Whether you are healthy, sick or living with a chronic condition, PaloVerde Health Primary Care provides whole-person care to support your needs. Your primary care provider coordinates your care with specialists you may need to see, such as a cardiologist or a urologist. PaloVerde Health Primary Care uses a team-based model so that you get exactly the care you need. In times of wellness or illness, you can turn to the primary care teams of PaloVerde Health in Pima. Your team works with you on preventive care and in the diagnosis and treatment of illness.
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of your urinary system — your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Most infections involve the lower urinary tract — the bladder and the urethra.
Women are at greater risk of developing a UTI than are men.
Infection limited to your bladder can be painful and annoying.
However, serious consequences can occur if a UTI spreads to your kidneys.
Doctors typically treat urinary tract infections with antibiotics.
But you can take steps to reduce your chances of getting a UTI in the first place.
Strep throat is a bacterial infection that can make your throat feel sore and scratchy. Strep throat accounts for only a small portion of sore throats.
If untreated, strep throat can cause complications, such as kidney inflammation or rheumatic fever. Rheumatic fever can lead to painful and inflamed joints, a specific type of rash, or heart valve damage.
Strep throat is most common in children, but it affects people of all ages. If you or your child has signs or symptoms of strep throat, contact us for prompt testing and treatment.
We offer immunizations for everyone – from adults and seniors to teens going off to college. Stay protected with the CDC recommended vaccines you need, administred by an immunization-trained professional. Some of our vaccines include: Shingles, Tetanus, Pneumonia and more.
We also offer COVID-19 vaccines for our patients.
Contact us today to learn more about all of our COVID-19 related services.
Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at higher risk of serious flu complications. There are two main types of influenza (flu) viruses: Types A and B. The influenza A and B viruses that routinely spread in people (human influenza viruses) are responsible for seasonal flu epidemics each year.
The best way to reduce the risk of flu and its potentially serious complications is by getting vaccinated each year.
Most people who become sick with COVID-19 will only experience mild illness and can recover at home. Symptoms might last a few days, and people who have the virus might feel better in about a week.Treatment is aimed at relieving symptoms and includes rest, fluid intake and pain relievers.
Follow the doctor’s recommendations about care and home isolation for yourself or your loved one. Talk to the doctor if you have any questions about treatments. Help the sick person get groceries and any medications and, if needed, take care of his or her pet.
Mild wheezing that occurs along with symptoms of a cold or upper respiratory infection (URI), does not always need treatment.See a doctor if you develop wheezing that is unexplained, keeps coming back (recurrent), or is accompanied by any of the following signs and symptoms:
• Difficulty breathing
• Rapid breathing
• Briefly bluish skin color
Seek emergency care if wheezing. PaloVerde Health are always here for you, reach out to us.
Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work, and it is a leading cause of disability worldwide. Fortunately, you can take measures to prevent or relieve most back pain episodes. If prevention fails, simple home treatment and proper body mechanics often will heal your back within a few weeks and keep it functional. Surgery is rarely needed to treat back pain. Most back pain gradually improves with home treatment and self-care, usually within a few weeks. Contact with us doctor if your back pain:
• Persists past a few weeks
• Is severe and doesn’t improve with rest
• Spreads down one or both legs, especially if the pain extends below the knee
• Causes weakness, numbness or tingling in one or both legs
• Is accompanied by unexplained weight loss
PaloVerde Health specialists in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) help restore movement and function to people disabled by disease or injury. PM&R physicians, called physiatrists (pronounced fiz-e-AT-rists), diagnose and treat a variety of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves and musculoskeletal system. They provide treatment and rehabilitation options, which consider the unique needs, abilities and objectives of each patient. You may come to PaloVerde Health on your own or with a referral from your primary care doctor. At PaloVerde Health in Pima, physiatrists work closely with a multidisciplinary team of physical therapists, occupational therapists and other rehabilitation professionals who collaborate to provide exactly the care you need
Laboratory tests check a sample of your blood, urine, or body tissues. A technician or your doctor analyzes the test samples to see if your results fall within the normal range.
The tests use a range because what is normal differs from person to person. Many factors affect test results. These
• Your sex, age and race
• What you eat and drink
• Medicines you take
• How well you followed pre-test instructions
We may also compare your results to results from previous tests. Laboratory tests are often part of a routine checkup to look for changes in your health. They also help doctors diagnose medical conditions, plan or evaluate treatments, and monitor diseases.
Laceration, tearing of the skin result in an irregular wound. Lacerations may be caused by injury with a sharp object or by impact injury from a blunt object or force. They may occur anywhere on the body. In most cases, tissue injury is minimal, and infections are uncommon. However, severe lacerations may extend through the full thickness of the skin and into subcutaneous tissues, including underlying muscle, internal organs, or bone. Severe lacerations often are accompanied by significant bleeding and pain.
Appropriate treatment of lacerations is important to decrease the risk of excessive scar formation.
This personalized prevention plan is designed to help prevent disease and disability based on your current health and risk factors. Your provider will ask you to fill out a questionnaire, called a “Health Risk Assessment,” as part of this visit.
Answering these questions can help you and your provider develop a personalized prevention plan to help you stay healthy and get the most out of your visit