soft tissue infections can develop from small cuts, scratched, insect
bites, and or with causative factor. At times these sites can
localize into a small region leading to a sensation of a “painful
lump.” Patients will often seek treatment at that time. Abscesses
can often be treated with oral antibiotic therapy but on occasion do
have to be incised and drained. This is a 15 minute procedure done
under local anesthetic. The Health Care Provider will often then
discharge you with an oral antibiotic.
often are first degree and can be treated with ice application and
topical prescription medication. However, they can be more severe and
lead to blister formation, swelling, and soft tissue tenderness/pain.
The skin and blisters will need debridement (removal of damaged,
devitalized tissue). Topical prescription burn cream is then applied
to the site for healing.
cerumen (wax) can impact the ear canal and lead to hearing loss,
dizziness, loss of balance. We use several means, water irrigation,
ear curette, and or suctioning, to remove the cerumen.
Eye Exam for Foreign Bodies and Abrasion
specialized instrumentation foreign bodies and corneal abrasions can
be detected on the surface of the eye. Fluorescein dye is instilled
into the eye and absorbed at the site of the abrasion and or the
foreign. This allows the Physician/Physician Assistant to appropriate
remove the foreign body and or treat the abrasion.
is a tracing of the electrical patterns of the heart. The patterns
provide diagnostic clues for symptoms of chest pain, shortness of
breath, palpitations, and even syncope. This is performed and read in
the office. Treatment and referral can be made dependent on the
strains A and B can also be tested via rapid tests. The result
returns in minutes and allows for appropriate medication to be
prescribed. Influenza A is
more common and more virulent. The
early detection of flu has a positive impact on medical management by
allowing fewer inappropriate antibiotics to be prescribed for
patients with positive results.
Foreign Body Removal: Fish Hooks, Splinters, Glass, etc
times we can get a foreign body: splinter, fish hook, metal, glass
embedded into the soft tissues of the hands, feet, etc. These can be
removed easily under local anesthetic. There is often and oral
antibiotic that it prescribed in order to prevent infection.
Immunizations and Injections
offer a wide variety of immunizations: Influenza (seasonal),
Pneumonia, Meningitis, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps,
Rubella, PPD, Tetanus Diphtheria as well as Tetanus diphtheria
addition we offer nausea/vomiting, antibiotic, allergy, migraine
injectable therapy as well. Dependent on patient symptoms severity
the health care provider may offer one or more of these options to
Nails can often become ingrown due to the trauma, tight shoes, etc.
Ingrown toe nails can lead to swelling, pain, redness, purulent
discharge from the site. At our facility we remove the ingrown toe
nail under local anesthetic thus providing relief of symptoms. Oral
antibiotic is often prescribed dependent upon the severity of
an injury can occur leading to a laceration. The laceration is
evaluated and determination is made as to the closure of the wound.
It can be repaired via sutures, staples and a dermabond (glue)
dependent upon the size, location, depth of the laceration. Once
closed the patient is advised to get a wound check in 48 hours.
mononucleosis spot test looks for twoantibodies
the blood that appear during or after an infection with the virus
that causes mononucleosis or mono. A blood sample is obtained by a
finger stick. When the needle is inserted to draw blood, some people
feel moderate pain. Others feel only a prick or stinging. Afterward,
there may be some throbbing or a slight bruise. This soon goes away.
Once diagnosed appropriately a plan of care can be formed.
bleeds can occur due to dryness, forced blowing of the nose,
infection, trauma, medication therapy such as blood thinners. Patient
usually present to our office when the typical measure of pressure
application fails. A health care provider may cauterize (seal the
blood vessel) with silver nitrate, a chemical. This method is most
effective of the originating site of the bleeding is visible. A nasal
packings, often a synthetic sponge which expands when moistened, may
be another measure that a health care provider may take. The health
care provider will use the correct mode of treatment dependent upon
the location and the cause of the bleed.
treatments are breathing treatments designed to deliver
bronchodialating medications to the lungs. These medications widen
the airway passages thus allowing for increased air delivery to the
lungs and tissues and increased movement of bronchiole secretions.
These are often used for Asthma attacks, Bronchitis, Pneumonia,
Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Croup,
Bronchilotis, Respiratory Syncytial Virus treatment.
carry a host of orthopedic supplies (which can be usually billed to
your insurance) dependent on the plan you have. Walk boots, crutches,
slings, braces, splints are all available in order to stabilize the
a sore throat the Health Care Provider will likely be perform a rapid
antigen test on a swab sample from your throat. This test can detect
strep bacteria in minutes by looking for substances (antigens) in the
you or your child has strep throat, an oral antibiotic will likely be
RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus):
is a rapid diagnostic test that aids in the diagnosis of RSV
infections. The sample is obtained by doing a naso-pharyngeal swab.
Dependent upon the symptoms appropriate treatment will be given.
is a test that evaluates a sample of your urine. Urinalysis is used
to detect and assess a wide range of disorders, such as urinary tract
infection, kidney disease and diabetes. It can also detect
dehydration, blood in the urine, elevated proteins all of which can
lead to better diagnosis and treatment.
provide in house testing for pregnancy. Once determined to be
positive a lab order is given for confirmation.
can develop at any time with no causative factor. Often located on
the hands, they can present on any extremity. Described as coarse
raised irregularly surfaced lesions they can be treated with over the
counter measures. When over the counter measures fail then liquid
nitrogen and times surgical intervention is required.
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