Edmonds Family Medicine physicians are continuously involved in teaching people about how to improve or maintain their health. We have many educational materials (pamphlets, videos) on a wide variety of topics. Our physicians are also involved in the community and will make presentations to groups and classes on a number of health concerns.
|Edmonds Family Medicine physicians are continuously involved in teaching people about how to improve or maintain their health. We have many educational materials (pamphlets & videos) on a wide variety of topics. Our physicians are also involved in the community and will make presentations to groups and classes on a number of health concerns.
If you wish to learn more about the health education programs at EFMC please talk to your doctor, or take a look at our Classes and Workshops for more information.
Below are suggestions about which routine services you may want to schedule on a regular basis. These guidelines do not indicate insurance coverage, please check on your specific benefit plan if you have questions, many insurance plans do not cover routine services.
|Healthcare Maintenance Guidelines for Individuals with no Major Illnesses:|
Male or female younger than 40: complete physical exam every three years.
Every adult woman needs a yearly breast exam, pelvic exam and pap smear
X-ray for the early detection of breast cancer in women.
Age 40-50 every two years
Procedure used for the early detection of rectal/sigmoid colon cancer.
|WELL CHILD VISITS|
Bring your children in for visits at the following ages:
2 weeks old
|PREPARING YOUR CHILD FOR IMMUNIZATIONS|
Q: Are immunizations safe?
A: It is very rare for a child to have a serious reaction to a vaccine. There is a much greater risk of disability or death from the diseases than from the vaccines themselves. If you have questions or concerns talk with your health care provider.
Q: How can I help my child prepare for an immunization?
A: Your child may be upset about getting a shot. All immunizations except the polio vaccine must be given as a shot in order to work. If your child is old enough, explain why shots are important. Here are some tips that will help you prepare your child:
(A tip for parents: If you are afraid of shots, ask a friend or relative to come with you to be with your child)
These links will provide you information on healthcare and the resources available to stay healthy. The World Wide Web has many such informative sites for you to view.
Classes and Workshops