Altru’s Family Medicine and Primary Care Services
Why Primary Care Is Important
Altru Health System’s family medicine specialists, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and more are here to become you and your family’s healthcare experts.
Your family medicine provider learns about you and your family’s medical history, including any diseases or conditions, as well as preferences about how you receive care. This prevents needing to spend time giving background information during each visit and allows your provider to focus on your current situation. Regular check-ups and screenings also increase chances of detecting potentially life-altering conditions when they are still in the early stages and most treatable.
Once you schedule an appointment with one of our family medicine providers and determine that he or she is a good fit for you or your family, you begin a long-term medical relationship. Providers and specialists will be able to monitor your overall health, which typically results in improved outcomes and lower healthcare costs.
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Treatment for Acute and Chronic Illness, Injuries and Behavioral Health
Altru’s family medicine services include a variety of treatment avenues for many health concerns. Common conditions, such as flu and injuries, as well as chronic diseases, like diabetes, and behavioral health issues, including anxiety, can all be treated through these services.
Through Altru Express, you or a loved one can get the care you need at our walk-in clinic without the stress of having to schedule an appointment.
With Altru’s Express Video Visits & eVisits, you do not have to leave your current location to receive medical advice when you need it most.
Immunizations are an important part of both your family’s and your community’s health. Altru’s family medicine providers can administer vaccinations and help you keep track of which ones you or your loved one need, as well as when and why the vaccinations are necessary.
Screenings are your best bet for early detection of certain conditions. Altru offers screenings for heart and vascular, as well as several cancers, including breast, lung, colon and prostate cancer.
When you need to schedule your child’s physical for the upcoming school year, Altru’s sports physicals providers have you covered.
A sports physical is intended to ensure your child is in optimal shape to participate in physical activity. A provider will ask about your child’s personal and family medical history, check things such as height, weight, blood pressure and lung function, and determine range of motion and strength.
An annual exam allows your family medicine provider to see the bigger picture of your overall health and well-being. During an annual physical, a primary care provider may check your vitals, listen to your heart and lungs, and discuss any concerns you may have about your health.
Log in to MyChart or call 701.780.2587 to schedule an appointment with a family medicine provider.
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