We strive to create individualized treatment plans for each of our patients as each person has a unique history and unique needs. Some of our services include:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Cardiovascular Health
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Family Medicine
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Men’s Health
- Microbiome Support (Gut Health)
- Natural Thyroid Management
- Neurocognitive Testing
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Preventative Care Services
- Primary Care
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Urinary Incontinence
Anxiety is defined by the American Psychological Association (APA) as “an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes like increased blood pressure.” It affects approximately 40 million Americans, or 18.1% of the population, making it the most commonly diagnosed mental illness in the country.
Many people who experience anxiety have more than one of the above, so some of those statistics overlap. However, it is easy to see how pervasive an issue like anxiety is – nearly 1 in 5 people struggle with it regularly. Anxiety disorders develop from a variety of compounding factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a fairly common disorder that affects a person’s ability to remain focused and control impulsive behaviors. Those with ADHD might find themselves feeling restless and have a near-constant urge to be active and moving. Although it is frequently diagnosed in children and adolescents, ADHD can continue well into adulthood, along with problems such as inattention, disorganization, and poor impulse control.
At Reese Family Practice, we are pleased to offer treatment options for those with ADHD. Whether you are a parent concerned about your child’s behavior and symptoms, or an adult who feels like this description sounds all too familiar, we are here to help. Living with ADHD can be challenging, regardless of the severity.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is used to treat both men and women experiencing imbalances or drops in their naturally-occurring hormones. Hormones are responsible for most of your essential bodily functions, so when they are disrupted in any way, cascade effects across all your systems can ensue.
Symptoms that are common with menopause such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, memory loss, weight gain, sleep issues, and low libido can be dramatically improved with BHRT. For many other conditions, BHRT can improve vitality, energy, mental clarity, mood, weight loss, and even muscle strength!
BHRT comes in several different forms, and at Reese Family Practice, we carefully take into consideration your symptoms, medical conditions, and history before making a recommendation for a specific treatment.
One of your most vital vital-organs is your heart. Without it, the oxygen brought in by your lungs would not be carried to other organs, like your brain. Your body would have a challenging time fighting off infections and viruses because your blood is also responsible for delivering white blood cells where they are needed. Under our compassionate and thorough care, you can rest easy knowing we take every step we can to help you stay as healthy as possible. If you would like to improve your cardiovascular health, call our office at (541) 255-3905 or book an appointment online.
What Is Cardiovascular Health?
Cardiovascular health is the health of your heart and blood vessels. The prefix, cardio-, refers to the heart, while -vascular refers to the blood vessels. Together, these two make up your circulatory system, which is responsible for pumping and moving blood and oxygen throughout your entire body.
Concussions can be serious, life-altering injuries that can be hard to detect. If you have experienced a concussion, it is important to monitor your symptoms, even after the initial incident, as post-concussion symptoms usually don’t appear until 2-4 weeks after the concussion. Common symptoms include brain fog, headaches, dizziness, fatigue, and sensitivity to light. If you experience these symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention at your closest Emergency Room.
Once the possibility of a brain bleed or other major health issue is ruled out, you will want to make an appointment at our office. Here we can conduct a thorough neurological exam that can point out exactly which parts of the brain have been damaged and our highly skilled team will be able to offer you treatment options based on your specific needs and condition. Common treatments we use include functional neurology, physiotherapy, low-level laser therapy (LLLT), vestibular rehabilitation, and chiropractic care.
A clinical diagnosis of depression covers a rather wide range of mood disorders that can vary in how they manifest and affect the patient. If you have been diagnosed with depression, or if you are struggling with symptoms of depression, Reese Family Practice is here to help. Our compassionate staff understands that living with depression can be exhausting, and we want to not only treat the symptoms but help you, as a person, feel your best.
Depending on the type of depression and the cause, there are numerous treatment options we can explore to determine the one that will work best for you. Every person is unique and what works for one patient may not work for another, so we always consider the whole person before deciding how best to help you.
Diabetes is a common health concern that can alter a patient’s lifestyle and quality of life.
Here at Reese Family Practice, we specialize in treating patients with diabetes and helping them manage their condition to best experience a happy and healthy life. Whether you are experiencing chronic fatigue, frequent urination, or suspect you may have nerve damage, we are here to help.
We provide diagnostic testing and various treatment options to help our patients manage their blood sugar levels.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 600,000 people in the United States die from heart disease each year, making it the leading cause of death for both men and women. Noting this, medical professionals often suggest that their aging patients or at-risk patients take an electrocardiogram, or EKG, test to check for signs of heart disease.
EKG tests are non-invasive, painless, safe and fast, and they help our doctors check things like heart rhythm and blood flow as well as diagnose previous heart attacks or anything else that seems abnormal. In the best case scenario, the EKG test confirms good heart health. However, if we see something abnormal, we will likely send you for further testing to get an idea of how to best treat or manage the issue.
Here at Reese Family Practice we are proud to offer family medicine and are devoted to providing excellent comprehensive care to patients of all ages. We know how frustrating and time consuming it can be to run back and forth between different offices for your medical needs, so we are happy to be your one-stop-shop for the whole family.
Whether you are dealing with an illness, need vaccinations, or are due for a wellness examination, we are here to help you experience quality healthcare every time you visit us. Our highly trained physicians will work with you to make sure you are comfortable with each step of your examination and treatment, and are more than happy to answer your questions.
High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure can be a dangerous condition as those who have it typically do not display symptoms. While those with high blood pressure may not experience any pain or discomfort, their condition could still be life-threatening.
Here at Reese Family Practice, we are proud to provide services to best identify and address this issue in our patients. We can help you make the necessary lifestyle changes and prescribe medication to aid in the management of your condition and prevent stroke, heart attack, or other health complications.
Whether you have high cholesterol due to heredity or poor lifestyle habits, having routine cholesterol checks is important. Not only does this help to establish a healthy lifestyle, but also to help prevent other health complications such as a stroke or heart attack.
Here at Reese Family Practice, we are here to help you maintain your cardiovascular health through routine examinations and blood testing. We will work with you to help establish healthy lifestyle and eating habits so that you can have a healthy heart and a healthy life.
Do you have difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, returning to sleep, or a combination thereof? If so, you may be experiencing insomnia, which is the most common sleep disorder in the United States. As many as 40 million Americans suffer from it every year. Although it can affect men and women and children of all ages, it tends to be more prevalent in women and older adults.
Acute insomnia occurs suddenly and briefly, lasting from one night to a few weeks, and is often due to a particular circumstance, such as an upcoming important or stressful event.
Chronic insomnia, on the other hand, is when you have sleep trouble falling, staying, or returning to sleep at least three nights per week for at least three months straight.
Additionally, there are two types of insomnia: primary, which means it isn’t linked to any other health condition, and secondary, in which the insomnia is a result of another condition such as asthma, depression, arthritis, cancer, heartburn, pain, medication, or substance use.
At Reese Family Practice, we provide comprehensive men’s health services while making you feel at ease and comfortable with your body and any health concerns you may have.
What are the biggest concerns regarding men’s health?
As a group, men tend to avoid discussing their health or any concerns they have with anyone, including their doctors. However, putting off physical exams and preventive screens can allow underlying conditions to progress if left untreated. As men age, there are several common conditions that men are at higher risk of developing and they include:
- Colon cancer
- Heart disease
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Liver disease
- Low testosterone disorders
- Prostate cancer
Though some conditions increase risk with age, it is important to receive regular medical care regardless of how old you are.
Microbiome Support (Gut Health)
The microbiome is a collective term for the trillions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi found throughout our bodies. While some of these are responsible for disease, many more are vital to the proper functionality of the brain, immune system, heart, weight, digestion, and more. A large portion of these exist in our intestines, specifically in a “pocket” in the large intestine called the cecum. This “pocket” is referred to as the gut microbiome and includes over 2,000 different species of bacteria alone.
Many are surprised to know that the human body is made up of approximately 40 trillion bacterial cells, but only 30 trillion human cells! These 40 trillion bacteria weigh as much as your brain (2-5 pounds) and essentially function as an extra organ of the body by aiding in numerous bodily functions. Your gut microbiome is an integral part of your health, and without it, it would be difficult to survive.
Migraines are a recurring kind of headache, usually affecting one side of the head and characterized by their severity. They often have unique symptoms like sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, weakness, and visual anomalies like arcs of light. These symptoms are usually exacerbated by movement, and many find some relief by laying in a dark, quiet room until the migraine subsides. Afterward, during a period called the “postdrome,” you may feel exhausted, weak, and even confused for up to a day.
There are 4 main factors that contribute to the onset of a migraine: Hormonal, Nutritional, Musculoskeletal and Neurological. These 4 factors encompass several known triggers that can vary widely from one person to another.
Natural Thyroid Management
The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck below the cartilage known as Adam’s apple. As part of the endocrine system, the thyroid produces two main hormones: thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). These two hormones influence every single cell in your body. From how your body metabolizes fats and carbohydrates, to temperature regulation and heart rate, to the production of protein – thyroid hormones are center stage.
Two primary problems can occur with your thyroid – overproduction of thyroid hormones called hyperthyroidism, including Graves’ disease; and, underproduction of thyroid hormones called hypothyroidism, including Hashimoto’s disease. In most cases, thyroid problems can be well-managed when properly diagnosed and treated.
At Reese Family Practice, we are pleased to offer CNS Vital Signs (CNSVS) to our patients. CNSVS is a computerized neurocognitive battery comprised of seven tests:
- Verbal memory
- Visual memory
- Finger tapping
- Symbol digit coding
- Stroop test
- Shifting attention test
- Continuous performance test
These tests are used as a clinical evaluation tool, which help us to screen for conditions such as ADHD, memory loss, Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, and traumatic brain injury. The test utilizes comprehensive, evidence-based data to assess the patient’s responses for signs of particular conditions or disorders. It is sensitive enough to detect even the slightest cognitive impairments with millisecond precision. Because CNSVS is so reliable in terms of replicability, it is also a useful tool for creating a baseline for patients and monitoring changes over time. Additionally, we can use this baseline as a way of checking the effectiveness of prescribed medication and cognitive behavior therapy over time.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition triggered by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. For many, time and self-care can heal the trauma of such events, but for some, the experience leads to long-lasting symptoms that can interfere with daily activities. If these symptoms persist for months or years, you may have PTSD, and getting treatment is crucial to recovering from the trauma of your experience. At Reese Family Practice, we are here to help you process what you’ve been through, which can help to reduce your symptoms and improve function.
Symptoms of PTSD are generally grouped into four primary types – intrusive memories, avoidance, negative changes in thinking and mood, and changes in physical and emotional reactions.
Preventative Care Services
Here at Reese Family Practice we believe in the importance of preventative care and having routine screenings to maintain your overall good health. Early detection can be the key to treating women’s cancers and increasing the chances of a full recovery. Our practice offers various cancer screening options so that you can ensure your optimal health.
Breast Cancer Screenings
Clinical breast exams are conducted during each exam to search for any changes in your breasts or unusual lumps. We will ask about your family history and if any members have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Annual mammograms begin at the recommended age of 40.
It is important that you conduct self-breast exams at home so that you can notice any changes in your breast between visits.
Cervical Cancer Screenings
Pap smears are important for finding any changes in your cervical cells. These tests begin at the age of 21. The HPV test can also be conducted at this time since the HPV virus can lead to cervical cancer. Even if you have been vaccinated against HPV, it is still important that you follow the screening recommendations for your age group.
Colorectal Cancer Screenings
The screening for colon cancer typically begins at the age of 45, unless otherwise recommended by your doctor. This is accomplished by analyzing a stool sample or by examining the colon and rectum (colonoscopy).
Endometrial Cancer Screenings
During menopause, women should report any unexpected vaginal changes such as bleeding or spotting. There are many causes of postmenopausal bleeding that can be benign such as uterine polyps or fibroids. However, uterine cancer, or endometrial cancer, can also cause abnormal changes during menopause. If you notice any changes, please report them to your doctor so that a biopsy can be conducted to determine whether there is a concern for cancer.
What is primary care?
Primary care is a go-to medical home for every patient. Our practice serves a wide range of health problems from injuries and illness to chronic health conditions that may require ongoing management.
Some of the services we provide include:
- Well visits and physicals
- Treatment of acute injuries and illnesses
- Managing chronic illness or conditions
- Nutritional guidance and weight loss care
- Prevention screenings and examinations
- Chronic pain
- Immune system disorders
- Opioid addiction treatment
When do I need primary care services?
Even when you’re in good health, you may still need to come into our office for annual physicals. Physicals are essential to ensuring your body is functioning properly and to monitor any potential changes that may be early signs of a health concern.
In addition to physicals, we also offer regular women’s and men’s preventative health screenings and exams. Preventive care is important to keeping you healthy and lowering your risk for potential infections and diseases.
Restless Leg Syndrome
Restless leg syndrome (RLS), also known as Willis-Ekbom disease, is characterized by an uncontrollable urge to move your legs, generally because of a building and uncomfortable sensation that occurs otherwise. It tends to happen more frequently in the evening or night time when you are sitting or lying down. Although the relief is only temporary, moving the legs does relieve the uncomfortable sensation. At Reese Family Practice, we can help you manage the symptoms of RLS through the use of medication or recommended lifestyle changes.
With the help of telemedicine we are able to bring our services to you, overcoming the barriers of time, distance, and even illness so that you have access to your provider when you need it most.
Telemedicine allows us to deliver a unique consultation experience to you remotely using HIPAA compliant video conferencing tools. This service allows you to connect to your provider with ease in a timely manner, and is designed with the patient in mind to be very user-friendly. Virtual consultations can be done using devices that most patients have easy access to such as a smartphone or a computer with a built-in video camera, so you won’t need to worry about having any specialized equipment.
Using our telemedicine service is simple, and our friendly staff would be happy to answer any questions you may have about utilizing this service prior to your appointment.
Vertigo is a sensation of dizziness or feeling off-balance often caused by inner ear problems such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), Meniere’s disease, vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis. This sensation is commonly associated with head and neck injuries, strokes, tumors, medications, and migraines. It can be difficult to pinpoint exactly why you feel dizzy or light-headed as the root cause of these symptoms can vary case by case.
Here at Reese Family Practice, we can identify the cause of your symptoms and appropriately address your condition to help you find relief. Treatment can vary depending on your type of dizziness and how long you’ve dealt with your condition, but we can ensure that our team of professionals will be able to help you find relief and improvement in your quality of life.
If you face urinary incontinence, or the loss of bladder control, it is a common and embarrassing problem that ranges from leaking urine when you sneeze to having an urge to urinate so badly that you do not make it to the toilet.
If urinary incontinence affects your daily activities, please contact us at Reese Family Practice to see your doctor. For most people, simple lifestyle changes or medical treatment can ease discomfort or stop urinary incontinence.
There are many types of incontinence that you can experience, from stress to urge, overflow to functional, or a mix of many different kinds of incontinence.
There are many causes, certain drinks, foods and medications can act as diuretics, UTI’s, constipations, pregnancy, menopause, or even neurological disorders can be a cause. Be sure to write down your symptoms and make a list of medications, changes and potential incontinence triggers.
If incontinence is frequent and affects your quality of life, it is important to see your doctor because urinary incontinence may indicate a more serious or unknown conditions.
Before you let incontinence get in the way of your life, contact us at (541) 255-3905 and we can help you find the least invasive form of correction.