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BOUNTIFUL FAMILY PHYSICIANS
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Wade Family Medicine of Bountiful, Utah offers a patient centered medical home environment where our care teams will focus on you to develop your personalized healthcare plan. Our healthcare providers specialize in primary care medicine, preventative care, acute medical care, pediatric and adolescent care, dermatology, internal medicine, and office gynecology as well as minor injuries and in-office surgical procedures.
All of the practitioners at Wade Family Medicine enjoy caring for patients of all ages. Since 2001, we have watched patient’s families grow and expand and have provided healthcare for both children and adults. Our medical practitioners focus on listening to our patient’s concerns first and then providing the best medical care possible.
Regular checkups are a vital part of a healthy lifestyle! We specialize in preventative care for people of all ages, from infancy to geriatrics. By performing risk analysis based on your unique circumstances, our medical staff will develop a customized preventative plan to keep you in optimum health. Preventative care begins with routine physicals and well-woman visits, which are important tools in preventing many medical conditions. Your care will be tailored to you based on your age and risk factors, and physicals may include procedures such as lab screening, chest x-ray, EKG, and urinalysis. Other preventative services include immunizations and flu shots to prevent infectious diseases, weight loss programs for people in all walks of life, diabetic and cholesterol screenings, and more. It is our privilege to provide quality health care for all our patients.
Diagnostic testing is a type of medical procedure used to diagnose or monitor conditions and diseases. There are many different types of diagnostic tests that can be performed, and your symptoms and your doctor’s knowledge will help determine which ones are necessary. Some are simple, and non-invasive while others may be more complicated.
One example of a diagnostic test is a blood test. Your doctor can learn a lot about your health based upon the results of such a test. On the other hand, X-rays can help your doctor figure out if you have broken a bone and need to have it set. Similar to x-rays, CT and MRI scans allow the doctor to see more detail. Some tests that are more complex include colonoscopy, endoscopy, and amniocentesis. All tests are intended to help a doctor determine if any treatments are necessary.
Wade Family Medicine is proud to offer LDS Mission Physicals for those who are preparing for their missions. This service includes a physical examination, vision screening, hemoglobin testing, and urine analysis. We recommend that patients bring blood type documentation and childhood immunization records to their appointment to facilitate the completion of their physical. The following vaccinations are also provided in the LDS Mission Physical: Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Polio, Hepatitis A and B. Additional testing provided includes TB (tuberculosis) testing, and blood type and Rh factor testing. If the patient has been exposed to tuberculosis and their TB test is positive, it is highly recommended that they begin preventative medication prior to submitting their mission application.
Please remember to bring all necessary forms from the missionary application packet to help our physicians to better assist you.
Our highly skilled obstetricians can get your pregnancy off to a healthy start. Our prenatal team provides comprehensive prenatal care to include tips on nutrition and exercise as well as advanced diagnostics.
The team will monitor mother and baby to ensure both are healthy. Prenatal care encompasses low-risk pregnancies as well as high-risk pregnancies. High-risk pregnancies are those that involve gestational diabetes, hypertension, preeclampsia, cervical incompetence and pre-term labor. Routine testing provides essential details pertaining to the mother’s and baby’s health. Some of the tests we encourage are hCG to diagnose pregnancy, alpha-fetoprotein screening which detects fetal neural tube defects, ultrasound to detect abnormalities in the fetus, and glucose screening to check for gestational diabetes. Women who are over the age of 35 are encouraged to have an amniocentesis performed or Chorionic Villus Sampling to detect defects in the baby.
Immunizations, sometimes called vaccines, are essential for keeping people healthy. While they may hurt just a bit at first, contracting the diseases they prevent would be much worse. In many cases, vaccines even prevent diseases which could be fatal.
Immunizations work because the immune system produces substances that fight germs. Once they have fought their specific germ, the immune system remembers it and can fight it again. Since immunizations contain killed or weakened germs, the immune system will be able to fight off the real germs should they be encountered.
It is important that immunizations are given on the proper schedule because every dose protects against disease threats. Many of the diseases are especially dangerous for infants and young children, making it of utmost importance to stick to the schedule for the best protection.
Chronic Disease Management
Chronic disease management is an integrated approach keeping illness under control. It can include techniques for prevention, such as screenings, check-ups and monitoring. It can also include coordinating treatment and patient education.
Of course, prevention of chronic diseases is our number one goal. When this is not possible, our physicians are eager to help you control symptoms and avoid illnesses. Since many people have at least one chronic disease, like diabetes or asthma, it is important for doctors to provide the appropriate care. Through routine check-ups as well as patient education, we can help you to reduce pain and other illness symptoms. We can also teach you to eat the right way and integrate healthy lifestyle changes. When necessary, we can help you work with specialists to get the adequate care you need and deserve.
Physicals are necessary check-ups you get when you are feeling well. They are important because they help you determine if you are as healthy as you think you are. Yearly physicals can catch and deal with problems before they become severe.
Each yearly physical will consist of several parts. First, medical history should be reviewed, so your doctor can determine your risks. Lifestyle choices can also be discussed including nutrition, fitness, smoking, and more. The doctor will then examine many different parts of your body. Next, medical tests such as blood tests, can be done to help assess your overall health. Screenings and vaccinations are important to avoid many preventable diseases. Be prepared with any questions you may have about your health because this is a good time to ask. Most importantly, be honest with your doctor, your partner in health.
A gynecologist is a doctor who specializes in women’s reproductive health. It is important for women and girls to see a gynecologist regularly because these doctors can help you to stay healthy. They can screen for cancers, treat infections, and perform necessary surgery of the pelvic organs. They also help women find the appropriate birth control and deal with issues surrounding menopause.
At each annual visit, you can expect a weight and blood pressure check along with questions about your reproductive health. A pelvic exam will be completed with Pap test and possibly tests for STDs. Additionally, a manual breast exam should be completed.
The doctor will likely ask about your period and any issues you have as well as sex and your sexual partners. The discussion may also information about birth control and what is right for you.
Pediatrics is the medical specialty dealing with children and their diseases. It is important to find a pediatric physician who has a convenient location and hours to suit your schedule. Board certification is also important to consider. Finally, interview the doctor to ascertain your views on hot issues are a match.
Your child’s pediatric physician will likely see him at least six times before he turns two years old and then yearly thereafter. These visits track growth and development and make sure your child receives all the needed immunizations. In addition, you may have to make a “sick visit” when your child is not feeling well. Family practitioners can also help manage chronic illnesses of children including asthma, diabetes, or others.
Well-Child Check Ups
Well-child checkups are important for growing children. Each well-child checkup should include a complete physical exam. Doctors will record the child’s height and weight on a chart to assure that your child is growing as they should. In addition, the doctor will go over developmental milestones that young children are achieving to make sure they are on track. When children do fall behind, these well-child visits will catch it early so that necessary intervention can be secured.
In addition to physical growth and development, social and emotional health can also be discussed. Parents can get advice about behavior issues. Plus, any problems with social stresses or depression and anxiety can be reviewed. Doctors also help parents, especially new parents, to be sure that all safety, developmental, nutritional, and fitness goals are being met.
“I am so impressed in the whole office and my care through them. From the people at the front desk, to the Doctors and Physicians Assistants themselves, they are courteous, and helpful. I see Hannah Porter whenever I can. On some occasions, I have an appointment where I must see another. I have had blood drawn, and she is the best ever. I get prompt return calls whenever they are needed. I have my questions and answered and concerns addressed. I get appointments promptly. I have been a patient of theirs for a few years now. I would not ever think of going anywhere else.”
“I love these guys. Everybody is so friendly and helpful it almost makes a trip to the doctor fun!”
“Dr. Wade has been my doctor for more than half of my life now. He always makes me feel comfortable and he knows me. Some people like him and some people don't but that's how it is with everything. He knows what he is doing and he always seems up to speed on what's what in the medical field. Whenever I have need of a doctor I give a call and I know that I am in good hands.”
“I have been coming here for about 2 years and have been happy with everyone I have never had a problem with the office staff or the wait time either. I have recently changed to seeing Sean Webster PA due to not having to wait for an appointment it makes it easier for me since my work schedule changes so frequently. The front office staff has always been very pleasant and the only problem I have ever had was once when I called I got left on hold for a long time, I hung up and called back and was answered right away and they were very apologetic for the inconvenience.”
“I love Dr. Hanna. She has been a great, caring, understanding doctor. She listens to me and with her knowledge, she has helped get my health on track. I love her happy and positive personality!”
“Dr. Wade has been my family medicine Dr for over 25 years. I and my family have received only the highest quality of care from both he and his staff.”
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