What Services Do Family Medicine Doctors Provide?
If you are searching for top-rated care for yourself or a loved one, look no further than Loyola. Family medicine specialists provide individualized treatment for the care of adult and pediatric patients. In addition to check-ups, vital exams, immunizations, annual physicals and continuous care for chronic conditions (i.e., diabetes, hypertension) and prenatal care, your Loyola healthcare team can provide a wide range of services to support you in reaching optimal health.
While services may vary based on your doctor’s office, your Loyola family medicine doctor may provide the following in-office services at your appointment:
- Diet and fitness counseling
- Gynecologic care
- Minor outpatient surgery
- Shin biopsy
- J&D abscess
- Toe removal
- Colposcopy and biopsy
- Endometrial biopsy
- Removal of foreign body
- Joint contusion
Comprehensive Care for Families Throughout All Life Stages
Family medicine doctors care for patients of all ages, from infants to seniors, and often care for several members of the same family. Family medicine are board certified in managing the overall health of growing individuals of any age—not just a specific age group.
At Loyola Medicine, family medicine doctors are devoted to providing quality care with compassion for each individual member of a family. Having a consistent doctor for yourself or your whole family can often lead to better treatment plans, because family medicine doctors will get to know you thoroughly over time. When considering treatment options, your Loyola family medicine doctor will consider your medical and family history, as well as your personal health goals and lifestyle.
If you have a medical condition that needs more specialized care, your doctor will refer you to a Loyola cardiologist, neurologist or other specialist. Our family medicine doctors work closely with Loyola’s world-class specialists, bringing a multidisciplinary approach to caring for patients using the latest resources available in an academic setting.
Loyola offers many family medicine facilities across Chicagoland so you can see your doctor at a location that is convenient for you.
Why Choose Loyola for Family Medicine?
As an academic medical center, Loyola’s family medicine doctors take a multidisciplinary approach to treating all members of the family. If your condition requires more specialized treatment, our family medicine doctors can refer you to an appropriate specialist from our award-winning network. Loyola’s board-certified doctors are trained in using the latest medical knowledge to treat patients with long-term health problems, provide regular health maintenance and recommend preventive health planning—including keeping you up-to-date on cancer screening guidelines.
What Conditions Do Family Medicine Doctors Treat?
Loyola’s family medicine doctors provide a wide array of services to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases. Your doctor will recommend the most effective and advanced treatment available for your condition. Loyola provides expert care for common ailments and chronic conditions, including:
- Alzheimer's disease
- Back pain
- Cancer symptoms
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Common cold/respiratory infection
- Earache/ear infection
- Headaches and migraines
- Heart disease
- Indigestion and heartburn
- Iron deficiency
- Joint pain
- Lipid disorders
- Mono (mononucleosis)
- Neck pain
- Parkinson’s disease
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Sinus infection/sinus problems
- Smoking cessation
- Sprains/muscle pain
- Strep infection
- Thyroid disease
- Tobacco usage
- Urinary incontinence
- Urinary tract infection
Loyola’s family medicine doctors provide comprehensive care for overall health maintenance, as well as acute and chronic diseases. When more serious conditions arise, your family medicine doctor can refer you to a specialist with the expertise and experience to care for your condition promptly and effectively.
Ongoing Research to Provide Advanced Medical Care for Families
Loyola’s family medicine doctors participate in a variety of medical research topics. Past research projects have focused on healthcare for older adult minorities in an urban environment, treating obesity in a school-based setting, family violence and sudden infant death syndrome.
As an academic medical center, Loyola is actively engaged in research on pertinent topics within family medicine, allowing your doctor to provide the most advanced treatments using leading-edge technology and offering you the best care possible.