Regardless of your condition, we at MyCare Health Partners in South Miami are devoted to providing you with the highest quality personalized care. As we work together as a team to address your general health, we listen to your concerns to find the best possible solution for you.
Adolescence is a time of major transition in a person’s life. We understand how important it is to help teens and young adults develop healthy routines during this period and a pediatrician’s task is to foster healthy behavior among adolescents.
Adolescent health specialists have the necessary expertise to help teens and young adults with their complex behavioral, physical, as well as emotional health care needs.
Adolescent health service at MyCare Health Partners cares for everything during adolescence, from immunizations and physical exams to reproductive and mental health care.
Depending on the age of the patient these risks can intensify over time, which is why we want to establish a strong relationship and actively monitor our patients. Also, we strongly advocate for regular visits to the ob-gyn as this is vital for your overall health.
Visiting your urologist on a regular basis is something we highly recommend. The prostate exam helps to rule out potential malignant growth and harmful developments on testicles. Also, for the people above the age of forty colon cancer becomes an increasing risk. Considering these specific risks, we help our patients take the best care of themselves.
We’ll work with you and the appropriate specialists to help treat your conditions successfully.
While adapting to living with diabetes can be hard, our team will aid you in this process, assess the severity, monitor the changes and help you get to the optimal state.
Managing this disease is a comprehensive process and is done through education, medical treatment, nutritional and exercise habits, as well as active monitoring.
The usual symptoms include headaches, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), nose bleeds, suffocation, and exhaustion. However, hypertension can remain hidden for years, showing no symptoms, which can lead to serious complications such as heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, and others.
Diagnosing high blood pressure cannot be done after only one reading, so if the results are high after three readings or more, make sure to see your doctor.
The most common treatment for hypertension is changing your diet and lifestyle. Avoid drinking alcohol, smoking, and eating greasy, unhealthy food. It is also recommended to develop a daily physical routine, for example, a light cardio training for 30 minutes each day.
While genes can worsen the condition of the patient, a poor diet is a predominant reason for the accumulation of bad fats. Medications or medical conditions can also cause high cholesterol. Adjusting your diet, taking regular blood samples, and monitoring the parameters after the therapy for potential alteration of the prescribed drugs all lead to a healthier state of affected patients.
Dairy, peanuts, pollen, shellfish or any allergens for that matter, have to be treated seriously as some can cause a serious hazard to the patient’s health. Understanding the allergen and how you can protect yourself from being exposed, using antihistamines (allergy medicine) and adjusting your immune system response, usually helps in suppressing the symptoms.
For seasonal allergies, such as pollen and plant-blossoming, monitoring peak dates when the presence of allergens is the highest is another method of reducing the exposure.
Certain medical conditions, chronic ailments, acute diseases, or simply growing older are the main reasons why patients typically use prescription medication. It is important to note when two or more medications are being taken regularly, as there is a lot of room for error and incorrect usage. We can help you manage your therapy properly, and avoid your medicine being taken incorrectly.
Other complications can lead to strep throat, bronchitis, infections of sinuses and ears.
In order to feel better and recover quickly, we recommend resting, drinking lots of fluids and taking over the counter medication, however, it is best to consult with your primary care doctor first.
Regular STD screenings are important for all sexually active patients as they often manifest themselves without noticeable symptoms. Their effects can often be devastating to the reproductive and immune systems and can cause more than just discomfort. All patients should be educated on the variety of these diseases and consult with their physician if they have any concerns.
STD screening means running laboratory tests, based on one or more samples from the following:
- Urine samples
- Blood tests
- Fluid samples
Certain diseases can be detected through a simple urine sample. Others demand to take a blood test and in cases where sores and warts appear, a fluid sample is taken for further testing.
A poor and imbalanced diet, with too much sugar intake and not enough important nutrients, can lead to the development of serious health problems. Proper nutrition is closely related to an individual’s health and well-being. A well-balanced diet refers to including a variety of nutritious and appealing meals, while extreme diet modifications can lead to serious health problems, including diabetes, increased risk of heart disease, as well as long-lasting negative impacts on a person’s metabolism.
Balancing all seven nutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, fats, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and water), according to the patient’s specific profile and unique need for calorie intake, leads to a healthier lifestyle and prevents many diseases. Work on your plan with your physician and get the best out of your diet.
If you are experiencing a lack of energy, persistent feeling of sadness or restlessness, sleep deprivation, lack of appetite, loss of interest, fatigue, sleeplessness or too much sleep – you should make an appointment to visit your doctor and discuss your screening options.
Many factors can lead to alcohol abuse. An alcohol screening test helps determine if an individual abuses alcohol or has alcohol use disorder.
Alcohol screening is used to identify if a person is at risk of having specific health conditions, i.e., if an individual may have alcohol use disorder or is likely to develop or experience problems from alcohol use. It does not provide a diagnosis.
Alcohol screening in patients of all ages can be conducted through physical examination, discussion, and testing (questionnaire and lab tests). Nowadays, various alcohol screening tools are available and are precisely designed for specific categories, such as pregnant women or adolescents.
If you suspect that you or a loved one might have alcohol use disorder, please contact our team. We understand that having support in the process of coping and battling with this disorder is essential, and we are here to provide the necessary support to our patients and their families.
Immunization, or vaccination, is a process in which the body is exposed to foreign particles which are either deactivated or slightly active, leading to the creation of antibodies and overall improvement of the immune system.
There are four common types of immunization: natural active immunity, natural passive immunity, artificial active immunity, and artificial passive immunity.
Immunization for adolescents and adults includes the following vaccines:
- Human papillomavirus
- Measles, mumps, rubella
- Hepatitis A and B
- Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Td/Tdap)
- Pneumococcal (polysaccharide)
Reach out to our team at MyCare Health Partners to learn more about the aforementioned vaccines and the benefits of immunization for adolescents and adults.
Minor lacerations, cuts, and wounds sometimes require sutures or staples as they help close the gap while enabling cells to heal and close naturally.
Depending on the size of the scar tissue and the severity of the cut, healing time can vary. When the time for removal of excess material does come, you do not have to go back to the general surgeon.
Our team offers professional, light-touched and painless removal, all the while educating you on the best medical solutions to improve further healing and decreasing of the scar tissue.
Ear wax problems can occur in patients of all ages due to a buildup of material in our ears. If you encounter similar issues, avoid using cotton swabs or any similar tools to get the wax out as this can lead to more problems by actually pushing the wax further down the ear.
The first step at the doctor’s office is always looking at the ear with lights and otoscope, determining the severity and next steps. One option is using the curet, a medical instrument designed for ear wax removal, or flushing the was out with the syringe filled with warm water. Recurring problems call for use of medication.
Biometric testing typically consists of height and weight measurement, BMI (body-mass index), blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels. Tracking these parameters falls in the domain of primary care, and should any of the numbers indicate further testing is needed, your doctor will direct you for further analysis.
Testing the said parameters while interpreting them together with your physician, helps you understand the full extent of your current condition.
We offer comprehensive diagnostic testing services in all of our locations, interpretation of the data, help to our patients and potential referral to experts in the field for further testing and complex problems.
Whether a simple blood sample is taken to compare the levels with average readings of patients in the same age group, or if the test is specifically focused on finding a presence of viruses and bacteria, understanding the readings is vital in interpretation. Even with the general availability of information today, consult your physician on what to do next rather than reading the data on your own
Rapid influenza diagnostic test is used to detect flu by using swabs and taking samples from the nose or throat. It takes no longer than 15 minutes to get the results, but it is not as reliable as the physical exam. Which is why we rely on diagnostics and the actual physical exam to confirm the presence of the virus and advise on how to treat the condition.
The test itself is brief and conducted with the quick smear of a cotton swab on the patient’s throat. Results of rapid strep testing are much faster than the full analysis of the throat culture, which helps either confirming or ruling this infection out promptly.
Besides the physical appearance of the urine and potential unwanted presence of blood, further tests get back results on bacteria and crystals typically not found in healthy individuals. Acidity, glucose, bilirubin and protein presence are also vital markers of unwanted changes.
PPD testing is conducted in two visits to the doctor: the first step is sterilization of the inside of the patient’s forearm and insertion of the PPD with the small intradermal injection. The second step (after 48-72 hours) is reading the results by measuring the change on the skin with a precise ruler. Tuberculosis falls into a category of rare diseases in the US.
In this process electrodes are placed on the skin of the patient’s body, allowing the EKG to present a graphic image of heart performance. A portable device can be prescribed for longer monitoring, as it records heart performance for 24 hours and detects abnormal heart rate.
Pre-operative risk can be greatly reduced and prophylactic prescribed aids in this process. Finally, it is imperative to reduce the post-operative recovery and hospital stay. Medical history, acute and chronical conditions must be known before the intervention and the elderly are almost always treated as higher risk patients.
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