6. When should I have a complete physical?
In general, you should have one every five years in your twenties, every three years in your thirties, every other year in your forties, and every year after fifty. Women should have a yearly pap test. After age forty, women should have yearly mammograms.
7. What's a "PA” or “NP?"
PA stands for Physician’s Assistant and NP stands for Nurse Practitioner. A PA and a NP have several years of postgraduate training in clinical medicine following a college degree. Our PAs and NPs are board certified and take continuing medical education courses every year, just like our physicians do.
8. How do I get in contact with someone in an emergency?
Always dial 911 in an emergency situation.
9. What's the medication “call-in” policy? What about narcotics?
We don't call in most medications, as this is not a good practice. We DO NOT call in narcotics. If you think you need treatment for a problem, come in and let one of our providers examine you.