Primary Care Questions and Answers
Sunset Hills Family Practice team sees adult men and women of all ages, transgender patients, and children as young as 12 years old for primary care services. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Henderson NV, Midway NV, Gibson Springs NV, Paradise Hills NV, and Winchester NV.
What is primary care?
Primary care includes medical evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses and diseases you might encounter. The Sunset Hills Family Practice team sees adult men and women of all ages, transgender patients, and children as young as 12 years old for acute care services.
The providers take a holistic, natural approach to primary care – including routine chronic disease management and screening exams. The goal is to avoid progressive worsening of chronic conditions and minimize medications and surgical procedures when possible.
The Sunset Hills Family Practice specialists treat the whole patient every time.
Which conditions can my provider treat?
The Sunset Hills Family Practice staff can diagnose and treat numerous medical conditions, such as:
- Colds, flu, and other illnesses
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Heart disease
- Other chronic diseases
- Asthma and allergies
- Hormone imbalance
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
Your primary care specialist works with you to reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke, and other serious medical problems.
What happens during primary care appointments?
When you arrive at a primary care appointment at Sunset Hills Family Practice, your provider checks your weight, pulse, blood pressure, temperature, and other vital signs. They talk about your medical history, and symptoms if you have any, before completing a comprehensive physical exam.
Your family medicine specialist may suggest you undergo a urine test, throat or nasal swab, blood test, Pap test in women, electrocardiogram (EKG), or echocardiogram. They might recommend allergy tests, asthma testing, X-rays, or other imaging procedures to detect or rule out specific health issues.
What are my primary care treatment options?
Depending on the type of illness, injury, or disease you have, your Sunset Hills Family Practice provider might recommend:
- Diet or exercise changes
- Medical weight loss
- Joint injections
- Allergy shots
- Using an inhaler
- Wound care
- Insulin injections
- Dietary supplements
- Further diagnostic testing
- Surgical procedures
In the case of a complex or severe medical problem, your primary care provider can refer you to a highly trained specialist. They follow up with you and the specialist to ensure you receive top-quality care and the best possible health outcomes.
If you’re due for an annual physical or experience new or unusual symptoms, call Sunset Hills Family Practice or book an appointment online today. We serve patients from Henderson NV, Midway NV, Gibson Springs NV, Paradise Hills NV, and Winchester NV.