- Preventative Care
- Adult Medicine
- Acute Care
- Sports Medicine
We are able to provide all of our patients with routine preventative care. This includes well exams, which are used to detect early signs of health problems. Our annual exams include a pap smear for women and a prostate check for men. Highlands Family Medicine also provides screening tests, including bloodwork, health education, and immunizations to patients of all ages.
Our highly trained providers are able to perform any care management you need for chronic health conditions. Our providers will check bloodwork and answer your questions regarding your overall health. The most common chronic health conditions include high blood pressure, asthma, high cholesterol, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, and various other conditions. We are also able to perform procedures in our office including skin surgeries. All procedures require a consult in which your provider will discuss your history and medical needs.
Our providers also are trained to diagnose and treat diseases and problems specific to old age. Our providers are all experienced in dealing with illnesses that come with old age, and are able to care for our elderly patients’ unique needs.
Our providers are all able to address the unique needs of women’s health care with regard to the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting female reproductive organs. Among other services, our providers can:
- Perform pelvic and breast exams, including PAP smears
- Discuss family planning and prescribe birth control
- Place and remove IUDs
- Perform minor procedures such as colposcopy and endometrial biopsy
We are lucky to have Dr. Bednarek who sees women who are pregnant. He will see you through your entire pregnancy, and deliver your next child at St. Joseph’s Hospital. After you deliver, he or one of our other providers will be able to continue to care for you and your child here in the office.
Our providers are trained to see newborn babies before and after they are discharged from the hospital.†Dr. Bednarek is able to visit newborns in the hospital at St. Joseph Hospital. Newborns may then see any provider in the office within 1-3 days after going home from the hospital.† During this initial appointment, your baby will have their weight checked, the head circumference measured, and the length measured.† Your provider will perform a general developmental assessment, and discuss immunizations and any parenting questions you may have.† During this visit, our providers can address breastfeeding questions and issues.† For more information on recommended infant vaccinations, please visit the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html
We are able to care for childhood illnesses and have a great understanding of them. We are able to offer a child a sense of security by seeing the same provider at every visit. This allows us to build trust for, not only your child, but for you as a parent as well. We encourage you to bring your child in for routine well child checks, our complete vaccination program and all of the acute problems that come up in childhood. We are able to continue care throughout your child’s life and have the advantage of having a complete history once your child reaches adulthood. For more information on childhood vaccination schedules, please visit the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html
Ear aches, urinary tract infections, sprains, cold and flu can all be treated within this office. When you are treated by Highlands Family Medicine for your acute problems, we then have your records and the ability to determine if these have become chronic problems that we need to take a closer look at and find a solution for.
Here in our office we have Dr. Reece, who has completed a fellowship and is board certified in Sports Medicine. She can help any patient prevent and/or treat illnesses/injuries that may inhibit his or her ability to stay active. This can be for a competitive or recreational athlete, even for those just interested in starting an exercise routine. It is care for the active individual. For more information about sports medicine please visit the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) website at amssm.org.