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Health Screenings, Preventative Care & Check-Ups Specialist

Lake Immediate Care and Clinic

Primary Care Practice & Urgent Care located in Island Lake, IL

In a world of increasing medical specialization, finding quality, comprehensive family care can be a challenge. Dr. Reginald Ebirim and his staff at Lake Immediate Care and Clinic have answered the call by offering health screenings, preventive care, and routine checkups for their patients in Island Lake, Illinois. To stay one step ahead of your health, call the clinic or request an appointment by filling out the online form.

Health Screenings, Preventative Care & Check-Ups

Why do I need regular checkups?

Your annual physical exam is one of the most important appointments you have each year. These checkups are a great time for the team at Lake Immediate Care and Clinic to monitor your health, and they allow them the opportunity to spot any alarming trends and take action to head off serious problems.

During your annual exam, your provider starts by recording your vital statistics, including your:

  • Blood pressure
  • Heart rate
  • Height and weight
  • Body temperature

These basic numbers paint a very clear picture of your overall health, especially as they’re compared year after year. If your doctor begins to see an uptick in your blood pressure, for example, they can recommend ways to lower your numbers and keep them in check moving forward. These preventive steps are far preferable to the more aggressive measures they may have to take down the road if your blood pressure numbers lead to serious cardiovascular issues.

After recording your vital statistics, your doctor sits down with you to review any concerns you may have since your last visit. This is an excellent time for you to bring up any problems, no matter how small, as they may be signs of something larger at play.

The final steps of your checkup include a physical exam, as well as collecting samples of your blood and urine for further investigation.

What health problems can I be screened for?

As part of your preventive care, Lake Immediate Care and Clinic provides valuable health screenings to their patients that check for potentially dangerous diseases, such as breast, colon, or prostate cancer. They can also perform skin checks to look for signs of skin cancer.

Outside of cancer, your doctor can screen for:

  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • High cholesterol
  • Hereditary diseases
  • Sexually transmitted diseases

Each patient is different, and your health screenings depend upon a host of factors, including your age, medical history, gender, and lifestyle choices.

How often should I have a checkup and get screened?

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer since each patient’s circumstances and health concerns are different. If you’re healthy, one visit a year at Lake Immediate Care and Clinic should suffice. If you’re dealing with a chronic disease, you may need more medical oversight. Ultimately, you and your doctor come up with an appropriate schedule that’s tailored to your unique situation.

To get started on your comprehensive and preventive health care, call Lake Immediate Care and Clinic or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.

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