Primary care is an essential component of comprehensive healthcare, focusing on preventing and managing various health issues. At Holts Healthcare Pain & Wellness, we pride ourselves on providing top-tier primary care services to our patients through a patient-centered approach. Our primary care services. Our team of experienced physicians and healthcare professionals are committed to ensuring that all patients receive the highest quality care in a comfortable setting.
Primary Care Services
Holts Healthcare Pain & Wellness prioritizes providing innovative and holistic primary care services to our patients through a patient-centered approach.
Our team of experienced physicians works hard to ensure our clients receive thorough and personalized treatment plans that cater to their needs.
We also have an onsite dispensing pharmacy for the convenience of our patients.
During these screenings, a dentist or dental hygienist will examine your teeth, gums, and mouth for any signs of cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, or other dental problems. They will also perform a professional cleaning to remove plaque and tartar buildup, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease if left untreated. Regular dental screenings allow for early detection of potential issues, making it easier to address them before they worsen.
By identifying problems early on, treatment can be less invasive, less costly, and more effective. Additionally, dental screenings provide an opportunity for oral health education and preventive care advice, such as proper brushing and flossing techniques and the importance of a balanced diet.
It is important to note that the frequency of dental screenings may vary based on individual oral health needs. Some individuals with specific conditions or risk factors may require more frequent screenings, while others with excellent oral health may be able to have screenings less frequently. It is recommended to consult with a dental professional to determine the appropriate interval for dental screenings based on your specific circumstances.
Bladder health can indeed be influenced by various factors. Age is one such factor, as bladder function tends to decline with age.
Bladder infections, also known as urinary tract infections (UTIs), can cause discomfort and affect bladder health. Constipation and blocked urinary tracts can put pressure on the bladder and impact its function.
Chronic coughing, often associated with conditions like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), can place strain on the bladder. Diabetes, especially when poorly controlled, can lead to bladder nerve damage and affect bladder control. Being overweight or obese can increase the risk of bladder problems due to added pressure on the bladder. Nerve damage, which can be caused by conditions like spinal cord injuries or multiple sclerosis, can disrupt bladder function.
Weakened pelvic floor muscles, often experienced after childbirth or due to aging, can result in bladder control issues. Certain foods and drinks, such as those high in acidity or containing caffeine or artificial sweeteners, can irritate the bladder and potentially trigger symptoms.
Maintaining good bladder health involves adopting healthy lifestyle habits, including staying hydrated, maintaining a healthy weight, practicing good hygiene, and seeking prompt treatment for infections or other medical conditions. It is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice and guidance on maintaining bladder health.
A PAP smear is a medical test that screens for cervical cancer in women. The test involves collecting cells from the cervix and sending them to a laboratory for analysis.
PAP smears are important because they can detect abnormal cells in the cervix before they become cancerous, help prevent cervical cancer by detecting precancerous conditions, and are recommended screening tests for cervical cancer in women.
Healthcare providers can help determine the appropriate frequency of testing based on a woman’s medical history and risk factors.
The Annual Physical Examination is a crucial component of preventive healthcare, aimed at identifying potential health issues and promoting overall well-being. This comprehensive examination is typically conducted when a patient is in good health and involves a range of screenings tailored to individual factors such as age, medical history, family history, and health recommendations.
The Annual Physical Examination serves as an essential tool in promoting preventive healthcare and empowering individuals to take charge of their health. Regular participation in this examination is strongly encouraged to ensure early detection, timely intervention, and optimal health outcomes.
Cologuard / Colonoscopy
Cologuard is a noninvasive screening test used to detect colorectal cancer and precancerous polyps in the colon. It is an alternative to the traditional colonoscopy, which involves a more invasive procedure.
Cologuard is a stool-based test that analyzes a person’s stool sample for DNA changes and blood that may indicate the presence of cancer or precancerous growths. The test is performed at home, and the collected sample is sent to a laboratory for analysis.
A colonoscopy is a medical procedure used to examine the inside of the colon (large intestine) and rectum.
It is considered the gold standard for colorectal cancer screening and is also used to diagnose various gastrointestinal conditions.
SBE (Self-Breast Exam)
A breast self-exam is a valuable tool for detecting breast cancer early. By combining physical and visual examinations, it allows you to check for any signs or symptoms of the disease.
The main goal of a breast self-exam is to familiarize yourself with the normal appearance and feel of your breasts. This awareness, known as breast self-awareness, enables you to quickly identify any changes or abnormalities, such as new lumps or skin changes. If you do notice any changes during a breast self-exam, it is important to promptly report them to your healthcare provider.
While a breast self-exam is beneficial for early detection, it should not replace regular mammograms and clinical breast exams. These additional screenings are essential for comprehensive breast health care.
A mammogram is an x-ray that enables a qualified specialist to examine breast tissue for any suspicious areas. It involves exposing the breast to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce an image.
Mammograms can often detect breast lumps before they are palpable. They can also identify tiny clusters of calcium known as micro-calcifications. These lumps or specks may be caused by cancer, fatty cells, or other conditions such as cysts. Additional tests are necessary to determine if abnormal cells are present.
A clinical lab test requires a medical professional to collect a sample of blood, tissue, or other biological matter from the patient. The collected specimen is then sent to the clinical laboratory for analysis by trained medical professionals using advanced equipment.
Upon completion of the testing process, the lab will provide a report containing the findings to the ordering physician, who will interpret the results. Subsequently, the physician will discuss the findings with the patient and determine the most suitable course of action.