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We consider preventive health care to be a team approach between the patient and the physician. As the physician, we utilize evidence-based guidelines set forth by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and other evidence-based information. That information assists us in recommending appropriate screening tests when indicated and providing patient education and health counseling on a variety of adult conditions and concerns. The idea is that prevention of disease is just as important, if not more important, than the treatment. With the above in mind, a "Complete Physical Exam (CPE)" at our office is a "wellness visit," when we focus on age-appropriate cancer screening, lifestyle choices, habits, and the prevention of illnesses and injuries. This can include:
The Patient is the other critical part of the team. As such, we expect our patients to similarly invest in their health as we do. Investing in their own health is accomplished by many things, including striving to make healthy lifestyle choices, following recommended treatments such as medications and supplements, and making routine follow-up visits as indicated.
Given the generous amount of information and preventive health counseling covered during our Complete Physical Exams, 45 minutes are allotted for this visit. As such, these appointments need to be scheduled well in advance (sometimes between 1 to 6 months ahead).
In addition to general adult health needs, we recognize that women require additional care and screening specific to certain female conditions. All of our physicians offer gynecologic appointments (known as the "Gyn exam"), wherein we offer routine screening such as breast and pelvic exams. Additional evaluation for more specific gynecologic complaints can also be addressed. More specialized gynecologic care can be performed by one of many great Ob/Gyn physicians in the area to whom we refer our patients. Also, acknowledging that heart disease is the #1 killer of women as well as men in the United States, our physicians keep vigilant for a wide variety of symptoms which may indicate the need for referral to a Cardiologist.
The focus of Internal Medicine is the prevention, diagnosis, and management of adult disease. Our physicians specialize in the complete care of the patient, including patients with multisystem disease processes.
Chronic conditions most commonly treated include:
When needed, our physicians also collaborate with specialists to ensure that your chronic illnesses are managed appropriately.
Some patient conditions may require referral to a specialist for further evaluation and treatment. In many instances however, procedures can be performed in our office by Dr. Neria as part of the diagnosis and management of common adult problems.
Some examples include:
Our medical records are now maintained under EHR (Electronic Medical Records). The EHR product is Intergy by Vitera and offers the physician the ability to manage all aspects of your health concerns and provide you with a summary of each visit.
Our office has the ability to send your prescriptions electronically to your local or mail pharmacy. This should mean less time spent waiting for prescriptions at the pharmacy. Before you leave our office, the prescription is already at the pharmacy ready to be filled.
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Our office uses an "after hours" phone answering service through Virginia Hospital Center, after office hours and on the weekends. If you are having a medical emergency, please call 911. If you have an urgent matter that cannot wait until the next business day, you can call our office and the phone service will contact the physician on-call. The physician will return the call and speak directly to you regarding your concerns.
|Please Note: Should our patients require hospitalization at Virginia Hospital Center, their care during that time is provided by hospitalists there, as well as specialists as needed. Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in hospital (inpatient) medicine.|