Ask questions about the patient’s medical history, lifestyle behaviors, vaccination status, and health concerns.
  2. Check the patient’s vital signs, which include temperature, blood pressure, respiration rate, and heart rate.
  3. Evaluate the patient’s physical appearance for signs of illness.
  4. Use a stethoscope to listen to heartbeat, breathing, and bowel sounds, and look for signs of a heart murmur, heart disease, and impaired breathing.
  5. Examine the patient’s tonsils, gums, teeth, eyes, ears, carotid arteries and nose.
  6. Take samples of blood, plasma, or urine, as necessary.
  7. Order additional diagnostic tests.

Family Planning


A family planning visit may include different services depending on the patient’s sex and age. For young to middle-aged women, family planning may involve a breast exam, abdominal exam, and pelvic exam. The doctor may also check for abnormalities, such as lumps or painful areas. Patients may also ask questions about contraception options.

A family planning visit for men may involve a male genital exam, discussions of preconception, methods to prevent and treat STDs, and overall health habits.


Chronic Disease Management


Chronic disease management may involve screenings and testing, a physical check-up, and review of current medication, therapy, and treatment progress.

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Preventative Health


Preventative health at Westcare Clinics may encompass:

  • Alcohol misuse screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Colorectal cancer screening
  • Diabetes screening
  • Hepatitis B screening
  • HIV screening
  • Immunization
  • Lung cancer screening
  • Obesity screening
  • STI prevention counseling
  • Syphilis screening
  • Tobacco use screening
  • Tuberculosis screening

Pain Management


Westcare Clinics healthcare professionals may advise patients to incorporate the following pain management techniques into their treatment: cold and heat therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, music therapy, mind-body techniques, gentle exercise, biofeedback, and therapeutic massage. The pain management techniques will be customized according to the patient’s condition.

Radiology Imaging


Radiology imaging is done to identify and diagnose conditions and illnesses and inform treatment. Westcare Clinics healthcare professionals perform MRIs and X-rays onsite for patients experiencing a range of symptoms.

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