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 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 may test urine, stool, sputum, saliva, sweat, tissue, semen, cerebrospinal fluid, bone marrow, amniotic fluid, and blood.
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.
A physical exam may involve the following steps:
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 may involve screenings and testing, a physical check-up, and review of current medication, therapy, and treatment progress.