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Thursday March 30, 2017
Prevention focused visits including complete physical exams and evidence proven preventive screenings, lifestyle change suggestions and recommendations for all ages.
In addition to routine physicals, we also do Welcome to Medicare physicals, camp physicals, kindergarten physicals, and college physicals.
Chronic Disease Management and Education
Patients dealing with chronic disease are supported by our providers and staff in several ways. We offer education in many forms including small classes, individual instruction, printed materials and on line information. Referrals are made to Certified Diabetic Educators or dieticians as needed to help our patients manage their disease. Our electronic record enables us to track our patients’ progress and reach out to those needing services or case management as needed or desired. We strive for a team approach in helping patients manage their particular condition.
For our patient’s convenience, we do several tests in our office. These include EKG’s, Pulmonary Function Tests, Pulse Oximetry, pregnancy tests, urinalysis, hemoglobin, blood sugar, rapid test for strep throat, rapid test for influenza, and anticoagulation (Protime or INR) testing.
Vasectomy: Dr. Kitchen performs “scalpel less” vasectomy in the Sherman office. This simple office procedure can be done on Friday and the patient is back to work on Monday. Vasectomies are covered by most insurances, including Medicaid.
Colposcopy: Dr. Lashbrook performs this procedure in the Westfield office. This is a procedure to follow up on abnormal pap smears and can frequently avoid a visit to the gynecologist.
Office Surgery: Our physicians do many simple office surgeries in the office such as skin lesion biopsies and removal, wart treatment, ingrown toenail procedures and small laceration repairs.
All recommended vaccines are provided at our office. This includes all pediatric vaccinations. We utilize the most up to date vaccine schedules endorsed by the ACIP, CDC and New York State. Westfield Family Physicians participate fully with the New York State Immunization Information System, a statewide registry to track pediatric vaccinations. We also offer free vaccines for children without insurance through the New York State Vaccine for Children program. All adult immunizations are also offered, including Zostavax (Shingles vaccine).
Westfield Family Physicians take a special interest in foreign travel and offer travel advice and vaccines. It is not required to be an established patient to take advantage of this service. Because some vaccines require more than one dose over a period of time, we encourage travelers to call for a travel consult well before their trip.
Whether planning a business trip to China or a week at a Caribbean resort, taking the time to find out what illnesses you may be exposed to and learning how to minimize these risks can make the difference between a successful or disastrous trip. We will schedule an appointment with our travel nurse who can review the current recommendations with you, including important guidelines to prevent food and water borne illnesses, illnesses transported by insects and vaccine preventable disease.
We carry all recommended vaccines including Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid, Polio and Yellow Fever. Although these services may not be covered by your insurance, the investment in your trip can be priceless.