Family Medicine at Family Practice Center
Our 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 who need medical attention for 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 of your family. You therefore 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, our patients enjoy the personalized attention and excellent service they deserve.
Types of Family Medicine Care We Offer
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.
Procedures Performed at Family Practice Center, PC
Minor procedures are performed in many of our offices, including (but not limited to):
- EKG (electrocardiogram)
- PFT (pulmonary function test)
- Lab testing
- Skin biopsy
- Removal of moles, skin tags, warts, and other nonspecific skin lesions
- Incision/drainage of cysts and abscesses
- Laceration repair/sutures (stitches)
- Minor fracture care
Note: Not all services are available at every location.
Below, we explore health concerns that are unique to men and to women. Be sure to visit our Patient Education Library for further information that is applicable to patients of all ages.
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. And more men than women tend to define themselves by their work – which can add to stress.
Men's Preventative Care
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, which can be prevented by getting an immunization.
Most Common Men’s Health Conditions:
- Prostate Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Skin Cancer
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Eye Health Issues
Do you know the top health risks for women? 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 their main personal health concerns. For example, 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
Women Health 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? We need these and other health screenings, including:
- Pap Smear
- 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
- Blood Pressure
- Breast Cancer
- Cervical Cancer
- Colon and Rectal Cancer
- Oral Health
- Eye Health
Medical Care for the Whole Family
Find common health conditions and treatments in our Patient Education Library.
Don’t neglect your health! If you are concerned about any health issues or you need to schedule a checkup, please call us to make an appointment today.
We have 39 medical offices across eight Central Pennsylvania counties, including several locations offering early morning and evening appointments to fit your schedule. Find a location or Find a Healthcare Provider now!