Here at Perry Avenue Family Medical Center, we are proud to offer a full spectrum of services to our patients to treat a variety of conditions. Our highly trained professionals have years of experience in diagnosing and treating these conditions, and we are happy to help find a solution to best suit your individual needs.
We strive to create individualized treatment plans for each of our patients as each person has a unique history and unique needs. Some of our services include:
- Natural Thyroid Management
- Microbiome Support (Gut Health)
- Cardiovascular Health
- Family Medicine
- Preventative Care Services
- Pediatric Care
- Men’s Health
- Well Baby and Well Child Care
- Immunizations (Infants, Children, Adults)
- Acute Care of Childhood/Adult Illnesses and Injuries
- School/Sport/Camp Physicals (On Site Blood Drawing)
- Well Women Care (PAP Smears, Cardiovascular Health, Health Maintenance)
- Allergic Reactions (e.g. Asthma, Hay Fever, Food and Drug Allergy, Hives)
- Endocrine Disorders (e.g. Diabetes, Thyroid, Osteoporosis)
- Sports/Non-Sport Injuries and Joint Problems (e.g. Arthritis, Joint and Back Pain)
- Headache Disorders
- Genitourinary Disorders (e.g. Urinary Tract Infections, Genital Infections)
- Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders (e.g. Allergies, Sinus Problems, Ear Infections)
- Travel Medicine (Medical Planning, Immunizations, Medicines)
Natural Thyroid Management
The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck below the cartilage known as Adam’s apple. As part of the endocrine system, the thyroid produces two main hormones: thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). These two hormones influence every single cell in your body. From how your body metabolizes fats and carbohydrates, to temperature regulation and heart rate, to the production of protein - thyroid hormones are center stage.
Two primary problems can occur with your thyroid - overproduction of thyroid hormones called hyperthyroidism, including Graves’ disease; and, underproduction of thyroid hormones called hypothyroidism, including Hashimoto’s disease. In most cases, thyroid problems can be well-managed when properly diagnosed and treated.
Microbiome Support (Gut Health)
The microbiome is a collective term for the trillions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi found throughout our bodies. While some of these are responsible for disease, many more are vital to the proper functionality of the brain, immune system, heart, weight, digestion, and more. A large portion of these exist in our intestines, specifically in a “pocket” in the large intestine called the cecum. This “pocket” is referred to as the gut microbiome and includes over 2,000 different species of bacteria alone.
Many are surprised to know that the human body is made up of approximately 40 trillion bacterial cells, but only 30 trillion human cells! These 40 trillion bacteria weigh as much as your brain (2-5 pounds) and essentially function as an extra organ of the body by aiding in numerous bodily functions. Your gut microbiome is an integral part of your health, and without it, it would be difficult to survive.
One of your most vital vital-organs is your heart. Without it, the oxygen brought in by your lungs would not be carried to other organs, like your brain. Your body would have a challenging time fighting off infections and viruses because your blood is also responsible for delivering white blood cells where they are needed. Under our compassionate and thorough care, you can rest easy knowing we take every step we can to help you stay as healthy as possible. If you would like to improve your cardiovascular health, call our office at (718) 231-6700 or book an appointment online.
What Is Cardiovascular Health?
Cardiovascular health is the health of your heart and blood vessels. The prefix, cardio-, refers to the heart, while -vascular refers to the blood vessels. Together, these two make up your circulatory system, which is responsible for pumping and moving blood and oxygen throughout your entire body.
Here at Perry Avenue Family Medical Center we are proud to offer family medicine and are devoted to providing excellent comprehensive care to patients of all ages. We know how frustrating and time consuming it can be to run back and forth between different offices for your medical needs, so we are happy to be your one-stop-shop for the whole family.
Whether you are dealing with an illness, need vaccinations, or are due for a wellness examination, we are here to help you experience quality healthcare every time you visit us. Our highly trained physicians will work with you to make sure you are comfortable with each step of your examination and treatment, and are more than happy to answer your questions.
Preventative Care Services
Here at Perry Avenue Family Medical Center we believe in the importance of preventative care and having routine screenings to maintain your overall good health. Early detection can be the key to treating women’s cancers and increasing the chances of a full recovery. Our practice offers various cancer screening options so that you can ensure your optimal health.
Breast Cancer Screenings- Clinical breast exams are conducted during each exam to search for any changes in your breasts or unusual lumps. We will ask about your family history and if any members have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Annual mammograms begin at the recommended age of 40.
It is important that you conduct self-breast exams at home so that you can notice any changes in your breast between visits.
Cervical Cancer Screenings- Pap smears are important for finding any changes in your cervical cells. These tests begin at the age of 21. The HPV test can also be conducted at this time since the HPV virus can lead to cervical cancer. Even if you have been vaccinated against HPV, it is still important that you follow the screening recommendations for your age group.
Colorectal Cancer Screenings- The screening for colon cancer typically begins at the age of 45, unless otherwise recommended by your doctor. This is accomplished by analyzing a stool sample or by examining the colon and rectum (colonoscopy).
Endometrial Cancer Screenings- During menopause, women should report any unexpected vaginal changes such as bleeding or spotting. There are many causes of postmenopausal bleeding that can be benign such as uterine polyps or fibroids. However, uterine cancer, or endometrial cancer, can also cause abnormal changes during menopause. If you notice any changes, please report them to your doctor so that a biopsy can be conducted to determine whether there is a concern for cancer.
Here at Perry Avenue Family Medical Center, we are proud to provide pediatric care to the little ones of our community! Our family medicine and medical aesthetics physicians specialize in preventing, diagnosing, and treating a variety of health issues in patients of all ages.
Pediatric care is important to ensure the proper development and growth in children. We are your one-stop-shop for all of your child’s health care needs. From well check ups and immunizations to sports physicals and treatment for illness, we are here to help your child experience a healthy life.
At Perry Avenue Family Medical Center, we provide comprehensive men’s health services while making you feel at ease and comfortable with your body and any health concerns you may have.
What are the biggest concerns regarding men’s health?
As a group, men tend to avoid discussing their health or any concerns they have with anyone, including their doctors. However, putting off physical exams and preventive screens can allow underlying conditions to progress if left untreated. As men age, there are several common conditions that men are at higher risk of developing and they include:
- Colon cancer
- Heart disease
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Liver disease
- Low testosterone disorders
- Prostate cancer
Though some conditions increase risk with age, it is important to receive regular medical care regardless of how old you are.