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Family Practice Center, P.C.
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Family Medicine

Board-certified family medicine physicians have a wide range of medical training and experience. Whether a doctor of medicine (MD) or a doctor of osteopathy (DO), family medicine doctors can effectively diagnose and treat patients of all ages with a vast array of conditions.

With a family medical doctor, you can achieve greater continuity of care because the same person is treating every member in your family. You have the opportunity to create a patient-doctor relationship that lasts for generations.

Family Practice Center, PC is home to many highly qualified family medicine providers in Central Pennsylvania. Although we are a large practice with many locations, patients still find the personalized attention and excellent service they deserve.

In addition to pediatrics, a family medicine doctor offers comprehensive men’s health and women’s health care and Medicare Wellness Visits. We also offer acute illness care, disease management, health maintenance, travel services, osteopathic manipulation, counseling services, diagnostics and more.

Minor procedures are performed in many of our offices, including (but not limited to):

  • EKG (electrocardiogram)
  • PFT (pulmonary function test)
  • X-ray
  • Lab testing
  • Skin biopsy
  • Removal of moles, skin tags, warts, other nonspecific skin lesions
  • Incision/drainage of cysts and abscesses
  • Laceration repair/sutures
  • Minor fracture care
  • Ingrown toenail care
  • Colposcopy
  • And many more

NOTE: Not all services are available at every location.

Learn more about health concerns unique to men and women, and visit our patient education center for even more helpful information applicable to patients of all ages.

Men’s Health

While the life-expectancy gap between men and women has decreased, it's no secret that men still need to pay more attention to their bodies. Several things work against men. They tend to smoke and drink more than women. They don't seek medical help as often as women. Some men define themselves by their work, which can add to stress.

There are also health conditions that only affect men, such as prostate cancer and low testosterone. Many of the major health risks that men face – like colon cancer or heart disease - can be prevented and treated with early diagnosis. Screening tests can find diseases early, when they are easier to treat. It's important to have regular checkups and screenings.

When you get a preventive medical test, you’re not just doing it for yourself. You’re doing it for your family and loved ones.

Did you know? When compared to women…

  • Men are more likely to have neglected their cholesterol tests.
  • Men are more likely to be hospitalized for congestive heart failure.
  • Men are more likely to be hospitalized for long-term complications from diabetes, such as leg or foot amputation.
  • Men are more likely to be hospitalized for pneumonia that could have been prevented by getting an immunization.

The most common men’s health conditions are:

  1. Prostate Cancer
  2. Testicular Cancer
  3. Colorectal Cancer
  4. Skin Cancer
  5. High Blood Pressure
  6. High Cholesterol
  7. Type 2 Diabetes
  8. Eye Health

Women’s Health

Do you know the top women's health risks? Heart disease, cancer, and stroke top the list. Although these are serious concerns, there's good news. Healthy lifestyle choices — such as eating a healthy diet and including physical activity in your daily routine — can go a long way toward reducing women's health risks.

For many women, breast health tops the list of women's health concerns. What's the best way to do a breast self-exam? What should you do if you find a breast lump? What's the best way to treat breast pain?

For others, women's health concerns include cosmetic surgery. And as you get older, your concerns are likely to change. Could belly fat lead to health problems? Are Kegel exercises really necessary? Get answers to these and other women's health questions at Family Practice Center.

Screenings

Do you know that as women, we all need to have certain medical tests and health screenings throughout our lives? For example, did you know that vision and hearing screenings are recommended during every decade of your life? Learn why we need these and other health screenings:

  • Pap Smear
  • Mammograms
  • Bone Density Test
  • Blood Pressure Check
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colorectal Cancer Tests
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Vision Screening
  • Hearing Test
  • STD Testing

Top 10 Women's Health Issues

  1. Blood Pressure
  2. Breast Cancer
  3. Cervical Cancer
  4. Cholesterol
  5. Colon & Rectal Cancer
  6. Oral Health
  7. Diabetes
  8. Eye Health
  9. Osteoporosis
  10. Weight Issues

Find common conditions and treatments in our patient education library.

Don’t neglect your health! If you are concerned about any of these health issues or you need to schedule a check-up, please call us to make an appointment today. We have 27 medical offices in eight Central Pennsylvania counties, including several locations offering early morning and evening appointments to fit your schedule. Find a location or find a physician now!